About Us

A few words About our name

In classical Chinese, yi guan translates to the concept of “linking.” The clinic shares the name of an elegant classical formula that links several patterns of symptoms under one treatment principle. It is the mission of our clinic to link East and West, as well as ancient and modern, into one elegant treatment philosophy and practice.

Though different characters and tonal pronunciation, a homonym for yi guan translates to “medical officer,” and is an homage to Dr. Perez’s prior career as a medical examiner, bringing a honed skill in diagnostic pattern recognition to bear in increasing the health and longevity of his patients.

Dr. Dan Perez

Dr. Perez has a longstanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine and culture. His first martial arts and qigong master was a skilled Chinese herbal practitioner and Daoist scholar who regularly demonstrated the practical benefits of traditional Chinese medicine. Before completing his training at AOMA in Austin, Dr. Perez studied East Asian languages and culture at Columbia University while majoring in molecular biology. He went on to attend medical school in New York and completed his training as a forensic pathologist in Texas. Repeated and preventable patterns of disease observed during years of autopsies spurred him to pursue his dream of expanding his understanding of systems of wellness and illness beyond that of allopathic medicine. His mission at Yi Guan Acupuncture and Herbalism is to link his past training and experience—a culmination of a life of interest.

  • Master of Acupuncture with a specialization in Chinese Herbalism – AOMA, Austin, Texas
  • Forensic Pathology Fellow – Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, San Antonio, Texas
  • Anatomical and Clinical Patholog Residency – Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
  • Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Internship – George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Doctorate of Medicine – State University of New York at Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts – Columbia University, New York, NY

Price List

Single Treatment


Any combo of acupuncture, herbalism, mind-body exercises

Silver Treatment Package


Package of 5 treatments

Gold Treatment Package

Package of 10 treatments ($50 initial assessment fee waived when packages are purchased at first appointment)

Herbal-only consultation

($50 initial assessment fee waived when packages are purchased at first appointment)

Mini treatments


Rules and restrictions apply, see FAQ

1 Mindbody class

30- to 60-min Group classes


Dr.Perez is excellent. I went to see him for migraines that I have had for over 20 years. He took his time to truly understand the root cause of the issue and not only did he help my migraines he improved my overall well-being. He is a talented, caring doctor and he is truly an expert in his field.

Lisa K., Bee Cave

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Perez! He really listens to every detail, and always crafts a treatment that works. I’ve never worked with anyone this patient! He has helped me with everything from an upset stomach after antibiotics to facial palsy and I truly believe he is personally invested in improving my health. I strongly recommend him to anyone searching to improve their health.

Sarah W., Bee Cave

I feel very fortunate to have been treated by you. You have always managed to pinpoint the important areas to work on and now, finally, there is progress showing in those areas. As you say “acupuncture doesn’t happen overnight”. Thank you for your patience, concern, and persistence in my treatment.

Margaret C., Austin

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