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Sociology and Anthropology
This thesis sets out to interrogate the establishment of traditional Chinese medicine practice in San Antonio, Texas. I have chosen to focus on two practitioners in particular who can be considered founders of Chinese medicine practice in San Antonio and in Texas as a whole. These practitioners, Dr. Chang and Dr. Ho, are the only remaining of an estimated five total practitioners that practiced in San Antonio in the 1970’s and 1980’s before acupuncture became a licensed profession in Texas. This thesis will follow the history of these two practitioners, detailing their separate roles in the establishment of Chinese medicine in San Antonio, as well as how their individual histories and the social and legal environment they encountered there has shaped how they approach and articulate their practice.
Sonnier, Chloe Kristina, "Establishment of Chinese Medicine Practice in San Antonio, Texas" (2020). Sociology and Anthropology Honors Theses. 14.
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