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Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
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Acupuncture in Houston, TX - Houston Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

2405 South Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019.     TEL: 713-529-8332.

2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.     TEL: 713-666-5667. 

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Print T(rue) or F(alse or Circle the best answer or the exception.

43-49. Match the following terms to their appropriate definitions:

A.        Disinfection.

B.        Contamination.

C.        Sterilization.

D.        Disinfectant.

E.         Antiseptic.

F.         Clean Field.

G.        Clean Technique.

_____Area which has been prepared to contain equipment necessary for acupuncture, in such a way to protect sterility of needles and insure clean surface on which equipment will

be placed, and patient's skin around selected acupuncture points, and anything that touches the skin.

____The introduction of disease-causing organisms into/onto previously clean/sterile objects. making them impure/unclean.

_____The chemicals employed in disinfection.

_____Products designed to reduce microbial life on living tissue, particularly on the patient's and/or the practitioner's skin.

_____The use of techniques (antisepsis, disinfection, sterilization, washing, etc.) designed to reduce the risk of infection of patients, practitioners, and office personnel by reducing the strength of or killing pathogens, or by reducing the chances for contact between the pathogens and the patients and personnel.

_____The use of procedures which destroy all microbial life, including viruses, on instruments which pierce the skin or come into contact with instruments which pierce the skin.

_____The use of chemicals and procedures designed to destroy or reduce the number of pathogens on inanimate objects.

50.       Which of the following three sterilization methods are unacceptable?

A.        Autoclave.

B.        Dry heat.

C.        Ethylene oxide.

D.        Glass bead sterilizer.

E.         Chemical sporicides.

F.         Boiling water.

G.        Alcohol.

H.        Gamma rays.

51.       Which of the following physical agents play the major role in sterilization?

A.        Germicides.

B.        Lysol.

C.        Moist or dry heat.

D.        70% alcohol.

52.       An autoclave's pressurized steam bath should be maintained at what combination temperature, pressure, & time to sterilize instruments?

A.     200*F   @              10 labs. @    20 min.

B.     250*F   @              10 labs. @    40 min.

C.     300*F   @              15 labs. @    50 min.

D.     250*F   @              15 labs. @    30 min.

E.     212*F   @              15 labs. @      10 min.


53.       In the United States, a major health protection agency states explicitly, "Critical items are instruments or objects that are introduced directly into the blood stream or into other normally sterile areas of the body (including mucous membranes) ... Sterility at the time of use is required for these items." The initials are CDC. What is the name of this agency?

A.        Civil Defense Control.

B.        Criminal Defense Center.

C.        Center for Disease Control.

D.        Center for Drug Control.

54.       Chemical disinfection should be used only on:

A.        Skin.

B.        Inanimate objects.

C.        Hand.

D.        Mucous membranes.

55.       Which of the following instruments do not need to be sterilized?

A.        Acupuncture needles.

B.        Plum-blossom needles.

C.        Seven-star needles.

D.        Pricking needles.

E.         Forceps, storage tray, guide tubes.

F.         None of the above.

56.       Which of the following is/are techniques for preventing infection during invasive procedures?

A.        Aseptic techniques.

B.        Disinfectant techniques.

C.        Antiseptic techniques.

D.        Contamination techniques.

57.       Seven-star or plum-blossom needles:

A.        Must be sterilized between patients.

B.        Are often discarded after single use.

C.        May be used on more than one site on a patient.

D.        With plastic handles & bodies are flexible, easy to use, but cannot be autoclaved.

58.       Needle guide tubes:

A.        Must be sterilized between patients.

B.        Should be disposed of after each patient if not autoclavable.

C.        Should be wiped clean of blood and fluids and autoclaved at the end of each day.

59.       Disposable needles:

A.        Should be employed on all patients with known or suspected serious infectious diseases.

B.        Should be employed on all patients with immune deficiency due to disease or chemotherapy.

C.        Are a reasonable choice for all situations in clinical practice.

D.        Are essential for the protection of either patient or practitioner under protocols of double sterilization.

60.       Clean needle technique includes the following basic elements except:

A.        Sterile needles.

B.        Clean and organized office and waiting room.

C.        Clean hands.

D.        Clean field.

E.         Immediate isolation of used needles.

61.       The single most important thing in preventing cross-infection is:

A.        Clean field.

B.        Sterile needles.

C.        Immediate isolation of used needles.

D.        Handwashing

62.       The greatest source of risk to the practitioner is:

A.        Contaminated needles.

B.        Hands.

C.        Sink & toilet.

D.        Forceps.

63.       Handwashing should always be except

A.        Immediately after leaving each patient.

B.        Immediately before inserting needles.

C.        Between the insertion of two points on the same patient.

D.        Immediately before inserting needles and again after leaving each patient.

64.       What should be done with contaminated disposable needles?

A.        Place into a brown paper bag with used cotton and throw away in each day's trash.

B.        Toss onto the floor for clinic assistants to clean up before next patient.

C.        Drop into a special impervious biohazard container for proper medwaste disposal.

65.       The assurance of successful sterilization involves:

A.        The choice of materials and design of equipment in terms of ability to be sterilized.

B.        Avoid instrument reuse.

C.        Equipment used for sterilization process.

D.        Suitable packaging materials which allow sterilizing agent to reach package contents.

E.         Sterilization procedures are monitored.

66.       The best place for a container for used disposable needles would be:

A.        Inside a locked cabinet in each patient room to prevent patients or their children from handling.

B.        On top of a cabinet at the foot of each patient's table to be near to the practitioner.

67.       Preferably, acupuncture should be performed with needles made of:

A.        Silver.

B.        Gold.

C.        Iron.

D.        Stainless steel.

68.       Steam pressure cookers are a perfectly acceptable and cheap alternative to autoclaves for sterilization. True.


69.       Recycling of used acupuncture needles by autoclaving or glass bead sterilizers is a good idea and can save you a lot of money on the purchase of acupuncture needles.

True. False.

70.       The reason autoclaving can kill all microorganisms is:

A.        Proper loading of autoclave.

B.        Suitable packing materials.    

C.        Pressure breaks down the cell walls of resistant c

D.        None of the above.

71-74. Dry heat sterilization, (T)rue, (F)alse:

_____Heated air with pressure.

_____Shorter sterilization than autoclaving.

_____338*F @ 2 hours.

_____Space packages - not important.

75-80. Proper autoclave sterilization, (T)rue, (F)alse:

_____A rack should be lower than the water level.

_____Impervious containers should be tightly covered.

_____Biological monitors should be used all of the time.

_____Space packages - not important.

_____Residual air must be bled out of the autoclave.

81-84. Ethylene oxide, (T)rue, (F)alse:

_____Good for use in acupuncture clinics.

_____Effective sterilizing agent.

_____Biological monitors should be used in each sterilizing run.

_____Much greater margin of safety than steam.

85-89. Disinfectants, (T)rue, (F)alse:

_____All disinfectants will act as sterilants.

_____Are for use on all instruments made of plastic or rubber.

_____Are seldom destructive to sterilized substances.

_____A dilute NaOH (sodium hypochlorite) solution is an excellent sterilant.

85.       The following chemicals are appropriate disinfectants:

A.        Glutaraldehyde.

B.        Acetone.

C.        Acetaldehyde.

D.        Sodium hypochloride.

E.         H202

F.         Stabilized hydrogen peroxide.

G.        Phenothiazine.

H.        A & G.

I.          A & D & F.

J.          B&C&G

K.        C&E&F

86.       What is the most important factor in the glass bead device sterilization question:

A.        Are approved by the FDA.

B.        Provide satisfactory sterilization.

C.        Only the needle body is heated, not the handle, and handle may be contaminated during handling.

D.        Have not been implicated in the transmission of hepatitis.

87.       Boiling water:

A.        Provides adequate sterilization.

B.        Is destructive to resistant bacterial spores and viruses.

C.        Is more appropriately designated as a process of disinfection.

D.        Can be used for objects that penetrate the skin.

88.       Alcohol:

A.        Is an adequate sterilization agent.

B.        Is commonly used for the purpose of sterilization.

C.        Is the substance of choice for sterilization in an acupuncture clinic.

D.        Is an antiseptic.

89.       The sterilization process can break down. How?

A.        Mechanical fault.

B.        Error in procedure.

C.        Equipment failure.

D.        All of the above.

90.       Non-disposable needles should be cleaned:

A.        After the 1st sterilization.

B.        Before the 1st sterilization.

C.        Before the 2nd sterilization.

D.        Before the insertion of needles.

91.       Cleaning is usually done by using water:

A.        With detergent.

B.        Without detergent.

C.        With or without detergent.

92.       Each needle should be wiped with a cotton ball:

A.        Before sterilization.

B.        After sterilization.

C.        After dry heat.

D.        Before cleaning.

93.       An appropriate time to inspect each needle for burrs, pitting, or corrosion:

A.        Before sterilization.

B.        After sterilization.

C.        After dry heat.

D.        Before cleaning.

94.       Sterilization of needles:

A.        Should be done immediately after use.

B.        Needles should be cleaned before sterilization.

C.        Needles should not be transferred from their container to the sterilizer tray without handling.

D.        After the first sterilization, handling, wiping, etc. should not be done.

95.       Used needles and contaminated equipment:

A.        A low-level chemical disinfectant can be used after the first sterilization.

B.        Sterilant does not need to be washed off because it evaporates.

C.        Preliminary sterilization is essential before cleaning and packaging.

D.        Disinfectant can be used as a 2nd stage disinfectant for any instrument that penetrates the skin.

96 - 99. Proper sterilization of needles: T(rue), F(alse)____

 _____Is the only step necessary to ensure that the needle is sterile when it penetrates the skin.
______After sterilization, avoiding contamination is not a major concern.

______Traveling kit protocols provide a lot of sterilization controls.

______Travel kit protocols are always convenient for office use.

100.     Traveling kits are important to the acupuncturist mainly because:

A.        The concept helps develop a sense of proper handling in a variety of settings.

B.        Acupuncturists are often called upon to travel.

C.        The protect the sterility of needles.

D.        They include treatment procedures.

E.         All of the above

101-104.          In the preparation of instruments for sterilization: T(rue), F(alse)

_____Needles and other equipment must be cleaned before sterilization.

_____Cleaning itself will kill microorganisms.

_____Cleaning is the physical removal of organic material.

_____Needles only need to be sterilized once after use.

105 – 108.

            About sterilization: T(rue), F(alse)     

_____Sterile gloves need to be used for second-stage sterilization

_____Needles need to be washed in sterile water for for first-stage sterilization.

_____More problems occur after first-stage sterilization than second-stage sterilization. _____Needles are packed in regular containers after second-stage sterilization.

109.     Liquid used in the soaking of needles must (or should) be:

A.        Discarded after each use.

B.        At the end of every day.

C.        At the end of each week.

D.        Continue to use and refresh the container as necessary.

110.     After cleaning, in a covered tray, needles:

A.        Should be placed in a bed of cotton or gauze as closely as possible.

B.        Placed obliquely or vertically in a bed of cotton or gauze.

C.        Far enough apart so that they can be removed by fingers without touching the handle of the needles.

D.        Far enough apart so that they can be removed even though they touch the interior of the container.

111.     If sterilized needles are loose in the bottom of the tray, they can be used if they are removed with:

A.        Fingers.

B.        Tweezers.

D.        None of the above.

112.     The indicator tape shows that the package has been through the sterilizer, and

A.        indicates that the contents are sterile.

B.        is not an assurance of sterility.

113.     All needles in individually sealed packages:

A.        Should be marked with the date of sterilization.

B.        If not used within an appropriate time must be resterilized before use.

C.        If in a torn, opened or wet package, must be resterilized before use.

D.        All of the above.

114.     Sterilized material:

A.        Can be removed when still wet and the lid placed on he tray.

B.        When dry, the material can be removed and the lid placed on the tray.

C.        Can be left in the tray if the lid is still on it.


_______The clean field is as rigidly controlled as a sterile field.

_______The purpose of the clean field is to protect the sterility of needles while you are doing a treatment.

_______Immediately before palpating the acupuncture point, the finger tips should be. cleaned.
_______Microorganisms are on every non-sterile surface.

_______Staphyloccus is perhaps the most serious contaminant that is found on the skin and many surfaces.

_______In most cases, the acupuncturist swabs the skin with alcohol first and then palpates the point.

_______Removal of hand jewelry can decrease the effectiveness of handwashing.

_______Acupuncture needles should never be inserted through inflamed, irritated, diseased, or broken skin; otherwise, infections can be carried directly into the body past the broken skin barrier.

123.     If the patient's body parts are grossly dirty, you should or must:

A.        Wash your hands.

B.        Alcohol swab your hands.

C.        Ask the patient to wash first with soap and water.

D.        Proceed as usual and insert the needles.

124.     An antiseptic agent adequate for preparing a patient's skin for procedures such as inserting needles is:

A.        10% isopropyl alcohol.

B.        70% isopropyl alcohol.

C.        65% grain alcohol.

D.        100% isopropyl alcohol.

E.         None of the above.

125.                 An alcohol swab followed by a Betadyne swab is recommended for immunocompromised patients.

126.___________The longer the disinfectant has to act, the more effective the action by the disinfectant.

127.     The proper motion to be used by the acupuncturist in swabbing points to be needled is:

A.        A rotary scrubbing motion.

B.        Back and forth.

C.        A rotary scrubbing motion spiralling outward from the center.

D.        None of the above.

128._______The order of swabbing of points should be from the torso toward the extremities.

129.     In the act of swabbing Hegu point (L.I. 4), the direction of cleaning should be:

A.        From fingertip toward Hegu.

B.        From Hegu toward the fingertip.

C.        From Yanxi (L.I. 5) toward Hegu.

D.        None of the above.

130-132. Alcohol should be allowed to dry because:

______Reduce discomfort on needling.

______Reduce the possibility of injecting minute amounts of contaminant dissolved in the alcohol.

______The acupuncturist really does not concern himself with whether the alcohol is dry or not.

133.     It is acceptable clean needle technique to touch the acupuncture points:

A.        Before cleaning the skin, with your clean fingers.

B.        After cleaning the patient's skin, with your clean fingers.

C.        Before cleaning the skin, with your clean fingers, and fingers swabbed with alcohol.

D.        After cleaning the patient's skin, with your clean fingers, and fingers swabbed with alcohol.

134.     Just before inserting the needle, you touch your clothes. Do you think you need to clean your fingers again?

Yes  or   No

135._______The needle shaft must be maintained in a sterile state prior to insertion.

136.     When you do insertion of needles, the guide tube may be used on different points on the same patient. After insertion of the first point, you decide a second point needs needling. At this moment, you put the guide tube on:

A.        Countertop

B.        Clean field.

C.        Gauze pad in the clean field.

D.        None of the above.

137.     If a guide tube is used on your patient, you want to drop the needle into the tube:

A.        Handle first.

B.        Shaft first.

C.        None of the above.

138.______ The sterile needle shaft must be supported by the bare fingers during positioning or insertion.

139.     You can support your needle with   _______ to reduce the risk of contamination.

A.        Clean gauze.

B.        Clean cotton ball.

C.        Clean guide tube.

D.        None of the above.                      

140.     Bare fingers are unacceptable for supporting the needle because:

A.        Risk of accidental needle stick injury is too high.

B.        Level of contamination on bare fingers is too high, even after washing and/or swabbing.

C.        Not many acupuncturists use bare fingers on insertion, so it is untraditional.

141.______Needle manipulation must be performed without the practitioner's hands coming into contact with the handle of the needle.

142.     When withdrawing the needle, to "close the hole," it is important to use a:

A.        Sterile cotton ball.

B.        Clean cotton ball.

C.        Your finger.

143._______When withdrawing the needle, the bare fingers should not be used to press the skin down at the insertion site.

144._______The container for used needles should have a tight lid that cannot be knocked off if the container is dropped.

145. The container should:

_________Be right beside the treatment table.

_________Be clearly marked.

_________Be easy to open for inserting needles.

_________Be designed for easy transfer to the sterilizer.

_________Be made of unbreakable material.

_________Have a wide-enough base so that it won't tip over.

146.     If you accidentally spill used needles, you need & need to do:

A.        Gloves and tweezers for picking them up.

B.        Wash the floor and disinfect.

C.        Wrap and discard the gloves and cleaning materials safely after use.

D.        All of the above.

147.______A needles that are not in specially designed containers must be sterilized before discarding.

148._______The disposable needles only solve the problem which is the assurance that the needle is sterile when it is still in an unbroken package.

149.     About disposable needles:

______Some bubble-type packages loosen around the edges so that contamination becomes possible.

______Needles left in soft plastic bags must be carried in a hard-side container.

______The individual packets must be handled carefully to avoid the needles puncturing the plastic foam from the inside and becoming contaminated by external contact.

______Packages that bind the needles too tightly also increase risk of contamination in the struggle to free the needles.

150.     The first thing to do before establishing your clean field is:

A.        Place all your treatment equipment on the flat surface.

B.        Wash your hands.

C.        Place clean paper towelling on the flat surface.

151.     Lids of containers and trays become contaminated easily by your fingers. This contamination can in turn be transmitted to your sterile fingers later. Should this initial lid contamination occur, you:

A.        Stop whatever you are doing and put all instruments into your sterilizer.

B.        Rub alcohol over all surfaces.

C.        Place sterile gauze over the lids and handles when lifting.

152.     You may wish to place a piece of sterile gauze on the clean field for a new patient. This is useful for:

A.        Satisfying NCCA test requirements and impressing patients.

B.        Keeping the container for used needles on.

C.        Keeping the trash bag for wrappers and cotton balls on.

D.        Setting a needle or packet on before using it.

153.     The strongly recommended method of washing hands is:

A.        Rinsing under cold water and drying on your pants or coat.

B.        Vigorous rubbing together of well-lathered hands for at least 10 seconds, followed by rinsing under a stream of running water.

C.        Dipping into a mild Clorox solution, then drying on a clean white cotton towel.

D.        Just like you usually do at home.

154.     The use of germicidal soap and anti-microbial products are advised when treating:

A.        All patients, just to play safe.

B.        Severely immuno-compromised patients, such as those with HIV or who are undergoing chemotherapy.

155.     Judgment regarding when to wash hands should be based on the following:

A.        Level of risk in individual situations; the higher the risk, the more precautions.

B.        Desire to please your teachers and pass exams.

156.     It is strongly recommended that acupuncturists should always wash their hands:

A.        Between patients.

B.        After shaking hands with a patient, or handling money.

C.        Immediately before the acupuncture procedure.

D.        After contact with blood or body fluids or obvious environmental contaminants.

157.     Swabbing the fingertips with alcohol is an acceptable substitute for full handwashing:

A.        Before rolling up or adjusting the patient's clothing.

B.        Immediately before palpating the point and swabbing it prior to needling.

C.        Between patients.

D.        After using the restroom.

158.     Microorganisms are on every non-sterile surface. The most serious contaminant found on the skin and on many surfaces is:

A.        Staphylococcus.

B.        E-Coli.

C.        Fungi and mold spore.

D.        Chamylida

159.______An acupuncturist's hand jewelry, such as wedding rings, does not harbor much potential for microorganism contamination, since the items are washed so frequently.

160.     If a selected acupuncture point appears inflamed, irritated, diseased, has broken skin, before needling you must first (most of the time):

A.        Swab extra hard to remove potential surface contamination.

B.        Blow off the point and pick one that has no such appearance.

161.______Since lancing a boil is a common medical procedure, acupuncturists need not be concerned with infections which might be carried deeper into the body or into the surrounding tissue by a needle from a localized infection, such as a boil.

162.     You are now swabbing points on the patient prior to insertion. The recommended order is:

A.        One cotton ball or swab for each point.

B.        Torso to extremeties.

C.        Extremeties toward torso.

D.        Whatever feels right.

163.     For palpating the point just before needling, it is acceptable clean technique to:

A.        Touch the point after cleaning the skin, as long as the hands are clean and the fingers have been swabbed with alcohol. The needle handle, guide tube, and point may be touched just prior to insertion.

B.        It is unacceptable technique to palpate the skin after swabbing with alcohol, before insertion of the needles. Only the needle handle and guide tube may be touched just prior to insertion.

164.     After removal from the packaging, the needle shaft got touched by one of your fingers when you changed your mind about needling a point. The appropriate next step is:

A.        Insert the needle when you have selected the correct point.

B.        Dispose of the needle or sterilize it, without insertion.

C.        Wipe the needle with alcohol and insert when dry.

165.     Caution must be exercised when opening a needle packet, including folding back the packet paper/plastic just so. Why?

A.        To insure that the needle shafts do not touch anything the fingers have touched.

B.        To avoid accidental needlestick injury.

166.     Pre-clean needle technique acupuncturists "closed the hole" after withdrawing the needle by placing their finger on the hole to stop the flow of Qi or blood. Nowadays, acupuncturists:

A.        Don't worry about the escape of Ai or blood from the hole.

B.        Use sterile gauze to cover the hole.

C.        Use a clean cotton ball to cover the hole.

D.        Wear a rubber glove on the hand holding the cotton when withdrawing a needle if it is deemed appropriate. Additionally, even if not wearing a glove, they use a cotton ball to cover the hole.

167.     High-risk patients present special potential problems for the acupuncturist. Types of persons considered high risk might be:

            _______Test positive for HIV, AIDS, & Hepatitis.

            _______Undergoing chemotherapy.

            _______Severly malnourished.

            _______Serious debilitation.

            _______Receiving drugs which suppress the immune system, such as for kidney transplant, or post­splenectomy patients.

            _______Test positive for strep.

            _______Have acne or boils which appear to be staph infections. Have influenza or bronchitis.

168.     Special practices should be performed regarding the treatment of high risk patients, including:

A.        After the previous patient has left, spray the treatment table with a disinfectant such as Lysol and then wipe thoroughly.

B.        Wash your hands with a germicidal soap.

C.        Prepare the patient's skin with Betadyne swab, allow to dry.

D.        Wipe off the Betadyne with an alcohol swab and allow to dry.

E.         Use disposable needles and wear gloves.

F.         Double-glove for HIV-AIDS patients.

G.        Give herbs only because acupuncture on these patients is just too dangerous.

H.        Sterile (not clean) cotton balls should be used to close the hole (or to draw blood).


 169. After the high-risk patient leaves, spray the treatment table, doorknob, and any other surfaces the patient might have contacted, including the toilet seat, handle, sink, etc., with Lysol, then wipe thoroughly. After this, some clean-technique type of common-sense would indicate the following:

A.        Change the pillow casing, don't turn it over.

B.        Burning incense and chanting to cleanse the patient room of evil Qi.

C.        Leaving the cap off of a bottle of alcohol in the patient room for awhile.

170.     The name of the very dangerous bone infection which may result from the needling technique (osteo-acupuncture) used to stimulate the periosteurm (covering of the bone) is:

A.        Osteosarcoma.

B.        Osteocyanosis.

C.        Osteoblastitis.

D.        Osteomyelitis.

171.     The safest environment for this osteo-acupuncture is:

A.        Operating room, with standard surgical procedures; palpation of the point with the finger is not permitted.

B.        Clean room within the clinic, set aside for this procedure, and palpation of the point with the finger is permitted.

172._________Since bone infection is a possibility which might result from your normal acupuncture practices, if point location is inaccurate, or depth, or whatever brings the needle into contact with the bone, in all insertions, care should be taken to avoid touching the bone, except when osteo-acupuncture is intended and proper procedure has been followed.

173.     Your travel kit should be or contain the following items (treatment items all in one large Ziploc bag):

A.        Tight closure of kit.

B.        Sealed, sterilized packages needles.

C.        Clean paper towels in a separate plastic bag.

D.        Clean cotton balls in their own plastic bag.

E.         Sterile cotton balls in their own plastic bag.

F.         Sterile gauze.

G.        Rubber gloves.

H.        Sterile gloves.

I.          70% isopropyl alcohol in a small leakproof bottle, or on cotton balls pre-wet and stored in a leakproof container, or on gauze swabs in commercially sealed packets.

174.______The travel kit's plastic bags can be reused from lunch if washed and dried.

175.     The second large Ziploc bag should contain the following:

A.        A small paper bag with plastic liner to receive waste.

B.        An impervious, unbreakable container, clearly marked "Contaminated," for used needles.

C.        Bandaid boxes.

176._______The waste paper bag and the used needle container may be placed on the clean field if you set them onto sterile gauze which is on the clean field.


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acupuncture houston tx - south shepherd clinic

acupuncture houston tx west holcombe clinic

1. 2405 South Shepherd @ Westheimer (between Westheimer and Fairview), Houston, TX 77019.
  Tel: 713-529-8332    
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2. 2431 West Holcombe @Kirby (between Kirby and Fannin Street), Houston, TX77030.
The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.
  Tel: 713-666-5667    
Click the left-side bottom picture or here for the location map.
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