About Dr. Carol

Our Ada and Pontotoc County Acupuncturist

Dr. Carol R. Solesbeee attended Hardin-Simmons University, Austin Community College, and Park College prior to graduating from Regents College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information systems. She then obtained a Master of Science in Administration (General) from Central Michigan University.  

Following a distinguished military career that included deployments to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Carol attended the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (now Texas Health And Science University) in Austin, TX where she received a Bachelor of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2015 after completing over 3000 hours of study in acupuncture, Five Elements, the Classics of Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and related techniques. She has extensive experience treating over 400 patients as a student intern prior to graduation.

Carol has taken advanced pain management courses from the Center for Intractable Pain Management (CIPM) and is certified to treat the following painful disorders using VFT Medicine Techniques:

  • Migraine
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff (Shoulder) Pain
  • Tennis & Golfer's Elbow (Elbow) Pain
  • Sciatica (Lower Back) Pain
  • Hip Joint Pain
  • Arthritis & Sports Injuries (Knee) Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel) Pain
  • All Chronic Regional Pain
  • Lower Central Nervous System (LCNS, Spinal Cord & Spinal Nerves) Originate Disorders Pain

Dr. Carol is the only Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Degree holding and VFT Certified Acupuncture Physician in the Ada, OK / Pontotoc County area. She successfully completed her DAOM with a specialty in Pain Management from THSU by completing and defending her thesis on the "Efficacy of Acupuncture in Controlling the Side Effects - Pain of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Immunochemotherapy and High-Dose Therapy."

She is licensed by the State of Maryland and a Certified Member of the Oklahoma Acupuncture Association. She is currently studying and completing all of the required NCCAOM tests to obtain status as Diplomat.

Carol has successfully treated a variety of health concerns including stress, insomnia, back pain, migraines, allergies, abdominal pain, digestive issues, neck and shoulder pain, diabetic neuropathy, fertility and so much more. She is dedicated to working with patients in a professional and compassionate manner in order to bring them back to health, relieve their pain, and improve their quality of life.

Carol has ties to the Ada area through her grandparents, Jim and Vinnie Solesbee. She lives in the Georgetown, TX, area with her Chinese Shar Pei, Bear, and commutes to the Ada area every week to treat patients. In her free time she enjoys traveling, visiting with her family/friends, and learning how to better help her patients.

About THSU College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

THSU offers a 10 trimester masters-level graduate program in acupuncture and oriental medicine preparing its students to be skilled professional practitioners. In 2015, THSU was accredited to offer a 7 trimester doctoral program in advanced techniques with a specialty in pain management.  

Ever wondered how your Ada Acupuncturist learned about acupuncture?

Carol is a retired U.S. Army / Texas Army National Guard officer with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. She learned about acupuncture in 2011 when she was recovering from back surgery andI fell on ice during a major Virginia snow storm. That fall resulted in re-injury to her back accompanied by severe pain.

Carol's neurosurgeon was deploying to Afghanistan and decided to try auricular acupuncture to see if that would provide temporary pain relief until his return. The results of his inserting needles into her ears was astonishing and she was delighted to walk out of his office with minimal pain. That was in 2011 and the use of acupuncture has helped manage the pain level, stay out of surgery and improve her quality of life. 

Carol's interest in relieving pain without the use of opioids and medication continues to grow as she see the benefits to her patients and their satisfaction. She works with veterans suffering from chronic pain or PTSD as a result of their military service, cancer patients who are either undergoing chemotherapy with its side effects or are in the final stages of their lives to help with depression and pain, and those that suffer from anxiety and stress.

About Carol - Ada Acupuncture Clinic,     TCM and Pain LLC in Ada, OK

Clinic Hours
Monday         | 9 - 6
Tuesday         | 9 - 6
Thursday       | 9 - 6
Friday           | 9 - 6
By appointment only.

Carol Solesbee is a licensed acupuncturist at Ada Acupuncture Clinic, TCM and Pain in Ada, OK

About Carol - Ada Acupuncture Clinic,     TCM and Pain LLC in Ada, OK

There is a fee for missed appointments or appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. This applies to all patients for all services.

 

About Carol - Ada Acupuncture Clinic,     TCM and Pain LLC in Ada, OK
522 E 12th
Ada, OK 74820

(580) 447-1530