Bryan Ellett, MAcOM, LAc
Bryan is the founder of Lake Highlands Acupuncture and was first introduced to this ancient medicine while studying Eastern religion at SMU. When acupuncture successfully treated his own allergies and saved his wife from undergoing surgery, he decided to pursue this ancient science as a full-time career. Bryan graduated from the prestigious AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin where he was recognized as a top student of acupuncture, herbology, and Asian bodywork. He is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and is board certified by the NCCAOM. Bryan has training in modern biomedicine, allowing him to work together with physicians to address varying health issues. In his clinical practice, he has successfully treated clients for a wide variety of conditions including digestive disorders, pregnancy-related discomforts and menstrual irregularities, emotional issues, smoking cessation, chronic hepatitis, vertigo, sports injuries, and chronic pain. Most recently, he edited a book on pediatric acupuncture with respected physician and acupuncturist Dr. Jamie Wu. He speaks conversational and medical Spanish, and is trained in cosmetic acupuncture.
Bryan believes that the best way to benefit the world is to enrich his corner of it, which is why he is committed to staying local and treating the people in his very own neighborhood. When he is not curing what ails his community, Bryan can be found playing frisbee golf, strumming his guitar, or reading. He lives in Lake Highlands with his wife Heather, young son Emerson, and two cats Sammy and Pete. Contact Bryan to get his unique perspective on your specific condition.
Tracy Lynn Tucker, MAcOM, LAc, RMT
Tracy’s first experience with acupuncture was in 1993 when she began her massage therapy practice in an acupuncture clinic in Austin, Texas. While there, the acupuncturist treated her for migraines, and Tracy experienced such impressive results that she looked into acupuncture school right then. It wasn’t to be at that time, but 16 years later in 2009, she began classes at the prestigious AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
Tracy holds a Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Texas. She has state and national certifications in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In addition to being an accomplished acupuncturist and herbalist, Tracy is a registered massage therapist, which gives her a unique and in-depth perspective on musculature and nerves.
Tracy has experience treating many conditions including chronic pain syndromes, gynecological problems, allergies, anxiety and depression, insomnia and stress, as well as experience mitigating harsh after-effects of chemotherapy. Tracy also offers cosmetic facial acupuncture packages. Tracy believes this form of natural medicine offers an amazing opportunity for the whole person to find comfort and healing, not just masking symptoms temporarily.
As a native of Lake Highlands in Dallas, Tracy is delighted to be at Lake Highlands Acupuncture and to offer her services in the neighborhood where she grew up. When not in the clinic, Tracy enjoys playing guitar and mandolin and will show you a picture of her dog, Murray, at the drop of a hat. Contact Tracy to see what she can do to help you achieve your health goals.
Heather Harper Ellett, MA, LPC, RYT
Heather serves as the marketing manager for Lake Highlands Acupuncture. She has undergraduate degrees in Creative Writing and Biology from SMU, and a Master's in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. Heather is a sought-after licensed professional counselor in private practice specializing in anxiety and related disorders.
For eight years, she was Vice President of Publishing at Archipelago Learning, an online educational company that reached 15 million students across the United States. Her science writing has also appeared in publications for the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association. In the midst of it all, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher and, with yoga and meditation, has helped clients dealing with a variety of issues including chronic pain and stress.
She and Bryan are members of First United Methodist Church in Downtown Dallas. In her spare time, she paints, bikes, plays the ukulele for her son, and figures out ways to make vegetables taste good. Heather estimates that she has had over 1,000 needles in various parts of her body over the past few years.
Beth Searcy, Office Manager
Whether it's answering phones, juggling schedules, or making a cup of tea, Beth ensures your experience will be as smooth as possible at Lake Highlands Acupuncture.
A Lake Highlands native, Beth graduated from the Arts Magnet High School before attending UNT and earning a BA in Sociology, with a minor in Anthropology. After that, she worked in the rewarding field of social services, specializing in program design and service coordination for adults with special needs. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.
When she's not expertly managing our busy office, Beth enjoys reading, nature documentaries, the occasional painting, and watching funny things on television.
She lives in the L Streets with her husband of 20 years and three fur babies, Penny, Astro, and Trudy (who are all rescues, of course).