ACHE Institute of Houston has the purpose of delivering high value and evidence based pain relief, while linking subjects in need to a healthier lifestyle.


Our mission is to help you overcome pain as a barrier to a fulfilling life. We only use methods that have a proven record of success. We combine our treatments with a complete wellness program that includes nutrition guidance and physical reconditioning. We have learned that only by treating our patients as a whole and in coordination with other specialists, we will help them regain control that has been lost to pain.

This holistic approach is not new but the usual pain management approach is simply not working for everybody. This is evidenced by the growing number of people on disability due to chronic pain and the growing number of prescription overdose deaths that is now considered and epidemic in the United States. It is time to go back to basics and give your body a chance to heal at ACHE Institute of Houston.

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We combine the most up to date therapies and state of the art interventions with the ancient healing art of acupuncture.


This allows us to provide a high value therapy with the least side effects, using the most conservative approach needed.

ACHE Institute doctors and staff will not only treat your symptoms, but will also identify the primary and contributing factors that influence your pain as a disease. These can be postural, stress, diet related or most likely, a combination of these factors.


Our goal is to provide you quick benefits by improving your pain syndrome as the first element in your therapy. Then, in order to sustain the benefits, you will need to be involved in the healing process and promote a healthy lifestyle. All of these steps are essential to achieve your pain free goals. In short, we want to transform the current idea of symptom based healthcare into a longitudinal goal of wellness.  

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Dr. Garcia Jacques


ACHE Institute of Houston was founded by Dr. Garcia Jacques, a Harvard University graduate, board certified in Pain Medicine, further specialized at the Cleveland Clinic. He is an expert in interventional pain medicine techniques including neuro-stimulation and is an advocate for multidisciplinary care for the patients with painful conditions.  He has a very diverse educational background that includes public health, biostatistics, global health and supply chain management, acupuncture, health information technology. He is board certified in anesthesiology and in pain medicine.

He has been part of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health, University of Texas, Cleveland Clinic, Tecnológico de Monterrey, among others. He has published in the fields of Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Cost Effectiveness.

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Dr. Christian Tran

Dr. Christian Tran is an interventional pain physician board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.  

He was raised in the Houston area. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, he achieved his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. He came back home to Houston and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

His unique insight on the practice of pain management was accrued from his years of experience as the medical and anesthesia director at one of Houston’s largest pain and spine surgical institute.  

In pursuing a practice that focuses on pain intervention and wellness, he started Houston Ketamine Center to treat patients with chronic pain and mood disorders. Dr. Tran is passionate about this remarkable treatment option and is dedicated in helping his patients achieve a better quality of life.

Our Commitment to you


CUSTOMER centered care. We want to offer you an experience and not only patient treatments. We will start by applying the most up to date guidelines followed by individualized treatment, quickly adopting what works well for you and diverting away from therapies that do not improve your quality of life. Even though we believe everyone can benefit from our therapy, this approach is not for everyone.

Our goal is to empower you to regain control of your world that has become smaller due to pain. It is a journey that we will help you start but you have to continue towards wellness.