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I am licensed in the state of Texas to practice as an acupuncturist and herbalist, and also practice as a holistic health consultant and holistic movement specialist.

I am licensed as a naturopathic physician in the state of Washington, but I do not hold a Texas license as a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or doctor of chiropractic. While I am a primary care physician with prescriptive rights in the state of Washington, naturopathic doctors are not yet licensed to practice medicine, diagnose or treat disease in the state of Texas.  I cannot prescribe pharmaceuticals or administer injections. Please ensure you have a Texas-licensed primary care provider in addition to working with me.  

Naturopathic Doctors take national medical board exams, the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam (NPLEX), and attain a state license where licensing is available.* In licensed states, ND/NMD’s serve as primary care physicians with the ability to diagnose and treat medical conditions, perform physical exams, and order laboratory testing. In states which do not currently license Naturopathic Doctors, as is the case in Texas, ND/NMD’s may serve as Natural Health Consultants.

Acupuncture and oriental medicine are important tools I use to help you meet your health goals, but these are not recognized as a substitute for conventional medical care in Texas. Any recommendations given in the course of my services (e.g., nutrition, supplementation or herbal medicine, or exercises) are not medical advice and should not be construed as a substitute for the medical opinion of a Texas-licensed practitioner.

This site does not provide medical or health care advice. Please consult your primary care  physician regarding any health needs you may have.

*Currently, Naturopathic Doctors are actively pursuing licensure for the state of Texas. To support licensure in Texas visit or

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