Seeking clients with health mysteries, fatigue, pain, depression, anxiety, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, mold or chemical illness, MTHFr
Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, in Austin Texas
Dr. Becky Andrews is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Austin, Texas who specializes in solving health mysteriesthat often overlay chronic or complex health issues. As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Becky combines western medical knowledge with the naturopathic philosophy of "find and treat the cause". As a naturopath, she uses tools such as diet change, targeted nutritional supplements, and herbs to help to not only reduce symptoms, but to correct the imbalances that cause symptoms. She often spends over an hour with her patients so that she can get the complete picture of a health history and act as a detective, finding the combination of causes that has led to her patient's current health issues.
In the past 10 years, Dr. Becky has done extensive work with genomics (subtle changes in genes that can affect health). This began with discovery of MTHFr gene mutations, and has expanded exponentially into working with genes that affect anxiety, depression, focus, fatigue, detox, immune balance, digestion and more. Assessing genomics allows for extremely specific nutrient supplementation to optimize and correct biochemical systems that may be out of balance and causing health issues.
Dr. Becky employs the amazing power of acupuncture to enhance all of the naturopathic therapies she offers. Acupuncture can give immediate relief for pain, headaches, anxiety, allergies, fatigue and digestive problems. This makes patients more comfortable, energetic and hopeful, which gives them more bandwidth to engage in the dietary and lifestyle changes often required to fully resolve chronic issues.
Clients often come seeking help with issues involving: chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, autoimmune, hormones, pain, injuries, anxiety, depression, addiction, ADD or other memory / focus issues. Also common are digestive issues such as IBS, parasites, yeast or leaky gut. Dr. Becky has extensive training in environmental medicine and is able to help people with chemical sensitivity, detox, chelation, exposure totoxic chemicals, heavy metals, or toxic mold/ mold illness. This may seem like a wide variety of unrelated issues, but to a naturopathic doctor or acupuncturist they are all connected.
Dr. Becky also has a passion for teaching. She has been a professor in several graduate level health care programs, she teaches seminars and gives community talks on a wide variety of health topics. Dr. Becky has begun to offer online educational materials, both downloadable health guides and online courses. Learn with Dr. Becky
Naturopathic doctors are not nearly as common as other types of doctors so I often find I need to explain in detail what a naturopath is, and what we do.
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)
Education and Professional highlights:
BA Psychology: University of Kentucky (1993)
Massage Therapy certification, Boulder School of Massage (1995)
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University (2003)
Masters of Acupuncture: Bastyr University (2003)
Certificate in Environmental Medicine (2006)
Chinese Herbal Medicine: AOMA School for Integrative Medicine (2016)
Certificate in Permaculture Design (Commonwheal 2012)
Private Practice and Medical Director of Mosaic Natural Health Clinic, Seattle (2003-2011)
Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University (2003-2006)
Adjunct Faculty at AOMA School of Integrative Medicine (2012-2017)
In addition to her training in a wide variety of health care systems, Dr. Becky is an avid master gardener, has a love of dance (left over from her years as a ballet dancer), a love of folk music (left over from her years as a musician), and a love of hiking in the mountains. Dr. Becky also loves the circus arts and has been pursuing a hobby in aerial dance and trapeze for the past 10 years. She firmly believes that you are never too old to run off and join the circus.