Our Staff


Dr. Patricia Lew, L.Ac., DAOM, Dipl.OM.

Acupuncturist, President of Alamo Heights Wellness

Patricia Lew received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. Afterward, she received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University, as valedictorian of her graduating class in 2007. Texas Health and Science University has been twice ranked as one of the top acupuncture colleges in America by TCM World Foundation.

After being in private practice, Patricia earned her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2018. During her doctoral studies, she gained valuable experience in research.

Allergy elimination acupuncture, emotional disorder treatments, auto-immune diseases, and cosmetic acupuncture are fields of interest to her.

Dr. Lew now enjoys helping San Antonio achieve optimal health through acupuncture and holistic treatments. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys playing the violin, playing chess, and reading.

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Tama Henderson, L.Ac., MAOM, Dipl.OM, ACN

Associate Acupuncturist

Tama Henderson is licensed by the Texas Medical Board to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine in the State of Texas. She received her Masters degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2009. Since graduating, Ms. Henderson has completed numerous hours of additional coursework to receive the designation of Applied Clinical Nutritionist. She uses her knowledge of human physiology and nutritional deficiencies as a valuable adjunct to her acupuncture practice. Her sub-specialties and areas of interest include weight loss, pain management, internal herbal medicine, and digestive disorders.

Dr. Candace Burnikel, L.Ac., D.Ac., Dipl.OM, ACN

Associate Acupuncturist

Dr. Burnikel has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Idaho and a doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Burnikel specializes in fertility, digestion, and geriatric care.


Brandi Solis

Office Manager/Reflexologist

Brandi is originally from Seguin, Texas. She has three adult children and one grandson, who she adores. Brandi worked as a children’s pastor at a local church before joining the our team. Eventually, Brandi went on to do member care at the church. When we are not in the office, she enjoys camping, hiking with her dog Odell, reading, and watching sports. Brandi is also a certified foot and hand reflexologist.