Dr. Heith Root

D.C., F.I.A.M.A., D.A.C.N.B.


Fellow, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist


  • Date of Birth: 12.2.1962 Saigon, Vietnam
  • Speak, Read & Write: Portuguese, Spanish, English (currently learning French)
  • Lived in Vietnam, Greece, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, & USA

Education – Undergraduate

  • San Antonio College 1987-1989
  • University of Texas at San Antonio 1985-1987
  • Texas Southmost College (UT Brownsville) 1983-1985
  • Northern Virginia Community College 1981-1982

Education – Postgraduate

  • Mastering the Thyroid, Austin, TX 2009, Dr. Datis Kharrazian
  • Cracking the Metabolomic Code-managing Chronic Disease and Improving Health Using the Master Switches for Cellular Metabolism, Dallas, TX 2009, Robert Rountree, M.D., James LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N.
  • Functional Neurological Assessment, Amsterdam, NL 2009, Dr. Frederick Carrick
  • Brain & Neurotransmitters, Denver, CO 2008, Dr. Datis Kharrazian
  • Brain & Neurotransmitters, San Francisco, CA 2008, Dr. Datis Kharrazian/Carrick Institute
  • Parkinson’s Disease & Dystonias, Amsterdam, NL 2008, Dr. Adam Klotzek/Carrick Institute
  • Blood Nutrition Certification Austin, TX 2008, Dr. Datis Kharrazian
  • Case Studies in Functional Endocrinology, Denver, CO 2008 Dr. Datis Kharrazian
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, San Francisco, CA 2006, Dr. Ted Carrick/Carrick Institute
  • Acupuncture Fellowship, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Houston, TX 2005, Dr. John Amaro
  • Neurology Diplomate Program, Dallas, TX 1998-2001 Dr. Fredrick Carrick
  • Chirodontics, Toronto, Canada 2001, Dr. Robert Walker
  • Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist; completed 300 hours January 6, 2000
  • Acupuncture Fellowship, International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture, San Antonio, TX 1995
  • Acupuncture/Meridian Therapy Certification 1992, Texas Chiropractic College
  • Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certification, Houston, TX 1995, Gulf Coast Pain Management
  • Advanced Diagnostic Blood Interpretation Certification 1994
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Procedures 1997
  • Applied Kinesiology, 1990-1997, Drs. George Goodheart and John Bandy
  • Applied Kinesiology, 2006 Dr. John Bandy
  • Environmental Inspector, Certified by Institute of Bau-biologie and Ecology, Clearwater, FL 1997
  • Texas Chiropractic College 1989-1992
  • Internship 1991-1992 Texas Chiropractic College
  • Neurosurgery Rotation, Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, Dr. David MacDougall


  • Private Clinical Practice in San Antonio, TX, 1995 – present
  • Examiner for American Board of Chiropractic Neurology, Houston, TX 2007
  • Focus on diagnosis & treatment of neurological disorders, chronic pain syndromes, fall prevention, vestibular disorders, injuries, allergies, chronic illness, environmental medicine, anti-aging, cranial orthopedics
  • Acupuncture practice 1995-present
  • Associate in Practice with Dr. Courtney Owen, San Antonio, TX 1993-1995
  • Practice Modalities: Chiropractic, Neurological Applications and Diagnosis, Functional Medicine, Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Advanced Applied Kinesiology, Homeopathy, Botanical Medicine, Nutrition, Blood/Urine Chemistry, Specific Spinal and Extremity Manipulation, Myofascial Techniques, Cranial Orthopedics for Co-Management of Dental and Orthodontic Cases, Vestibular Therapy and Rehabilitation


  • Performer, Afro-Brazilian Martial Art, Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian Dance, Music with Ile Bahia de San Antonio 1995 – 2007
  • Yoga practice
  • Study in Neurology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Ayurveda, and Acupuncture