Tamara Norris, MS, OM, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist and certified practitioner of Zen Shiatsu.  She has conducted research in the area of Zen Shiatsu and completed a thesis A Diagnostic Study : The Effects of Zen Shiatsu on  Alcohol and Drug Addictions , Diseases Exacerbated by Dependency. The thesis studied the effects of Zen Shiatsu on diseases such as Bipolar, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hepatitis C, AIDS, Depression and High Blood Pressure in the women’s unit of the Austin Recovery Center.

Tamara was a former pre-med bioengineering student at the University of Texas and received a Bachelor or Arts degree in Chemistry and English from Huston Tillotson College. She has conducted medical research studies at Scott and White Hospital in Temple Texas: Cancer It’s Causes and Cures ( Breast and Colon Cancer) and Invitro-Fertilization under the Welch Medical Foundation Scholarship.  She previously received the Texas Medical Association and Baylor Chemical Foundation awards and has studied western herbology independently for over ten years.

She has many years of experience as a mid-level operations and training manager in the corporate and government sectors.

Tamara holds a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin and a dual certification in Asian Bodywork Therapy. She is licensed to practice by the State of Texas Medical Board. She is also a certified diplomat with the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) www.nccaom.org/.