Our Practice

Integrative Medicine

Our integrative medical practice values the relationship between practitioner and patient, is person-centered and informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches.

We are a physician-led team of experienced and board certified professionals who are passionate about promoting health and wellness. Our office is a clean, green and serene healing space in downtown Austin. We go paperless as much as possible. Handouts, prescriptions, records, referrals and lab orders are completed electronically.

Meet Our Team Of Healers:

Ashley Maltz, MD, MPH. Integrative Medicine Physician

Ashley Maltz, MD, MPH

Integrative Medicine Physician

Dr. Maltz was born and raised in Houston and is a proud Longhorn, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA, followed by her MD and MPH from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston.

She completed a combined residency in Internal and Preventive Medicine at UTMB, followed by a 2-year Clinical Integrative Medicine Fellowship at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT where she gained extensive training in medical acupuncture and natural pain management. She concurrently completed a 1000-hour distance Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Center For Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Maltz is a member of the American College of Physicians, Texas Medical Association and the Travis County Medical Society. She served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine from 2013 – 2015. AshleyMaltzMD.com

With backgrounds in various healing modalities, Dr. Maltz uses her knowledge of both complementary and mainstream medical traditions to offer up-to-date and individualized health care for her patients.

She offers integrative primary care, integrative medicine consultations, functional medicine, medical acupuncture,  mind-body medicine, clinical nutrition and natural chronic disease management with evidence-based tools.

She loves guiding her patients to a more grounded state of being.

Julia Afridi, DO, ABIHM. Integrative Family Medicine Physician

Julia Afridi, DO, ABIHM

Integrative Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Afridi was born and raised in the Western Chicago Suburbs. She has been interested in natural and holistic approaches to health since childhood when she saw firsthand the limitations of more conventional treatment approaches to health.

She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed medical school at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was awarded the Family Medicine Award for outstanding ability in Family Medicine. During her time as a resident and Chief Resident at Advocate Christ Hospital she studied Integrative and Holistic approaches to health and became certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.

She spent 5 years working as the Medical Director for an Integrative Medicine program at a community-based hospital system while building a thriving Integrative Family Medicine practice. During that time she also completed the distance Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Center For Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Afridi is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Afridi sees you as a whole person with your own unique make up and is here listen to you and your needs and desires in order to provide a customized approach to your health, your life and your body. She is here to support your health transformations however that may look for you. She is committed to you having the best possible experience in your body and life no matter what your current level of health is.

Dr. Afridi’s approach combines natural and holistic methods including vitamins and nutrients, herbals, homeopathy, nutrition, meditation and mindfulness, and exercise as well as guiding you with the use of other treatment modalities.

In her spare time she enjoys meditation, yoga and spending time with her husband and son.

Dr. Jameson James: Acupuncture, Alexander Technique

Jameson James, L.Ac, M.AmSAT

Acupuncture, Alexander Technique

Jameson James, L.Ac, M.AmSAT is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, the New England Conservatory, Alexander Technique New York City, and the AOMA GraduateSchool of Integrative Medicine.

He combines over 10 years of study and practice of acupuncture with 10 years of Alexander Technique teaching experience.

His journey into integrative medicine began with personal challenges– to improve his mobility, pain and singing. He studied Alexander Technique as a tool for his own opera singing and then trained to teach the technique at AT-NYC under John Nicholls and Nanette Walsh.

Jameson uses the Alexander Technique to address the root of habits which often lead to disease. By improving breathing, posture and movement, the technique can help relieve back pain, neck pain, headache, stress, improve mobility, balance issues, lack of coordination, the ‘fear reaction’ triggered by change, and voice problems.

Jameson practices acupuncture and prescribes herbs to address a variety of issues naturally. He is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Texas and also licensed in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

On a personal note, Jameson loves opera. In fact, he lived in NYC for nearly ten years singing and studying with some of the best in the world. Occasionally, you will hear him sing with Southwestern University, the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, or even in the office. When he is not working with patients, he loves to swim, run or hike in the Greenbelt with his daughter and oversized puppy, Layla.

MaryAnn Reynolds, MS, LMT, BCTMB. Board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork.

MaryAnn Reynolds, MS, LMT, BCTMB

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, TMJ Relief

MaryAnn Reynolds is a licensed massage therapist, board certified in therapeutic massage and  bodywork. MaryAnn’s interest in bodywork started in 1996, when an automobile accident left her with a  concussion and soft tissue injuries. Unable to find the help she needed from traditional Western  medicine, she worked with many practitioners in the healing arts.

One practitioner was a skilled craniosacral therapist, and MaryAnn noticed that each session  left her feeling calmer, more centered and resilient.

When seeking a career change, she thought of the healers who had put their hearts, minds,  and souls into helping her heal. She enrolled in massage school in 2011.

She took her first course in craniosacral therapy that year and has engaged in multiple trainings  since. She’s currently studying Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Roger Gilchrist.

MaryAnn graduated from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2012 and from their  advanced program in 2015.

As a bodywork practitioner, MaryAnn offers two specialties. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy  helps reset stressed nervous systems into a balanced state, a prerequisite for allowing the  body’s innate healing capabilities to activate.

MaryAnn also offers TMJ Relief, an integrative modality she developed that combines several  techniques to help release tension patterns based on stress, posture, and habits such as  clenching and grinding, so that a healthier pattern can emerge.

MaryAnn is a graduate of both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at  Austin. She is a long-time yogi, dancer, and meditator, and a mother and grandmother. She  enjoys gardening and watching birds and loves to spend time off in West Texas and New Mexico.

She has practiced in West Lake Hills since 2016 and is delighted to join West Holistic Medicine,  working alongside Dr. Ashley Maltz and Jameson James, LAc, to also serve downtown/central Austin.

Hayley Gibson, Certified Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) Practitioner.

Hayley Gibson

Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT)

Hayley Gibson is a certified Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) practitioner, empowering individuals and sharing tools that lead to wellness. After discovering powerful tools that greatly improved her physical and emotional wellbeing, she knew this was something that must be shared with others.

She’s incredibly grateful for this technique and how it has transformed her high stress mindset and provided her with tools to deal with anxiety. She is here to support you and guide you through your wellness journey, help you transform your negative beliefs and find more meaning and purpose in your life.

AFT is also beneficial for working through limiting beliefs and areas you may be stuck. Grounded in neuroscience, AFT combines proven psychological principles with aromatherapy in a specific way to shift your mindset. Hayley finds it most fulfilling when others have breakthrough moments using AFT.

When not working with clients, Hayley enjoys yoga, hiking, kayaking and baking.

Dr. Christina L. Nelson, MA, RYT, LMT, ND

Christina L. Nelson


Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Wellness Consultant, Certified Yoga Teacher, Clinical Massage Therapist

Christina is a sixth-generation native Texan who attended both osteopathic and naturopathic medical school, graduating the National University of Natural Medicine of Portland, Oregon in 2013.

After studying tropical disease and global health at Johns Hopkins, she traveled throughout Latin America learning indigenous healing practices and lived in Hawaii for one year to integrate Shiatsu and Lomi through an accelerated training program at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage.

She has returned to her homeland to offer integrative functional wellness services to our Austin community.

As a professor of graduate-level Medical Biology, Biochemistry, and Nutrition classes, Dr. Nelson truly enjoys teaching and empowering clients to understand their metabolic pathways, anatomy, physiology, and methods for successfully attaining healthy lifestyle goals.

An avid learner, she regularly attends continuing education and professional conferences for fresh perspective and latest up-to-date research.

On a leisure day, you’ll find this yogini dancing, biking, hiking, cooking, gardening, disc golfing, camping, or swimming in a natural body of water..

Sarah Lutkewitte, BSN, RN, CPN.

Sarah Lutkewitte


Registered Nurse

Sarah Lutkewitte is a Registered Nurse with a certification in pediatric nursing and is currently enrolled in the mindbodygreen Health & Wellness Coaching Program. She plans to take her Board Certification in November to be a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach.

She has been a nurse for 6 years and has worked at Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Forward Telemedicine. While working as a nurse during Covid in NYC she saw firsthand just how important baseline health is to have better outcomes. Due to this experience, she wants to focus her career on helping patients reach their health goals and achieve an optimal baseline health.

Sarah and her husband moved to Austin in 2021 and enjoy the endless water and other outdoor activities.

She is a member of the Junior League of Austin through which she volunteers with the Sustainable Food Center and separately the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic. Aside from her love of health and wellness, she also loves to travel and is a big sustainability enthusiast.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Stopping by to express my gratitude and honor to have found Dr. Maltz. She is absolutely amazing, she is so caring, personable, kind, and so attentive. I went to her bc I had severe constipation, IBS, gut issues, you name it! It has not been even 1 week following her recommendations and my symptoms have improved dramatically. She is a gem and I have no words to express how much she has helped me in such short period of time. Dr. Maltz has a very dedicated team of people who go above and beyond what is required. THANK YOU!

I have had an exceptional, transformative experience at West Holistic Medicine with Jameson James. Every session has been carefully curated to address all of my needs. Jameson has gone above and beyond to treat me with his vast knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other healing modalities. [...] I can honestly say I feel more balanced and pain free than ever before. I am so grateful and appreciative what acupuncture has done for me. You will definitely be in good hands with Jameson.

A true healer in Austin. She is warm hearted, caring, very experienced and full of wisdom. I have gone for 3 visits and each one has left me feeling phenomenal. I had feelings of feeling much taller and elongated, oxygen flowing through all of my body like it was getting a fresh breeze of air everywhere in my body. TMJ session that helped open up my jaw that has been tight for years! If you are looking for some healing, MaryAnn can help you exponentially!

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