About the Doctor

Dr Richard Esquivel

Dr Richard Esquivel O.M.D., L.Ac., D.N.B.A.O.

Dr. Esquivel has been actively practicing Functional Medicine since 2009. He has extensive training in Functional Blood Chemistry, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Functional Immunology and Endocrinology.  He has been successfully treating patients with a diverse range of chronic medical conditions that were not responding well to conventional medical treatment.

Prior to starting his Functional Medicine practice in San Jose he practiced Acupuncture based on extensive training in the USA and for many years in Japan.

He has specialized in acupuncture for work injuries and in occupational medicine.

He has a Doctorate degree in Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.), and is currently completing an MSc in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States, Portland, Oregon.  His expected graduation date is June, 2017.


Diplomate of National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (D.N.B.A.O.)

Functional Medicine Diagnostics Certification (Genova Labs)

FirstLine Therapy Certification (Metagenics)



Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture: Evidence-Based Guidelines, CAOMA, 2004