martin L. Rossman, M.D., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
When you start with good medicine then add treatments that boost your immunity, blood flow, and natural healing abilities you get the best possible results. My approach starts by making sure you have had the best conventional medical care possible then I help you assess how well your innate healing systems are functioning. We then optimize those healing functions through the intelligent use of acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, and mind/body medicine.
My experience as a primary care and Emergency Room doctor has shown me that pharmaceutically and surgery-based medicine can sometimes be life-saving. But when you have a chronic illness, you need to be aware that long-term treatment with pharmaceuticals can itself create serious problems. Adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals are in fact the third or fourth leading causes of death in America.
Traditional oriental acupuncture and herbs, mind/body practices, and nutritional medicine naturally stimulate your own built-in healing systems, and often allow us to minimize your reliance on medications.
Acupuncture, herbs, good nutrition, and simple mind/body practices can boost the effectiveness of your healing abilities, improving your energy, circulation, and immune responses. They can help you heal more quickly, whether you have a simple injury or viral infection, a chronic issue like back or neck pain, or a serious or complex illness.
When we treat the causes of disease AND boost your healing abilities we get the best results.
Whether your situation is simple and recent or complex and long-standing, I will work with you with you to towards both relief of symptoms and correction of any imbalances that contribute to continuing illness.
I have been a Medical Doctor since 1970, and an acupuncturist since 1972. I have worked with, learned from, and taught many of the major thought leaders in the holistic medicine field, and I work to bring the top level of expertise to every patient I see. I have years of hard-won experience in separating out what works and what doesn't work, and can help you get the safest, most effective and best medical care available.
As a long-time member of the Bay Area medical community, and a Clinical Faculty member at UCSF, I can also connect you with the best referrals if we need additional specialty expertise .
I welcome patients with difficult, unusual, and complex situations, as well as patients with common problems like back and neck pain, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and autoimmune disease. I am also happy to talk with you on the phone before you come in to make sure that my practice is right for you.
University of Michigan M.D. • University of California, Clinical Faculty 1985 - present • Founding Board member, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture • Diplomate, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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