martin L. Rossman, M.D., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
As a long-experienced primary care and Emergency Room doctor, I know that conventional medicine can sometimes be life-saving, especially in acute or emergency situations. With chronic illnesses or pain, however, it is unfortunately limited in its abilities, and long-term treatment with pharmaceuticals can create serious problems. Integrative Medicine adds to conventional medicine by adding safe, natural methods that can make your own built-in healing systems operate more effectively.
Acupuncture, herbs, optimal nutrition, and simple mind/body practices can boost the effectiveness of those healing abilities, whether you need a conventional medical approach or not. Improving your energy, circulation, nutrition, and immunity 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 attend to the causes of disease AND boost your healing abilities we get the best results.
If you have symptoms or illnesses that have not been resolved with conventional medicine, are on too many medications, or prefer using safer, more natural means first, then you are the kind of person I often help. You will be amazed at what your body can do when it is properly supported.
My approach starts by making sure you have had the best medical care possible then looks at how well your innate healing systems are functioning. We optimize that function through the intelligent use of nutrition, acupuncture, herbs, and mind/body medicine.
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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