Dr. Martin L. Rossman, M.D., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
When I graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1969 I came to the Bay Area because of its natural beauty, its diversity, and tolerance. Because I wanted to serve disadvantaged people, I did my Internship at Highland Alameda County Hospital and concentrated on working with people with chronic illnesses. Frustrated by the limitations of conventional medicine, I set out to discover additional ways to help people.
In 1971, I saw a remarkable AMA produced videotape featuring a Chinese man having a part of his lung surgically removed with only four acupuncture needles for anesthesia. The patient was fully conscious, sipping tea and talking with the nurses while the surgeon cut through his ribs and lifted the diseased part of his lung out of his chest. Soon afterwards I volunteered at the first major acupuncture research project in this country and saw for myself that acupuncture was able to help many people that I wasn’t previously able to assist.
As I learned the principles of traditional Chinese medicine I realized that there was much more to medicine than I had been taught in school. I immersed myself in the study of mind/body medicine and nutritional medicine as well as deepening my study of acupuncture. In 1975, after practicing as an Emergency Room physician in several of the busiest Emergency Rooms in the state, I went into private practice in San Francisco, moving to Marin in 1977.
I have always been interested in helping people that elude conventional diagnosis and treatment and the list of conditions that we can often help with is quite long. The approach we take in our practice is to actively support the natural healing abilities of the body while always attending to its medical needs.
Attention to stress and mind/body effects is important, because that’s what makes humans different than other animals – we have the ability to help or hinder healing through the way we use our minds. I founded www.thehealingmind.org to provide inexpensive, effective resources for mind/body healing in the form of books and audio recordings.
Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding scheduling and payment arrangements. I’d be pleased to discuss your concerns with you on the phone to make sure a consultation is likely to be worthwhile, but of course I cannot suggest a treatment plan without spending enough time with you to make a thorough assessment of your situation.