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Why You Need an Integrative Medical Doctor

Dr. Martin Rossman: The Extraordinary Power of the Imagination in Healing

Martin Rossman, MD

In this audio recording, Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Martin L. Rossman, a physician, acupuncturist, and co-founder of the Academy for Guided Imagery. Dr. Rossman is the author of the award-winning book Guided Imagery for Self-Healing, and with Sounds True he has created several guided imagery programs including Anxiety Relief, Stress Relief, Pain Relief, and Self-Healing with Guided Imagery with Dr. Andrew Weil. In this episode, Tami speaks with Martin about the reasons guided imagery is not more present in mainstream use in spite of its clinically proven effectiveness, what the placebo effect tells us about the mind-body connection, and how you can enhance the power of guided imagery by using personal imagery. (65 minutes)

Martin L.  Rossman, MD, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Marin Integrative Medicine
1341 S. Eliseo Dr., #350
Greenbrae, CA 94904


In his latest e-newsletter Dr. Martin discusses the shortage of specialty doctors and why integrative medical doctors are your best source for care.

Reading lots about projected shortages of doctors, expected to be made worse as the Affordable Health Care Act goes into effect in 2014. Do you know that there are already shortages of every medical specialty except for two? Dermatology and plastic surgery. Another very good reason to be proactive about your health. Invest something in it – don’t let “whatever my insurance company will cover” pass for healthcare. Healthcare and disease treatment often overlap, and both are important, but they are not the same thing. Integrative Medicine addresses both.

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