About Marc Wasserman Ph.D.

Marc Wasserman Ph.D., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.&C.H.(NCCAOM)®

Bio: Inspired by an early interest in Chinese culture, Dr. Wasserman initially entered University of Maryland as a pre-med student. After completing the first two years of requisite courses, he felt an urge to pursue a different approach. Switching to a Chinese language major, he graduated in 2003 and moved to Taiwan where he joined the Yusheng Chinese Medical Clinic, led by Dr. Lee Chen-Yu, a world renown practitioner of TCM and author of over thirty books on its applications. Under Dr. Lee’s tutelage, he began working in the Chinese herbal pharmacy, filling customized prescriptions, studying the qualities of individual herbs and learning how to make traditional pills, powders and salves—an area of expertise that is rare in today’s world. He soon switched to the acupuncture department followed by training in the diagnostic area, where he made the initial assessment of the patient’s condition and determined a course of treatment. While working at the clinic, Dr. Wasserman also participated in home visits to treat patients too ill to come to the clinic. Because of his fluency in Chinese, Dr. Wasserman was able to read all the classic and modern texts of TCM, in its original language, as well as many Western medical textbooks used in medical schools today. In 2007, he enrolled at Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a premier university and research center in northeastern China. His research project focused on the treatment of alcoholism with acupuncture and herbal medicine. He also worked with his adviser, Dr. Ren Lu, on the treatment of insomnia with acupuncture. He received his Master’s degree in Acupunture and Tui Na Massage in 2011. Along with his coursework and research, as well as his ongoing practical experience at the clinic, Dr. Wasserman engaged, with Dr. Lee, in daily analysis of the most complex cases, discussing prescription choices, variations in dosages and coordination with Western medicine. He apprenticed at Tri-Service General Hospital in Neihu working with Dr. Yee-Min Jen, Chief of the Radiation Oncology Department. He also studied with the attending physicians in the department of orthopedics and the department of metabolism and endocrinology, gaining an understanding and appreciation of both western and eastern approaches to patient treatment. Over the years, Dr. Wasserman accompanied Dr. Lee to international medical conferences making presentations in Italy, China, and many other countries. He assisted in the publication of several books with Dr. Lee and published articles, under his own name, in Chinese medical journals. He also serves as an editor of the Journal of Chinese Medical Acupuncture Science. In 2011, Dr. Wasserman began his doctoral work at Liaoning University devoting his research to the effects of Chinese herbal medicine on dopamine secretion in the brain. With his adivser Dr.Zheng Hong-Xin and a nuclear medicine research team he completed this groundbreaking study and received his PhD in 2014, becoming the first American of non-Asian heritage to graduate from the program. He holds a visiting professorship at the University. For more information please visit http://www.flowhealthclinic.com

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