Holistic Medicine and Pain Management with
Tangible Results

Holistic Medicine and Pain Management with
Tangible Results

Specialties

Sports Injury Man Woman

Acute and Chronic Pain

With over 20 years of experience treating pain, Dr. Schwerte has earned a reputation of being the go-to-doctor for sports/work/overuse injuries & longstanding painful conditions.

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Allergies and Immune Issues

From environmental allergies to complex autoimmune issues, Dr. Schwerte has helped thousands of his patients overcome these issues and regain their health and wellbeing.

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fatigue

Burnout, Stress, Sleep, Anxiety

Dr. Schwerte specializes in treating a variety of stress-related health problems through acupuncture, herbs and nutrition, innovative saliva testing, and amino acid therapy.

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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Schwerte has been working with patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Europe for over 25 years. He specializes in treating acute & chronic pain, allergies, immune/autoimmune disorders, hormonal disorders & reproductive health, as well as stress-related illness. His patients highly praise him for his exceptional skills, knowledge, and compassionate, personable approach. Dr. Schwerte is dedicated to helping his patients start and maintain their path to health through personalized treatments, state of the art diagnostic testing, and the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine.

Praise

I have suffered from hip pain for years after a car accident. Prior to Dr. Schwerte, I went to a chiropractor and a physical therapist for several years. They helped to a certain extent but I was still experiencing pain especially when I exercised. I have been lucky to work with a physical therapist that thinks out of the box and referred me to acupuncture based trigger point therapy with Dr. Schwerte. Dr. Schwerte’s expertise in trigger point therapy is simply amazing. And he is a great doctor in general. He listens to you, understands all your symptoms and adjusts the treatment very effectively to see results right away. With his help I was able to exercise again without pain. There are no words to describe my gratitude to his skills, knowledge and kind, caring heart that he offers to his patients. With Dr. Schwerte, I know I am in good hands.

I guess I’m something of a convert now. I’m very skeptical when it comes to anything outside of “hard science,” and that normally applies to the medical world. But after seven years of recurring gastrointestinal issues, with my GI specialist applying only steroids to temporarily relieve the problem (and not offering any actual advice for ending them permanently), I was forced to try Dr. Schwerte’s dual-medical approach (Western/Chinese) when a major flareup seriously threatened my health. Turns out I’m gluten intolerant (not the doctor’s diagnosis, but a lab result). That would have been nice to know years ago!

Dr. Schwerte put me on a regimen of acupuncture, herbal treatments and a mild diet. Over the course of about a month and a half I went from being pale and nutrient-starved to feeling completely normal, and on my way to lifelong prevention of further GI incidents. While I’m disappointed to have lost beer and bread from my diet, I’m glad to finally have some answers and know how to stay healthy from here on out.

Treatment Modalities

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a remarkable modality to treat acute and chronic pain. It also rids the body and mind of stress, restores balance, and promotes overall well-being. I practice acupuncture based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been refined for over 3,500 years.
 

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicines have been used for millennia throughout the world to effectively treat many health problems encountered in a general medicine practice. They are safe and have virtually no side-effects if prescribed and dispensed by a skilled herbalist. This makes them a welcomed alternative to many OTC- or prescription drugs in my practice.
 

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are knots keeping muscles in contracted, shortened, and tightened states. In my 24 years of experience in treating acute and chronic pain I have found that muscle tightness due to trigger point activity is almost always the root cause of musculoskeletal pain. Dry needling/trigger point therapy is the most effective way I have found to release this tightness and cure pain.

Dietary Therapy

In my practice I combine the ancient wisdom of Chinese dietary therapy with cutting edge nutritional science to find the right solution for each individual's needs.   
 

Graston Technique

Graston Technique® is a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that is the leading soft-tissue therapy used by 2/3 of NFL, NBA and MLB teams. I am a certified Graston therapist. 

Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic Exercises are designed to correct deficiencies in range of motion, strength, and movement patterns. Performing a thorough assessment and designing individualized exercise programs often prevent injuries from reoccurring and in my opinion are vital to treating pain.
 

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