Healing | Naturally
Washington DC | Maryland
Dr. Mark Rush L.Ac is a board-certified acupuncture physician that specializes in pain management and injury rehabilitation, weight loss and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. He practices medicine at Metro Orthopaedics & Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland.
For the past 6 years, Dr. Rush has practiced sports medicine and injury rehabilitation, and has become well known for his regenerative expertise. Besides sports medicine, Dr. Rush treats associative disorders of chronic and acute injuries which include depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Other areas of interest include addictions, gastro-intestinal diseases, thoracic abnormalities and optimizing nutrition for weight loss and peak performance.
Dr. Rush earned his Bachelors in Health Science and Masters degree in Oriental Medicine at the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida.
During his medical career, Dr. Rush was team doctor for DC United professional soccer team for 3 years, and the Washington Spirit. For the past 2 years, Dr. Rush lived and practiced in southern Europe and was team physician for the Maltese National Football team and treated players from the Spanish national soccer team, the Czech Republic national team, and elite athletes from various professional sports teams and disciplines.
Dr. Rush has now returned to Maryland and the DC area, and is pleased to be rejoining the team at MOST, where he will be focusing his skills to provide the finest healthcare and sharing extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions and injuries.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
HERBAL MEDICINE & MOXIBUSTION
Your body has the power to heal itself. However, these amazing self-healing processes sometimes need help to function at their very best. By treating you as a living person instead of a diagnosis, Dr. Mark Rush, L.Ac. unlocks your body’s natural ability to heal so that you can return to natural and pain-free movement. Dr. Rush takes a diverse approach to treatment by combining the ancient knowledge and techniques of Chinese medicine with cutting-edge systems of orthopedics and sports medicine. Make an appointment today to learn more about how Dr. Rush can help your body function and heal, naturally.
Herbal therapy, next to dietary therapy, is perhaps the most widely used Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment modality. TCM relies on herbal therapies both for the treatment of illness and in the optimization of health and prevention of disease.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the smooth flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
These two modalities forge a strong partnership with sports injury acupuncture and facilitate the natural healing process.
CLINICAL NUTRITION & WEIGHT LOSS
Dr. Rush provides scientific and nutritional guidance for overall metabolic care, weight-loss and peak performance. Dr. Rush aims to keep a balance of healthy energy in patients during periods of weight loss, whilst focusing on the body's relationship to diet on a biochemical level.
INJURY REHABILITATION & PAIN MANAGEMENT
Acupuncture is highly effective in the treatment of sports, work, auto accident trauma, and post-operative pain and rehabilitation.
Speed up your recovery from a surgical procedure and injury with an individualized treatment protocol that combines acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise, massage and nutrition, enabling maximum healing potential.
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407 Leighton Ave.