The holistic medical providers at Balance Restored provide Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Functional Medicine to individual and couples look for natural therapies to support their healing. Located in Corte Madera, we serve patients in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to provide the tools that stimulate innate healing capacity in each person, that they may achieve and maintain optimum health and wellness in body, mind and spirit. We believe that this is what makes a person "healthy, wealthy and wise".
We specialize in treating the following conditions:
- Infertility-related issues
- Pregnancy and postpartum care
- Peri-menopause and menopause symptoms
- Pain, acute and chronic
- Stress Reduction
- Insomnia, anxiety, depression
- Brain health and cognitive decline
- Digestive disorders
- Auto-Immunity and immune support
Susan Fox, M.S., L.Ac., FABORM
A specialist in Reproductive Medicine, Susan combines evidence-based research protocols with customized Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment principles to treat challenges of infertility, as well as pregnancy, post-partum, peri-menopause and menopause.
In treating Cognitive Decline, Susan implements protocols by Dr. Dale Bredesen, identifying five sub-types of and individuated treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease. She applies these treatment protocols to early cognitive decline associated with peri-menopause, menopause and other changes that adversely affect brain health.
Susan has been studying Functional Medicine for over a decade, and implements laboratory and other diagnostic testing. A healthy microbiome and gut health is integral to all health; therefore, Susan works to ensure that a patient’s detoxification systems are functioning optimally, and tailors protocols to address a variety of Digestive Complaints.
Susan earned her Master’s Degree at Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in Berkeley, California.
Her credentials include:
- Fellow of and served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, an international network of specialists and referrals who share expertise in research and clinical applications
- member of the NorCal Group of Fertility Acupuncturists, a local consortium where she regularly consults with other specialists in the field
- founding member of Dr. Randine Lewis’ Clinicians of The Fertile Soul, which training delves into the inextricable mind-body-emotional aspect of health and reproduction
Lauren Sugarman, M.S., L.Ac., NTP
Lauren has been practicing acupuncture since 2009. With a desire to focus her practice on fertility and women’s health, she is studying for Fellowship in the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in Spring, 2018. To enhance her acupuncture practice, Lauren incorporates her training as Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a Tai Chi/Qi Gong Instructor. She is passionate about helping people create healthy families through integrative medicine.
Lauren earned her Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA, and her B.A. in Pre-Med and Environmental Design from UC Berkeley. She has two grown daughters, and has recently relocated to Marin County from St. Helena.
Andrew Rader, M.S., L.Ac.
Andrew treats pain conditions at Acupuncture Lounge @ Balance Restored every Monday and Friday late afternoon through evening. Acupuncture Lounge offers acupuncture treatments at deeply discounted pricing in a small group setting. Andrew treats acute and chronic pain anywhere in the body using points from knees to toes, elbows to fingers, ears and head. He has been in practice for nearly 30 years using this form of treatment.
Andrew received his BS in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley and his MS from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He completed an internship at the China -Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing. Andrew has been in private practice since 1988.