Dr. Timothy Ross, DAOM, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), EAMPDoctor of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine
Dr. Ross’s goal is to help his patients fully unlock their own healing potential.
He believes that this is possible with collaboration between himself and the patient, where he will help treat and manage their physical concerns while being mindful and supporting their mental emotional state. Dr. Ross believes that there is no separation between mind and body yet, frequently we think of the mind and body as separate in medicine and this is doing a disservice to the patient.
We know how the mind affects the body through control of autonomic nervous system, neural-humoral axis (the way the brain effects the immune system), and many other ways. These are some of the ways the mind effects the body, and then the body reacts to its surrounding and then exerts its effect on the mind.
Dr. Ross is a renowned expert in the field of mind body medicine. Dr. Ross spent almost 10 years working at UC Irvine along side the world famous Dr. Shin Lin, PhD. publishing research on the measurable physiological effects of mind body practices on the physical body. Dr. Ross is passionate about mind body medicine and believes that this is the very root which we must tap into in order to heal.
Dr. Ross completed his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree at Bastyr University and then continued on in a 3 year residency at Bellevue Acupuncture clinic along side the famous Dr. Su, M.D. Most recently Doctor Ross completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington where he was engaged in research to facilitate the efficacious integration of Western and Eastern medicine.
Dr. Ross continues to speak publicly on mind-body practices, herb cultivation and quality assessment, as well as publish on topics relevant to the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
In his spare time, Dr. Tim can be found painting, surfing and practicing and teaching Qi Gong meditation and martial arts. In 2017 he was awarded the title Master Instructor of healing Qi Gong from the Ling Gui school, an achievement for the unique skills and methods he has developed over 2 decades of study and practice in this discipline.
Factors influencing the use of heart rate variability for evaluating autonomic nervous function in mind body research;
Increase in blood flow associated with traditional Chinese medicine therapies:
A fun article about Dr. Shin Lin’s research with Dr. Ross: