“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
In this quote, Hippocrates reveals his focus on the person before the disease. Unlike purely Western treatment modalities, this philosophy is at the heart of the Eastern Indian system of Ayurveda or, literally, “science of life.” In this practice, which is more than 50 centuries old, healers learn basic aspects of a patient’s physical and mental constitution before deciding which treatments (and, more often, preventatives…) would be best for general wellness as well as specific conditions.
Hello! Thank you for your interest in the San Francisco Pain Management Center. We are here to help you feel better, get healthier and get back into life! Adrian Bartoli, MD is one physician with ALL the tools to help you achieve this goal, and part of the reason we have created this blog is to help everyone understand all the ways our office can help you. While Dr. Bartoli is a board–certified Interventional Pain Specialist who does spinal surgery and implants pumps and spinal stimulators, he also does acupuncture, is a certified Yoga Therapist and is also an Ayurvedic Healer/Herbalist. Trained at top medical schools (UCLA, USC, UCSF) in molecular biology, biochemistry and Internal Medicine in addition to Anesthesia and Pain Management, he also has a deep understanding of nutrition, supplements and other physical and mental treatment modalities. Whatever your condition/diagnosis, Dr. Bartoli balances leading–edge Western expertise with Eastern philosophy and complementary alternatives, your personal profile and your preferences to develop a program that will ease your symptoms, improve your overall health and increase resistance to recurrence and new injury/disease. Please stay tuned here for a regular check–in with wellness tips and ideas to help in your journey. Thank you!