A little bit about me:
Dr. Ruscio currently specializes in Functional Medicine. He has performed extensive post-doctoral Functional Medicine study with educational bodies such as; The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Kalish Research and Defeat Autism Now. Dr. Ruscio obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. Before that Dr. Ruscio obtained his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Throughout my entire life I considered myself a high energy and extremely positive person. As a former college athlete I was used to working hard and having an abundance of drive, energy and enthusiasm. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) that would all soon change. While preparing for medical school I began noticing I was fatigued often, had insomnia and was experiencing bouts of depression. I knew something was clearly not right so I went to my doctor and had some tests ordered. To my disappointment all the tests were normal and my doctor didn’t think anything was wrong with me. I knew something was; I was waking up at 3am in the morning unable to go back to sleep unless I ate chocolate, was exhausted during the day and had lost my usual zest for life and positive attitude.
It wasn’t until I found a DC who practiced Functional Medicine, a doctor that soon became my mentor, that I found some answers. It turned out I had an infection in my intestines that was causing me to have multiple food allergies, adrenal fatigue and my mood dips. Addressing these factors gave me my life back. After reflecting on this experience I decided conventional medicine was not where I wanted to be. I followed in the steps of my mentor and began fervently perusing my training in Functional Medicine. Becoming a board certified Chiropractic Physician gave me a good foundational understanding of the body that was not biased by the conventional medical dogma of over reliance on drugs and surgery. In addition to this foundation I strongly pursued additional training in functional medicine. Because I was now healthy again, I had the energy and drive to excel in the field.
I soon began to establish myself as highly knowledgeable in the field and was invited to lecture nationally to doctors and students. I now spend a good part of my time reading recently published medical literature to uncover the ways in which we can determine what is truly causing people’s health ailments and then treat the cause in the most natural and non-invasive ways possible. I then teach this to doctors and students and also bring these finding into my clinical practice. If you are not feeling well I urge you to see my numerous articles and videos. This will arm you with the science-backed information needed to begin the process of determining what is causing your ailments and then how to treat the cause. I have gone to painstaking lengths to provide you with the medical references showing that this approach, while not the conventional one, is highly proven by medical research. As I learned early in my career, it is possible to feel as good as you once did. It just takes the right clinician equipped with the tools needed to truly determine why you are sick and then treat the cause.
Michael Ruscio, DC
Telephone: (925) 705-7454
43 Quail Court
Walnut Creek, CA 94596