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
Rachel Schaefer LAc FABORM
Rachel Schaefer LAc FABORM is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the State of California. She is also a National Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and specializes in Endocrinology, Women’s Health and Fertility. She received her BS in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a four year Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California. To match her belief that “Food is Medicine,” Rachel also completed a two year apprenticeship in Nutritional Functional medicine. Her clinical style reflects this and patients are provided personalized nutritional strategies.
Rachel is an ABORM fellow, reflecting years of specialized study, clinical work and board assessment on integrative reproductive medicine. She is well versed in the integrative care of fertility patients and works closely with local reproductive clinics where indicated. Rachel has studied at two renowned Chinese Universities– in Hangzhou and Chengdu. While there, she followed a specific course on treatment of Diabetes and blood sugar regulation and topics in women's health. She has lectured on treatment of the endocrine system via lifestyle and dietary practices, thus returning patients to the helm of their well being. She is an expert in the treatment of infertility and endocrine disturbance, such as PCOS.
Rachel has worked in various capacities clinically. She began her clinical work sharing a holistic practice with a family practice MD thus sharpening a background in western medicine and lab review. She has served on faculty at Five Branches University, a Chinese Medical School. She was a founding member of the program for Clinical Excellence in Fertility, a select professional group organized by best selling author, Dr. Randine Lewis. She has been on staff at Pacific Fertility Center, one of the leading reproductive medicine clinics in the U.S. and continues her tenure with Mama Lounge in San Francisco supporting couples in their quest towards parenting and throughout pregnancy. She ran her own integrative clinics in the peninsula and San Francisco for over a decade. She is honored to bring her unique style of integrative medicine to Balance Restored.