Carsten Rode, EAMP, LAc
Carsten Rode’s experience focuses mainly on pain management and rehabilitation from injuries and accidents. Most conditions he treats are approached from both the western medical model as well as the underlying TCM view.
He earned a Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University as well as a Certificate Program for Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has furthered his education in multiple subjects including trigger point therapy, pulse diagnosis as well as ineffective distal pain treatment approaches. He believes that the most important part about medicine is that every patient is treated individually. There isn’t one course of treatment that fits all. All treatment plans are geared towards the individuals’ constitution and presentation of the illness or main complaint. Carsten also thinks it’s important for people to know that most ailments are not ‘fixed’ or ‘relieved’ by just one treatment. Just like other forms of standard medical care, TCM is a therapeutic medicine and best results are achieved with multiple treatments that decrease in frequency over time.”
Originally from Germany and growing up in a household of doctors and nurses he always respected and liked what his family members did to care for others. However, he never truly supported the methods. Witnessing patients stop and thank his father for helping them improve their health remained imprinted in Carsten’s mind. Leading to his decision to endure many sacrifices when deciding to return to school and attend Bastyr University in Seattle.
Carsten is a board certified Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). His experience ranges from serving patients in multiple clinics as part of the Bastyr teaching curriculum over opportunities to treat Seattle Marathon participants as well as treating many patients for injuries from car accidents in conjunction with Chiropractic Care, Massage and Naturopathic Care.
He sought out opportunities to spend time with MD’s at Group Health Urgent Care and shadowed an Orthopedist at the ER of the Medizinisches Zentrum Staedte Region Aachen in Germany.