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About me

My name is Dr. Massarat Zutshi. Since 1985 I have practiced as a surgeon, first in India and then in Cleveland Ohio at The Cleveland Clinic. At the Cleveland Clinic I worked in the Department of Colorectal Surgery with an interest in pelvic floor and anorectal issues. I also did lab research to treat bowel incontinence and clinical research in my domain. I retired from the Cleveland Clinic in February 2023. My interest in the science of acupuncture started in 1995. I suffered from severe pain in my lower back that radiated to my right leg and I could not stand for more than 5 minutes. This was detrimental to my profession and I was advised bed rest, traction and pain medication. Nothing helped. I even tried homeopathy and Ayurvedic medicine using topicals with no avail. Finally, I had a CT scan and saw a neurosurgeon. This wise man told me “Sure an operation will help but will you try something else first”. I agreed as I thought it was a step towards surgery. He referred me to the only acupuncturist in town, a retired gynecologist who had learnt acupuncture in the United States before he retired from his practice in Norway and was now practicing in my home town Bangalore in India. I went reluctantly. Four biweekly sessions later I was back at my practice and 10 sessions later I had no pain. I was a believer. I have never had surgery. The pain came back 10 years later when I lifted a heavy weight and I went back to acupuncture at the Cleveland Clinic. I have subsequently had acupuncture for migraines, vertigo, an auto immune disease amongst others and here I am today.

In 2016 I trained in acupuncture at the Helms Medical Institute and then did multiple other courses with acupuncturists and medical doctors. In 2018 I took the board examination from the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) and was awarded the DABMA (Diploma from AAMA). Covid was an opportunity  for virtual training. To this day I learn from some of the most well- known teachers of electro acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, Yamamoto Scalp acupuncture, oncology acupuncture, facial acupuncture, neuroacupuncture and sports medicine acupuncture.

I trained in frequency specific acupuncture in 2018 on behest of my colleagues in rehabilitation medicine and added infra-red as a healing modality later.

I like treating conditions that may not have success in other medical sciences. It is challenges that keep me involved in the process of learning and healing. I am passionate about all holistic healing and I hope I can help those who need it.