Dr. Bastian DACM, MAOM, LAc
Co-owner of Back to Total Health Palm Springs, Dr. Bastian is a Licensed, Board Certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Clinical Herbalist. He began his studies in Chinese Medicine in 1995 in New York City. He completed his western pre-med program at the University of San Francisco and holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, graduating with honors from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Bastian completed his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, graduating with high honors from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. He is the first acupuncturist to ever be certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics!
Dr. Bastian's work and studies stem from a deep desire to assist people in overcoming physical and emotional challenges to improve their health and well-being. Using primarily acupuncture and traditional herbal formulas, he facilitates your path to healing, overall health and mind/body well-being.
When appropriate, next-level personalized care is achieved through the use of adjunct medical therapies that may combine the use of nutritional counseling, massage, breathwork, hypnosis or other western medical treatments. Combining these modalities can ultimately enhance your body's natural healing process.
In addition to clinical experience in acupuncture and medicinal herbs, he has been leading private and corporate retreats since 1992 involving team-building, fire-walking workshops and risk and results trainings. As well as practicing as a licensed massage therapist since 1997 and have been offering hypnotherapy since 1992. Dr. Bastian has taught meditation to patients undergoing cancer therapies in New York City as well as
teaching a weekly breath-work class in the desert for participants of a total body detox program.
When not in the clinic he can be found in the great outdoors of the wilderness, ocean or mountains. He has been fully dedicated, from an early age, to fitness and nutrition. He spent many years as an ultra-marathon runner. With a great love of adventure and travel in the spring/summer of 1997 he traveled by kayak from Vancouver Island in British Columbia to Juneau, Alaska in an epic experience of waves, wind, rain, joy and dynamic growth.