Mark S. Morano, MS, CNS, MT
Integrating the World's most effective medical systems to give you the best results.
What Am I?
People often ask me: what are you? Are you a chiropractor? a massage therapist? an herbalist? a witch doctor? They ask me this question because they know I use a lot of different approaches to healing. Why? The answer is simple. One or two tools isn’t enough to get good results! So instead of saying I’m a nutritionist, musculoskeletal therapist, homeopathist, herbalist, applied kinesiologist, etc., I simply say I am an Integrative Medicine Practitioner. This means I combine medical practices developed around the world over the last 4,000 years. I have found that each system of medicine has something valuable to offer. Unfortunately many people think that “Western Medicine” is the only way to get better. While it certainly can be very effective, so can a number of other systems, many of which have been around a lot longer. For example, even though the American Medical Association is over 155 years old, Chinese medicine is over 4,000 years old! Truthfully, it isn’t a question of which system is the oldest or the best -- it’s about what works best for you! While each system offers valuable tools, insights, and techniques, in the end what counts is that you get better - not how you got there!
What does “Integrative Medicine” look like in real life? When you come into my office, the first thing I do is listen. After all, who knows what’s going on in your body, mind or heart better than you? In addition to carefully listening to what you say I also listen to what your body is telling me through your posture, facial expressions, voice, breathing, etc. When you have finished talking, then I ask questions. It is at this point that many people find they already feel better. Why? Perhaps it’s because for the first time they have someone in front of them who doesn’t assume they have all the answers. Instead they have a new ally who has really heard what they have said and values their insights.
Once I have your input, I stand back and look at your problem as though it were a pie. As you know, a pie can be cut up into different slices. In the same way, your problem is made up of a number of “slices:” one piece may be physical; other slices may be physical, emotional, mental, genetic, etc. The key to getting the best result is to find out what the slices of your pie are made up of i.e, what the underlying causes of your problem are. If we only work on your symptoms you may feel better for a while but the problem will most likely come back. This is because the deeper causes haven’t been taken care of.
In my work I stress the importance of identifying and addressing what is underneath your symptoms to ensure a positive result that lasts. Once we know what is going on, I use an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to treat you -- not your problem or “dis-ease.” For example, I may give you: homeopathics for an emotional or mental piece of your pie; herbs to address other “slices” of your pie such as infection, low energy, pain/inflammation, hormonal problems or depression. I may use various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to deal with some pieces, or use a variety of musculoskeletal techniques for physical/structural problems. Whatever I choose to use, I make sure it matches you – not the other way around. I do this because even though two people may seem to have the same problem, they are each biologically, emotionally, genetically and structurally unique. (This is why I have been customizing treatments for over twenty two years.) So, regardless what your problem is, by addressing the underlying causes, you will soon be on your way to getting and feeling better, naturally.
Techniques I use: Over the past two decades I have learned (and continue to learn) many different techniques, methods, systems, and approaches to healing In order to help you. I may incorporate: nutrition, herbology, homeopathy, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, applied kinesiology, cranio-sacral therapy, Chinese medicine, the Egoscue method, postural restructuring, osteopathic and chiropractic techniques, skeletal realignment, core balancing, energetic healing (numerous approaches), sports and orthopedic massage, gait analysis, as well as other less well-known techniques.
People like you! I work with people of all ages from newborns to people in their 80’s and 90’s!
I am a fully licensed and board-certified nutritionist and licensed massage therapist as well. I have many certifications in various treatment methods and approaches. Above all, I am completely committed to my patients. It is not unusual that someone will come to see me with some condition that traditional medicine is unable to treat. Rather than throw up my hands and give up, I dig in. I will spend hours and hours researching, talking to colleagues, etc., to find a way to help that person.
After practicing for more than twenty-two years, I have dealt with most types of problems. For example: Pain (back, neck, carpal tunnel, shoulder/hip/knee/foot problems, etc.); Trouble walking up/down stairs; Being hunched forward, Restoring flexibility/range of motion in neck, shoulders, and hips; Digestive/bowel problems; Detoxification; Fatigue; Insomnia; Anxiety; Depression; Hormonal problems (men and women); Allergies (food and seasonal); Diabetes; Weight problems; Lyme’s Disease; Unidentifiable infections (chronic and acute); Reproductive problems; Libido, Arthritis, etc. While I can’t promise that I can “cure” everyone’s problems one hundred percent (in truth, no one really can – and if they say they can I would suggest you run the other way), you can count on me to go the extra mile on your behalf.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst,1974-1979;
B.M. in Education, Summa cum Laude
University of Bridgeport, CT, 1998-1999;
M.S. in Human Nutrition, Summa cum Laude
CBNS Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) 2000
American College of Nutrition
American Botanical Council
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
British Holistic Medical Association
International Association of Health Practitioners
To help make people’s journey in life better, easier, and smoother -- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.