Our Practitioners


Hamilton Rotte

Hamilton Rotte LAc, Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

Mark Schwartz NCCAOM

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Hamilton is a clinician, educator and author. He graduated from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 2001. He is NCCAOM certified in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. Hamilton studied in Hangzhou, China, and completed post-graduate work in Chendgdu, China, specializing in Internal Medicine, Gynecology, and Diabetes.

Hamilton was a faculty member at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine for 18 years, where he was also the clinic director. He has studied Contemporary Pulse Diagnosis since 1998 and is certified to teach Contemporary Pulse Diagnosis by Leon Hammer, MD.

In 2012 he published a book with his mentor, Leon Hammer, MD titled Chinese Herbal Medicine, The Formulas of Dr. John H. F. Shen. In his spare time Hamilton enjoys playing music, gardening and cooking.

Hamilton Rotte utilizes the full range of modalities within Chinese medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, and lifestyle consultation. His specialties include pain management, metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, high triglycerides and cholesterol, elevated blood sugar, weight gain and high blood pressure), gynecology, mental-emotional conditions and internal medicine.


Mark Schwartz

Dr. Mark Schwartz, LAc, DAOM, FABORM, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)

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Mark Schwartz NCCAOM

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Attending AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin Texas provided a chance to work in our schools herbal pharmacy for 2 1/2 years and was the start of my passion for Chinese herbal medicine. Many of our patients in student clinic were female and responded well to my formulas under supervision from my mentor Ma Dongxin who chiefly focused on women’s health.  After graduating from AOMA in 2004 with a Masters degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine, our family moved to China for the next two years, affording me the opportunity to continue studying Chinese and follow some very experienced doctors in the hospital. The first year I lived in Hangzhou, studying with internal medicine doctors Wu Boping and following Lian Jianwei as well as Fu Ping and Wang Mingde in the gynecology department. After a year in beautiful Hangzhou we moved to Beijing where I worked for the Peoples’ Medical Publishing House as a translator/editor and had the chance to study with nationally recognized fertility specialist Guo Zhiqiang. In China, my teachers shared a common love for our medical classics and heavily impressed upon me their importance

 Returning to Atlanta in 2007, I founded Buckhead Acupuncture & Herbal Center. My experiences at AOMA with Dr. Ma and further studies in China in Chinese medical gynecology departments led to my strong interest in women’s health and the treatment of infertility. In 2009, I began preparing to sit for the Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine exam and successfully passed it in 2010. The ABORM examination is a voluntary exam which is 50% western reproductive medicine and 50% Chinese reproductive  medicine. To qualify for the exam, one must first be in practice for a number of years and take additional rigorous fertility related courses. Less than 1% of acupuncturists in the United States have taken this exam. The purpose of the ABORM board certification is to demonstrate to the people that we care for and the physicians that we collaborate with that fertility is truly our specialty. Within Chinese medicine infertility is deeply an herbalist’s specialty; in my practice I exclusively use customized raw herbal decocted teas.  Other practitioners because of a lack of knowledge or convenience may choose to use a pill or tincture form of our herbal medicine. In China I never saw any of my teachers use anything other than the strongest form of our medicine and for something as important as fertility I believe this is the best option. Although it’s not required for acupuncture licensure by the Georgia medical board I have taken the NCCAOM national Chinese herbal board exam. This exam means that a practitioner has demonstrated a basic mastery in the safe use of Chinese medicinal herbs. Herbs will play an important daily role in your treatment in the case of infertility and many other conditions that we treat.

 Currently my acupuncture practice is devoted to caring for men and women that are trying to conceive, need help staying pregnant or assistance during pregnancy. I am devoted to the study of our medicine’s classical texts (some of which are over 2000 years old) in order to deepen my knowledge of the essence of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and help you reach an optimal state of health and wellness. In my free time  I enjoy spending time outdoors, day hiking with my family, supporting my son’s passion for basketball, studying Chinese language, the Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, and Huang Di Neijing Suwen.


Kelly Xiang Li

“Kelly” Xiang Li LAc,

Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

Mark Schwartz NCCAOM

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Xiang “Kelly” Li is nationally board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville Florida after completing three and half years intensive study. She has successfully mastered various diagnostic tools including Dr. Shen’s contemporary pulse diagnosis that in combination with a thorough intake offer a unique holistic approach that allows her to get to the root of her patient’s health concerns. She grew up in a medical family in China. Although her father was a western trained physician she always had a deep interest in Chinese traditional culture and medicine. Interestingly it was after immigrating to the United States that she began using Chinese medicine as her primary healthcare. After first receiving acupuncture to treat dizziness and constipation she was fascinated by how powerful and quickly it relieved her condition. After many years of study she passionately believes that this ancient medicine, which has served the Chinese for more than 3000 years, has a lot to offer to today’s modern people throughout the world. In areas such as disease prevention, maintaining wellness and the integration of mind and body Chinese medicine has many unique advantages over Western Medicine. In China people have access to both Western and Chinese medicine and receive the best of both worlds. Chinese medicine can be thought of as independent means to treat disease or it can be combined safely with western medicine. Kelly is dedicated to providing each patient with personalized and compassionate care. Both her acupuncture treatment plan and herbal prescriptions are tailored to the individual’s health condition and unique constitution. Her gentle and caring style easily puts people at ease. Areas of Specialty:

• Women’ health: menopause, PMS, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, painful menstruation, infertility, pregnancy support
• Pain: Neck, back, knee, sciatica, headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel, arthritis etc.
• Gastrointestinal: acid reflux, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, IBS
• Mental emotional: Stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, insomnia
• Allergies: seasonal allergies, sinus infection, asthma, bronchitis
• Cancer support: nausea & vomiting reduced appetite and energy, pain, digestive issues etc.
• Other various ailments, including chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, dizziness and vertigo, tinnitus, hemorrhoids, alcohol addiction and some neurological conditions such as Bell’s palsy, stroke sequelae etc.

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