Marisa is a board certified and licensed practitioner of acupuncture by the State of California. She is also nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Marisa holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA and studied women’s health at the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

Marisa’s approach is a blend of Chinese and Japanese acupuncture traditions and incorporates cupping, moxa, massage and herbal therapies into her treatment to deepen the healing process. Her mission is to create a customized plan for each patient to address their individual needs and to help people of all ages achieve optimal health and well being. In her spare time, Marisa enjoys spending time with her family, teaching yoga,