USING A SYSTEMS-ORIENTED APPROACH OF COMBINING TRADITIONAL HEALING APPROACHES AND MODERN-DAY DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS IS HER MAIN STRATEGY TO TACKLING HER PATIENT'S HEALTH PROBLEMS. SHE BELIEVES IN NOT JUST TREATING AN ISOLATED SET OF SYMPTOMS, BUT SHIFTING THE PARADIGM OF HEALTH CARE TO TREATING THE WHOLE PERSON. MARISSA TAKES TIME TO LISTEN TO HER PATIENT'S HISTORY, ORDER ANY LAB WORK IF NECESSARY, AND LOOK AT INTERACTIONS AMONG GENETIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND LIFESTYLE FACTORS THAT CAN INFLUENCE LONG-TERM HEALTH AND COMPLEX CHRONIC DISEASES.
Marissa is a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine, and she's a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Health Sciences, with a focus on Health Education from California State University - Northridge (Dec. 2010). Her four-year Master's degree is in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Emperor's College in Santa Monica, CA., completed in 2014. Marissa had interned at the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in Burbank during her time as a Master's student. From 2015-2017 she received training in functional medicine, and got her doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine with a focus on Physical and Internal Medicine from Emperor's College. In 2016, Marissa did training courses at meijing university in kyoto, japan, to master cosmetic acupuncture.