Meet Linda Marino, DOM, L. Ac
Linda Marino takes pride in being a clinician of Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine). She makes every effort to help patients discover the body’s ability to heal itself once properly supported and transitioned into a balanced state of health.
Licensed Acupuncture Physician
Master’s Degree, Oriental Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Health Science
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science
Significant Nutrition coursework & training
Class Valedictorian, Acupuncture College in Miami, Florida
University of Florida, Biological Sciences
Florida International University, Nutrition and Environmental Sciences
Specialized training in Clinical Nutrition and Fertility
Multiple certifications in various areas of alternative and complementary medicine, including trigger point injection therapy.
An avid researcher, Linda continues to stay on cusp of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture through ongoing professional studies and clinical training.
She has successfully treated thousands of patients over the past 16 years by using techniques, such as:
Dietary & Lifestyle Changes
Her treatment plan strives to identify the underlying cause of illness and treat the cause by integrating multiple therapies of Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Marino is enthusiastic about helping patients as well as members of the community achieve optimal health and improve their quality of life. She is an advocate for wellness with a wide range of wellness treatments and modalities. She can help prevent and treat numerous conditions and chronic illnesses, by combining therapies with existing medical regimen to change unhealthy behaviors and support healthy choices.
Dr. Marino spent 17 years as an Environmental Analyst for Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management where she became well versed with the health impacts associated with environmental pollutants and indoor quality issues. Having dealt with desperate individuals having chronic health problems associated with chemical exposures, sick buildings, etc.; Dr. Marino recognized the need to integrate her knowledge obtained from the environmental field with that of Western and Eastern medicine to provide people with an option for dealing with their health conditions. As a result, Linda decided to pursue a career in complementary medicine which is becoming more and more mainstream every day. She is excited about practicing acupuncture and oriental medicine at a time when its efficacy is recognized by the World Health Organization and studies are being conducted at medical establishments like the Harvard Medical School.
As a Research Technician with the USDA for 7 years, Linda researched the nutritional value, shelf life, productivity and disease resistance of various subtropical fruits. Evaluated the nutritional value of fruit grown here in Florida. She also co-published numerous technical reports of her findings.
I have firsthand knowledge of the problems you face
Not once, but twice, alternative medicine has helped me, when traditional medicine could not.
In 1982 I developed severe sciatic pain and I was introduced to acupuncture. The pain was very limiting and prevented me from conducting my daily activities. It also made it difficult to sit, stand and get in and out of a car. I developed this condition for unknown reasons and initially sought treatment using conventional medicine. I received several nerve blocks, cortisone injections, took anti-inflammatories, and had regular massages. I found myself constantly going to doctors to find a solution to alleviate the pain, but nothing helped long term. Finally after 6-8 months of conventional treatment I inquired about acupuncture for pain management and went for my initial treatment. After the first acupuncture treatment I noticed changes taking place that were lasting. I began going twice a week for a few weeks and was please to find my symptoms were subsiding without any flare-ups. I continued the treatment until all my pain was totally gone. Then shortly thereafter, I developed arthritis in my toes making it difficult to walk. I immediately went for an acupuncture treatment and within a couple of treatments the pain was completely gone. It has now been 33 years, pain-free and neither of these conditions have reoccurred since.
In 1992, I became chemically sensitive and was unable to leave my house without implementing extraordinary measures for a 6 month period. Conventional medicine gave me a diagnosis of “Environmental Chemical Sensitivity”, and was able to make minute changes in my condition using allergy injections and homeopathic remedies. However, I was unable to leave my home with ease until I saw an acupuncturist who treated me with acupuncture, nutritional supplements and herbal remedies. From that point on, I knew that in order for me to have any quality of life, I would have to use acupuncture and natural medicine the rest of my life. Instead of relying on others for help, I decided to rely on myself and become educated in natural medicine. When I was finally able to leave my home with ease, and tolerate the environment outside the home and I began to feel healthier and whole again, I enrolled in a 4 year program to seek a degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I vowed that my mission in life would be to help others to obtain a better quality of life and regain their health.
Since I have experienced firsthand the difficulties and pitfalls in obtaining answers for severe health conditions that are not easily treated or even diagnosed, I have made it my priority to provide patients with the best and most comprehensive care possible.
I would love to help you and your loved ones get the care that you need. Call us to schedule your first consultation.