about marissa

prof photeMarissa Mayer, LAc, MAcOM

Marissa Mayer holds a Master’s degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine: a nationally accredited four year degree program emphasizing Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Pharmacology, Qi Gong and Japanese Shiatsu Therapy.  Her work integrates these studies with her B.A. in Psychology from Linfield College.  Marissa is licensed by the National Acupuncture Board (NCCAOM),  the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, and the Montana Board of Medical Examiners.
The emphasis of Marissa’s scholarly work is on traditional Asian philosophy including the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the I Ching, the Tao Te Ching, and the Hua Hu Ching.  Additional focus is the Old Norse Runology, the archetypal works of Carl Jung, Swiss founder of analytical psychology, environmentalism, and traditional Native American medicine stories.
Marissa’s early work was as a guide and facilitator for an Oregon based Northwest wilderness therapy program.  In her time living in the backcountry she was able to deeply explore the vital link between the mind, body and spirit in the context of the universal landscape.  While guiding others through traditional vision quests she experienced her own rite of passage and initiation that retrospectively has been an integral part of the foundation of her work as a healthcare provider, writer, teacher, guide and consultant.
Bringing more than two decades of experience, her practice utilizes the principles of time-honored traditional philosophy and medicine to restore focus on health rather than disease, and to help others discover deeper vitality, mental fortitude, creativity, strength and wellness.
 
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