Get To Know Dr. Anca Marinescu

Why did you become an acupuncturist?

"I want people to know they have safe, effective first-line options. Your body knows how to repair, and it seems like common sense to enhance your natural healing functions first, and use drugs and surgery only when necessary. When I learned about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, I was hooked! It resonated with me, and I knew I'd found my life's work."

What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?

"I love helping people get relief from pain and supporting their natural body repair, so I’m always working on honing my knowledge and skills to get rapid results in this area. I incorporate acupuncture “dry needling” of Trigger Points as well as motor point stimulation which can do wonders for people with pain.

I’m a decidedly modern Acupuncturist and view the time-tested wisdom of this medicine through the lens of our growing understanding of neuromodulation. I also draw quite a bit from Functional Medicine, which is a systems-oriented approach that seeks to address the underlying causes of dysfunction. It’s like a modern-day iteration of Chinese Medicine concepts that includes using specialized lab testing to let us "peek under the hood", so I like to consider testing when I think it would be helpful."

What are some misconceptions people have about acupuncture?

"That it can instantly erase years of poor health, or that you have to "believe in it" for it to work. It is a treatment approach that has endured because it activates real healing! And there’s a “dose” effect, just like with medication or physical therapy, so following through a course of treatment is important if you want the best results."

What do you enjoy most about your work?

"I love connecting with people and helping them on their journey. My mission is simple... to support health and wellbeing. I love being able to provide an approach that is safe, drug-free and helps people feel and function better."