Meet Dr. 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.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Linda is a caring professional who combines the many facets of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to create results. My work with her helped me avoid surgery. I recommend her whenever I can."
- Cynthia V. Mitchell, M.Ed., Business Mentor and Health Advocate
"In the past I was so accustomed to visiting the physician’s office if I had an ailment, until I had some devastating experiences with feeling as though I was just a test for prescription drugs. I had always been very skeptical of trying anything outside of the box when it came to health until someone recommended Acupuncture. In November of 2014 I decided to give Acupuncture a try so I went to Linda Marino for my migraine headache, which I have had for 8 years now. I was really nervous about having needles in my skin, but the feeling was amazing, almost like you were floating. I felt so relaxed and actually fell asleep during my treatment! After that experience I have been for treatments a dozen times for different aches and pains, such as low back, shoulder pain, and TMJ. I believe in Acupuncture completely and recommend that everybody tries it at least once for a great alternative."
- Sandy M., Goodyear, Arizona
"Like most people, I relied on western medicine (drugs to mask a problem and more drugs to mask the first drugs) all of my life. After dealing with the pain (and drug side effects) from a ruptured disk for over two years, I decided to try something different. Ms. Marino is a very professional, caring and dedicated individual that takes the time to understand your personal problems. She makes you feel like you are the only patient she sees. And the results are amazing, in just a few visits, the discomfort I had lived with was gone. After only two visits, my neck pain was gone. I have more energy and feel better than I have in several years thanks to Dr. Marino. I highly recommend to everyone that they find out first hand, how Linda Marino can help them."
- Esther S., Goodyear, Arizona
"I would like to personally thank Linda Marino for her comprehensive approach to wellbeing provided by her at Marino Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Ms. Marino addressed my health concerns with acupuncture, herbal remedies, and made important recommendations to consider in regards to my diet and over all wellbeing. I have implemented Linda’s suggestions and feel considerably better. I have revamped my eating guidelines which has helped me feel more fit and trim and with renewed energy and vigor. Linda Marino is highly knowledgeable and has a kind spirit which is demonstrated in her level of caring and problem solving. I feel quite fortunate to have Ms. Marino involved in my medical wellbeing. I recommend her without hesitation. She is a delight to work with."
- Rosy C., Miami Beach, Florida
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.