Dr. Marina Dabcevic - Santa Monica Office
Dr. Marina Dabcevic was born in Croatia but grew up in Sydney, Australia. She eventually moved to America to pursue her dream of becoming and acupuncturist and herbalist. She earned her Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at Yo San University in Los Angeles, California. After successfully passing the national boards and California licensing exams, Dr. Marina earned her doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. During this time she completed a 1-year internship at Skagit Valley Regional Cancer Care Center, where she worked closely with doctors and patients. She also completed an internship at two prestigious hospitals in China. Prior to her studies in Eastern medicine, Dr. Marina earned a diploma in Reflexology and a Bachelor Degree in Homeopathy at the Nature Care College in Syndey, Australia.
As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Dr. Marina specializes in oncology and chronic pain management. Her approach is holistic, taking into account not only each patient's physical state but also his or her mental and emotional states. The body is entirely connected and we know that the physical state has an impact on the mental and emotional states, just as much as the emotional state influences the body physically. Dr. Marina tailors each treatment specifically to each patient, and strives to achieve the best end result the patient requires. Her goal is not only to help her patients but to educate them so each patient can help themselves.