On Acupuncture Clinic

Marina On, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Dr. On graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and received her Master of Medical Sciences and Doctorate in Immunology from Harvard Medical School. During her postdoctoral training at Stanford School of Medicine, she developed an interest in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) after witnessing its powerful effects on ameliorating pain, enhancing health and prolonging life of cancer patients. Consequently, she undertook further studies at Five Branches University and obtained a master degree in traditional Chinese medicine.

Through her studies in both conventional and alternative medicine, Dr. On realized that each system has its merits and limitations. Neither is perfect. While mainstream medical therapies have distinct advantages over traditional healing modalities for certain conditions, the opposite holds true for others. By integrating her extensive knowledge in biomedicine to her expertise in TCM, Dr. On aims to provide a more comprehensive health care in her practice. Her central goal is to combine the strengths of both modern and traditional medicine to help patients achieve optimal health.

Dr. On is currently a faculty member at Five Branches University. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghai-nese.