Dr. Marina’s Journey


With more than 20 years’ experience as a Chinese Medicine doctor, Dr Marina’s wealth of knowledge and wisdom shine through her vibrant personality, embodying more than just a ‘regular’ doctor.

Her journey into the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began as a passion fuelled by the desire to learn from an Eastern system of medicine that allowed deeper insight into the essence of healing.

Dr Marina completed two Health Science degrees from the Victoria University of Technology and two clinical internships in China at the Affiliated Hospital of the Liaoning College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she was recognised for her determination and efforts.
After working under leading specialists, Marina returned to Australia, opening her first private health practice in prestigious Toorak, Melbourne. In 2000, she became part of the Victoria University of Technology teaching team as a lecturer, offering her insights of acupuncture techniques and applications.
Her commitment to Chinese Medicine was recognised in 2002 when she was unanimously elected national director of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) Board.
In 2003 Marina was invited to represent Australia in the expedition to Chong Bai Mountain anti-cancer research program. New methods for cancer treatment were explored through TCM herbal medicine and their application, in particular during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
In 2004 Marina was elected Chair in Victoria’s AACMA committee. On a national level, that same year, Dr Marina Christov helped to organize and host the World Congress of Traditional Chinese Medicine on the Gold Coast.

In 2007 she opened The House of Life, a larger and more advanced clinic to cater for the demand generated by new and existing patients for her services. Later that year, she presented a revolutionary new method of facial acupuncture for the treatment of cosmetic conditions, as a safer alternative to Botox.

In 2008, Marina introduced her own premium organic and handmade tea collection, combining highest quality green, black and roobios tea with medicinal herbs sourced from around the world for illness prevention and daily enjoyment.

In 2009 Dr Marina studied at the prestigious College of Chinese Medicine in London, completing an Advanced Certificate in Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture.

2013 saw Dr Marina expand her practice to the beautiful and luxurious Armadale..

2017 brought the release of the first specially designed product – ‘SOL for the Soul’ Organic Magnesium formula, based on aqua botanicals and a unique blend of essential oils to promote detoxification and remineralization of the body.

Since then, 4 more products were created to enhance rejuvenation and for their specific healing benefits.

2019 She was awarded a bronze medal for her Immune Enhancing herbal formulation.

In 2021, the genesis of our “Peaceful Warrior“- Adaptogenic Stress Relief Formula marked a watershed moment, culminating in the prestigious accolade of a gold medal for its composition in functional medicine in 2022. Accompanying this achievement, our “Himalayan Sunrise”- Digestive Bliss and “Illuminate”- the Skin Detox Formula were honored with silver and bronze medals respectively, further affirming our commitment to holistic wellness.

The accolades continued to pour in, as the Australian Team Masters bestowed upon us the gold medal in 2023 for our Sleep and Relaxation Formula, “Sweet Surrender”. This accomplishment  was complemented by an additional trio of medals across diverse categories, solidifying our dedication to excellence in the realm of natural health and well-being.

In an inspired pursuit of innovation and a deep-seated commitment to patient well-being, Dr. Marina embarked on a transformative journey to confront the pervasive issue of blue light overexposure and its consequent anxiety.

The culmination of her vision is the OM Aura High Vibrational Mist, a testament to her pioneering spirit and dedication to holistic care. By harnessing the power of liquid crystal technology, this remarkable formulation offers a sanctuary of serenity, providing solace from the modern afflictions of stress and overwhelm, and illuminating a path toward renewed vitality and balance.

Presently, Dr. Marina is involved in a series of pop-up clinics throughout Australia, extending her healing touch to diverse communities.
Concurrently, she is working on several visionary projects poised to transcend boundaries, enriching the lives of countless individuals with her transformative interventions.

Dr.Marina Christov

The House of Life founder
BHSc Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese Herbal Medicine)
BHSc Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture)

More about Dr Marina Christov’s Journey

My original plan was to study law in Paris, and become a barrister like my mother. I always had an inner pull toward helping people, so it seemed like a fitting career. However, upon arriving in the French capital, I serendipitously
met a G.P. in a coffee shop, who was studying acupuncture.