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.