Dr. Marina's Story
With 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.
With practicing Chinese Medicine for over 20 years, Dr. Marina's wealth of knowledge and wisdom shines through her vibrant personality, embodying more than just a 'regular' doctor. Often referred to as a mentor by her patients, Dr. Marina's passion lies within her drive to help people regain optimal health through her holistic approach.
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 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 oolong 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 relocate her clinic to Armadale. The new clinic has a more luxurious and open plan with beautiful natural lighting, where she now has the space to host interactive and engaging workshops and seminars to educate the public.
2017 brought the release of a specially designed product – ‘SOL for the Soul’ Organic Magnesium Bath Salts. This healing formula is sourced exclusively from the Dead Sea and is combined with a unique blend of essential oils and aqua botanicals to promote a deep feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation. As an extension of this brand, Dr Marina will also be launching an alternate Anti-Ageing SOL solution, as well as supporting magnesium sprays.
Dr Marina is now also undertaking exciting collaborations with leading health experts and businesses, and is supporting brands such as Divine by Therese Kerr, Elle Macpherson's Super Elixir and Loving Earth; who are offering certified organic, whole food supplements and beauty & personal care products.
Dr Marina is passionate about extending her knowledge through seminars and is always excited in educating the wider community. She is currently completing a new project that will add ‘Published Author’ to her list of credentials.
The House of Life founder
BHSc Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese Herbal Medicine)
BHSc Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture)