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The functional medicine approach to health identifies and treats the imbalances in the body that are the root causes of troubling symptoms and chronic disease. One important root cause leading to ill health is an imbalance in “Chi”, the energetic health force that flows through the body.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture are ancient forms of healing that are over 5000 years old, and today the World Health Organization confirms that over 100 medical conditions can be successfully treated with Acupuncture. In fact, acupuncture treatments have been proven in medical studies to reduce systemic inflammation, which is the underlying imbalance found in almost all complex chronic illness. 

It is for these reasons that Dr. Goldman has asked Marisa Anaya, M.S., L.Ac., creator of Modern Meridians Acupuncture, to join his professional team.  Trained in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine and a doctoral candidate at the prestigious Pacific College of Health and Science, Marisa is uniquely suited to work alongside Dr. Goldman.

In addition to treating all aspects of Women’s Health (menopausal symptoms, infertility, fibroids, pelvic pain, hormone imbalance), Marisa helps patients struggling with digestive issues, fatigue, headaches, muscle pain, anxiety, and stress. Additionally, she is a renowned authority in the cosmetic aspects of acupuncture and microcurrent technology, creating a facial rejuvenation program that is so successful that she has been asked to design and teach protocols for other leading practitioners and acupuncture businesses. 

To learn more about Marisa and her services, visit her website:

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Testimonials from several of Marisa’s clients:

I must shout out to the world that Marisa Anaya has changed my life.
I originally came to Marisa because of her sterling reputation in cosmetic acupuncture and holistic facial rejuvenation. That reputation is definitely well-deserved, as I now look younger with facial muscles that have regained their youthful integrity as well as an overall vibrant appearance I thought I could never recapture. However, what makes Marisa such an extraordinary practitioner, is that she is so much more than a superb cosmetic acupuncturist. Marisa has found a way to blend her expert knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine with her interest in Functional Medicine and Nutrition, such that my nagging medical symptoms have now been completely gone for over a year. Thanks to Marisa's skills, compassion and knowledge, combined with her comprehensive approach to health and wellness, I have regained my health, energy and positive outlook on life.


— Annaliisa McGlinn, MD, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist


Seeing Marisa is a truly nourishing experience. With the most unbelievably kind, gentle spirit, she is a true gem - extremely knowledgeable, uplifting, generous, supportive and an overall wonderful person. 

Marisa doesn’t just treat the symptom, she treats the whole self. The acufacial treatments are relaxing and the results I get are astounding. Not only do they make me feel and look good, but I also leave her office feeling empowered, with a huge improvement in my energy levels, mood, and overall wellness.

Always many steps ahead of current trends in beauty and wellness, Marisa has gone above and beyond to help me. She has taught me so much and was a catalyst for a major lifestyle overhaul.
While I now live across the country, on my trips back to New York, Marisa is my first phone call.

— Eileen C., Fashion Writer


Marisa is the most talented acupuncturist I have ever seen! She is a bit of a magician. Marisa has helped me rebalance my body after health challenges, heal old scars and soften facial wrinkles. I always leave her treatments feeling better and looking better than when I arrived. She takes great pride in her work and brings energy, focus and expertise to her treatments. I feel so lucky to have found her!

— Stacy C., Marketing Executive


It's been over ten years since I started acupuncture wellness sessions with Marisa. She always creates a welcoming, supportive and calming atmosphere that immediately sets me at ease. Not only has her expertise been indispensable in helping reduce my hot flashes, her facial rejuvenation services are AMAZING. Marisa’s warm personality and clear knowledge of Eastern tradition are a gift that everyone needs to experience.

— Fran A., Financial Analyst

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