Dr. Maryna Smolnikava immigrated from Belarus in 2004 to the East Coast where she finished a BA in Political Science and had a career in International recruiting for 7 years. In 2011 she decided to pursue her passion for medicine and attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego where she received Master of Science and Doctor of Chinese Medicine degrees.
She is devoted to studying different native traditions and extensively traveled across America, Peru, Bali, India, Colombia, Hawaii, Russia. She gained wisdom from different parts of the world and created her own unique approach to a transformational healing experience.
During her sessions she focuses on physical, mental and emotional traumas, reprogramming unhealthy belief systems and somatic patterns, pain management and trauma recovery. She works on body, mind, spirit levels to help realign energies and reprogram cell memory. Dr. Maryna incorporates sports/ortho techniques, five elements, somatic experiencing method, muscle release and nervous system reset, muscle testing, theta healing, etc. She is passionate about inspiring others to lead a healthy lifestyle and live lives that they deserve. She teaches concrete coping skills as well as providing health and wellness education to patients.
Philosophy: Health is the new wealth. Our physical health is closely related to our emotional and spiritual state. Unresolved emotions and stress dis-regulates our nervous system and creates blockages in the body’s mechanism that gives rise to a repetitive cycle of pain, injuries, anxiety, panic attacks, dissociation, etc. First we must address stress and tension resulting from any trauma and identify the belief system associated with it before the nervous system can return to homeostasis and then introduce to other types of therapies.