Dr. Marissa Hanthorn is a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. She supports her patients in regaining health and comfort using their own innate vital forces. Her areas of expertise include chronic infections, pain management, mental health, and women's health. She works with patients using naturopathic medicine in Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and fire cupping, craniosacral therapy, and pelvic floor therapy.
Education & Experience
Dr. Hanthorn attended the National University of Natural Medicine. She graduated in June 2019 with her master's in Oriental Medicine and her doctorate in naturopathic medicine (ND) in March 2020. Dr. Hanthorn attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and received a bachelor of arts degree in biology and Spanish in 2011 with a minor in chemistry. She went on to work in neurobiology research for several years while she also began medical school at NUNM. She managed projects on treatment with a ketogenic diet for epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. During her time at NUNM, she also received her massage license and continues to practice bodywork, especially craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, and visceral manipulation. Dr. Hanthorn is passionate about world travel and integrating those experiences for a better understanding of health. She has traveled internationally to study mental health and addiction, Thai traditional medicine and massage, and classical Chinese medicine, including herbal formulas and Qigong.
As a native Oregonian, Dr. Hanthorn still loves to get out and explore the Pacific Northwest with her two dogs, Howie and Lulu, and partner Dustin. On rainy weekends she might stay in reading or head out to sunny Central Oregon and visit family.