Marie Kastner, L.Ac.

Marie Kastner, L.Ac.

col-marie-400Marie Kastner is an Acupuncturist and Herbalist licensed by the California State Board. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, she practiced in Europe as a Physical Therapist in the field of Neurology. Marie began Acupuncture training in Beijing, China, and completed her degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. Since 1989, she has been in Private Practice combining her knowledge in Physical Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine, creating a unique blend of Eastern and Western therapies to promote healing and prevent illness.

Marie specializes in both pain management, including acute and neuromuscular conditions of the spine and extremities, and gynecological disorders affecting women, such as premenstrual syndrome, menopause, endometriosis, infertility, and pregnancy. She is also involved in the evaluation and treatment of stress related conditions such as tension and migraine headaches, insomnia, depression and anxiety.

Private Practice

1989 – 1993 > Park Blvd. Health Center, San Diego, California
1994 – 1996 > East West Center for Health, San Diego, California
1996 – Present > Circle of Living Wellness Center, San Diego, California


1981 > Physical Therapist, Professor Paul Volger School – Berlin, Germany
1989 > California Acupuncture Board, Acupuncture License

Professional Experience

1982 – 1983 > Physical Therapist, Canton Hospital – Winterthur, Switzerland
1983 – 1985 > Physical Therapist, Karolinska University Hospital – Stockholm, Sweden
1985 > Internship, International School of Acupuncture – Beijing, China
1996 – 1997 > San Diego Youth & Community Services, acupuncture group sessions – San Diego, California
1997 – 1998 > Cardio-Pulmonary Wellness Center, Acupuncture Wellness program – La Mesa, California
1999 – 2000 > American Specialty Health Insurance, Acupuncture disciplinary committee – San Diego, California
2005 – 2006 > San Diego Sports Medicine & Family Health Center, Acupuncture Wellness program – San Diego, California
2007 – 2012 > Professor of Facial Rejuvenation and Theory at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego Campus, California
2009 – 2012 > Suvivors of Torture International, Acupuncture Wellness program – San Diego, California