Owner and founder of Core Healing, Dr. Ryan Marshall, brings twenty plus years education to his clinic and teaching practice.
A long time disciple and instructor of Chinese Classic Healing Arts, Ryan's education and training far exceeding state and national licensing and certification standards.
He is a member of The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Alaska, and, licensed in Alaska and in multiple states, is an LAc., (Licensed Acupuncturist),
a Dipl. Ac., (Licensed Diplomate of Acupuncture), Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, (MATCM), and is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) .
He holds certifications and teaching credentials in multiple therapeutic
mind-body wellness practices, and
is fully fluent in English, y Español.
A state and national scholastic award recipient, and Dean's Honor Society graduate, Ryan first began medical studies to be a traditional medical doctor, following in the footsteps of his grandfather; distinguished surgeon Victor Politano. Sister Lindsay and sister-in-law Natalie also carry the family care-provider torch, as Occupational Therapists.
A brief allopathic training experience did not cement a western medicine path for Ryan however.
Dr. Ryan Marshall, DACM, LAc
Early life personal health challenges, and initial allopathic medical training gifted Ryan intimate insight into the human condition, compelling him to formal study of integrated medicine, with Eastern Asian based
holistic care as a specialty.
It was while studying in Europe, he made the commitment to
eastern medicine as a career.
Upon returning Stateside, Ryan toured several medical schools before choosing his Alma mater, noting his distinguished instructors there had authored many of the books in his growing reference library.
Ryan graduated with honors from a full-time four year eastern medicine studies, from California's prestigious Yo San University. Asked to continue on as a teacher there, as both clinical and academic faculty, he also served as
Associate Academic Dean for three years.
During this time, Ryan expanded his training in the world-renowned Ni Family Tradition of Chinese Medicine, in Zen, Taoist, Tibetan and Kayguü traditions of Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation, Indian Tantra and Vedic Sciences, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Energy Healing, with preeminent lineage-bearing master-teachers; studies and relationships he continues present day.
Invited to Anchorage to manage a wellness clinic, Ryan arrived to Anchorage, in 2006, and immediately connected with Alaska's stark natural beauty - particularly, the mountains - much like the Himalayas, where he'd considered making a home.
Ryan's retreat home deposits him at the literal edges of the Eagle River and
the foothills of the Chugach Range; which
satisfies his mountain affinity, and his partner's for water.
In his home studio,
Ryan practices daily mind-body disciplines that
strengthen his clinic work, and students' health.
Offering in-residence retreats workshops, weekly Chi Gong and Tai Chi classes
both in Anchorage, and when traveling, Ryan also
actively supports Alaska's healing arts community.
Ryan is an instructor for two state and hospital supported groups,
assisting and empowering addiction and trauma recovery.
This continues his strong personal and professional commitment to
improving the human condition, and
empowering others' health and spiritual evolutions.
This commitment has led to extended periods of immersion study,
with teachers chosen for their significant medical healing arts contributions - and in several countries, including Spain, Europe, Tibet, remote China; complete with an advanced in-residence internship and clinic position appointment there, and, to India, where Ryan continues travel, study and community service.