Dr. Marisa Houser

Dr. Marisa Houser


Dr. Houser, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist.

She earned a Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Certified

She also studied at the Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the largest out-patient TCM hospital in Shenyang, China where she earned a certificate for her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Lyme Disease Mentorship Under Dr. Hinchey
While completing her studies at the University of Bridgeport, Dr. Houser was mentored by Tao Vitality’s very own Dr. Hinchey in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease and other co-infections.

Giving Back To Underserved Communities
Dr. Houser is passionate about giving back to underserved communities. Prior to medical school, she spent time as a breastfeeding coach in conjunction with a local hospital and a community outreach office.

During school, she spent many of her clinical training hours working with patients in community clinic settings, including a rehabilitation center for those afflicted with addiction.

Currently, Dr. Houser is in the planning and networking stages to discover how she can now help the underserved in our own communities.

Personal Activities
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children and two dogs, exploring nature, and camping.

Acupuncture and Lyme

Virtual Pre-Recorded Presentation | Will Be Available On Our App

Summary of Lecture: Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Despite that, there is still much opportunity for proper diagnosis and treatment. As Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, we see patients with many different ailments. We may often be the first person they seek out for their ailments. With this in mind, it is important to be well versed in the proper clinical approach to diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and Co-infections. This presentation aims to guide you through symptomology, labs, diagnosis, and treatment from a TCM point of view with a Naturopathic background.

Key Learning Points of Lecture: Symptoms of Tick-Borne Diseases (TBD) Proper testing and Diagnosis of TBD Understanding of Gu Syndrome Treatment of TBD's with Acupuncture/Moxa TCM Dietary recommendations for TBD's


Acupuncture and Lyme (Virtual Pre-Recorded Presentation - TBA)