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Gina Marcin - Acupuncturist

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Gina Marcin, CNM, L.Ac., RH AHG

near Foster & Elston
Chicago, Illinois · 773.835.1505

Gina Marcin - Acupuncturist


Gina is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Nurse Midwife, an Illinois State Licensed Acupuncturist, a Certified Herbal Counselor and a professional member of the American Herbalists' Guild. She helps people heal by using the "Traditional Chinese Medicine" model of diagnosis. Once the problem has been determined, she treats them with acupuncture and its adjunctive therapies: moxibustion, phytotherapy / medicinal herbalism, as well as dietary and nutritional advice. Her approach is to treat from a "holistic" perspective - meaning the whole person - body, mind and spirit.


CURRICULUM VITAE
Gina Marcin, CNM, L.Ac., RH AHG

OBJECTIVE:

Licensed Acupuncturist and Professional Herbalist
Certified Nurse-Midwife
Specialty - women's health, pregnancy and childbirth, and pain management.


EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATIONS:

Certified Nurse Midwife, June 2013. American Midwifery Certification Board

Master of Science, Nurse-Midwifery, June 2011 - May 2013
University of Illinois, Chicago

Registered Nursing License, July 2011
State of Illinois

Acupuncture License, July 2004
State of Illinois

Diplomate in Acupuncture, January 2004
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Diplomate in Acupuncture / Acupuncture Therapist, December 2003
Chicago College of Healing Arts and Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing

Professional Medical Herbalist, November 2006
American Herbalists Guild

Certified Medicinal Herbalist, March 2003
Chicago College of Healing Arts

Supervised Clinical Training - Nurse-Midwifery, 2011 - 2013
Women's Health Associates, University of Illinois Hospital,
Childbirth The Way Nature Intended, Inc. (home birth practice). 810 Total Hours

Supervised Clinical Training - Nursing, 2010-2011
University of Illinois Hospital, John H. Stroger Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital,
Fantus Health Clinics of Cook County. 1215 Total Hours

Supervised Clinical Training - Herbalism and Acupuncture, 1999 - 2003
Chicago College of Healing Arts Student Clinic and Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing
540 Total Hours

Beginning Astrology, December 1999
Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing

Energetic Healing Techniques - Level I, October 1999
Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing

Emergency Medical Technician Training Course, December 1996
Columbus Hospital

Bachelor of Science, Honors, Magna Cum Laude, May 1996
Loyola University Chicago
Concentrations: Biology (major), Psychology (minor)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American College of Nurse Midwives

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing

Birthlink Professional Network

Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

American Herbalists Guild - professional member


GENERAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SOCIETIES:

Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
Chicago Volunteer Doulas
American Botanical Council
Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honors Society
Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honors Society
Golden Key National Honors Society
National Honors Society


PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AND LECTURE EXPERIENCE:

Herbs and Essential Oils for Use in Pregnancy
Northern Illinois Home Birth Meetup Group, Libertyville, Illinois - February, 2013

Acupuncture and Women's Health
American College of Nurse Midwives Illinois Affiliate Meeting, Chicago, Illinois - February, 2012

Acupressure and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum
Chicago Volunteer Doulas, Chicago, Illinois – September, 2011

Acupressure for Labor and Delivery
Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois – April, 2011

Instructor, June 2002 - May 2004
Chicago College of Healing Arts
Courses: Medicine Making I and II, Medicine Making Lab I and II,
Independent Certificate Project - Medicine Making (Supervisor),
Botanical Field Studies, Materia Medica I and II

Assistant Instructor, June 2001 - June 2002
Chicago College of Healing Arts
Courses: Medicine Making Lab I and II


Herbal First Aid Lecture

Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing, Chicago, Illinois
Healing Fair, September 2002

Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie, Illinois - June 2003

Glastonbury Nature Sanctuary, Indiana
Autumn Heat Festival, August 2004

Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana
Beltane Festival, May 2005


Introductory Medicinal Plant Identification and Uses Lecture

Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana
Beltane Festivals May 2004 and May 2005


Herbs for Mom and Baby Lecture

Bloom Yoga Studio, June 2006


Introductory Medicine Making Lecture and Demonstration
Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana, Herb Conference, August 2007

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Self-Employed - present
* Chicago Volunteer Doulas, May 2011 - present
      Volunteer doula for low-income women giving
      birth with midwife practices at Illinois Masonic Hospital,
      St. Mary's Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital,
      and University of Illinois Hospital.
* Herbal Counselor, December 1998 - present
* Medicinal Herbalist, March 2003 - present
* Illinois Licensed Acupuncturist - July 2004 - present
* Professional Doula - April 2011 - present

Laughing Ladybug - Botanicals and Spagyric Tinctures (online herbal business)
January 2005 - present
Herbal Formula Consultant

Weltman Bernfield, LLC
January 2007 - December 2009
Income tax preparation, accounting, assistant office manager

Homemakers Supply, Inc.
December 2006 - December, 2007
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Wiseman, Leader, Adler & Bolnick, LLC
March 2007 - December 2007
Income tax preparation, accounting

The Nutmeg Group, LLC, Philly Financial, LLC and Law Offices of Randall S. Goulding
July 2005 - June 2006
Administrative Assistant for venture capital firms and law offices

The Adler Group, LLC - Certified Public Accountants
June 2004 - July 2005
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Natural Scents Aromatherapy
June 2004 - September 2004
Assistant to Aromatherapist

Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing / Chicago College of Healing Arts
June 2002 - May 2004
Instructor for: Medicine Making, Botanical Field Studies, Materia Medica
Herbal Pharmacy Director

Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing / Chicago College of Healing Arts
June 2001 - June 2002
Assistant Medicine Making Instructor; Assistant Herbal Pharmacy Director

Adler Drobny Fischer, LLC - Certified Public Accountants
June 1991 - June 2002
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

LGM, LLC
September 1996 - January 1998
Medical Technician/Receptionist

The Hangge Uppe, Inc.
December 1995 - August 1996
Bartender/Server