Marianne Schat is a graduate of the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) and received her Masters degree in Acupuncture in 2000. She maintained a private practice in Seattle for four years while continuing her Acupuncture and Cranial Sacral Therapy training with her teacher and mentor Gail Ptacek. In 2004 Marianne moved to North Carolina and opened a private practice in Durham. While in Durham she became proficient in the treatment of allergies and added that to her specialties of treating back pain and migraines. She recently moved to Austin, Texas where she completed additional training in Chinese Herbs at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA). Marianne is now licensed by the Texas Medical Board, and board certified by the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Marianne is looking forward to growing her practice and getting to know the people in and around Austin, Texas.