Essential Wellness is a Holistic Centre based in Sunny San Diego, in the heart of Bankers Hill. It is founded by Marianna Godes L.Ac.

I specialize in the treatment of chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, gastro-intestinal health, thyroid health and more.

About Marianna Godes L.Ac

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of Functional Medicine. I have been involved in the Holistic Health industry since 2000. 

I started my quest to learn as much as I could about health and wellness as a way to heal my own chronic pain issues. I have been battling migraines for most of my life having had my first episode as a very young child. After deciding that traditional allopathic care wasn’t for me, I decided to try alternative treatments to alleviate my symptoms. This is how I started to become interested in studying alternative medicine.

I started my training in massage therapy and attended Mueller School of Holistic Health, where I got my HHP in Asian massage techniques..

I traveled to China to hone my skills in Tuina, a Traditional Chinese Medicinal massage technique. I studied at the Beijing Tuina Hospital where I was immersed in the philosophy of the medicine.

I continued my studies and attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. I graduated in 2008 with my Masters in Chinese Medicine, (MSTOM). I became a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California.

I continued to broaden my education and knowledge base and began to study Functional Medicine. This offered me the skills needed to treat my most complex patients.

I chose to specialize in chronic degenerative diseases because of my own personal experience with chronic illness. I feel this offers me some insight into what it takes to unravel the complex web that is at the root of chronic disease.

My path is to help others attain a life of better health, more energy, less pain and everything in between.