Gina Marcin is a life-long Chicago resident, and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University in 1996. She graduated as Certified Medicinal Herbalist and Acupuncture Therapist from The Chicago College of Healing Arts in 2003. She obtained her Master’s of Nursing in Midwifery through the University of Illinois in 2013. She is a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse in Illinois and Board Certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board. She has also been board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and an Illinois licensed acupuncturist since 2004. She has been studying Western botanical medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1998, and became a professional member of the American Herbalists’ Guild in 2006. Her specialties are women’s health, pregnancy, childbirth, and pain management. Gina has worked as a certified nurse-midwife in the out-of-hospital birth setting, as well as in hospital-based practices. She has given a variety of educational lectures about midwifery, acupuncture, and herbal medicine over the last 16 years, and continues to pursue education in complementary medical modalities in order to integrate holistic approaches and treatments into her medical practice.
In her free time, Gina enjoys spending time with her cats, or outdoors, bike riding, gardening, and camping with her husband. She is also a volunteer board member for Herbal Education, Inc., a not-for-profit organization which hosts an annual family-centered herbal education event. Prior to focusing her life career on health professions, she worked in the accounting world for over 12 years, which allows her to run her small private acupuncture practice, and her husband’s home inspection/handyman business.