Mariko Johnston, LAc (she/her)


Advanced Coursework:

  • Gynecology & Menstrual Disorders (Portland, OR)
  • Menopause & PCOS (Portland, OR)
  • Infertility (Portland, OR)
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Disorders (Portland, OR)
  • Acupuncture Orthopedics (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Pain Management with Advanced Auricular (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Korean Constitutional Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Advanced Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis (Seattle, WA)
  • Formula Writing (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Applied Facial Diagnosis (Portland, OR)
  • Plant in Ceremony: exploring traditional medicinal plants of the Pacific Northwest (Issaquah, WA)
  • Esoteric Acupuncture Foundations training with Dr. Mikio Sankey, PhD, LAc (Boulder, CO)
  • Reiki level 1 & 2 Certification (Seattle, WA)
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 (San Francisco, CA)

Currently Accepting/In-Network: Car & Bike Accidents, Workers Comp Claims, Patients choosing not to utilize insurance, Wellness Plans

Mariko's acupuncture specialties include addressing stress, anxiety, emotional wellness, and both men's and womens reproductive health using Classical Chinese Medicine, Neijing style Korean acupuncture and medical Qigong. Mariko has spent her career helping others in Health and Wellness working as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Fitness Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Reiki practitioner.

Mariko has always had a passion for helping others through their healing journeys. Her career began as a fitness coach and yoga instructor which opened the door to Chinese Medicine. Although she enjoyed optimizing the physical body, she did not feel it was diving deep enough to facilitate true healing. Mariko believes the human body has an innate ability to heal itself when allowed to reach optimal balance. Her philosophy is deeply rooted in addressing what is out of balance and optimizing the path for healing.

Mariko realized her draw to Chinese Medicine after training with a yogi who was also a doctor of Chinese Medicine. She was fascinated with this doctor’s ability to dive deep into all aspects of physiology including mind-body connection. Her beliefs aligned perfectly with her trainings which taught her how to treat illnesses by tracing the fundamental causes of physical and psychological imbalance and then use a multitude of modalities depending on the individual’s needs. Mariko uses a “whole person” approach to find the root cause of illness and determine which modalities are best suited for that person. She has a diverse and unique skill set which allows for optimal healing.

Mariko has a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, where she graduated with honors. She is currently working towards her doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in women’s health and aging populations. Mariko is experienced in working with a wide patient population as well as collaborating with other practitioners to effectively treat shared patients. She has a strong passion for learning and is consistently adding to her skill set through continued education.

  • North Portland Wellness Center

    “Mariko Johnston changed my quality of life. I was in severe pain, grouchy and almost unable to simply unbutton my shirt or pants due to inflammation in my joints and back. I also had digestion and prostate issues. I had been to multiple MD’s, specialists, physical therapists and chiropractors and all of those professionals came to the same conclusion…. take pain meds daily and to take other medications that had awful side effects that just exaggerated my digestive and prostate issues with no real solution.

    Then I found Mariko. I felt relief on the very first visit and I have continued to feel relief on each visit thereafter. She is patient, knowledgeable, professional and unbelievably intuitive in her work and she has reduced my pain considerably. There is no need for pain medications or prescriptions with her wholistic approach to wellness. I am completely amazed by what she has been able to accomplish with my specific health needs and there are no prescription medications with damaging side effects in her approach.

    Mariko will always be my wellness provider and has a client for life. ”

  • North Portland Wellness Center

    “When I became a client of Mariko Johnston, I was suffering from extreme and sudden headaches. My primary physician wanted to prescribe anti inflammatories and muscle relaxers to control the pain and swelling. I tried massage therapy and chiropractic therapies to no avail and was taking 200-400 mg of Ibuprofen daily, icing my neck regularly and losing sleep.
    Not only did Mariko clear these headaches over a one month period with no pharmaceuticals, she also helped me with providing relief from my hot flashes and increased my overall blood circulation.
    Mariko's professionalism, insights and aptitude for listening to her patients makes her the best in her industry.
    I highly recommend Mariko. ”

  • North Portland Wellness Center

    “This is a fantastic recommendation!”

    CEO, John Doe Corp