645 Ridgely Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401

Practitioner of the Week – Peter Marinakis, Ph.D, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.C.H. (NCCAOM)

Peter is a cofounder of Full Circle Healing Arts and holds a Master of Acupuncture Degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute where he is a senior faculty member. He also earned a PhD in clinical psychology. He is the founder and first clinical director of the Community Health Initiative (CHI), at one time operating community health sites with the City of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is past president of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM); past president of the Maryland Acupuncture Society (MAS); past commissioner for the National Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACCOM), and a certified trainer for the National Association of Detox Acupuncture (NADA).


Peter has a long history in the healthcare field spanning some three decades. Before starting his practice in Oriental Medicine in the mid 1980s, he was a clinical psychologist in private practice. As a psychologist he also worked with the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, Bethesda Navel Hospital and the National Institutes of Health, to name a few, all in the capacity of consultant in the fields of addiction, organizational development, clinical rehabilitation, personality development, and family, individual and group therapy.


In his practice at Full Circle Healing Arts, Peter especially loves working with children and seniors. His reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate practitioner is only surpassed by his ability to get to the “heart of the matter” with each of his patients. While he brings extensive experience and insight to his intellectual endeavors of teaching, lecturing, and community wellness, his favorite place to be is working in the garden and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


"I am a mother of 4 active children. Their sports--gymnastics, ice hockey, soccer and rugby--are all high impact and inevitably result in fractures, sprains and muscle trauma. Acupuncture speeds the recovery time and always increases...

– PK


FULL CIRCLE Healing Arts

645 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-266-9370
Fax: 410-266-3902