Alon Marcus received his licensed acupuncturist degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California in 1984, and his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree from SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, California in 1986.
He also trained in Japan and China, where he served his internship at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Municipal Hospital in Guangzhou. He trained extensively in Orthopaedic and Osteopathic medicines with several physicians.
Dr. Marcus has published numerous articles in both Eastern and Western medical journals and the books Acute Abdominal Syndromes Their Diagnosis & Treatment According to Combined Chinese-Western Medicine (Blue Poppy Press 1991); Musculoskeletal Disorders: Healing Methods from Chinese Medicine, Orthopaedic Medicine and Osteopathy (North Atlantic Books 1998); Foundations for Integrative Musculoskeletal Disorders An East-West Approach (North Atlantic Books 2004).
In 1995 he became a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He has lectured internationally and taught courses in complementary orthopedics for several years. In 1997 he was named Educator of the Year by the American Association of Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Marcus is currently in private practice in Oakland and San Ramon, California.