Marie Eclache came to the US from France at the age of 12, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 2003 when she was only 20. The results of the study she conducted in her last year, on the physiological effects of mindfulness meditation, were eventually published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine and have since been cited over 100 times.
Having suffered with several health problems as a child, and watching one of her siblings suffer with even more debilitating illness, and seeing no cure (or really even much help) for these particular problems in conventional treatment methods, Marie, already a keen reader, embarked early on a quest for knowledge in order to help herself and others get better. While still at McGill she began her studies of Aikido, Qi Gong and Tai Chi. After University, she became a certified Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher before starting classes on the 4 year Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program and internship at ACAOM in Houston.
In her first year, 2004, her special interest in women’s health led her to Eastern Harmony, where she helped manage the clinic for the next 3 years. It was also in that year that she met her husband Wes Hamner – in practice and in learning together ever since. After several years spent honing her skills with various highly-regarded teachers and a range of settings, including a rural set-up and a busy wellness center, Marie is happy to be back helping Eastern Harmony on its continued growth. She is currently pursuing classes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy to further enhance her treatment of emotional disorders like anxiety and depression.
In their little spare time, Marie and Wes volunteer for vetTRIIP, a non-profit organization which provides free multi-modal healing immersion sessions to veterans in need. They also enjoy getting away in nature with their 3 dogs.
Marie only sees patients at our Memorial City location.