Board Certification

  • Acupuncture Physician

Areas of Expertise

  • Patient Education
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Pain Management
  • JCAHO/HIPAA Compliance
  • Electronic Medical Record
  • Medical & Anatomy Terminology
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Organizational Leadership


Medical School

UJMD- Ministry of Public Health
General Physician-Primary Medical Care, Doctor of Medicine
Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado
Doctor of Medicine
Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Graduate School

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Pacific College of Health and Science

Undergraduate School

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine
Master of Science in Acupuncture
Fairfax, VA

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
Fairfax, VA


Expert Consultant at the RCT of Self-Acupressure Intervention on improving functional and symptom outcomes among Black and Latina Breast Cancer Survivors | 2021 – Present – Georgetown University

“Evaluation of an Experimental Model of Atherosclerosis developing hypercholesterolemia in rabbits” (Dissertation)

Doctoral Thesis | “Universidad Dr. Jose Matias | Delgado, El Salvador

“The International Study of Wheezing in Infants; questionnaire validation”

“Universidad de Murcia”, Spain at the “Hospital Nacional San Rafael”| El Salvador


Armstrong S, Wang JH, Liu GH, Arieta C, Thomas M, Geng S, Fritz Z, He AR, Noel MS, Weinberg

BA, Marshall J. (2022). Feasibility of Acupressure Intervention to Improve Chemotherapy-Related Symptoms and Functioning Among Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, January 20-22, 2022, San Francisco, Abstract 657.

DOI: c10.1200/JCO.2022.40.4_suppl.657
“Acupressure Intervention to Improve Chemotherapy- related Side Effects and Functioning of Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancers”, a pilot study sponsored by the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers in the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center | March- June 2021

“Pilot Testing of Self-Acupressure Intervention to Improve Functional and Symptom Outcomes among Black and Latina Breast Cancer Survivors”, an ongoing pilot study sponsored by National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) for Wake Forest Research Base Funds. | 10/2020-12/2022

Arieta C, “Multiple Sclerosis”, Academic Journal: “Sinapsis – UJMD”, Vol. 4, May, El Salvador | 2010

Arieta C, “Ecstasy” (MDMA- drug abuse), AKADEMOS, University’s Journal, Vol. 2, no. 7, Mayo-Agosto. UJMD, El Salvador | 2009


Dr. Arieta considers Medicine an art and by understanding our pathophysiological processes; a healthcare practitioner is able to provide a comprehensive approach treating the patient as a whole, while focusing on reinforcing their inner strength and balance. She is a licensed Acupuncturist and has found in this practice of medicine, a unique body of knowledge offering patients a complementary and alternative medical approach to comfort and healing. She is convinced that every single patient can benefit from acupuncture and thinks it would improve their overall quality of life.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and she loves hiking!