Please note: Our clinic is temporarily closed for in-office visits to help prevent the spread of COVID 19. Consultations by phone and Zoom are available for all patients.

Licensed acupuncturist Mary Fatimah Weening is offering health and wellness coaching over the phone and Zoom.   Meditation, Acupressure, Qi Gong for lung health and increased immunity can be taught but sessions are tailored to each patients needs.  For resources related to immune system health please read our most recent newsletter.  We intend to re-open for in-office acupuncture visits in April and look forward to seeing you then.  Please stay healthy and well!

We treat the whole family, working with both adults and children. Acupuncture treatments are formulated to meet the unique needs of each patient. Schedule your appointment today!

HSA (Health Savings Accounts) and FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) cards are accepted forms of payment for acupuncture treatments.  

Insurance patients: Our office can provide you with a superbill to submit for insurance reimbursement.  Payment is due at the time of service.

MaryFatimah Weening, Licensed Acupuncturist L.Ac. Dipl.Ac. M.A. Oriental Medicine

“What I enjoy most is helping you feel like yourself again.  Acupuncture and holistic medicine goes beyond pain relief, although it’s ability to help you feel better should not be underestimated.  But by understanding your symptoms and why they surface, the meaning of dis-ease within the greater context or your life, this medicine can help you move through blocks to healing and live your life to the fullest.”

Areas of practice focus: women’s heath, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and gastrointestinal health.  Empowering patients to maintain balance with greater awareness of the links between emotional and physical health. 

Mary Fatimah completed her graduate degree (Master of Acupuncture) and opened her acupuncture practice in 2010.  She completed advanced studies in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2013 and received a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine.

Mary Fatimah’s approach is relationship-centered with each patient. Chinese Medicine is predicated on the interconnectedness of the mind and body and treatments often address physical, emotional and mental blockages to health.

MaryFatimah’s studies with advanced clinicians and scholars in the field
of Oriental Medicine such as Heiner Fruehauf, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, Kiiko
Matsumoto and Grand Master Nan Lu continue to inform her clinical
practice. In 2017 she studied in China with several classical lineage
holders of Chinese Medicine specializing in Acupuncture, herbal
medicine, and Daoist self-healing qi gong and meditation.

MaryFatimah has practiced acupuncture for 10 years, and is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, and nationally board-certified by the NCCAOM. She holds a B.A. from Smith College in American Studies and Fine Art, and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health.


What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Women's Health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Individualized treatments tailored to address your concerns.  Using an East Asian medicine assessment, treatments are designed to ease pain physically, mentally, and emotionally, restoring health and a sense of well being.   Many people are surprised to find that Acupuncture treatments are relaxing and often painless. It is not uncommon for patients to take a 20-30 minute nap on the heated treatment table.  Restorative treatments last about 60 minutes.

Acupuncture Extended Sessions with Wellness Coaching

Acupuncture is widely recognized for pain relief, but it also offers the capacity for deeper understanding of symptoms as the body’s wisdom.  When you understand the language of your symptoms, they become valuable messengers steering you back towards balance.  Wellness Coaching with Acupuncture allows more time to dive into conversation around the mind-body connection inherent in East Asian Medicine, as it relates to your condition.  Anchoring wellness practices such as meditation or qi gong instruction may be offered, as these tools that help get to healing the root of recalcitrant symptoms.  Sessions from 75-90 minutes.

Shiatsu Massage

For those seeking massage alongside pain relief that is anchored in the mind-body principles of East Asian Medicine, shiatsu is an ideal therapy.  60 and 90 minute sessions are offered.


Why The Present Sage

We chose the name: The Present Sage Acupuncture because we believe that each person has innate wisdom that can guide them back to a state of health. 

Healing within the framework of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is not something that is performed solely by the doctor or practitioner.  Much of the power to fully heal is in the patient’s hands.  For example, during a course of treatment for headaches it may become clear that the primary cause of the headaches is an imbalance in the energy of the liver (“Liver Qi Stagnation” in Chinese Medicine).  

Liver Qi stagnation often relates to our relationship with expression of emotions and anger in particular.  Examining how to healthfully express and process emotion, or changing a situation that is causing frustration and anger in one’s life may be important in maintaining wellness.

This is just one example of how each patient can be involved in their own healing process.  The role of the practitioner is to provide the best guidance and support in the healing process so that the body, mind and spirit can recover and regain balance. 



Our Acupuncture Philosophy

Being well does not mean never being sick or in pain.  Often symptoms (such as pain) are clues from the body that a change and treatment are needed.  Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help you translate your body’s symptoms into a plan of care. 

Mt. QingCheng Sichuan Province China
Mt. QingCheng, China photo: MaryFatimah Weening

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