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

MaryFatimah Weening has been in private practice as a licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncturist for over 10 years. After attending Smith College for undergraduate studies, she received her Masters of East Asian Medicine from the oldest acupuncture graduate program in the United States, Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health) with a focus in Classical Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture.  She also incorporates Japanese palpation-based Acupuncture into her clinical practice.

MaryFatimah works in collaboration with primary care doctors, specialists, physical therapists, and therapists. 

She offers acupuncture for a wide array of conditions but with a focus on:

  • Acupuncture for Pain Management: recovery from acute and chronic pain conditions, such as neck, shoulder, back pain, tendonitis, sciatica, headaches, muscular, myofascial and neuropathic pain.  Acupuncture also helps to regulate the nervous system and reduce inflammation. The adrenal fatigue, anxiety and stress which often accompany chronic pain and illness are also treated though acupuncture.
  • Acupuncture for Mind and Mood: stress relief, anxiety, and depression or low mood.
  • Acupuncture for Wellness. Once the body has recovered, acupuncture can help maintain health and balance, as well as manage stress and the relatively minor imbalances that result from daily life. Acupuncture is also helpful in supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. Many people also experience increased energy and longevity with acupuncture as well.  Seasonal Horary treatments are also offered to help each constitutional type (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood) achieve the greatest harmony and resonance in each season.  
  • Acupuncture for Creative Health. In MaryFatimah’s clinical and personal experience, restoring creativity is also side effect of acupuncture. When the qi (energy) is balanced, natural expression is restored. However it is noted here specifically because this area of focus is not something many people would consider under the realm of acupuncture. Having worked with artists, writers, and other frustrated creatives to help them get “unstuck” and progress in their creative process, MaryFatimah loves working with clients to help them realize creative projects.
  • Chronic Illnesses: management and support, in collaboration with your primary doctor and/or other specialists, and nutritionist (recommended). Recalcitrant illnesses that have not been responsive to other standard treatments, may be managed and/or eased when working with a team of integrative healthcare providers. Acupuncture diagnostic assessments identify organ systems in need of support, helping the body to heal naturally.

Part of MaryFatimah’s approach includes patient education—she aims to empower each patient in their recovery by providing patients understanding of how their body heals and how to continue to support their healing process as a lifestyle. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is predicated upon the inherent connection of the mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Any condition (i.e. back pain, PTSD, PMS) can be a reason for seeking treatment, but many patients find other areas in their life change as well. For example, a patient whose primary reason for seeking treatment was for sciatica and neck pain may also find that with a course of treatment they also are sleeping better, have greater energy, and are less worried or stressed in their daily life.

MaryFatimah’s post-graduate studies with advanced clinicians and scholars in the field continue to inform her clinical practice.  While Acupuncture itself is several thousands of years old, there is continual clinical research and learning in the field. She has had the privilege of studying with teachers such as Heiner Fruehauf, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, Kiiko Matsumoto and Grand Master Nan Lu. In 2017 she studied in China with several classical lineage holders of Chinese Medicine specializing in Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Daoist qi gong and meditation.

Having experienced the life-changing effects of Acupuncture firsthand, MaryFatimah loves sharing the healing power of East Asian Medicine with others.  She lives in Chester County with her husband, Noah and their nearly-human dog, Percy.


Our Acupuncture Philosophy

Healing is always possible, and the body will heal itself given the right conditions. Symptoms are not issues in of themselves – they are messengers from the body or mind that attention is needed to restore balance.  Resolving symptoms involves looking at the root cause of distress or dis-ease.  Being truly present with the body, mind, and spirit, we allow healing to occur.  Rather than forcing something to happen, we remove the blocks and impediments to the body’s natural healthy state.  

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

As of September 2020, we are offering acupuncture home visits for existing patients. 

We are excited to see you again!

The following are some of the new procedures we’re incoporating to help keep our communities safe and healthy:

  • Masks must be worn at all times by patient and practitioner.

  • No-contact temperature checks and oximeter readings are taken in the waiting room before each treatment.

  • Appointments are staggered to allow for cleaning and sanitizing of treatment rooms and common spaces using EPA-approved, hospital grade disinfectants.

  • With the exception of family members of the same household, one patient is seen at a time.

  • Better ventilation and air purification: Molekule air purifiers are now in each treatment room as well as reception.  Molekule’s patented technology “breaks down pollutants at a molecular level, including VOCs, bacteria, mold, viruses, and allergens. By using nanotechnology, PECO is able to destroy pollutants 1000 times smaller than the standard filters must meet to qualify as HEPA.”

  • Patients are asked to wait in their car and text or call the clinic when they arrive.

  • There are new contact-free payment options.  There is also still the option to bring a check for payment, which can be made out ahead of time to: The Present Sage Acupuncture

  • Emails are sent out ahead of time reminding patients to check for any symptoms related to COVID 19 and to reschedule if they are not feeling well, and to contact their primary care doctor.

  • Use of online booking is preferred to reschedule after your in-office appointment.

Thank you for all your support and cooperation during these challenging times.  As a general reminder for nearly all patients: acupuncture can help manage stress and anxiety and navigating difficult life transitions.  We are here for to help.  Please stay healthy and well!


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Intention behind the Name: The Present Sage Acupuncture

This practice was called The Present Sage Acupuncture because we wanted to convey that our innate wisdom is always present and guiding us.  The healing technologies of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine help you tune into your body’s wisdom, the extraordinary healing capacity of the body and mind, and your inner knowing to recover your health and sense of wellbeing.


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