Acupuncture in Bryn Mawr
Great news Bryn Mawr residents! The Present Sage Acupuncture services Bryn Mawr and the surrounding areas on the Main Line.
Owner MaryFatimah Weening is a Pennsylvania-licensed and nationally board-certified Acupuncturist trained in the classical tradition of Five Element Acupuncture. She has also studied with master practitioners Kiiko Matsumoto and Jeffrey Yuen and implements their styles (Japanese acupuncture and classical Chinese Medicine) into her treatments as needed. Her work as an acupuncturist stems from the desire to help patients heal and establish meaningful change in their lives.
Now in her 8th year of practice, her experience as a practitioner has shown that health is always present in each person on a deep level, and the work of healing is one of removing blocks and layers that the body and mind has accumulated and are preventing its full expression.
Your First Acupuncture Visit
In the Five Element Tradition your first visit is referred to as Traditional Diagnosis. We will discuss your goals, your medical and social history and conduct a physical examination according to eastern medical principles. This includes listening to the pulses, looking at the tongue, and palpating the abdomen along certain meridians. This one and a half to two-hour session also includes a first needle treatment. Many people are surprised that the needle sensation is not similar to the needles you experience at your doctors office. The sensation may be experienced as a tingling, numbness, or dull ache. Most people find treatment to be very relaxing and often take a 15-20 nap once needles are in.
Follow up and maintenance treatments are approximately sixty minutes. Wellness coaching helps to guide your next steps and help to maintain the benefits of acupuncture treatments. Pulse reading, meridian palpation and other techniques are administered as well. Fine needles and moxa, a restorative herb, may then be applied along the acupuncture points.
These recommendations will help you maximize the benefit of your sessions: