Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture is the acupuncture practice of Marni Adhikari, M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac. Her office is located in Essex Junction, Vermont. For more information on our location, take a look at our Map and Directions page. Marni has been in practice since 2009 and is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist. She has a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University for Integrative Health and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from The College of Wooster. Marni is certified as a Diplomat of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is certified in Clean Needle Technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). She is also the first Certified Provider of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncture (CPHPCA) in the state of Vermont. Additionally, Marni has been Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB), and is trained as a yoga instructor and meditation teacher. Currently, Marni is a member of the Vermont Acupuncture Association, the NCCAOM Academy of Diplomates, the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Integrative Medicine & Holistic Health Association, and the National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturists.
Marni understands that wellness is a way of being that involves more than lack of symptoms. She believes that wellness includes knowing and acting on your strengths, and knowing your weaknesses so as to be able to prevent dis-ease in the future. Through this comes a resilience to stress and a passion for life. A person who is truly well walks the path they were meant to walk, and freely and easily gives of their own particular gifts to life.
Marni knows that each individual seeking help has different needs. Some like to talk, while others prefer to let their body's signs and symptoms speak for them. Some want to know more about lifestyle changes that can benefit their long term health, while others don't care to have this be part of the conversation. She considers each person to be the 'expert' on themselves, and believes that her job is to partner with her patients to learn more about the bigger picture of what is going on, and how each can achieve wellness.
Through this whole person approach, Marni has helped her patients find relief from a variety of symptoms including pain, digestive issues, infertility, depression and anxiety. People come to her office seeking help with matters of physical health, emotional upset, stress, and even existential questioning. Marni's Five Element Acupuncture approach to well-being addresses all of these issues together.
Marni loves watching people find relief, blossom and flourish through acupuncture treatment. She considers it an honor to be allowed to be part of the healing process.
All content on the Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture website is written, designed and maintained by Marni Adhikari, M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac. The intention is for this website to be an educational resource for those interested in Five Element Acupuncture. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact Marni through the Contact Us page.