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Meet Maria T. MacKnight, MSAc., L.Ac., DIPL.Ac. (NCCAOM)

Licensed Acupuncturist (Virginia), Acupuncture Physician (Florida)

Maria MacKnight, MSc, MAc, LAc is one of the most experienced and highly trained practitioners of acupuncture and energetic medicine in the United States. She's been in practice for over 30 years, and has been trained in over two dozen modalities. She was schooled and performed on-the-job training in hospitals in New York City, China, Vietnam, Spain, France, and Brazil. Prior to this, she trained surgeons in Florida hospitals how to use the then-new technology of surgical staplers.

What Is Restorative Medicine?

Acupuncture Alternative Medicine

Restorative Medicine™ is founded upon the understanding of the relationship between the body and mind, and treats the whole person, rather than just the anatomical parts and their symptoms. According to the Oxford American dictionary, restore means to bring back to an original state. Restorative means that which restores health or strength. Health is the state of being well or free from illness. Illness can have many meanings and a variety of ways to counter it. From my clinical experience of over twenty years, I know that true health is much more than a lack of illness or remarkable symptoms – more than a passed physical. What we don’t know can harm us, as in the common case of a person suffering, whose tests or surgery fail to show the cause.

My Mission

Yin And Yang

If you feel that you could benefit from a more comprehensive and personal examination of your illness or if you seek a higher level of wellness, I offer you a free consultation, at no obligation, to discern if the path of Wellness Restoration is right for you.

My practice is built on referrals, so I spend a lot of time listening, educating, and treating, because the sooner you are restored, the more accepted and respected Restorative Medicine™ will be. That, in turn, means more insurance companies will reimburse for my services, so hospital stays, surgery, and medications will be much less needed by you.

As one of my formerly sickly patients said,
“I feel so well nowadays, that IT’S SCARY! Now I get to do all the things that I only dreamed about when I was sick. I don’t have any excuses not to."