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Healen Arts Acupuncture Wellness Studio, is a Functional Medicine, Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) organization that has  served the Washington DC metropolitan area for over 30 years. We has successfully assisted our patients in reducing, reversing and eliminating their health disharmonies, as well as increasing their health knowledge through lectures, demonstrations, seminars and workshops. 


Dr. Akmal T. Muwwakkil is the President and Founder of The Energy Institute of the Healing Arts Foundation, Inc. a 14-year 501 (3) nonprofit Wholistic health care educational organization. He also developed the Healen Arts Acupuncture Wellness Studio. Dr. Muwwakkil, has been involved in Complementary Alternative Health Care (Functional Medicine) since 1974. He has a BS, MS and Ph.D. in Nutrition from the American Holistic College of Nutrition and a herbalist. 

He has studied Asian Medicine, Acupuncture, Tai Chi and Herbology with Dr. Yong Ching and Master Heg Robinson in the 70’s and a Diplomat of Acupuncture at the College of Acupuncture & Therapeutics In Halifax Canada. He studied Massage Therapy at the Potomac Massage Training Institute and Asian Bodywork at the International School of Shiatsu and completed apprenticeship training in Tui Na Traditional Chinese Medical Bodywork with Dr. Yao Xian Quian and in China at the Training Centre of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Auircular (ear) Acupuncture at AWHA and  is a licensed acupuncturist, National Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and healthy lifestyle coach.  

Dr. Muwwakkil was the Nutritional Consultant to the Prince George’s County Head Start Program; collaborating with the Children’s Health Medical Center on Juvenile Obesity. He worked as a Life Skills Coach at Safe Healing House for Boys, The Washington Senior Wellness Centers, and Rap Inc on HIV/AIDS. His Presentations include A Touch of Life for Health and Wellness program, Sweet Mysteries of Life a Protocol for the Nutritional Deficiencies Associated with Diabetes and  Life on the Yellow Brick Road at the American Public Health Association Conferences. He’s authored: The Prevention and Healing of Female Imbalance, Cleansing Within the Seasons, Through the Art of Fasting,  Life on the Yellow Brick Road (a holistic comprehensive on tobacco and substance abuse) and Sweet Mysteries of Life on Diabetes.

He has also published several health articles nationally and internationally. Dr. Muwwakkil is a co-host of The Health Chat on HUR Voices, Sirius Radio Channel 141. He served as the chairmen and a member of the Morgan State University Complementary Alternative Medicine Advisory Board, Past  Board Member President of The Mitchellville School of Technology and Science Board of Directors, and a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, the Maryland Health Disparities Coalition, African Holistic Health Association and an acupuncture addiction specialist, Maryland Acupuncture Society.​

Dr. Muwwakkil can assist you with:

· Healthy lifestyle changes

· ​Weight reduction programs

· Making a nutritional plan and learning better eating habits

· Improving endurance

· Finding motivation and reaching your goals

· Improving your appearance

· Improving your health

· Gaining muscle, losing fat and toning up

· Improving mental alertness

· Reducing blood sugar levels and blood pressure

· Quitting smoking and other addictions

Dr. Muwwakkil is available for lectures, workshops, seminars, as well as health and wellness courses.

Dr. Akmal Muwwakkil lecturing at Columbia University

Once a month, Dr. Akmal Muwwakkil, provides Tui Na therapy at Community Acupuncture of Mount Airy (CAMA).  6782 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119. 

For appointments in Philadelphia contact Linda Bell - Seshensa Aakhut (267) 547-2779  

Health LifeStyle

Our goal is to provide alternative health care that works to reduce, reverse and/or prevent health disharmonies known as disease. We utilize the “Functional Medicine Principles” of Nourishing, Stimulating, Building, Balance and Healing the energy of your cells, tissues, organs and body systems. Focusing on these principles, we work within the compounds of Healthy Lifestyle Transformation

A process of utilizing several different health modalities, such as Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Nutritional Integration, Therapeutic Fasting, Tui Na, and Qigong

Our Promise to You

Our goal is to assist  you in enhancing and maintaining  your  health, well-being and ability to heal from health disharmonies. 

Our objective is to educate, guide, treat and enhance your health  through health services that will increase your health, knowledge, and understanding on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  These tools can assist you in living a long healthy life. We are here to assist you in achieving optimum health and  wellness. 

 We specialize in non-narcotic natural health therapies to reduce and/or eliminate pain, digestive disorders (weight, diabetes, heart disorders, etc), hypertension, reproductive disharmonies, etc. 


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Acupuncture is a 6,000-year-old Asian healing arts system, assisting the body in balancing, harmonizing and healing, itself to overcome disharmonies referred to by western medicine as dis-eases.  

Acupuncture is a primary medical procedure in Asian medical facilities (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Viet Nam, etc.). Acupuncture uses small needles to penetrate the skin where acupoints are located, in order to influence the movement of Qi (energy), which stimulates the movement of blood and body fluids. The results of this procedure improve the quality of health as it reduces and/or eliminates pain, trauma, reversing diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia, stroke and other health issues. 

Acupuncture is now being researched, and used in hospital, clinic and wellness centers around the world. In the United States many of the physicians are either becoming acupuncturist or prescribing acupuncture for their patents.  Many health insurance agencies are now paying for acupuncture treatments for their members.  

According to The National Institute of Health, an estimated 3.1 million US adults and 150,000 children have used acupuncture to increase their health over the past 30 or more years. Many insurance companies cover the cost of acupuncture. 

Acupuncture is regulated by state health departments, who license acupuncturist to provide services under certain guidelines.  The FDA oversees the use of the needles and maintains that all needles be sterilized.  New sterilized needles come in packages and are only used one time before discarded as medical waste.  At which time they are placed in a medical waste container for hazardous waste disposal.

Some Health Disharmonies  Treated  with Acupuncture


Addiction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Meniere's Disease, Sinusitis, Allergies

Cholesterol, Menstrual Cramps and imbalances, Smoking Cessation, Anti-aging, Cancer, Common Cold, Migraines

Stroke, Anxiety, Diabetes, Menopausal  Symptoms, Tennis Elbow, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, ,Neuralgia Chronic Pain, Tension Headaches, Asthma, Hypertension, Hypotension, Pregnancy-Related  Ailments, Trigeminal, Back Pain, Infertility, Sciatica, Weight Loss herbal products nature medicine

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Tui Na


Tui Na pronounced Twee Nar is a 3,000-year-old Chinese bodywork myotherapy system. It is not a massage therapy, but can integrates massage as one of its modalities.  Tui Na is in the category as acupuncture.  

The differences is Tui Na uses over 100 different hand manipulations on the same points and meridians were an acupuncturist would apply a needle.

Each hand manipulation provides the movement of Qi (energy), blood, body fluid, soft tissue, and improves range of motion assisting in balancing, healing and harmonizing of the body. Tui Na address some of the same health challenges as acupuncture.

In China, there are hospitals and clinics that only use Tui Na for therapy. When Chinese athletes, preforming artists, and martial artist they travel with an acupuncturist and Tui Na therapist.

Tui Na aids in:

Stress Reduction  Pain and Sore Muscles  Reducing the complications of stroke  Increase joint range of motion  Increases athlete’s performance, balances and harmonizes the organ network. 

Essence of Tui Na Introductory Level I Course 


Essence of Tui Na Introductory Course Level II


Energy Rise has been providing herbal supplements since 1998. Over the years our formulas have grown

Herbal Therapy


Energy Rise has been providing herbal supplements since 1998. Over the years our formulas have grown from Systems Balance to more then 20. 

Our formulation have improved the health, well being and longevity of our patients and clients, resulting in their health rehabilitate. 

Our herbs are lab tested from our distributor to reduce the prevalence of any foreign object or items being within the compound of the herbs. Our formulas are prepared with all natural ingredients, including vegecapsule for the best interchange within your body. Our liquid extracts, are made from quality products with no additives or harmful preservatives. To stabilize our extracts, we incorporate vegetable glycerin, vitamin E or C.

Energy Rise prides itself on being able to provided the best quality of herbal produce possible from distributors that have an outstanding quality control system to insure the highest quality herbal potency. 

Bowel Enhancer: Bowel Enhancer is a formula using fibrous (bulk) herbs that influence the body’s ability to move waste through the digestive system without irritating the system as they release unwanted waste in a timely manner. This formula is not comprised of laxative, which irritate the colon to expel waste by products from food. 

Di Gui Ren Shen: This herbal formulation allows the body to natural work in releasing heat from the body that affects the energy levels of the spleen, stomach and pancreas. In traditional Chinese medicine, disharmonies of the stomach includes diabetes, which is a heat wasting disharmony. The influence of the spleen is being tired and fatigued due to a lack of vital nutrients. Di Gui Ren Shen, assist your body in reducing stomach heat. The research on the herbs in this formula have shown to positively affect blood glucose levels. 

Elder Berry Bo He Formula During the cold and flu season, this  formula has shown the ability to assist the body in overcoming dampness (phlegm—mucus) and heat reducing lung Qi’s flow. Research shows herbs within this herbal compound increase lung Qi and yin (water), as it eliminates wind cold/damp (headaches, nasal congestion, and common cold). 

 Male Toner is a formulation of phytonutrients (herbs) that assist the balance of Qi (energy), fire and water within a male's body. Qi is the energy that maintains the movement of essence (yin) water and fire (essence), resulting in a healthy organ network. When there is balance within the organ network, it increases the flow of Qi (energy) within the reproductive system as well.    Tonifying a male's body, improves and invigorates his endurance and stamina during vigorous life activities.  It assists the organ network to maintain a healthy life rhythm.  

Green Earth Food: The grasses, and seas vegetables in this formula have been identified with high mineral contents, aiding in nourishing your body, with the ability to reduce hunger and eliminate sweet cravings. Green Earth Food has a wide range of phytonutrients including chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the green pigment of plants that undergo photosynthesis from the sun. Natures produces this to assist in humans and animals in extracting oxygen from the are as we expel carbon dioxide. This process continues when you internally ingest chlorophyll. Research has show the element of this formula (Spirulina, Chorolla, Kelp, Maranga, etc, have nourishing and healing properties. 

Gui Pi Tang: Gui Pi Tang is a Chinese formula meaning Returning the Spleen Decoction. This formula provides balance to the spleen’s energy as it balance and harmonizes the body energy levels, reducing sweets cravings and the storage of dampness. Dampness in your body is stored in the fatty tissues of your body, which can increase weight. When your spleen’s Qi is deficient, there is tiredness, lack of energy with sweet carvings, insomnia, anemia and weight gain, etc.. Gui Pi Tang, traditionally promotes the flow of spleen Qi, resulting in an increase in your body’s energy levels, as your nutritional values improve. 

Hai Zao Yu Hu San: Minerals like iodine are important for the balance within the body to maintain Jiazhuangxian (Thyroid). The seas vegetables and herbs in this formula are energy boosting and balancing herbs that could create a harmonious pathway build your thyroid energy. 

Lui Wei Di Huang Wen: Lui Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient pill with Rehamannia) is a classic Chinese formula that tonifies yin (water). It balances kidney and liver energy’s. In Chinese medicine, it is known for addressing vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness. for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver 

You Gui Wen: You Gui Wen, (Restore the Right Kidney) is a classic Chinese formula that tonifies yang (fire). It promotes heating of the extremities when their cold, boost energy when there is fatigue, reduce impotence/infertility, urinary issues, lower back pain and edema in the lower extremities. 

Peaceful: Peaceful work to assist in balancing your mind, body, spirit connection. It promotes the flow of Qi throughout the body, increasing and activating energy of your Chakras system reducing and/or eliminating emotional disharmonies (depression, anxiety, anger, etc.), as it creates balance, peace and harmony. 

Marrow: The phytonutrients formulated in Marrow have been shown to enrich and nourish the body’s yin, which includes blood and body fluids and their circulation. The body is a balance between fire and water, Marrow stabilizes this balance through its influence on blood building. It increases bloods energy, prmotoing an increase in bloods nutritional values. In a similar manner as Lui Wei Di Huang Wen, Marrow has a healthy positive healing affect on the body 

Polyporus: Polyporus, is comprised of 7 powerful mushrooms that research has shown to increase the body’s ability to promote health. The research indicated that the polysaccharides in these mushrooms increase immunity, reduce blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, and positively stimulate the body’s ability to heal. 

Weight Conditioner: The herbs in this formula reduce dampness, aids in the improvement of digestion, as it increases your bodies absorption of minerals, improving your body’s absorption of phytonutrients, releasing waste and balancing your body’s energy.

All products are $35.00 each.  

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Spring Wind Qi Gong


Qi Gong pronounced chi kung, is an ancient Chinese internal health and healing art system. The practice of Qigong is normally slow, graceful movement with controlled breathing techniques. Qigong promote circulation of Qi (energy), blood and body fluids through the body enhancing overall health. 


Qi Going works to assist the body’s internal organ network to increase its healing abilities in order to maintain health. Qi Gong increase and promotes cardiovascular health. 

Qi Gong movements increases blood oxygen circulation, opens joint to improve range of motion, reducing the prevalence of joint injuries. It enhances equilibrium and stability as it promotes endurance and stamina. 

Healthy Lifestyle Change Program:



In today’s world, we are witnessing several different health epidemics that will flow into the lives of our future generations (our Children). Many of these epidemics are associated with disharmonies that can cause strokes, amputations, disabilities and death. As we age, these disharmonies reduce our longevity, increase pain and decrease our mobility. Many of them require daily dose of pharmaceutical medications to manage them with side effect that can be life threatening. 


Our Healthy Lifestyle Change Program provides you with information that assists you in increasing your nutritional values, which will improve your bodies internal chemical balance and environment, resulting in improvement of your health and well-being. 

Our Healthy Lifestyle Programs consist of several different approaches to assisting you in your wellness. Each of this program have their uniqueness. They begin with education on nutritional values and how to improve your body’s ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients from foods, food combining for optimum heath, herbal therapy and Qigong postures to build stability. 

Cleansing Within The Season


Why Seasonal Fasting?   

Over the period of a season, the body can become toxic from the by products of foods,beverages, pollution, and harmful chemicals. These toxins show up in many different ways (allergies, constipation, headaches, hypertension and even cancer) attaching your body's defenses...   

 When the body's, cells, tissues and organs become overloaded with toxins, they are unable to properly function, which contributes to the body's  degeneration, nutritional deficiencies, and organ's weakness resulting in disharmonies known as dis-eases. 

On the other hand, when your organ network is cleansed each season, the body is in an prime possession  to maintain wellness, longevity and optimum health.

Your blood cells cahnge every 120 days, which corrospondes to the balance of your organ network. At the same time, one set of your organs in the network are at theire peck. The organ network is comprised of all of your internal organs. During each season a set of organs are at their peak. Just as we change our clothes during each season, our organs energies change. This means that during a particular season a set of organs are at their peak (Liver/Gallbladder, lungs/large Intestines, Heart/Small Intestine, etc.). This is a time to activate the body's systems of cleansing, detoxing and nourishing. 

The synergistic relationship between the organs come alive during "Cleansing Within the Seasons Through the Art of Fasting."  Within the compound of working the organ network, herbal therapy assist peak organs in promoting a functional health pattern. 

This pattern influences the balance and harmony of the body's ability to maintain health and wellness. 

healing pattern their function to its optimum. Cleansing within the Seasons through the Art of Fasting, works with the organs as a network synergistic harmonizing the body'st targets specific organs for cleansing, detoxing, nourishing, balancing and fortification.  

Seasonal Fasting Kits are available

During each season specific herbal fasting kits are produced relating to the peak organs of that season along with their supporting network. These products are to assist in the balance and harmony of the body. Once the body has returned to harmony, then

Order your Fall Cleansing Kit Today  


It's Not Weight, It's Waste


It's Not Weight, It's Waste 

 It's Not Weight, It's Waste program providing health and wellness information that will increase your ability to promote digestion, improve absorption, assimilation and expel food waste by products in a timely manner.


It's Not Weight, It's Waste will assist you in identifying nutritional deficiencies causing weight gain (waste). 

During the evaluation process, a protocol will be designed to aid in improving digestion. An eating plan may be discussed to guide you through the maze of food combining that will improve your nutritional values as you loss weight (waste). 

There will be suggestion on exercise program. The therapy can include Acupuncture, herbal and nutritional supplements. 

Sweet Mysteries of Life


Sweet Mysteries of Life - A Natural Diabetes Wellness Program:

Sweet Mysteries of Life is a diabetes prevention, reduction and elimination healthy lifestyle change program, based on the book Sweet Mysteres of Life a Handbook to .  

Sweet Mysteries of Life, increases your knowledge base of natural methods for diabetes care, which aids them in improving their glucose uptake levels improving your nutritional values. 

Healthy lifestyle protocols can include acupuncture, herbal therapy, proper food combining and food supplement information. These elements together will assist in reducing and/or with the assistance of physicians eliminate high glucose levels (diabetes mellitus). 

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Prevention and Healing of Female Imbalances


Prevention and Healing of Female Imbalances:

The Prevention and Healing of Female Imbalances is a healthy lifeless program providing women with natural protocols to assist in balancing, improving and maintaining their health and well-being.

After a tradtional Chinese diagnostics, a protocol is established to address your  disharmonies, which could include Acupuncture, Tui Na, Nutritional Integration, Herbal Therapies, Qigong Healing and  Healthy Lifestyle change.  

Our service provide health and healing for menstrual disorders, menopause, osteoporosis, and other disharmonies that effect women. 

Prevention and Healing of Female Imbalances Introductory Seminar. 

November 3, 2018

The Haven Healing Hut

5702 Wynnefield Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Investment: $50.00


Contact: Lynda Bell - Seshensa Aakhut


Autumn Foods







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Artichokes (Jerusalem)    




 Brussel Sprouts





Chinese cabbage leaves



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Winter Squash 

Zucchini Squash





Black Beans


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Split Peas









Bulgar (wheat)








Rice (short grain)




Wild rice





Brazil nuts










Pine nuts





Nuts should be soaked to release the inhibitors and enhance their germination.











Seeds should be soaked to release the inhibitors and enhances their germination. 


October 30, 2018

Autumn's Impact On Your Immune System Lecture

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Healen Arts Acupuncture Wellness Studio

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October 30, 2018

Autumn's Impact On Your Immune System Lecture

This lecture promotes an understanding of how to Reduce the Prevalence of Flu, Cough, Asthma, Upper Respiratory and other Autumn Disharmonies.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Healen Arts Acupuncture Wellness Studio

November 3, 2018

Healing and Preventing Female Imbalance Day Long Seminar

All day

The Haven Healing Hut 5702 Wynnefield Ave Philadelphia, PA 19131

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November 3, 2018

Healing and Preventing Female Imbalance Day Long Seminar

This day long seminar, is to introduce women to healing from a traditional Chinese philosophy and nutritional integration for healing mind, body, spirit. 

The program will promote 

  • Women's Physiology, (balance of the organ network).
  • Balance between fire and water - Menstruation  to Menopause from a Chinese prospective. 
  • Understanding of Blood Stasis - pain, excessive flow - endometriosis, fibroids, etc. 
  • Balancing the gut to improve reproduction
  • Spring Wind Qigong - Self Sensetive  Exercises
  • ETC. 

Investment: $50.00

All day

The Haven Healing Hut 5702 Wynnefield Ave Philadelphia, PA 19131

Contact Us

Healen Arts Acupuncture Wellness Studio,

4000 Mitchellville Road,, Suite 304 Bowie, MD 20716

(301) 249-2445


Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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