About Us

Caring For Your Health


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  

Healthy 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. 

Our Services




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, Hypertension, Pregnancy-Related  Ailments, Trigeminal, Back Pain, Infertility, Sciatica, Weight Loss herbal products nature medicine

Tui Na

Tui Na hand manuver Na Fa


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


Herbal Service


 Our herbal protocols, assist you in reconnecting with your  body. These herbs and formulas, act as a catalysis reeducating your body to its ability of rediscovering its primary functions, which is to maintain and balance health. 

Each formula, has its on uniqueness with their direction of working with a particular organ,s energy, and at the same time balancing its interaction with the entire organ network. this combination increases, health, wellness and longevity.  in its function. 

Each herbal formula increase your bodies ability to promote health, healing, wellness and longevity, through working with the natural elements of your body. 


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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 Spring 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 traditional 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. 

To Be Announced in Maryland

Autumn Foods








Black curries


























Artichokes (Jerusalem)    




 Brussel Sprouts





Chinese cabbage leaves



Cress (water)














Potatoes (Sweet)








Winter Squash 

Zucchini Squash






Black Beans


Black Eyes Peas












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. 

Healthy and Healing Blog



 “Let’s Have A Conversation About Health Training Series: 

Healing within  Autumn, Building Your Immune System to Reduce the Prevalence of Coughs, Cold and the Flue.” 

When: October 30, 2019 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time 

Where: Zoom — When you register you will receive an email with the  classroom information.

Register in advance for this meeting:


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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