We know 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 that be part of the conversation. We consider each person to be the 'expert' on themselves, and believe that our job is to partner with you to learn more about the bigger picture of what is going on, and how you can achieve wellness and freedom from suffering.

We've successfully partnered with many patients to treat a variety of conditions from pain, digestive issues or fertility to depression and anxiety. People come seeking help with matters of physical health, emotional upset, stress, and even existential questioning. As whole person medicine, acupuncture addresses all of these issues together.

We love watching people blossom and flourish through acupuncture treatment. From being freed from pain, anxiety, or depression to discovering how best to tend themselves for optimal health, each patient finds greater ease in life. We consider it an honor to be allowed to be part of this healing process.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Board Certified by NCCAOM
  • Member of the Vermont Acupuncture Association

Payment Options

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Marni Adhikari M.Ac, L.Ac
  City Essex Junction, VT
  Zip Code 05452
  Address 8 Essex Way, Suite 202
  Phone Number (802) 578-7368

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Marni Adhikari M.Ac, L.Ac

Acupuncturist, owner

Marni Joyce Adhikari, L.Ac, founded Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture in 2009 after graduating from the Master's Degree program in Five-Element acupuncture at the Maryland University for Integrative Health. In addition to acupuncture, her practice includes a number of different modalities of treatment, including dietary and lifestyle therapy, as well as meditation training. Marni is board certified in acupuncture by the NCCAOM, and certified in Clean Needle Technique by the CCAOM. She also has a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She has an extensive background in yoga therapy as well, which she draws from to bring breathing exercises and meditation training to her patients. Combining these, Marni partners with her patients to create individualized treatment plans for restoring and maintaining better health. Her goal is to offer you greater ease in life through whole person wellness. Learn more by visiting her website at www.Wisdom-Trad.com.

  • I would recommend this business

Full disclosure: I scheduled two appointments with Marni while I was on vacation. If I lived local, she would definitely be part of my pain care management plan. I wanted to get back into the routine of regular acupuncture treatments, and Marni took me on knowing we had a short amount of time. (I have since found an equally adept acupuncturist near home, so I am continuing with my care.)

I found Marni to be friendly, professional, thorough, and treated me with dignity. She thoroughly inventoried/surveyed my issues, and made our brief time very effective.

Her office is small; however, the private room where she treats clients is very warm and inviting, and a lot of thought was put into making the room as comfortable as possible. Her office also was super convenient to The Inn at Essex, which is where I was spending the week, so this added to the overall goal I had to make my vacation as restful and restorative as possible.

I definitely plan on scheduling time with her the next time I am visiting the area.

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  • I would recommend this business

Finding an alternative to feeling better has been wonderful. Marni listens and treats in the most calming, caring way. It's the one appointment I look forward to. I feel so grounded after our time together. Wish I had started this path years ago.

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  • I would recommend this business

I am a late 40's male who is pretty healthy and who excercises frequently but aging and overweight nonetheless. I met Marni a few months ago while searching for relief through accupunture from chronic chest congestion. I was often wheezy and noisy as I would breathe. I felt a significant difference after just one visit. I continued for several more visits and Marni would inquire and then targeted other issues that she detected including metabolism issues and overall health.

In addition to the accupuncture, she prescribed chinese herbs and made several suggestions for lifestyle changes that support the issues unique to me. I feel great now and would recommend accupuncture by Marni to anyone. She has a gentle, inquiring, nurturing, manner. She has truly found her path to make a difference for others... especially me.

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Customer Testimonials

My husband and I came to Marni after being told by a very well-respected doctor that conceiving a child naturally would be next to
impossible for us due to my husband's low sperm count. We decided to explore acupuncture and see if we could improve our situation naturally
without resorting to expensive and invasive fertility treatments.

We both began seeing Marni regularly and gradually began to get more in touch with our bodies and more conscious of the lifestyle choices we
were making that were affecting our fertility. Marni's treatments had an almost immediate effect on our general well-being. We both began to sleep better and felt more balanced and relaxed in our daily lives. Her counseling and recommendations with respect to nutrition and Chinese herbs was also tremendously helpful.

After just a few months of acupuncture treatment and lifestyle changes, my husband's urologist noted an incredible improvement in his count.
We were amazed at how acupuncture and smarter choices could have such a significant impact on his fertility.

I am thrilled to report that after trying to conceive for almost two years, we were able to do so naturally only a few months after our first treatments.
I would recommend acupuncture treatments with Marni to any couple that is struggling to conceive. I firmly believe that her intervention helped us a great deal!

I discovered Five-Element Acupuncture approximately 10 years ago while living in Maryland. My journey began as a gift certificate from my bother to deal with a chronically sore neck. I was very skeptical at first, but eventually realized many unexpected benefits beyond relieved neck pain, which then evolved into a spiritual curiosity over the next 2-3 years. This led to reading countless books on this special medicine.

Approximately 1 year ago, and only after moving to Vermont in 2013, I sensed something missing in my life. I felt disconnected when I sought harmony, anxious and unsure about things with which I had no control. My back was hurting, I had little energy, and was generally unhappy. I knew that reconnecting with a practitioner devoted to Five-Element Acupuncture was what I needed. After a lot of research, I found Marni.

Marni and I had a very thorough initial consultation and subsequent treatment, and since then my journey with this powerful medicine has renewed, and I’m so grateful. Marni is a critical part of my mind/body/spiritual connection whether she realizes it or not. Every treatment is different in its own way, but immediately profound and effective. Life’s speed dial is turned down so I can take in nature for all its beauty, let work related stress sort itself out, and be comfortable moving forward in life without all the answers. I don’t need all the answers anymore.

After watching my struggle and obvious pain at performing some of the easy yoga maneuvers that were impossible for me to do. A previous patient of Marni's strongly advised I seek her services. The pain on trying to extend my knee beyond my limited range of motion was the result of a knee replacement, followed, just 3 months later, by fracturing my femur on the same leg. The fractured femur was repaired by open reduction, a plate screws and wires, causing what appeared to be a permanently swollen knee and a bakers cyst on the back of the same knee. Both resulting in my inability to bend my knee sufficiently, not only for some of the Yoga routines, but also interfering with the agility I needed to confidently participate in other activities. After participating in all the Physical Therapy insurance would cover, water aerobics, and yoga, with minimal improvement, I thankfully discovered Marni. Approximately 6 months of weekly visits later, I have noticed a tremendous difference. The swelling of the knee has reduced, the bakers cyst is gone and my range of motion has increased with minimal discomfort. Acupuncture works. The meridians are an amazing part of our body and Marni Adhikari knows how to activate them. Thank you, Marni

Marni is a great practitioner -- she listens well and seems to operate from a balance of solid five elements education and on point (pun intended) healing intuition.

Marni is one of the most sincere, caring, and knowledgable practitioners I have ever dealt with. She demonstrated a profound interest in getting to know my concerns and all of the details surrounding them. With her holistic approach, she was able to make connections among my symptoms that neither I nor my doctor had made. She addressed issues that proved to lie at the heart of my problem. I cannot express how upset I was that my husband was relocated to another state causing me to no longer be seen by Marni. She is exceptional!

I have been visiting wisdom traditions for the last 6 months. I have had success decreasing my back pain and most of all my stress level.
Very relaxing treatments. Would definitely recommend.

Marni always demonstrates exemplary professionalism and profound care for her patients. I highly recommend her.

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From Our Website

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).

At Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture, we want you to be comfortable. Marni knows that each individual seeking help has different needs and different ways they prefer to be tended. 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 they might make to support their long term health, while others don't care to have this be part of the conversation. Some come in with pain that is injury based, while others come in with pain that is speaking a more complex stressful situation in their life.

Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture signature Wellness T-Shirts are designed to remind you and those around you in a beautiful, subtle way what whole person wellness entails! 100% cotton. 4.5 oz. Preshrunk jersey knit. Deluxe 30's soft style yarns. 4.5 oz preshrunk jersey knit. Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture's Wellness long sleeve tees are designed to remind you and those around you in a beautiful, subtle way what whole person wellness entails!

Please note that we've designed some new rules for the office in order to comply with updated Department of Health regulations. Please review these before your appointment. Appointments will be scheduled with a 30-minute break in between patients, during which the HEPA certified UV enhanced air purifier will be run on high, and all surfaces will be sanitized. Looking forward to seeing you!

The cost of the combined initial diagnostic session and first acupuncture treatment is $120. The cost of all follow-up acupuncture treatments is $80.* If you feel that this is the case for you, please contact us and we can discuss options for making treatment affordable. We do accept insurance. Marni Adhikari, L.Ac is an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna (First Health Network). Other insurance policies that cover acupuncture are also accepted, as long as there is no in-network practitioner requirement.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, the easiest way is to visit our Online Scheduler. You can also use our Contact Form to request an appointment, or call us at (802) 578-7368.

Featuring a lovely image of a woman in crane posture, centered in a ba gua. Reminding you about the power of presence, and how it fosters peace in yourself and the people around you. 100% cotton. 4.5 oz. Preshrunk jersey knit. Deluxe 30's soft style yarns. Being present in the moment is the beginning of all peace. Holds 11oz (325ml). Mug is 3.75″ tall with a 3.25″ diameter. Dishwasher and microwave safe.