About Flora + Fana
Flora and Fana offers acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, Chinese dietary therapy, lifestyle counseling, meditation, and qi gong. We focus on whole-person health to bring health to the body, mind, and spirit.
Flora and Fana is inspired by fana, a Sufi concept of letting go or annihilation of the ego or mask to find your true self within the oneness of existence. Ego can be personas, constructions of the self, unbridled emotions, or a sense of othering. Acupuncture can help shed the ego over time by removing energetic blocks within meridian organ systems. In Jungian psychology, this is called ego death. Not only can the ego limit a person’s idea of life, it can cause physical pain. According to Daoist philosopher, Lao Tzu, “Pain and happiness are simply conditions of the ego. Forget the ego.”
Dr. Marie Najjar, Licensed Acupuncturist
Marie Najjar, D.Ac., L.Ac.
Marie received her Doctorate of Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She discovered Chinese medicine while having her own healing challenges and was inspired to learn more about Chinese medical philosophy and share it with others.
She works to help patients overcome individual healing challenges related to the body, mind, and spirit. She has successfully treated pain, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, digestion issues, skin diseases, headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, blood disorders, gynecological disorders, joint inflammation, sciatica, emotional trauma, PTSD, arthritis, stress disorders, long-Covid issues, sinusitis, chronic fatigue, and more.
When she is not practicing or studying acupuncture, she enjoys spending time in nature, reading, meditating, and crafting.