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Maria Zervas Batista, L.Ac.

Maria Zervas Batista is a licensed acupuncturist and owner of The Salt and the Sea Acupuncture. She has a thriving practice located at 11 Forest Street in the heart of downtown New Canaan. Maria will be seeing patients at Orchards End Wellness Center on Thursdays and Fridays, in addition to her normal hours of operation downtown.

Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality in Chinese Medicine that dates back thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe and the body in terms of two opposing forces called yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy flows through the body along specific pathways, called meridians. If the flow of energy gets blocked, the disruption can cause pain, lack of function or illness. Acupuncture uses hair fine needles placed on specific anatomical points on the body to release these blockages and restore balance while stimulating the body’s natural self-healing process. Other modalities employed by an acupuncturist can include cupping, heat therapy, moxibustion, topical liniments, electro-stimulation of points, and herbal medicines.

Maria is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City.  She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat in Acupuncture as recognized by the NCCAOM.

Maria specializes in both female and male fertility, as well as gynecological disorders, menopausal and postnatal hormone imbalances, headaches, seasonal allergies, musculoskeletal issues including back pain, and gastrointestinal disorders.

She also has experience working with a variety of auto-immune disorders, emotional and psychological disorders, neurological disorders, ENT disorders, circulatory disorders, respiratory disorders, chemotherapy/radiation side effects and weight management.

Maria is passionately dedicated to her patients and committed to improving their overall health and wellness.