Jennifer Ryan, LAc offers Eastern medical treatments designed to heal your body, enhance your mind, and enrich your soul. Experience the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to alleviate your pain and achieve your ultimate health and wellness goals.

Jennifer Ryan: Offering Customized Acupuncture for Anxiety in Silicon Beach

Jennifer Ryan, LAc is highly skilled in the ancient pain-reducing practice of acupuncture. By using very thin needles, patients can experience release and respite from chronic and acute pain, as well as a variety of digestive and respiratory issues. The procedure can also offer relief from stress and improve overall wellness. Jennifer offers top-rated acupuncture services in the Silicon Beach area.

She is respected as an expert gentle needler and is exceptional in her technique. As a provider of acupuncture for stress management, Jennifer works on specific targeting, developing your plan of treatment with a holistic approach to your overall health.

Acupuncture points on the body are viewed as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. By stimulating these specific points, it can boost your body's natural painkillers.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been available as a treatment for over 2000 years in Chinese medicine. National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone, and it can also be used with a combination of conventional therapies to treat the following:

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Digestive issues
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Menstrual issues
  • Fertility
  • Asthma
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Allergies

Acupuncture for Stress Management

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. During the process, chemicals are released into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes can stimulate your body's natural healing abilities and improve physical and emotional well-being. The practice of acupuncture is also now considered to be effective in treating a number of respiratory and digestive conditions. You may benefit from having acupuncture for the following:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Migraines
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Neck or back pain
  • Anxiety

What to Expect during Your Acupuncture Consultation

When you come for your appointment, Jennifer will work through a personalized treatment plan with you. At her acupuncture practice in Playa Vista, Jennifer has designed a treatment room to inspire relaxation and calm. During your acupuncture treatment Jennifer inserts ultrafine needles into specific spots on your body. Insertion of the needles usually causes very little discomfort, and she will work with you to guarantee your treatment is as pain-free as possible.

Jennifer takes a unique approach to her acupuncture, considering the whole body and mind, to provide a unique experience. To determine the type of acupuncture treatment that will help you the most, Jennifer will ask you about your symptoms, behaviors and lifestyle.

To define the best treatment plan, Jennifer may also do the following during your appointment:

  1. Ask for information on the parts of your body that are painful
  2. Ask for your health history and goals of treatment
  3. Look at the shape, coating and color of your tongue
  4. Listen to your pulse by checking the strength, rhythm and quality of the pulse in your wrist

Your first session and treatment may take up to 90 minutes. When you come in for further appointments, they will usually take one hour. Jennifer may also incorporate other treatments to improve your ability to get back to optimal health. These can include cupping, herbal therapy, or moxibustion.

Typically Jennifer recommends at least two treatments per week for acute or chronic pain. However, the number of treatments will depend on your condition and its severity.

What to Expect during Your Acupuncture Procedure

Acupuncture points are in a multitude of different areas around your body. The process of needle insertion can often be far removed from the site of your pain or ailment. Jennifer will walk you through where she will insert the needle and if you need to take off any clothing for her to carry out your treatment. She wants you to feel calm and confident during your acupuncture session and has designed her process for you to achieve peace of mind.

Typically, during your treatment, Jennifer inserts ultrafine needles at various depths at strategic points on your body. The insertion usually causes little or no discomfort. In most cases, people don’t feel them inserted at all, but there may be a very mild, aching sensation as the needle reaches the correct depth. This is known as the ‘Da Qi’ sensation. This sensation will be mild at first and will decrease as the mind and body relaxes throughout the course of the session, usually diminishing to no sensation at all by the middle or end of the treatment.

Most people report feeling minimal discomfort as the needle is inserted, which is placed to a point that produces a sensation of pressure.

Usually, Jennifer will insert between 5 – 20 needles during a treatment. In some cases, Jennifer can manipulate the needle after it has been placed. Needles are then left in place for 20 minutes as you relax. When the needles are removed usually patients experience very little or no discomfort.

Jennifer will often pair acupuncture with other treatments to maximize the benefits of your session.

She will use other types of stimulation on your pressure points. These can include:

  • Suction (cupping)
  • Heat (moxibustion)
  • Pressure (acupressure)
  • Gua Sha

After Your Acupuncture Treatment

Jennifer expects patients to feel relaxed or energized after their treatment. There are multiple benefits from having acupuncture, however they can sometimes be difficult to measure. Jennifer will continuously assess your progress to offer the right treatment plan for you.

Top Acupuncture Specialist

Michelle | Verified Patient

“Jennifer is a connected and intuitive healer. Her receptivity and ability to access her vast knowledge allows her to assess my symptoms relative to each other and to my being as a whole. My Sessions with her have been more beneficial than many other therapies I have tried and I am eternally grateful that I found her.”

Charles W. | Verified Patient

Jennifer Ryan is getting me better fast!!!...Just finished session 7 with significant improvement with lower back and sciatica issues.

Walking upright again. And the pain reduction is significant.

Would highly recommend.

Fatima R. | Verified Patient

I love seeing Jennifer! She really cares and does an amazing job making me feel better every time I go in. I feel rejuvenated and she's also been helping me with my pesky migraines. It's a convenient location with parking too!

Sam H. | Verified Patient

Jennifer is amazing! When it comes to acupuncture you can't just go anywhere. Jennifer listens to your concerns and treats them appropriately. I swear by acupuncture because it has cured my back pain. She is a great person and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of treatment.

Ashlie J. | Verified Patient

Jennifer has been a major part of my health regime for years. I leave my visits with her feeling so much better every time. She is very knowledgeable about her craft and overall holistic treatments. Beyond providing traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, she's skilled in aroma and crystal therapy. She's helped me balance my hormones and treat my anxiety. I always know I'm in the right hands when I pay her a visit -- she's incredibly personable and easy on the touch.

Simona H. | Verified Patient

I have been going to Jenn for several months now, and can honestly say she has helped change my life. She is hands down incredible at what she does. I went in with things like anxiety, stress, stagnation, IBS, hair loss, etc. you name it I had it... Week by week we work together to slowly but surely work on these health issues, and I can absolutely say that her acupuncture techniques, cupping, and holistic advice for my life have made me a healthier/happier person! Even my friends and family have noticed my health turning around :)

Diana H. | Verified Patient

Jennifer Ryan is an expert practitioner who is well-versed within her craft.  Her professionalism far exceeds her ability to care and treat any issue or ailment with her eloquence and finesse.  She takes the time and patience to understand my way of well-being.  As a Registered Nurse, Jennifer Ryan will always be my beloved practitioner.  I look forward to what she continues to offer with her expertise.

J.F. | Verified Patient

I cannot say enough positive things about Jennifer and her healing work. A few years ago, after only two acupuncture treatments,  I could open my jaw pain free - this was astonishing after three months of physical therapy treatments which did not help the issue. I had tried other acupuncturists but never saw such tangible results.

Krysten J. | Verified Patient

went for the first time here- to Jen for acupuncture. I've never had it done before so I was really nervous but she is very comforting and so knowledgeable it made it all good! Really loved the experience and highly recommend if you've always wanted to try but never have- go to her!


Jennifer Ryan, LAc

12061A Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
(424) 280-6730
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