Endocrinology is the branch of physiology and medicine concerned with endocrine glands and hormones. One of the keystones of acupuncture and Eastern medicine is to awaken the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The process can restore balance through your body’s meridians, otherwise known as its system of energy pathways. If your meridians are imbalanced, you may develop a wide variety of conditions that can affect your well-being.

Fatigue, infertility, weight gain, depression, digestive issues, auto-immune illness, hair loss, arthritis and feeling cold whatever the temperature, can all reflect an imbalance in your body.

The goal of balancing your endocrine system through opening up your acupuncture meridians brings balance to hormones and overall health to your body and mind.

Jennifer works with her patients in a variety of specialized ways so they can find balance and release within their bodies. These methods include acupuncture and herbal therapy, which can alleviate issues with the endocrine system through the art of Eastern medicine.

What Is the Endocrine System?

The endocrine system is a network of glands creating specific hormones that are then released directly into your blood. These hormones impact the body in a number of different areas, including metabolism, growth and development, emotions, sleep, blood pressure, sexual function, and fertility.

Certain glands in your body called endocrine glands make and release hormones. These glands are the special tissues in your body which create and release substances. The endocrine glands in your body include:

  • Pituitary gland
  • Adrenal gland
  • Ovaries
  • Testes
  • Pancreas
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Pineal gland

Your body makes and releases over 50 different hormones with the most notable including:

  • Testosterone
  • Cortisol
  • Estrogen
  • Growth hormone
  • Progesterone
  • Adrenaline
  • Insulin
  • Thyroid hormone

When your endocrine system is not working properly, you are more vulnerable to disease and your ability to fight off infection can also be diminished. Fatigue, anxiety, depression, irregular periods for women and fluctuations in weight can all be signs you have an imbalance in your hormones and the endocrine system. Our goal is to balance hormones through treatment.


Acupuncture stimulates elements of energy that have been stuck within the body, which is a key to reestablishing hormonal balance. Jennifer offers this treatment in order to regulate the endocrine system. Some of the benefits include but are not limited to: regulating energy levels, improving metabolism, restoring your hormonal balance, easing mood, supporting regular sleep and menstrual cycles, as well as boosting libido.

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Herbal Therapy

Jennifer’s personalized herbal therapy treatment plans are a natural way to treat hormonal imbalances and digestive issues. She regularly uses herbs as a treatment with and without acupuncture, as herbs have a strong therapeutic effect on the human body. Jennifer uses combinations of specific herbs to support the acupuncture protocols for her patients.

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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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