Jennifer Ryan, LAc offers Eastern medical treatments designed to heal your body, clear your mind, and increase your energy. Experience the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to alleviate your pain and achieve your ultimate health and wellness goals.
Jennifer is an expert practitioner in Eastern medicine and has studied the subject extensively for many years. She is a women’s health specialist, California board licensed and NCCAOM accredited. Jennifer has in-depth clinical training averaging five years of graduate work.
Jennifer utilizes a unique approach to women’s health and well-being. The process she uses on patients is deeply influenced by the concept that the female body, its health, sickness, and treatment is guided by the flow of energy or ‘Qi’, around the body, and how ‘Qi’ is discharged.
‘Qi’ flows along pathways in your body called meridians and if these are blocked or imbalanced it can cause several different conditions.
Eastern medicine aims to restore the body's balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang.
Some of your organs relate to the yin meridian (including the kidney, liver, lungs, spleen, heart), while others relate to the yang meridian (stomach, large intestine, small intestine, gallbladder).
Illness occurs in the body when there is an imbalance of energies which can block ‘Qi’ and cause disease. Jennifer aims to provide high-quality care and specialized treatment in the women’s health sphere.
Jennifer believes a woman’s monthly cycle should be painless with only minimal pre and postmenstrual signs and symptoms. She has worked with many women who have overcome complex menstrual issues and achieved respite from a number of conditions which can often make the monthly cycle stressful.
Jennifer prides herself on being a provider of premier treatments as a women’s health specialist in the alternative field. Her goal is for patients to achieve relief from menstrual problems, including cramps and headaches.
Acupuncture can also help regulate the menstrual cycle and assist with the symptoms of moodiness and bloating that can be associated with your monthly cycle.
By using ultra-fine needles, she targets certain areas to harmonize the system and encourages your blood to move more freely around your body. She is able to treat symptoms associated with conditions including:
Acupuncture can also assist with menopausal symptoms. The treatment has proven to be effective for hot flashes, moodiness, insomnia, and heart palpitations.
Cupping can also be used in conjunction with acupuncture to assist with perimenopause and menopause symptoms. While the treatment is not typically used to help with hormone imbalances, the process can release the fascia, and works like a reverse massage. Cupping can improve blood flow, help remove toxins from your body, and promote drainage.
Patients can relax and enjoy the restorative power of Jennifer’s women’s health treatments in the tranquil surroundings of her Playa Vista based practice.
Are you dealing with the struggle of infertility? Jennifer understands it can be a stressful and emotional time if you are finding it hard to conceive, whether you are trying to have a baby on your own or as a couple.
Jennifer offers acupuncture treatment to men and women to assist you on your journey to have a family. Acupuncture can promote blood flow to the reproductive organs.
The process is also beneficial in easing the symptoms of pregnancy induced nausea and vomiting, as well as hip and joint pain which is often associated with being pregnant.
When you have had your baby, acupuncture can help to aid lactation by opening up the meridians to encourage milk production.
Jennifer is also a leading provider of moxibustion which is a form of heat therapy frequently offered in conjunction with acupuncture to assist the treatment of women’s health issues.
The process is very effective at stimulating the functions of acupuncture points through heat penetration. Research suggests this can get blood moving through the body, which is essential for reproductive health.
A clinical trial has demonstrated these two treatments when used together improved pregnancy rates in women who had been struggling to get pregnant while undergoing IVF.
Jennifer utilizes thousands of hours of training to offer you a highly specialized treatment. She selects specific points on your body during your appointment that have a relationship with your ovaries and uterus to improve blood circulation.
By sending nutrients in the blood to the growing follicles, moxibustion can also improve the quality of the endometrial lining. The process can reduce inflammation and assist with the removal of byproducts.
Modern medical research acknowledges that moxibustion can improve ovarian function by enhancing antioxidant defense ability. Jennifer takes pride in achieving the best outcomes for patients by using a specialized process in the relaxed surroundings of her practice.
Jennifer also frequently treats her pregnant patients with cupping, as well as those trying to conceive, as the process can release muscle tension and stress.
“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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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!