meet the acupuncturists.
Manjusha Ladha, MS, LAc
Manjusha ‘Manju’ Ladha is a nationally certified NCCAOM diplomate in acupuncture and licensed to practice in Georgia. Manju graduated from The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in Boone, North Carolina and has a master’s degree in biology from University of Jabalpur in India.
As a holistic practitioner she addresses a wide range of disharmonies such as pain, digestive issues, stress, depression, anxiety, infertility, headaches, migraines, auto immune disorders, and hormonal imbalances. In addition to acupuncture she uses techniques like cupping, guasha and moxibustion and recommends Chinese herbs as necessary.
Manju has studied with the noted master acupuncturist Dr. Richard Tan. She extensively uses his balance method and also incorporates the renowned twentieth century acupuncturist Master Tung’s system in her treatments. Manju has advanced training in facial rejuvenation acupuncture which provides a natural and holistic alternative to botox treatments and face lifts.
Manju believes in the body’s intrinsic ability to heal from within and the power of acupuncture in creating the energetic balance necessary for optimum health. To cultivate and nurture her personal qi, she meditates daily in the yogic tradition and practices Tai Chi Quan. A resident of Smyrna for last 15 years, Manju is excited to provide holistic healthcare in her community.
Blake Gordon, ND, LAc
Naturopath, Licensed Acupuncturist
Blake Gordon is a native Texan, but is excited to be in Georgia and is passionate about teaching you how to take control of your health, naturally.
By utilizing a host of therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, nutrition, herbal medicine and more, Blake is able to assist people suffering with chronic muscle and joint pains, gas, bloating, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, infertility, menstrual pain, menopausal symptoms and much more. Her unique training also allows her to blend the best of Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese medicines to assist each person's innate ability to heal.
Blake holds the following advanced dual degrees: Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. In addition, she is a nationally certified NCCAOM diplomate in Oriental Medicine and is licensed to practice Acupuncture in Georgia and Texas. Even though she was trained as a primary care Naturopathic Physician and maintains an active license in Vermont, the state of Georgia does not confer or recognize such degrees and therefore prohibits use of the title 'doctor' within a clinical setting.
Blake is an avid learner and has completed advanced training in several areas such as EarSeeds® Certified Practitioner, Distal Needling Acupuncture (DNA™), Medical Pulse Diagnosis (MPD®) with the renowned Robert “Bob” Doane, EAMP, LAc, advanced cupping techniques, facial rejuvenation and so much more! Blake looks forward to being a part of your health journey and helping you live your best life!