meet the acupuncturists.
Jean E. Brannon, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Jean Brannon, Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is a Georgia licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She studied acupuncture and herbal medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM before graduating from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC. She transferred to Daoist Traditions in order to study with 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffrey Yuen. After graduating in 2008, she practiced in Black Mountain, NC and in Athens, GA before moving to the greater Atlanta area in 2015.
For more than 15 years, Jean has been a longevity and wellness practitioner. She specializes in difficult cases, having worked with complex health challenges such as chronic fatigue, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, addictions and multiple chemical sensitivity. Jean effectively treats a wide range of conditions, including addictions, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, insomnia, pain, women’s health issues, weight loss and facial rejuvenation using cosmetic acupuncture. Needle-free treatment options - including acupressure, aromatherapy, breathwork and medical qi gong, cupping, tuning forks and Korean Hand Therapy - are also available.
Manjusha Ladha, M.S., L.Ac.
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.