Shakeh Avanessian, L.Ac.
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Shakeh Avanessian, L.Ac.


Shakeh Avanessian, graduated from the Master Program at Emperor's College, a comprehensive educational program in Traditional Oriental Medicine encompassing Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Chinese Internal Medicine, Western Medical Sciences and therapeutic exercises such as Qi Gong and Tai Qi.

Post-graduate Studies & Specialties

~ Acupuncture for Cancer Management ~
Acupuncture and herbal formulae, are powerful tools for pain control, hastening recovery, reducing side effects of the various therapies, and maybe most importantly, for minimizing use of medications and their attendant side effects.

~ Acupuncture for Gynecological Disorders ~
Traditional Chinese medicine has a long history of treating gynecologic and obstetric disorders such as disorders of pregnancy (i.e., morning sickness, abdominal pain during pregnancy, etc.), gynecologic disorders (i.e., amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis, infertility, etc.), and Post-partum disorders, with acupuncture and moxibustion therapy.

~ Acupuncture for Anti Aging ~
Oriental medicine has been used by Asian royalty for centuries for anti aging without the trauma or expense of surgery. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for cosmetic acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, smoothing out fine lines, reducing the appearance of deeper wrinkles, plumping out the texture of skin and helping tone underlying muscles to tighten saggy cheeks and droopy necks.


“I am out of gas…”, “I need a tune up...”. How many of us use these sentences to describe how we feel without realizing that we are referring to our bodies as mechanical devices? Unfortunately, in modern societies we are conditioned to equalize our bodies to machines, but I believe it is more beautiful and beneficial to compare the human body to a ‘garden’, which requires constant care for a healthy existence. In order to have a vigorous and beautiful garden, one must take the time to nurture and nourish its root and foundation to rejuvenate and sustain good essence. In our busy and complex lives it is easy to forget to take time to tend and cultivate the garden of our body. Eastern philosophy elucidates how to carry on a harmonious living and constructs a holistic lifestyle. It teaches us that we are a part of nature and we must function within our inner ecosystem without obstacles. Acupuncture and herbal medicine apply this philosophy and become the means by which we obtain harmony with our surroundings and environment; thereby, helping us to cultivate and sustain ongoing wellness. - sa