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Today we’re excited to share another interesting interview with one of our new experts, Dr. Neda Mehrabani. Dr. Neda is a chiropractic doctor licensed in acupuncture and herbology and has a wealth of natural remedies and information on healing the body to enhance your beauty from the inside out. Read on for her advice on natural ways to treat wrinkles, bloating, weight gain, and acne, and keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming in-depth video interview with Dr. Neda in a few weeks.
JOVANI: Thank you for sitting with us today to share your knowledge with our fans. To start, we’d love to know what inspired you to get involved in natural medicine and healing and how you got to where you are today.
DR. NEDA: Well, I actually had a personal experience with acupuncture that convinced me of how well it worked. When I was 19 years old, I attended chiropractic school and got a peptic ulcer. One of my classmates was an acupuncturist, and she heard I was suffering from peptic ulcers. She invited me over to her house after class to receive acupuncture treatments for my issue, and after two treatments, the problem was completely gone.
That was many years ago, and I’ve been healed ever since. After chiropractic school, I decided I needed to look into acupuncture more. It’s been around for 6,000 years, and for me, it worked like magic to treat my issues.
JOVANI: Wow, that’s awesome. I know many people hear ‘acupuncture,’ and they get apprehensive. They know that needles are involved, and they get nervous about the pain and about it hurting. What do you say to those people?
DR. NEDA: I don’t think anybody likes needles, including myself. But the needles we use are very small, and I work very fast. The faster you work with the needles, the less pain the patient feels. The slower the practitioner works, the more the patient will feel pain from inserting the needle.
That’s why it’s so important to find a skilled practitioner who can work quickly. When patients come, even when they are fearful, once I put the needles in, they say – was that it? That’s all? That wasn’t too bad!’ Everyone needs to come and try it at least once to see how they like it – it’s worth it.
JOVANI: So I know that acupuncture can be used for many things, but I think our fans are specifically interested in beauty and weight loss. Jovani has fabulous dresses, and we want to look fabulous in those dresses. How can acupuncture help a woman look and feel great before a big special event like prom, a wedding, or a gala?
DR. NEDA: Acupuncture is great for weight loss if you have a big event. It’s great if you come a few times before the special event, and it can help you get a better complexion, clear acne, and even get rid of fine wrinkles. It’s amazing because it makes your face look better and goes way beyond that. Because the body is so interconnected, acupuncture for beauty affects the rest of the body. So people find that they have more energy and are sleeping better, which helps resolve their initial beauty woes.
JOVANI: Amazing, that’s so interesting. Whether we’re talking about a girl getting ready for prom or a bride, can you share a story of what patients experience when they feel sluggish and unprepared for their event? How have you been able to resolve these issues?
DR. NEDA: What I do first and foremost is customize the treatments depending on the
person. Some people have more health issues; some people have fewer. Women coming in for beauty treatments aren’t going to usually have the same depth of issues to treat. We find out exactly what’s not in balance in the body, and we can get to the cause of the problem. Sometimes women in one or two visits feel like they are losing weight and are no longer bloated once we get to the root of the problem.
JOVANI: What is the ideal age range for someone looking to find improvement in time for their wedding, prom, or another big special event? There are probably some Jovani fans who are reading this getting ready for a big special event and have just started to get wrinkles, and then maybe some are the mother of the bride, and they are battling wrinkles and having trouble with their skin. What is the best age range to see a positive result in their skin with these treatments?
DR. NEDA: Well, everyone will see results one way or another. Of course, if you’re younger, you will see the issues resolved much quicker. But we see patients in their 80s still seeing great differences in their skin. The biggest difference is that older patients get more needles and take a few more treatments to see a difference.
JOVANI: Wow, we had no idea someone in their 80s could still improve their skin in time for a big event with acupuncture! What is your best advice for brides looking to have the best skin and look svelte and beautiful on their wedding day? What can they do at home to care for themselves and be their best for a special event?
DR. NEDA: Weddings, while they are very happy events, are also very stressful events. I recommend keeping hydrated with alkaline water, finding time to relax and rejuvenate, yoga classes, working out, and other great stress relievers. Keeping yourself calm is very, very important. For weight loss, if they don’t have time to come into the office regularly, we can do the ear seeds so they can press on them and suppress their stress-induced appetite. Then they can take them off on the day of the wedding themselves.
JOVANI: Finally, we have our favorite question – we want to know what is your favorite style of Jovani dress for a fabulous night out.
DR. NEDA: There are so many beautiful dresses, it’s hard to pick which one I like the most! My favorite color is red, so naturally, I’m drawn to all of the red dresses on Jovani. There is one that is a cutout sleeveless, long prom dress. It’s very sexy and very pretty, so that’s the one I would choose.
JOVANI: Thank you so much for sharing a little bit about what you do. I know our fans will enjoy learning about natural ways to enhance their beauty and stay trim before an important event like their prom, wedding, or gala.
Did you like this interview? Be sure to check out our other expert interview with skincare guru Ronit Sinai.