Today we’re excited to share another interesting interview from one of our new experts, Dr. Neda Mehrabani. Dr. Neda is a chiropractic doctor and is 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 down 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 was attending 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 a lot of people hear ‘acupuncture’ and they get really apprehensive. They know that needles are involved and they get really nervous about 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 the insertion of the needle.
That’s why it’s so important to find a practitioner who is skilled and 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 so many things, but I think specifically our fans are interested in beauty and weight loss. Jovani has fabulous dresses, and we want to look fabulous in those dresses. What are some ways that acupuncture can 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 coming up. It’s great if you come a few times before the special event, and can help you get a better complexion, clear acne, and even get rid of fine wrinkles. It’s amazing, really, because it not only makes your face look better, it goes way beyond that. Because the body is so interconnected, acupuncture for beauty affects the rest of the body in a positive way too. So people find that they have more energy, they are sleeping better, and that helps resolve their initial beauty woes as well.
JOVANI: Amazing, that’s so interesting. Whether we’re talking about a girl getting ready for prom or a bride, can you share with us a story of what patients’ experiences when they are feeling sluggish and not ready 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 less. Women coming in for beauty treatments aren’t going to have the same depth of issues to treat usually. 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 who is 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 really battling wrinkles and having trouble with their skin. What do you find to be 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 all the way into their 80s who are 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 who are looking to have the best skin and look svelte and beautiful on their wedding day? What can they do at home to take care of themselves and be their best for a special event?
DR. NEDA: Weddings, while they are very happy events, are also very stressful events. What I would recommend most are things like keeping well hydrated with alkaline water, finding time to relax and rejuvenate, going to 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 definitely the one I would choose.
JOVANI: Thank you so much for sharing a little bit about what you do. I know our fans are going to enjoy learning about natural ways to enhance their beauty and stay trim before an important event like their prom, wedding or gala.