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About J. Ladan Nabet, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (she/they)

~ Hello ~
I'm Ladan--an acupuncturist, bodyworker and teacher.

My healing work harmonizes your body’s innate life force to ease pain, navigate complex illness, and transform the ways chronic stress is held in the body.

Having a body and being human isn't easy. I believe we're each here for a reason--something we've come to explore and something we've come to share through living our unique lives. We do this through our multidimensional bodies, and when we tend our own pain points and expand upon what's working well, it ripples out. I believe this ripple can help create a kinder more just world.

I love sharing precise and subtle forms of bodywork and energy work. My way of seeing is honed through my training in Traditional East Asian Medicine, Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Acupuncture, trauma resolution bodywork, polyvagal theory, pre/perinatal development, ancestral healing, theater and dance.

Some of my favorite ways to find balance are walks through the woods, hearty laughter and watching binge-worthy tv. 

How I Came to this Work

In my early 20s I was diagnosed with a debilitating chronic pain condition. Needing relief and wanting to enjoy life again, I saw a lot of doctors and explored many different kinds of treatments. In the process, I was inspired to study some of them. Now, over two decades later, I'm grateful to the many clients who have shared their healing path with me. 

My own healing process has not been straight forward. There have been flare ups and backslides. There wasn't the quick fix I hoped for. But over time, I began to piece and weave together what my body needed. And I started to listen to what I truly need as well. This has brought unexpected wins and happy surprises along the way, too. It's an ongoing process. I'm grateful for the support and access to gifted healers, helpers and communities of care along the way. 

I have come to trust:

  • My body is wise and complex
  • Health is a dynamic, evolving process and not a finish line
  • There are a lot of factors that influence and support wellbeing--from the physical to the metaphysical, personal and collective, seen and unseen (yet felt).

It's my intention to share healing processes that cultivate insight and harmony for the benefit of our bodies, our lineages, and our communities. 

Foundations & Lineages

Traditional East Asian Medicine & Other Bodywork

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (Maryland)
  • Tri-State College of Acupuncture (NY), M.S. in Acupuncture--specialized training in orthopedic acupuncture and trigger point/dry needling
  • Sports Medicine Acupuncture Complete Post-Graduate Training (Matt Callison, L.Ac., Brian Lau, L.Ac.)--postural assessment, motor point acupuncture, manual muscle testing, corrective exercises
  • Zheng Gu Tui Na Structural and Visceral Bodywork (Tom Bisio, L.Ac., Jen Resnick, L.Ac.)
  • Visceral Manipulation; Distance Healing using Osteopathic Philosophies (Carey Benenson Taussig, D.O. (IT))
  • Craniosacral Therapy Continuing Ed: The Gut Brain; The Social Nervous System (Katherine Ukleja, DO, RCST), CNS Potency (Ian Wright, Bsc. (Ost).)

Trauma-Informed Care & Blueprints of Health

  • Alchemical Alignment: Bodywork for Trauma Resolution & Embodiment of Spirit (Brigit Viksnins, RCST, SEP)--Graduate of Foundation Training, Teaching Assistant, Instructor Module 1-3 (Spring 2022)
  • Pre & Perinatal Development & Birth Trauma (Kate White, Mia Kalef, Our Birth Journey)
  • Ancestral Healing (Family Constellations, Ancestral Medicine/Daniel Foor)
  • Womb Surround Process Workshop Participant
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Traditional Seidr Healing Practices

  • Ongoing study with Betsy Bergstrom


  • Somatic Explorations in Continuum, Authentic Movement, Body-Mind Centering
  • Yoga Teacher Training--200 hr
  • BFA, Drama--NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • Iranian and Settler Colonialist/English Ancestry
  • Influences of the land, elements and peoples--Northern Central Maryland, Coastal Delaware, New York City, Santa Fe, Costa Rica, National Parks of the USA