Jan Hanson

Jan Hanson, M.S., L.Ac.

Jan Hanson is an acupuncturist and clinical nutritionist whose private practice focuses on women’s health and temperament issues in children. The mother of two teenagers, she is co-author of Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Relationships (Penguin, 2002).

Jan has also written articles and presented workshops on family health and holistic approaches to childhood illnesses, and her writings can be found at www.NurtureMom.com. Deeply steeped in both attachment parenting and the growing research on nutritional medicine, she is extremely knowledgeable about sensible, alternative approaches to issues of health, temperament, mood swings, and low energy in both adults and kids.

While working in the Neurochemistry Research Laboratory at the Veteran’s Hospital in Sepulveda, California, she co-authored a study that was published when she was 18 years old. She went on to receive a B.A. from UCLA and an M.S. from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, in addition to taking many courses in clinical nutrition, homeopathy, and laboratory assessment.

Jan’s personal interests include her children, first and foremost, as well as playing the piano, doing arts and crafts, and going for walks with good friends.

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