Shadi earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Health from University of Maryland in order to pursue a career in health care services and help provide positive changes in her community. Having earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and now pursuing her Doctoral in the field has given her over 3000 hours of combined theoretical and clinical knowledge and experience to provide care for her patients. The event that sparked her intense passion for studying Chinese Medicine was when she began working at the HIV/AIDS research center in Tehran, Iran back in 2012. The work experience there confirmed Shadi’s interest in serving individuals with special needs and it provided her with an opportunity to spend one on one time with patients. Shadi found a lot of value in speaking with patients and spending time to hear their needs while supporting their journey.
There she learned to be an active listener and took the first steps in becoming a healer by listening to patients and hearing their needs and requests. It was then that Shadi also learned about words as medicine to guide patients through wellness. Shadi practices in two styles of Acupuncture: Five Element and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Five Element has a strong emphasis on balancing emotional and spiritual issues, TCM is looking at balancing patterns of disharmony. Both of these styles of Acupuncture relieves pain and treats disease by restoring the normal flow of energy in the body. In her practice of acupuncture, the patient is addressed holistically, in order to treat the root issue of the problem. Shadi is a member of Maryland Acupuncture society and she is Clean Needle Certified.
It was an awesome experience to be there. Dr. Arbabian was very professional. Highly recommend her office to all.