At Healing With Zen, we look at each patient holistically and break down different ways that they can improve their lifestyle in order to balance their body to see long-term results with their symptoms.

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It is no different with Acne and we have an effective protocol including herbal medicine, acupuncture, and nutritional advice that allow us to tailor our treatment specifically to the type of acne that the patient is struggling with.  
In terms of nutrition, it is incredibly important to consume fresh food.  That includes fresh produce and fresh fruits. Include fresh vegetables in your diet such as those that are rich in phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  
Some examples include beets, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, kale, mung beans, onions, lettuce, and spinach.
Adding berries in your snacks or in your meal plans help increase the dose of antioxidants in your nutrition.  Some great options are blackberries, blueberries, and goji berries (or as we call them in Chinese Gou Qi Zi).
 It is important to include whole foods in your nutrition such as brown rice, whole grains, and oatmeal.  They serve as great sources of fiber, which will help your body’s process of ridding itself of toxins.
Lastly and most importantly, remember to drink enough water!  Water is essential in cleaning the lymphatic system and it aids the body in flushing out toxins through the skin and bowels.   It also helps digestion (which moves toxins along out of the body and encourages our body to absorb the nutrition from our diet) and it also moistens the skin.  
Alongside this important nutritional component of the patient’s lifestyle, we also formulate custom herbal formulas for the patients specific to each of their body’s needs in order to strengthen the function of the body to detoxify itself.  Lastly, we use acupuncture in conjunction to the herbal formula and lifestyle changes to encourage detoxification and balance the body and increase circulation.
 
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