Spring Archives - Healing with Zen | Acupuncture & Herbal Remedies | Pasadena, CA

Archive for the ‘Spring’ Category

Echinacea, The Immunity Powerhouse

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
[caption id="attachment_5236" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Echinacea Everyone loves Echinacea[/caption]

Quick! What makes honeybees happy, blooms in cottage gardens everywhere and protects you against everything from allergies to cancer?  It’s Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, and it’s our Product of the Month.

 

EcRead More....

Dandelions for your Health

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, dandelions (Pu Gong Ying) is used to clear heat and relieve toxicity in the body. Pu Gong Ying is very useful during Spring time when wind and allergies run rampant affecting eyes, skin and internal organs such as the Liver and Stomach. Here are some ways to use this anti-bacterial, anti-ulceric, hepatoprotective and immunostimulant herb/flower!   Read More....

Healthy Spring Acupuncture Diet

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Follow these tips for a healthy spring diet that supports your liver.

• Eat light.

Overeating taxes your liver.

• Eat greens.

Sprouts, wheatgrass, spinach, kale and dandelions are particularly good foods in the spring.

• Eat sour?

Sour is the flavor associated with spring, however sour flavors are only recommended for certaiRead More....

Healthy Spring Acupuncture Practices

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Try these spring acupuncture recommendations, to keep your wood balanced and your liver healthy.

• Cleanse.

Cleaning your colon releases accumulated toxins, undigested food, parasites and fungi.  With a clean colon your digestion is more efficient and your body is healthier.

• Detox your liver.

Reduce or eliminate alcohol or drugs that are toxic to your liver.  Consider a detoxRead More....

Spring should be a happy time….

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Spring is a happy time.  Bunnies hop about.  Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden.  The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning. This is not a time to be angry. But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, being angry is exactly what you can expect if you don’t balance your wood element. In TCM, spring is represented by the element wood.  Wood represents birth anf<a href=Read More....

Beginner’s Guide to Detoxing

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Detox, Acupuncture, Toxins, Cleanse, Meat, Grains, Dairy Grab the mop and broom, throw open the windows and freshen up the house.  After the staleness of winter, spring is a great time to clean.  The fresh air automatically invites a thorough scrub or a deep dust. But don’t stop at just cleaning your house.  Clean your body tooRead More....

Spring Settles Upon Us

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Zen Tuan, L.Ac., Acupuncture, Alhambra, CASpring brings with it warmer weather and renewed physical and mental energy. For many people, however, the transition from winter to spring isn‘t always easy. The cold winter months are a natural time for rest and introspection so it can be a challenge to get moving again. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tells usRead More....