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How Summer Effects Your Health

Ahhhh…Summer! During the long days of summer, abundant sunshine and warm temperatures nurture the luxuriant growth and full maturation of plants. All around us gardens blossom and bear fruit. One of the ancient writings of Chinese medicine, the Inner Classic, suggests that this time of the year expresses the Yang principles—expansion, growth, outward activity, lightness and creativity. The flowers and fruits of our gardens are bursting in abundance. Everything is maturing and at the high point of growth. This is …

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Wellness for Males

  Ready to Jump-Start your health with an Acupuncture Consultation? Discuss with your primary health concerns with our acupuncturists at Healing with Zen. Are you in pain? Are you stressed? Do you have some chronic health issues? After further consultation, we will know exactly how to treat you. In most cases, you will feel the effects immediately. Click Here To Schedule Your Appointment

9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Endocrine Disruptors

What are Endocrine Disruptors? Can a shower curtain be bad for your health? It can if it contains phthalates. Phthalates are just some of over 800 chemicals that are labeled as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are toxic for a number of reasons. For Instance, they may mimic estrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones and cause your body to respond to them inappropriately. In addition, they may block, stimulate, or inhibit these hormones. By interfering in your hormone system, there is growing …

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Improve Your Heart and Better Your Digestion With These Summertime Foods.

As the weather grows warmer we often become more active and participate in a variety of outdoor activities. An ideal summer diet is light and filled with fresh foods with high water content, and brightly colored with summer fruits and vegetables. Each organ has a specific flavor that affects it. Foods with a bitter taste stimulate the function of the heart. These include green leafy vegetables such as endive, escarole, lettuce and watercress, coffee, tea and chocolate. These foods can …

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Fathers Day Special

Father’s Day Special  For a limited time only, Healing With Zen is offering great deals on all Men’s Health Packages.   All Fathers Get 50% off an Acupuncture Treatment! Also “Men’s Health Packages” are available at a discount!   Receive a discount by mentioning this offer upon arrival   GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Treat your father to the gift of health.   Call Now (626) 377-9596  or CLICK HERE to book an appointment online with Zen Tuan, L.Ac.

Simple Summer Eating Tips to Make You Feel Fantastic

Healthy eating tips for the summer are a little tricky. Since the weather is warm, you need light, cooling foods.  Juicy peaches, sweet watermelons, tomatoes hot off the vine… The right foods are easy to find.  One trip through your garden or a walk through a farmer’s market and you’ll have the perfect summer meal. But since you’re outside exercising and working in the garden, you build up an appetite. You work hard and play hard.  You crave calories to …

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3 Top Men Health Concerns That Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Combat

Men often have difficulty speaking about their health concerns due to stigma in the public. Prostate conditions, erectile dysfunction or infertility can be uncomfortable to discuss even with your health professional. However, it is important to be open and honest. After all, these concerns can have a major impact on your overall health as well as your sex life, your relationships, and your emotional health. Emotions affect men and can create energetic blockages that lead to emotional instability. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer …

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3 Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies You Can Do at Home

If you asked the average person how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) keeps you healthy, they would probably answer that it uses acupuncture needles. That is a good start. TCM is a complex understanding of how Qi, or life force, affects your health.  Qi flows through meridians passing through points which can be used to regulate and control that flow.  When the flow of Qi increases, decreases or its quality changes, your health is affected.  The most common way to manage …

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The Surprising Truth about Migraine Triggers

How much do you really know about controlling your migraines? New research suggests you may not know as much as you think. According to Timothy T. Houle, Ph.D and co-author Dana P. Turner, M.S.P.H., both of the Wake Forest Baptist anesthesiology department, migraine sufferers make inaccurate conclusions about what triggers their migraines.  Houle and Turner conducted a 3-month study of 9 women who suffered from migraines.  They tracked the women’s hormone levels, their stress levels and the weather.  The women …

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