Treating Cancer therapy side-effects

Treating Cancer Therapy Side-Effects Acupuncture, Herbs, and Other Holistic Strategies to Manage Cancer Treatment Side-Effects.  I have worked at the Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, CA for 6 years. In that time I have assisted hundreds of cancer patients and their family members with acupuncture throughout their cancer treatment journey. In addition to the many physical side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, a cancer diagnosis itself is scary. It can leave both patients and their families with feelings of loneliness …

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Ear seeds 101 : everything you need to know!

-What are ear seeds and how are they used?  Ear Seeds are a non-invasive, safe and effective tool used to stimulate acupressure points in the ear. Ear seeds consist of tiny vaccaria seeds, beads or pellets on a sticker that can be affixed to specific acupressure points in the ear. These acupressure points can treat just about any health condition. Our patients often ask for earseeds to combat aches and pains, manage stress and anxiety, assist with digestive disorders or hormonal imbalances, and even stimulate weight loss! At …

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5 Stretches to Do at Your Desk Every Hour to Make Your Workday Better

Many people, without realizing, spend most of the day slouching over desks and sitting on the couch, which can lead to back pain, neck pain, headaches, and weakened core muscles. By taking just a few minutes each seated hour or two to do the following exercises, you can reap the benefits of better posture, improved circulation, and clearer mental functions. Remember to breathe long and deep while in each stretch, the belly expanding with each breath in, and shrinking toward …

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Stress Management

Stress Management I have been seeing Zen for quite a few months now. I started going due to an injury but found acupuncture has helped with my stress, my sleeplessness and even some of my moodiness ;). Zen is truly amazing and patient. She really cares about her patients and takes the time and care to understand your needs. I had never done acupuncture before this and I’m so glad I found Zen because I truly hate needles. It’s been …

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Hemorrhoids & Pregnancy Symptoms

Case Study on patient with hemorrhoids and pregnancy symptoms 11-week pregnant 36 year old woman came it at and wanted to manage hemorrhoid and pregnancy symptoms using acupuncture. Her main concern was lingering hemorrhoids. Patient was concerned that pregnancy may aggravate her hemorrhoids.Hemorrhoids started in 2017 and patient doesn’t feel like it’s fully gone away. Last painful experience was in 2018 during holiday season. Currently the anal area is sensitive and occasional bleeding with defecation. Constipation will aggravate hemorrhoids.Bowels tend …

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TMJ, Headaches, Low back pain and Anxiety

Case study on TMJ, headaches, low back pain, and anxiety 30 year old female returns to our office 1 year and 1 month after previous treatment she received for TMJ, Jaw pain, headaches and anxiety. All her symptoms were managed for almost a full year. Jaw tension- Worse in the mornings.  Tension level 3/10, worse on left side but bilateral. “Clicking” sensation when eating food. Temporal headaches – usually at least 1x/week.  Headaches came back 3 months after previous treatment course. Previous …

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Fertility & Hormonal Imbalance

Fertility and Hormonal Imbalance I started seeing Zen in August 2015 to assist with some fertility issues. I thought of myself as a relatively healthy person – or at least I didn’t complain much. I have come to realize that many of the ailments I accepted as a part of my “modern lifestyle” were not things I actually had to live with – they could be fixed! In addition to fertility problems/hormonal imbalances, I had the following symptoms: insomnia, occasional …

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Vertigo & Dizziness

43 year old female came into our office because of severe vertigo and dizziness that was exacerbated after going on a cruise vacation. She normally experiences severe bought of vertigo 1 time per year, however it has been more common this year. One neurologist diagnosed vestibular migraines, another neurologist diagnosed Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Tinnitus daily when experiencing dizziness and floaters. Left side is worse. Her last vertigo bout was one month prior to seeing us, 6/18/19 and it happened after …

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Vertigo & Dizziness

43 year old female came into our office because of severe vertigo and dizziness that was exacerbated after going on a cruise vacation. She normally experiences severe bought of vertigo 1 time per year, however it has been more common this year. One neurologist diagnosed vestibular migraines, another neurologist diagnosed Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Tinnitus daily when experiencing dizziness and floaters. Left side is worse.Her last vertigo bout was one month prior to seeing us, 6/18/19 and it happened after her …

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Vertigo & Dizziness

43 year old female came into our office because of severe vertigo and dizziness that was exacerbated after going on a cruise vacation. She normally experiences severe bought of vertigo 1 time per year, however it has been more common this year. One neurologist diagnosed vestibular migraines, another neurologist diagnosed Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Tinnitus daily when experiencing dizziness and floaters. Left side is worse. Her last vertigo bout was one month prior to seeing us, 6/18/19 and it happened after …

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