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Digestive Health Exam & Our Favorite Digestive Aids for Bloating, Gas & Irregular bowels

How is your overall digestive health? Are you suffering from Bloating, Gas, Cramping, Diarrhea or Constipation? You are not alone! Many of our patients are battling with digestive issues on a daily basis. Which is why we take pride in our digestive health exam! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPbctILfkEU&feature=youtu.be We are here to help! In this video Zen Tuan, demonstrates a quick digestive health exam we perform here at Healing with Zen! We do this to evaluate our patients overall digestive health.As any doctor

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The Guide for Glow Getters (Part 1)

The Guide For Glow Getters (PART 1) Hello Glow Getters!! In this blog 2 part blog series it will provide you with more information on facial acupunture. Also there are answers to common questions that we have heard over the years about facial acupunture.  I’m Vanessa Ho, L.Ac. a licensed acupuncturist at Healing with Zen who is passionate about skin health and making sure patients feel beautiful naturally! I’ve always suffered from tired, dull, and acne prone skin for many years.

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Women’s Health Support using Acupuncture

In honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, learn why acupuncture is becoming the “Go To” way to treat Women’s Health! Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are extremely helpful in treating Women’s Health such as: Fertility  This is actually one of the most common studied areas of Acupuncture and has been scientifically proven to help improve fertility for those trying to get pregnant Regulating menstrual cycles  Researchers found that acupuncture outperforms ibuprofen when it comes to treating painful cramps as well as helps

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Women's Health Support using Acupuncture

In honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, learn why acupuncture is becoming the “Go To” way to treat Women’s Health! Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are extremely helpful in treating Women’s Health such as: Fertility  This is actually one of the most common studied areas of Acupuncture and has been scientifically proven to help improve fertility for those trying to get pregnant Regulating menstrual cycles  Researchers found that acupuncture outperforms ibuprofen when it comes to treating painful cramps as well as helps

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Acupuncture 101: Everything You Need to Know

How do acupuncture treatments work? Acupuncture treatments stimulate specific points of the body through the insertion of very thin needles. Stimulating these points, sometimes known as meridian points, is thought to set off a reaction starting with sensory receptors, which then stimulate nerves that signal messages to the hypothalamic-pituitary system. From a Western perspective, acupuncture is seen to work by increasing blood flow and stimulating the body’s natural pain-reducing response. According to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture works by addressing and balancing the body’s natural meridian

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FAQs About Herbal Therapy, Answered

https://youtu.be/TxjXnLuI7Aw Curious about the benefits of herbal therapy? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about what herbs are and how they can help you. What is herbal therapy? Herbal therapy involves the use of individual herbs, or more often, herbal formulas as a treatment for symptoms or as preventative medicine. Herbal therapy has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine to help patients with a wide variety of issues.In most cases, patients are given a

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What the Heck is “Cupping”, Anyway?

What is Cupping? Although “cupping” may sound strange, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have used this method to heal people since 300 A.D. (4). Dr. Kaleem Ullah, secretary of the British Cupping Society, shares, “Cupping Therapy is an ancient medical treatment. Which relies upon creating a local suction to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing” (3). For example, cupping provides relief for migraines, muscular tension, respiratory diseases, digestive diseases, and chronic pain. How Does Cupping Work? Ge Hong

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Pain Relief

Conquer Pain Naturally Chronic pain can significantly impact your daily life, limiting your mobility and overall well-being. At Healing with Zen in Pasadena, we believe in a holistic approach to pain management, combining traditional Eastern techniques like acupuncture with natural remedies to optimize your results for pain relief.   Today, we’re excited to share our favorite pain relief combination: OmegaPure PRM and Turmeric Forte! OmegaPure PRM: The Omega-3 Advantage with Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators (SPMs) Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and

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About our acupuncture clinic in Pasadena

What Makes Our Clinic Special? We’re passionate about empowering you to achieve optimal health and well-being, and we strive to create a unique and exceptional experience for every patient. In this blog-post, we unveil some of the things that set our acupuncture clinic in Pasadena apart. Personalized care  Our specialties  Our team  Our approach  Our Services Welcome to Healing with Zen, your acupuncture clinic in Pasadena, CA! Watch these videos to learn more about us! Personalized Care You Can’t Find

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Smooth Transitioning into Spring

Transitioning into Spring Spring is here! While we revel in the longer days and blooming flowers, it’s also a time to focus on your internal well-being according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Struggling with allergies, skin problems, or digestive issues this spring? These might be signs your liver needs some love! Learn how TCM can help you address these issues and achieve optimal health. Tips to support your liver for a smooth transition into Spring! Spring and the Liver Connection

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 Cupping DEMONSTRATION & BENEFITS

Cupping: Ancient Practice, Modern Benefits Have you ever seen athletes with those circular red marks on their backs? That’s cupping therapy, an ancient healing modality experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Here at Healing with Zen in Pasadena, we utilize cupping therapy alongside other techniques to help patients achieve optimal health and well-being. Cupping involves placing special glass, silicone, or bamboo cups on the skin. A vacuum is then created inside the cup, drawing the underlying tissue slightly upwards. This suction

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Natural Solutions for Allergy relief

Natural Solutions for Allergy Relief Spring is here, and with it comes the dreaded allergy season!  Sneezing, itchy eyes, and that constant head-cold feeling can make enjoying the beautiful weather a struggle. Here at Healing with Zen, we understand the frustration allergies can cause. But here’s the good news: you don’t have to suffer in silence. Many people turn to conventional allergy medications, but these often come with unwanted side effects. Our approach focuses on holistic remedies and supporting your body’s natural

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To Our Community Connections

https://vimeo.com/925586114?share=copy We just want to express how excited we are to further our relationship with you, whether this means helping each other with patient care or doing events/ collaborations in the future.  At Healing with Zen, we help our patients feel their best: physically and emotionally using Acupuncture, Ear seeds, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, and nutritional supplements.  We specialize in hormonal imbalances, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care, pediatrics, pain relief and digestive issues. Check out our testimonials and case studies.  Our

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My Journey With Intermittent Fasting And Prolon

An Acupuncturist’s Journey with Intermittent Fasting and Prolon As a Pasadena acupuncturist, I’m constantly exploring ways to help my patients achieve optimal health and well-being. One fascinating avenue that’s increasingly capturing attention is the world of fasting. While the term might conjure images of extreme deprivation, the reality is far more nuanced and offers a wealth of potential benefits for both mind and body.   My own journey into fasting began with a simple curiosity. I heard whispers of improved

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Acupressure for painful periods

Acupressure For Painful Periods Ah, that monthly visitor… sometimes a welcome guest, sometimes a ruthless tyrant. If you’re among the many who experience painful periods, know that you’re not alone. But you don’t have to suffer in silence! Today, we’re exploring an ancient, empowering tool for menstrual relief: acupressure. So, how does this work? Acupressure, like acupuncture, works on the principle of stimulating pressure points throughout the body that connect to energy channels (meridians). Applying gentle, sustained pressure to these points

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Choosing Your Ideal Detox Program

Choosing Your Ideal Detox Program As your acupuncturist in Pasadena, I’m always exploring ways to help you achieve optimal physical and emotional well-being. That often means venturing beyond traditional acupuncture treatments and delving into holistic approaches like detoxification and fasting. But with so much buzz around these practices, it can be hard to know where to start.  Today, I’m sharing my honest review of two popular detox programs: Standard Process’s Purification Programs and Prolon’s 5-day fasting protocol. Standard Process: As you all know, I

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Pregnancy Journey with Acupuncture

Pregnancy Journey with Acupuncture and TCM Pregnancy is a remarkable and transformative experience, filled with both joy and challenges. As your body changes to accommodate your growing baby, you may experience a range of discomforts and concerns.  At Healing with Zen, we understand the unique needs of pregnant women and offer a holistic approach to support you throughout your pregnancy journey with acupuncture. Acupuncture: A Gentle Path to Well-being Acupuncture, a core principle of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been safely and

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Acupuncture for Kids

Acupuncture for Kids: Benefits, Effectiveness, and Why Kids Love It Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed that these points are connected to energy pathways, and that stimulating these points can help to improve health and well-being. Acupuncture is safe and effective for kids of all ages, and it can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including: Allergies Asthma Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Bedwetting

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Kids Wellness Massage With Acupuncturist

Kids Wellness Massage Hi everyone, it’s Zen, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and founder of Healing with Zen, here to show you the five Tuina kids massage techniques that I use on kids for wellness. This is a Traditional Chinese Medicine massage that I do for all my pediatric patients when they come into the office for their acupuncture sessions.  This massage can help with various health ailments listed below:  Line pressing on thumb – great for all respiratory and lung issues.

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Patient care Testimonials

Patient Care Testimonials Absolutely LOVE working with Zen. She is so thorough, and this is such a well-run practice. She gives you clear guidelines, a treatment plan, and gives you a sense of what to expect — as well as advice on many things, like how to eat for your body’s needs, as well as the option of doing things like ear seeds, cupping, custom herbal remedies et al. She explains everything to you thoroughly, and it’s easy to ask

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Athletes And Active Individuals in Pasadena
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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Athletes and Active Individuals

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Athletes And Active Individuals Whether you’re a professional athlete or just someone who enjoys staying active, our acupuncturists in Pasadena at Healing With Zen know, recovery is essential for maintaining your performance and preventing injuries. Athletes and active individuals are constantly pushing their bodies to the limit. As a result, they are more prone to injuries and muscle soreness. However, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Athletes And Active Individuals can help them recover faster and

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How acupuncture and Chinese herbs can transform your hair.

Hair loss can be a distressing experience that impacts our self-esteem and overall well-being. If you’re tired of seeing your precious strands of hair slip away, you’re not alone. Learn how Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Can Transform Your Hair. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to endure it in silence.Let’s explore the incredible benefits of using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to tackle hair loss at its roots (pun intended!). Understanding Hair Loss: A Multi-Faceted Mystery Before we delve into the solutions,

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Eye Pain & Tremors – Relief using Acupuncture

Eye Pain & Tremors – Relief Using Acupuncture Hey everyone, it’s Zen, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist at Healing with Zen. Today, I want to share a compelling case study about a patient I’ve been working with recently. This case is particularly interesting because it highlights the transformative power of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in addressing complex and debilitating health issues including eye pain, headaches, and tremors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIo51ZQpqfY&t=29s The symptoms This patient came to us with a multitude of symptoms

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Constipation Relief Using Acupuncture

Constipation Relief Using Acupuncture Greetings from Krystal, acupuncturist at Healing With Zen! Today, I want to share an inspiring case study with you. Chinese medicine offers a treasure trove of remedies for digestive issues, considering the gut’s pivotal role in our overall well-being. In this case, I had the privilege of helping a 56-year-old woman regain control of her life after battling chronic constipation for decades. Her journey to digestive health is an inspiring testament to the power of acupuncture, dietary

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Testimonial: Acupuncture for fatigue

Testimonial: Acupuncture For Fatigue Yelp Review: I have been seeing Krystal at Healing with Zen for a couple of months now, and she has really helped improve my symptoms:   Fatigue – I’m not napping nearly as much as I used to and feel refreshed throughout the day, even when under stress. Back pain – Acupuncture combined with cupping really relieves my upper back pain and I’ve noticed improved posture. Jaw tightness – Feel some relief from this with treatments.

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Acupuncture for PMS: How It Helps and What to Expect

Acupuncture For PMS: How It Helps And What To Expect If you are looking for a natural and effective way to manage your PMS symptoms, acupuncture may be a good option for you. Acupuncture is safe and well-tolerated, and it has few side effects. Most people experience relief from their symptoms within a few treatments. Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. These points are believed to

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The healing power of acupressure at home

The Healing Power Of Acupressure At Home In the realm of natural healing, both acupuncture and acupressure stand out as remarkable practices rooted in ancient traditions. Acupressure is an amazing needle-free alternative to acupuncture that you can do at the ease and comfort of your own home.  Essentially, acupressure emphasizes the balance of vital energy, or “Qi,” within the body. This balance is achieved by stimulating specific points along meridians – the body’s energy pathways. All you need to do

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Trusted Whole Food Supplements for Growing Kids

Nurturing Little Lives:My Trusted Whole Food Supplements for Growing Kids As a mom of two wonderful kids, a dedicated acupuncturist, and an advocate of holistic natural living, I find immense joy in sharing my journey toward nurturing my children’s well-being. Today, I’m thrilled to open up about a crucial aspect of our daily routine – the whole food supplements that I firmly believe contribute to their optimal growth and health.  Please enjoy Nurturing Little Lives: My Trusted Whole Food Supplements

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Bowel Movements Newsletter
Chinese Herbs to Aid in Digestion
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What Your Bowel Movements Reflect About Your Health

Did you know that your stools can indicate a lot of information about your internal health? Do you tend towards looser stools or bitty hard pellets? Your bowel movements say a lot! Take a look at the Bristol stool chart to see the varying degrees that one can experience in the bathroom. *Beware of graphic images* Unraveling the Mysteries of Your Bowel Movements and Chinese Medicine Insights At first glance, one might question the correlation between bowel movements and Chinese medicine. Nevertheless, within

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Brain fog or difficulty concentrating?

Understanding Brain Fog, Memory Problems, and Difficulty Concentrating In the fast-paced world we live in today, it’s common to experience moments of mental fogginess, memory lapses, and difficulty concentrating. Moreover, these challenges can be frustrating and can impact our daily lives, affecting work productivity, relationships, and overall well-being. Lastly, while several factors can contribute to these cognitive issues, one often overlooked aspect is hormonal imbalances.  If you are struggling with brain fog, memory problems or difficulty concentrating, schedule an acupuncture appointment today,

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Pregnancy Related Migraines & Headaches

Treating Pregnancy Related Migraines & Headaches Pregnancy-related migraines and headaches can be debilitating, but worry not! Our experienced acupuncturists specialize in providing gentle and natural relief specifically tailored for expecting mothers. Acupuncture offers a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of your discomfort, providing you with the relief you deserve. If you or anyone you know is pregnant, please forward this message to them!   Here’s why acupuncture is an excellent choice for managing migraines and headaches during pregnancy: 1. Drug-free and safe: As an expectant

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Dealing with Irregular Cycles?

Do you have irregular cycles? According to Chinese Medicine, this means the body is out of balance. Irregular cycles and things to look out for: Chinese Medicine deems a normal menstrual cycle to be between 24-35 days, with an average of 28 days. The duration of menses should be between 3-7 days, with 30-50ml of normal menstrual bleeding. In addition to the cycle length and amount, Chinese medicine believes normal menses should be: red in color, not too dark or light; the flow should

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Acid Reflux Relief Using Acupuncture

Learn how Acupuncture can help with acid reflux relief If you have been experiencing acid reflux or related symptoms and are looking for relief, book an acupuncture session with Krystal! Acupuncture has been used for centuries to address various health concerns, including digestive disorders like acid reflux. Our skilled and experienced acupuncturists have successfully helped numerous patients find relief from the discomfort and symptoms associated with acid reflux. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body, promoting the flow of energy,

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Finding Relief from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Finding Relief from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)through Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects millions of women worldwide, causing a range of physical and emotional symptoms in the days leading up to menstruation. While PMS is a common occurrence, its impact on daily life can be significant. Fortunately, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) offer a holistic approach to alleviate PMS symptoms and restore balance to the body. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of acupuncture and

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Tinnitus: Findings and Case Studies

Over the past few months, I have noticed an influx of patients who have come in with tinnitus, either as their main complaint or as a lingering symptom in addition to their primary health concern. Today, I want to discuss some of my findings and case studies with you. Interestingly enough, many of these cases seem to have worsened after getting Covid-19 or the Covid-19 vaccine. While there is no clinical evidence that directly correlates Covid-19 to tinnitus, I am

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Acupressure Points for Irregular Menses

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to promote healing and balance. While it’s important to consult with one of our licensed acupuncturists for personalized guidance, here are a few acupressure points that are believed to be helpful for irregular menses: Spleen 6 (SP6) or San Yin Jiao: Located about four finger widths above the inner ankle bone on the backside of the shin. Apply gentle pressure with your thumb

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Insomnia Relief using Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs have been used to treat insomnia for centuries!        Insomnia, the inability to fall or stay asleep, is a common problem affecting many people worldwide. While there are numerous conventional treatments available for this condition, many people turn to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to alleviate their symptoms. TCM has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of health problems, including insomnia.        Chinese herbs have been used to treat insomnia

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Using Herbs to Manage Addiction Symptoms

Chinese herbs can be very useful when coping with withdrawal symptoms! Anyone who has battled with addiction can recall the physical and emotional rollercoaster ride during the withdrawal period. Regardless of the substance that was abused, there is always some kind of struggle when trying to wean.  Having worked with a drug rehabilitation center, I’ve treated numerous people of all ages and backgrounds. I’ve seen what acupuncture and ear seeds can do to help with withdrawal symptoms. Such as cravings, headaches, anxiety, restlessness, nausea, insomnia,

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Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum Tea Chrysanthemums are not just lovely flowers adorning gardens and floral arrangements. In many cultures, including China it hold a special place for their symbolism, beauty, and their remarkable role in traditional medicine. In this blog post, we will delve into the fascinating world of this magical herb, exploring its significance and remarkable benefits. In traditional Chinese medicine, we use chrysanthemum tea to cool the body and lower blood pressure. In addition it’s also: rich in iron Contains adequate levels of

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Bell’s Palsy

I’ve been seeing Georgios for about 2 months now for a case of mild onset bells palsy. My acupuncture treatments with him have made a huge difference with speeding up my healing process. He’s very knowledgeable when it comes to Chinese medicine and the body, attentive, caring and has a wonderful, positive energy about him. I’m so grateful for Georgios!  *Side note: Zen is absolutely amazing as well! And lets not forget the incredible office staff, Dina and Rosa make

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Managing menopause with acupuncture and herbs

Managing Menopause Symptoms with Acupuncture and Herbs Using Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine to Help Manage Menopause In the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, women are considered to be Yin and men are considered to be Yang. However, throughout women’s lives, we lose little by little the Yin essence we were born with. This is due to overwork, childbirth, and the natural aging process. While going through menopause women can experience hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, dry mouth, and anxiety.

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Skin & Digestive Health

Skin & Digestive Health TCM Theory For SKin & Digestion Health Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help multiple health ailments, including Skin and Digestive problems. As we all know, TCM and Acupuncture aim to treat the root cause of any health concern that our patients have. What we find clinically is that digestion issues often show up on our faces as redness, acne, and rosacea. The Chinese Medicine diagnosis for this pattern is called Stomach Heat. Patients may have accompanying

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Acupuncture & TCM for Stroke Symptoms

Acupuncture & TCM for Stroke Symptoms Clinical trials show that acupuncture has a positive effect on stroke symptoms. Not only for post-stroke rehabilitation, but also as a preventive strategy. This could create cerebral ischemic tolerance, especially when it’s combined with electrotherapy as electroacupuncture. TCM & Acupuncture for Post Stroke Symptoms Stoke symptoms include: Weakness Paralysis Problems with balance or coordination Pain Numbness, burning and/or tingling sensations. Fatigue Acupuncture can help with weakness, rigidity, and pain of the muscles. It is

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Case Study On Pregnancy Symptoms

Case Study on Pregnancy Symptoms Pregnancy Symptoms & Medical History A 35 year old female came into our office with pregnancy related symptoms at 37 weeks pregnant. Symptoms: Sharp pelvic pain (difficulty walking), pain level 7 out of 10 Neck stiffness described as dull pain, pain level 4/10 Swollen ankles Anxiety about pregnancy, brain fog. Stress level – 7/10 Heartburns throughout the day Fatigue Energy level 4/10. Patient also presented with: TMJ (temporomandibular joint pain)- since high school. Pain occurs

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Vitality Tea

Vitality Tea Our new Vitality Tea is made with Goji Berries, Jujubes, and Longan fruit.  This Fruity medley helps increase your overall health and well being. Drinking a cup of tea in the morning can be a great start to kick off your day!  Read below to learn more about these ingredients and see their amazing benefits.  Ingredients In Our New Tea Goji Berries: Tonic Fruit = Tonify the Qi Benefits:   Full of Antioxidants  Increases Metabolism  Can Help to reduce

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Acupressure To boost your immune system

Acupressure to boost your immune system Acupressure is a great method to use when wanting to boost your immune system naturally. You may be wondering how does Acupressure help boost the immune system? Read below to learn how… Acupressure is able to increase the amount of your body’s immune cells. These cells are you red blood cells, white blood cells, and T-cells. It also able to enhance the immunity of those with immune-related illnesses by encouraging these cells to reproduce

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Yelp Review #50– I discovered Healing With Zen via Yelp and was looking for a comfortable setting that would help me with a severe Multiple Sclerosis flare up. I have been working with Sonya for the past couple of months and she has helped address so many of my symptoms. She always knows what exact places to hit and always ensures you are comfortable. I highly recommend Healing With Zen for any of your medical or emotional needs. The

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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis Testimonial Yelp Review #51– My husband and I have been going to Zen for almost 4 years on a regular basis at the Disney Cancer center in Burbank, Calif. Her private office and staff is located in Pasadena. There aren’t enough words to truly express how professional, kind, caring and wonderful Zen is to all of  her patients. Zen listens and addresses all of our concerns and strives to alleviate whatever pain or issues we might have. Acupuncture has

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Acupressure For Low back pain

Acupressure for low back pain According to research, 8 out of 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives, leading to over 83 million days of work lost each year. Acupuncture is known to be one of the most effective treatments for back pain. Today, we will be covering important acupressure points that help alleviate back pain. Acupressure is done with gentle pressure on the point location for a duration of 3-5 minutes. UB40 Location: This point

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Myofascial Pain

Myofascial Testimonial Yelp Review #51– My husband and I have been going to Zen for almost 4 years on a regular basis at the Disney Cancer Center in Burbank, California. Her private office and staff is located in Pasadena. There aren’t enough words to truly express how professional, kind, caring and wonderful Zen is to all of  her patients. Zen listens and addresses all of our concerns and strives to alleviate whatever pain or issues we might have. Acupuncture has

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Vertigo & Dizziness

Vertigo & Dizziness Testimonials Are you dealing with vertigo or dizziness? At Healing with Zen, we have many ways to treat this. Browse our case studies and videos below to find the service you’d like to book. Need advice? Scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the form! Read Testimonials From Patients We’ve Treated For Vertigo & Dizziness! I had a sudden onset of dizziness that I had been unable to resolve for seven months. I finally

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Testimonial Yelp Review #51– My husband and I have been going to Zen for almost 4 years on a regular basis at the Disney Cancer center in Burbank, Calif. Her private office and staff is located in Pasadena. There aren’t enough words to truly express how professional, kind, caring and wonderful Zen is to all of  her patients. Zen listens and addresses all of our concerns and strives to alleviate whatever pain or issues we might have. Acupuncture has helped

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Back Pain, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Acupunture for back, neck, & shoulder pain How Does Acupuncture Relieve Pain? Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years for pain relief. From the Eastern Medical point of view acupuncture works to relieve pain by inserting fine needles into specific points along the bodies meridians, to promote the flow of Qi. The meridians are also known as pathways that map out the body, these meridian lines show the superficial pathway of each organ. With years of studying,

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Pain Patches

Herbal Pain Patches Pick these up at your next appointment! Click Here to Purchase Online Pain Patch Benefits These herbal patches temporarily relieve muscle and joint pains, backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.  Herbs Included: Zhi Chuan Wu – Reduce swelling     Zhi Cao Wu – Reduce swelling  Di Huang – Nourishes the blood Bai Lian– Relieves pain & promote healing of wounds Gui Zhi – Relieves pain Bai Zhi – Alleviates pain  Dang Gui – Reduce swelling and alleviates

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Left Arm Pain treated by Balance Method Acupuncture

Case study: left arm pain alleviated by acupuncture 67 year old female came into our office with left arm pain. Left bicep pain started 6-7 months ago after golfing and moving loads of furniture. Patient states golfing and backward flexion cause extreme “sharp, pulling” pain. Pain level is 10/10. Hard time extending the arm. Ice helps, but heat feel good too. Poor sleep quality due to pain.  Ultrasound and Xray was done and showed, no tear. Doctor states buildup of fluid in the long head of bicep. Patient

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Qi Gong Movement – Monkey Serving Banana

QI Gong Movement- monkey serving banana In this video our Founder and licensed acupuncturist Zen demonstrates a Qi gong movement that represents the art of giving and receiving. She expressed that the forward motion of this movement reminds her of the need to help others, to serve others, to offer love and support to those who are in need of it. Also the backwards motion of this movement is to symbolize being able to receive from those who you love

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Neck pain & Numbness In Toes/Feet (neuropathy)

Case Study: Neck Pain & Numbness In Toes/Feet 57 year old male was struggling with right side neck pain for 2 months when he came to our office. Backward flexion is impaired. He has gotten massages and received numerous chiropractic adjustments, which only provides relief for 2-3 days. Patient has not incurred any injury to the neck. The pain affects his sleep. Neck and shoulder tension level 6/10 and pain is constant. Pain and tightness radiates into the chest and

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Your Liver’s Impact on your Mental health

Your liver’s impact on your mental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppw5VUlzlD8 In Chinese Medicine each organ had its own function and affect on out mental health. The liver is responsible for keeping the smooth flow of Qi and blood. Thus, allowing there to be more circulation in the body to prevent any build up of tension. If the liver isn’t functioning properly it can lead to stagnation (blockage) causing tension to arise and build up. This also results in causing not only emotional

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Relieve Your Allergies Now

Relieve Your Allergies Through Acupuncture and Acupressure Acupressure is an effective technique to use to help with allergy relief. In this video is explains the technique of performing acupressure, also a good acupressure point you can perform yourself at home. The acupuncture point is LI4 is a good point for most symptoms that are affect the head area such as: headaches/migraines, sinus congestion, dizziness, and tinnitus.  In this short video it explains a good acupressure point for allergy symptoms and

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Back Pain Relief with Qi Gong

Relieve Your Lower Back Pain With this qi gong movement Did You Know That The Practice of Qi Gong Is More Than 4,000 Years Old and Can Help Relieve Your Back Pain?  The translation of Qi Gong is “energy work.”  While performing Qi Gong  harness willpower, to focus.  The principle of this practice is with the coordination of the eyes with the body movements, the focus of the mind, and the breath. With Qi Gong you can bring harmony to

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Pregnancy and Acupuncture

Pregnancy and Acupuncture https://youtu.be/Ft5B9ULMR5g Acupuncture can help relieve numerous symptoms of pregnancy.  Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to assist in the relief of morning sickness, lower back pain, pelvic pain, depression, headaches and sleep issues. In the video above our Founder Zen explains that acupuncture is beneficial during pregnancy. One of the benefits that she discusses is that acupuncture increases circulation, promotes lymph drainage, boosting the immune system, aiding digestive issues, and emotional health.  Common Pregnancy Symptoms: Back Pain Insomnia

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Acupressure for Allergies

Acupressure for Allergy Relief The seasons are changing, the weather is changing, and it is very possible your allergies have started acting up. For many people, this transition is miserable. Seasonal allergies affect millions of people, causing them to suffer symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, itching eyes, headaches, skin problems, fatigue, and more. Traditional Chinese Medicine treats allergies by helping the body clean out the problem and balance the internal environment. Follow along with the video below to learn about acupressure points

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Liver Detoxification

Yelp Review Yelp Review #49– Zen has helped me with improving my overall health and she’s so easy to work with. I’ve experienced great results with just a few appointments and her customized herbal treatments. I truly believe in the power of acupuncture and Zen is the best I’ve been to in my area. – Barbara V. (8/29/2020) How to Detox Your Liver The liver plays a huge role in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to TCM, the Liver is the

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Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning Case Study If you’ve ever experienced food poisoning, you know how miserable and debilitating it can be. But did you know that acupuncture is extremely effective at minimizing symptoms of food poisoning? It also helps harmonize and balance your digestive system, so it really gets to the root of the issue. In the video below, our healer, Ramy Saleh, speaks about a patient who was dealing with severe food poisoning including nausea, vomiting, headaches, & abdominal pain due to cramping. After

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Bao He Wan: Herbal Digestive Support

Bao He Wan for Digestion  Bao He Wan helps digest food and clear food retention. It is known for promoting digestion, removing food stagnation, and harmonizing the stomach. In the video below, Ramy goes over what is included in this powerhouse formula, and how it may help digestive issues! If you answer yes to any of these questions: Have you been experiencing an upset stomach lately? Maybe you’ve been feeling bloated and sluggish, or maybe have had issues with nausea and cramping…

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How to Moxa

What is Moxa? Moxibustion is a type of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves burning moxa, a cone or stick made of ground mugwort leaves, on or near your body’s meridians and acupuncture points. The resulting heat helps stimulate these points and improves the flow of qi (energy) in your body. According to traditional Chinese medicine practices, this increased qi circulation can help with a range of health issues, from chronic pain to digestive troubles. Read on to learn more about moxibustion, including how it’s done! There are

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Lymph Tapping Routine

Meridian Tapping Similar to acupuncture, the meridian tapping technique involves repetitively tapping on the body’s meridian points to release tension and restore balance to your internal system. The origins of tapping lie in traditional Chinese medicine, an ancient philosophy of healing  — where illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely — that evolved in the East thousands of years ago. While acupuncture restores the flow of qi via placing hair-thin needles at specific energy points, tapping

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Heat Therapy

Aromatherapy Neck and Shoulder Heating Wrap Have you been experiencing muscle tension in your upper back? Heat therapy might be helpful for you! Applying heat to an inflamed area will dilate the blood vessels, promote blood flow, and help sore and tightened muscles relax. Improved circulation can help eliminate the buildup of lactic acid waste occurs after some types of exercise. Heat is also psychologically reassuring, which can enhance its analgesic properties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS2TXbmcajM There are a multitude of ways to combat

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Anxiety & Depression
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)

Struggling with S.A.D.? Seasonal Affective Disorder can be difficult and frustrating to navigate. Our moods and energy levels fluctuate with the seasons. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) understands these cycles but modern life does not. These days, you are expected to be active, productive and creative at all times of the year. There is no accommodation for a slow, quiet winter. According to TCM, this conflict causes stress, which can result in Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). Seasonal affective disorder is a

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Open Heart Stretch

A Heart Opening Stretch If you’ve been to even just a few yoga classes, you’ve probably heard the term “heart opener.” This term, though often used to describe back-bending, chest-opening postures, actually digs much deeper than that. Heart opening in Traditional Chinese Medicine can happen through posture, breath, or meditation – and affects not just the physical structure of the chest (bone and muscle) where the heart resides, but the energetic and emotional capacity (love, compassion, gratitude, to name a few) of ourselves as well.

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Balance Method Acupuncture Explained
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Fatigue

Five Tips to Beat Fatigue Fatigue is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy that does not go away when you rest. People may feel fatigued in body or mind (physical or psychological fatigue). Most of the time, fatigue can be traced to one or more of your habits or routines. Fatigue can be a normal and important response to physical exertion, poor eating habits, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep. Luckily, we have some advice to help you

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Qi Gong for Stress Relief

Qi Gong for Stress Reduction Qigong is one of the five branches of traditional Chinese medicine that promote mental health, stress reduction, and positive mood. It is a practice that looks similar to tai chi, but is easier to learn, and more focused on building your health and wellness. There are many styles of Qi Gong such as and they are all wonderful and great for keeping our bodies’ stress levels in check! Qi Gong is about finding a style of gentle movements, deep breathing,

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Lump in Throat

Lump in Throat Case Study Often times, patients visit us for stress relief. Stress sometimes manifests in many physical or emotional symptoms. For many of our patients, we’ve been hearing a “lump in their throat” sensation.  Some people describe it as a gasping for air feeling, blockage in the throat, or a throat knot. It’s the feeling that you are forced to swallow even if you don’t want to or there is nothing to swallow. If your lump in the throat feeling is

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Ear Seeds for Stress Relief

Feeling stressed out? Try ear seeds! Ear seeds are small seeds we are using to stimulate pressure points in your ear, which is known as acupressure. It’s based on the same general principles as acupuncture. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your health is dependent on the flow of  qi (energy) in your body. This energy travels along invisible pathways, known as meridians. We place ear seeds on certain points, usually along meridian lines, to help you clear up any qi blockages. In TCM, resolving these

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Vertigo & Dizziness Case Study

Vertigo And Dizziness Treated by Balance Method Acupunture Did you know that vertigo, dizziness and balance-related conditions are among the most common health problems in adults? Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults experience vertigo at least once in their lifetime. It can occur because of a problem with the body’s vestibular system, which includes structures of the inner ear, vestibular nerve, brain stem and cerebellum. This system regulates balance, posture and the body’s orientation in space. In the video below, Zen explains how she was

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Pain Relief from Car Accident

Case Study: Pain Relief from Car Accident with Acupuncture Enjoy this video where our wonderful Healer, Sonya Bhakta, speaks about how acupuncture has tremendously alleviated her patient’s pain after a car accident! A thirty-nine year old female came in presenting with body aches, severe low back pain, and right wrist pain. Sonya helped relieve this pain, and improved our patient’s energy levels and digestion! Our custom herbal formulas are great for easing pain and body tension. Each formula is custom built for you and

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Acupressure for Headaches and Sinus Issues

Acupressure Tips for Headaches and Sinus Issues Learn an easy acupressure points that you can use at home to help soothe headaches, migraine, and allergy symptoms from Zen! These can be done anytime, anywhere – which makes this video especially helpful for anyone suffering right now. Ear Seeds Ear seeds are an effective, noninvasive treatment that you can utilize between treatments. They consist of tiny vaccaria seeds, beads or pellets on a sticker that can be affixed to specific acupressure points in the ear.

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Jaw Pain & Depression

Jaw Pain and Depression Case Study A thirty  year old female patient presented with extreme jaw pain accompanied with anxiety and depression. Hear how acupuncture relieved not only the jaw pain, but her daily stress & anxiety as well! If you are interested in reading more in depth about this case study, click here! Our Custom Herbal Formulas are made uniquely for each patient. Although there are literally thousands of traditional herbal formulas for just about every condition imaginable, a formula is almost

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Sinus Issues

Sinus Issues Zen is an extremely knowledgeable, effective, and attentive acupuncturist. I saw her recently because of a persistent cough and sinus headache. Within one hour of our appointment, my sinus pressure went away. My lungs felt much more open and the cough lessened. Because my insurance allows for partial reimbursement, I found that her prices are extremely reasonable and comparable to other acupuncturists (who are not nearly as thorough as Zen). For those who are intimidated by needles: Zen

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Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones I was in the market for an acupuncturist as a last-minute attempt to pass a kidney stone before I had to go in for surgery. Zen was prompt in returning my email and fit me into her schedule. She was competent, kind, and helpful during a very difficult time in my life. And I did end up passing the stone the next day! Although I do not know for sure what allowed me to pass it, I believe

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Gymnema

Are you struggling to reduce your sugar cravings? Try Gymnema! If you have a sweet tooth, or just struggle to reduce your sugar cravings, this supplement might be helpful for you! Gymnema leaf contains Gymnemic acid, which binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet. It is great for promoting healthy digestion and weight loss! Gymnema contains Gymnema leaf, which provides anti-sweetness activity by suppressing

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Migraines

Migraines I met Vanessa and Zen at a Lather event to introduce alternative Eastern medicine for facial care.  I signed up for an assessment and initial acupuncture treatment to address a lifelong issue of frequent migraines and sleeping issues related to my age.  I have now undergone approx. 12 treatments and have been relatively migraine-free for the first time in my life.  In addition, I have been receiving the facial acupuncture treatments that have evened out my skin tone, provided

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Facial Acupuncture

Facial Acupuncture Testimonials I had an amazing experiment at Healing With Zen. Zen and Vanessa were so helpful in explaining the process of acupuncture to me since it was my first time. I instantly felt so comfortable as they walked me though the process. The facial acupuncture I received was AMAZING! During the session I felt so relaxed. I had been struggling with sleep issues for months now and after my session I went right to sleep! I slept for

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Anxiety Case Study

Anxiety case study Are you dealing with Anxiety? Check out this amazing Case Study where our Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Andrea Valencia, talks about how acupuncture has helped our patients! https://youtu.be/gsQyqxpTgQk How Does Acupuncture Help With Anxiety?  “Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural feel-good hormones and reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol.” Says Mathew Kulas, MA, RAc, an acupuncturist at Henry Ford Health System. Studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for anxiety, with fewer side effects than

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More Testimonials

Other Testimonials Zen is a true professional and really cares for her patients. Not only is she knowledgeable and effective, but she is thoughtful too. When I went in for my initial visit, she evaluated my overall health with a series of questions and walked me through the entire process, as it was my first time using an acupuncturist. She also offers packages that reduce the price of each visit. I highly recommend Healing With Zen for your acupuncture needs.

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain I came in pain both known & unknown. With aches and feeling unaligned I slowly described my pain to Dr. Sonya…she HEARD me & with the precision of a skilled- warrior; she attacked every ill in my body. The specific pain that I had in my knee dissipated 90% after the first visit. 100% after the second. Simultaneously we began to focus on other aspects of my body that long needed healing AND THE HEALING BEGAN!!! Immediately! I

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Vertigo/Dizziness

Vertigo & Dizziness Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It’s the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning. This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks. Attacks of vertigo can develop suddenly and last for a few seconds, or they may last much longer. If you have severe vertigo, your symptoms may be constant and last for

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus Testimonials Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15 to 20 percent of people. Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself — it’s a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Acupuncture has shown to be helpful in reducing the loudness and severity in tinnitus! I have chronic tinnitus and was looking for some relief. I’ve seen all the ear specialists, ENT’s at

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Pain Relief Using Acupuncture & Herbal Remedies

Pain relief using acupuncture & herbal remedies Pain relief is one of the main reasons for patients to seek acupuncture treatments. Focused healing treatments are necessary to invoke a healing response from our body’s own natural resources. How Does Acupuncture Help Relieve Pain? Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin at specific “acupoints.” This may relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals, and by affecting the part of the brain that

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Acupuncture for Gynecological & Urogenital Issues

Looking for more acupuncture benefits to convince you to finally try it? Here it is! Watch our Founder, L.Ac. & Herbalist, Zen Tuan tap into some of our amazing treatment outcomes, specifically for Gynecological & Urogenital Issues https://youtu.be/o3mUqUNsS6w Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are extremely helpful in treating women’s health such as fertility, regulating menstrual cycles, decreasing pain and discomfort. It has been proven effective in helping with urinary incontinence, hemorrhoids and other urogenital issues. When I found out I was

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How to: Facial Gua Sha

FACIAL GUA SHA MASSAGE BENEFITS: Relaxes Facial Tension Reduces Puffiness Improves Skin Appearance Lift and Contour the Face Boosts Efficacy of Skincare Products CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE https://youtu.be/AvuiM-tkroc Before you start : You will need to have some kind of slip by using an oil or cream specifically for your skin type. When you start massaging it should not be painful and your Gua Sha should not tug or pull on your skin. If you experience this, try adding more

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Treating Cancer Therapy Side-Effects using Acupuncture, Herbs & Other Holistic Modalities

Learn how acupuncture & herbs can help manage many side effects from cancer care, such as neuropathy, digestive complaints, insomnia and fatigue with Licensed Acupuncturist Zen Tuan of Healing with Zen. https://youtu.be/ToDpDpMtBO0 Read through our blog posts relating to Cancer Care: Treating Cancer Therapy Side-Effects Cancer Care: How Acupuncture Helps Acupuncture Can Support Someone Living with Colon Cancer https://youtu.be/oWQzTDM896E At Healing with Zen, we provide a nurturing, comfortable and trusting environment that allows patients to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.🍃

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A Message from Healing with Zen’s Founder

A message from The founder of HEALING WITH Zen Our Mission At Healing with Zen, our mission is to help patients achieve optimal health in all aspects of their lives. With the usage of Using Acupuncture, herbal remedies, dietary/lifestyle recommendations and other holistic medicinal modalities.  We strive to provide the best care to our patients. Our goal is to help each patient to experience considerable improvement from their symptoms after each treatment. We believe that true healing does not come

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Digestive Issues

Digestion Relief With Acupuncture Prior to visiting Healing with Zen I had never received any acupuncture treatments. I’ve been seeing Vanessa consistently for 4 months for a range of issues such as chronic migraines and digestive issues. After consistent treatments I’ve had minimal symptoms and have been sleeping better with increased energy levels. I would recommend Healing with Zen to anyone seeking alternative treatments. Overall comments on service and treatment: -Very professional bed side manner and staff. Clean facilities. -Respond to correspondence promptly –

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Allergies

Allergies Relief From Severe Allergies Allergy Patient Case Study A 25 year old female came into our office due to severe allergies that were getting worse since she moved to Southern California from New York in Jan. 2020 (7 months prior to visiting Healing with Zen).   Symptoms: Itchy eyes, runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches. Difficulty sleeping due to her sinus congestion.  Antihistamines worked but was drying out her skin. She’s had asthma in the past.Fatigue due to allergies. Energy level 6/10. Patient

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Allergies Case Study

Relief from severe allergies A 25 year old female came into our office due to severe allergies that were getting worse since she moved to Southern California from New York in Jan. 2020 (7 months prior to visiting Healing with Zen).  Symptoms: Itchy eyes, runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches. Difficulty sleeping due to her sinus congestion.  Antihistamines worked but was drying out her skin. She’s had asthma in the past. Fatigue due to allergies. Energy level 6/10. Patient also presented with: Neck and back

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Back Pain Testimonials

Back Pain Testimonials Yelp Review #53– I’ve been going to Wootaek for a little over a month now for lower back and sciatica pain. He is  extremely caring and patient with someone like me new to accupuncture and afraid of needles. He always remembers tidbits about your life which indicates he is a good listener. He asks lots of questions every time I come in, and is thorough in making sure each appointment is catered to how my pain is

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Acupuncture for Acne & Skin Disorders

Acupuncture For Acne & Skin Disorders Are you dealing with Acne or other skin disorders? Acupuncture can help! Not only for acne, but also rosacea, eczema, melasma, and more! https://youtu.be/u_A2QUTImQ0 Traditional Chinese Medicine can also treat many skin disorders such as, acne, age spots, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, and much more with amazing success.                    In particular, the pathogenic factors of dampness and heat can lead to acne. Therefore, food that has a

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Cupping Method

Have you experienced the Power of Cupping? https://youtu.be/6m0123IypDY Cupping method is where our practitioners place special cups over a patient’s skin that creates suction to facilitate healing. How does Cupping work? Plastic or glass cups are placed strategically on certain parts of the body to increase circulation, decrease inflammation and relax the muscles. Cupping is supposed to draw fluid into the area where the cups are being placed. After the treatment, there may be a slight discoloration, which is due

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain Testimonials 5-Star Google Review– About a month ago, I started getting acupuncture treatments for my chronic allergies, neck/lower back pain, and depression/anxiety with Zen. And it was the BEST decision I’ve ever made! I have been suffering from seasonal/ environmental allergies for years and tried everything from ingesting essential oils to various allergy medicines. Zen changed everything for the better. Zen is with you every step of the way from the acupuncture treatments to changes in your lifestyle

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Jaw Pain

A Tale of TMJ Woe and Relief! About two years ago I had a traumatic event cause my jaw to start locking, over the first few weeks it would start to get sore after eating a lot or talking for a long time. Then I started to wake up with it hurting, then it would hurt all day. At its worse I couldn’t open my mouth wider than an inch and it was excruciating. I could barely eat or talk.

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Weight Loss Using Acupressure & Ear Seeds

Weight Loss Using Acupressure & Ear Seeds Have you been struggling with losing weight? Have you heard of using Ear Seeds for Weight Loss?! Learn how acupressure can help you achieve your weight goals! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTqPL3Yz33Q What is Acupressure? Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these

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Foot Pain Case Study

acupuncture for foot pain At Healing with Zen we come across many different patients with different health concerns/issues… Please enjoy this video and hear about how a 26-year old female patient who came into our office with severe foot pain from an injury, along with inflammation around her entire foot. Hear our patient’s testimonial on how acupuncture benefited her severe case of foot pain! Acupuncture works wonders for not only pain relief, but can also help with: Digestion & Weight

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The Summer Elements

The Summer Elements & Chinese Medicine Learn about the Summer Elements that correlate with Chinese Medicine from Andrea Valencia of Healing with Zen in Pasadena, CA. In Chinese medicine, the 5 Elements can play an important role in acupuncture treatments! Learn how to cool off during the summer… Check out these amazing foods: Improve your heart and better your digestion with these SUMMERTIME FOODS! 5 Cooling Yin Food To Eat In The Summer Seasonal Recipe: Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad Meet

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Traditional Chinese Medicine you Can Try at Home!

3 Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies that you can try 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’s 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 changes qualities, your health is

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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 9 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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