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. We are here to help!  In this video, licensed acupuncturist Zen Tuan demonstrates a quick digestive health exam we perform here at Healing with Zen to evaluate our patients overall digestive health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPbctILfkEU&feature=youtu.be As any doctor will tell you, problems in digestion can lead to a host of other troubles if left untreated, …

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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

Interested in acupuncture but not sure what it can do? Here are the basics of acupuncture and how it can benefit you. 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 …

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FAQs About Herbal Therapy, Answered

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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Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum Tea In traditional Chinese medicine, chrysanthemum tea is used to cool the body and lower blood pressure.  Chrysanthemum tea has many other benefits like:  It is rich in iron Contains adequate levels of potassium, magnesium and calcium Antibacterial and antimicrobial effects Our founder, licensed acupuncturist & herbalist, Zen Tuan, recommends our tea if you are dealing with any of the following: Headaches/migraines Red, dry, itchy eyes Allergies Stress & anxiety High blood pressure  Ask your acupuncturist at your next …

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bell's palsy, acupuncture, chinese medicine

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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