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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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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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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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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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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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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Healing with Zen, Acupuncturist & Herbalist serving Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel Valley, stomach pain, indigestion, food poisoning

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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Healing with Zen, Acupuncturist & Herbalist serving Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel Valley, stomach pain, indigestion

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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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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