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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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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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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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 used 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. Ear seeds are placed on certain points, usually along meridian lines, to help clear up any qi blockages. In TCM, resolving these blockages may help …

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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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