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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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Cupping Pasadena


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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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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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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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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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. There are a multitude of ways to combat …

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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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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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