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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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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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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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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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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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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