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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. Which is why we take pride in our digestive health exam! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPbctILfkEU&feature=youtu.be We are here to help! In this video Zen Tuan, demonstrates a quick digestive health exam we perform here at Healing with Zen! We do this to evaluate our patients overall digestive health.As any doctor

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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

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 and stimulating the body’s natural pain-reducing response. According to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture works by addressing and balancing the body’s natural meridian

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FAQs About Herbal Therapy, Answered

https://youtu.be/TxjXnLuI7Aw 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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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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About our acupuncture clinic in Pasadena

What Makes Our Clinic Special? We’re passionate about empowering you to achieve optimal health and well-being, and we strive to create a unique and exceptional experience for every patient. In this blog-post, we unveil some of the things that set our acupuncture clinic in Pasadena apart. Personalized care  Our specialties  Our team  Our approach  Our Services Welcome to Healing with Zen, your acupuncture clinic in Pasadena, CA! Watch these videos to learn more about us! Personalized Care You Can’t Find

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Smooth Transitioning into Spring

Transitioning into Spring Spring is here! While we revel in the longer days and blooming flowers, it’s also a time to focus on your internal well-being according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Struggling with allergies, skin problems, or digestive issues this spring? These might be signs your liver needs some love! Learn how TCM can help you address these issues and achieve optimal health. Tips to support your liver for a smooth transition into Spring! Spring and the Liver Connection

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 Cupping DEMONSTRATION & BENEFITS

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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Natural Solutions for Allergy relief

Natural Solutions for Allergy Relief Spring is here, and with it comes the dreaded allergy season!  Sneezing, itchy eyes, and that constant head-cold feeling can make enjoying the beautiful weather a struggle. Here at Healing with Zen, we understand the frustration allergies can cause. But here’s the good news: you don’t have to suffer in silence. Many people turn to conventional allergy medications, but these often come with unwanted side effects. Our approach focuses on holistic remedies and supporting your body’s natural

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To Our Community Connections

https://vimeo.com/925586114?share=copy We just want to express how excited we are to further our relationship with you, whether this means helping each other with patient care or doing events/ collaborations in the future.  At Healing with Zen, we help our patients feel their best: physically and emotionally using Acupuncture, Ear seeds, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, and nutritional supplements.  We specialize in hormonal imbalances, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care, pediatrics, pain relief and digestive issues. Check out our testimonials and case studies.  Our

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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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Acupressure for painful periods

Acupressure For Painful Periods Ah, that monthly visitor… sometimes a welcome guest, sometimes a ruthless tyrant. If you’re among the many who experience painful periods, know that you’re not alone. But you don’t have to suffer in silence! Today, we’re exploring an ancient, empowering tool for menstrual relief: acupressure. So, how does this work? Acupressure, like acupuncture, works on the principle of stimulating pressure points throughout the body that connect to energy channels (meridians). Applying gentle, sustained pressure to these points

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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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Pregnancy Journey with Acupuncture

Pregnancy Journey with Acupuncture and TCM Pregnancy is a remarkable and transformative experience, filled with both joy and challenges. As your body changes to accommodate your growing baby, you may experience a range of discomforts and concerns.  At Healing with Zen, we understand the unique needs of pregnant women and offer a holistic approach to support you throughout your pregnancy journey with acupuncture. Acupuncture: A Gentle Path to Well-being Acupuncture, a core principle of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been safely and

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Acupuncture for Kids

Acupuncture for Kids: Benefits, Effectiveness, and Why Kids Love It Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed that these points are connected to energy pathways, and that stimulating these points can help to improve health and well-being. Acupuncture is safe and effective for kids of all ages, and it can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including: Allergies Asthma Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Bedwetting

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Kids Wellness Massage With Acupuncturist

Kids Wellness Massage Hi everyone, it’s Zen, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and founder of Healing with Zen, here to show you the five Tuina kids massage techniques that I use on kids for wellness. This is a Traditional Chinese Medicine massage that I do for all my pediatric patients when they come into the office for their acupuncture sessions.  This massage can help with various health ailments listed below:  Line pressing on thumb – great for all respiratory and lung issues.

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Patient care Testimonials

Patient Care Testimonials Absolutely LOVE working with Zen. She is so thorough, and this is such a well-run practice. She gives you clear guidelines, a treatment plan, and gives you a sense of what to expect — as well as advice on many things, like how to eat for your body’s needs, as well as the option of doing things like ear seeds, cupping, custom herbal remedies et al. She explains everything to you thoroughly, and it’s easy to ask

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Athletes And Active Individuals in Pasadena
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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Athletes and Active Individuals

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Athletes And Active Individuals Whether you’re a professional athlete or just someone who enjoys staying active, our acupuncturists in Pasadena at Healing With Zen know, recovery is essential for maintaining your performance and preventing injuries. Athletes and active individuals are constantly pushing their bodies to the limit. As a result, they are more prone to injuries and muscle soreness. However, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Athletes And Active Individuals can help them recover faster and

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How acupuncture and Chinese herbs can transform your hair.

Hair loss can be a distressing experience that impacts our self-esteem and overall well-being. If you’re tired of seeing your precious strands of hair slip away, you’re not alone. Learn how Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Can Transform Your Hair. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to endure it in silence.Let’s explore the incredible benefits of using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to tackle hair loss at its roots (pun intended!). Understanding Hair Loss: A Multi-Faceted Mystery Before we delve into the solutions,

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Eye Pain & Tremors – Relief using Acupuncture

Eye Pain & Tremors – Relief Using Acupuncture Hey everyone, it’s Zen, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist at Healing with Zen. Today, I want to share a compelling case study about a patient I’ve been working with recently. This case is particularly interesting because it highlights the transformative power of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in addressing complex and debilitating health issues including eye pain, headaches, and tremors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIo51ZQpqfY&t=29s The symptoms This patient came to us with a multitude of symptoms

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Constipation Relief Using Acupuncture

Constipation Relief Using Acupuncture Greetings from Krystal, acupuncturist at Healing With Zen! Today, I want to share an inspiring case study with you. Chinese medicine offers a treasure trove of remedies for digestive issues, considering the gut’s pivotal role in our overall well-being. In this case, I had the privilege of helping a 56-year-old woman regain control of her life after battling chronic constipation for decades. Her journey to digestive health is an inspiring testament to the power of acupuncture, dietary

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Testimonial: Acupuncture for fatigue

Testimonial: Acupuncture For Fatigue Yelp Review: I have been seeing Krystal at Healing with Zen for a couple of months now, and she has really helped improve my symptoms:   Fatigue – I’m not napping nearly as much as I used to and feel refreshed throughout the day, even when under stress. Back pain – Acupuncture combined with cupping really relieves my upper back pain and I’ve noticed improved posture. Jaw tightness – Feel some relief from this with treatments.

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Acupuncture for PMS: How It Helps and What to Expect

Acupuncture For PMS: How It Helps And What To Expect If you are looking for a natural and effective way to manage your PMS symptoms, acupuncture may be a good option for you. Acupuncture is safe and well-tolerated, and it has few side effects. Most people experience relief from their symptoms within a few treatments. Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. These points are believed to

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The healing power of acupressure at home

The Healing Power Of Acupressure At Home In the realm of natural healing, both acupuncture and acupressure stand out as remarkable practices rooted in ancient traditions. Acupressure is an amazing needle-free alternative to acupuncture that you can do at the ease and comfort of your own home.  Essentially, acupressure emphasizes the balance of vital energy, or “Qi,” within the body. This balance is achieved by stimulating specific points along meridians – the body’s energy pathways. All you need to do

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Trusted Whole Food Supplements for Growing Kids

Nurturing Little Lives:My Trusted Whole Food Supplements for Growing Kids As a mom of two wonderful kids, a dedicated acupuncturist, and an advocate of holistic natural living, I find immense joy in sharing my journey toward nurturing my children’s well-being. Today, I’m thrilled to open up about a crucial aspect of our daily routine – the whole food supplements that I firmly believe contribute to their optimal growth and health.  Please enjoy Nurturing Little Lives: My Trusted Whole Food Supplements

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Bowel Movements Newsletter
Chinese Herbs to Aid in Digestion
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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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Brain fog or difficulty concentrating?

Understanding Brain Fog, Memory Problems, and Difficulty Concentrating In the fast-paced world we live in today, it’s common to experience moments of mental fogginess, memory lapses, and difficulty concentrating. Moreover, these challenges can be frustrating and can impact our daily lives, affecting work productivity, relationships, and overall well-being. Lastly, while several factors can contribute to these cognitive issues, one often overlooked aspect is hormonal imbalances.  If you are struggling with brain fog, memory problems or difficulty concentrating, schedule an acupuncture appointment today,

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Pregnancy Related Migraines & Headaches

Treating Pregnancy Related Migraines & Headaches Pregnancy-related migraines and headaches can be debilitating, but worry not! Our experienced acupuncturists specialize in providing gentle and natural relief specifically tailored for expecting mothers. Acupuncture offers a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of your discomfort, providing you with the relief you deserve. If you or anyone you know is pregnant, please forward this message to them!   Here’s why acupuncture is an excellent choice for managing migraines and headaches during pregnancy: 1. Drug-free and safe: As an expectant

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Dealing with Irregular Cycles?

Do you have irregular cycles? According to Chinese Medicine, this means the body is out of balance. Irregular cycles and things to look out for: Chinese Medicine deems a normal menstrual cycle to be between 24-35 days, with an average of 28 days. The duration of menses should be between 3-7 days, with 30-50ml of normal menstrual bleeding. In addition to the cycle length and amount, Chinese medicine believes normal menses should be: red in color, not too dark or light; the flow should

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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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Finding Relief from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Finding Relief from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)through Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects millions of women worldwide, causing a range of physical and emotional symptoms in the days leading up to menstruation. While PMS is a common occurrence, its impact on daily life can be significant. Fortunately, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) offer a holistic approach to alleviate PMS symptoms and restore balance to the body. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of acupuncture and

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Tinnitus: Findings and Case Studies

Over the past few months, I have noticed an influx of patients who have come in with tinnitus, either as their main complaint or as a lingering symptom in addition to their primary health concern. Today, I want to discuss some of my findings and case studies with you. Interestingly enough, many of these cases seem to have worsened after getting Covid-19 or the Covid-19 vaccine. While there is no clinical evidence that directly correlates Covid-19 to tinnitus, I am

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Acupressure Points for Irregular Menses

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to promote healing and balance. While it’s important to consult with one of our licensed acupuncturists for personalized guidance, here are a few acupressure points that are believed to be helpful for irregular menses: Spleen 6 (SP6) or San Yin Jiao: Located about four finger widths above the inner ankle bone on the backside of the shin. Apply gentle pressure with your thumb

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Insomnia Relief using Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs have been used to treat insomnia for centuries!        Insomnia, the inability to fall or stay asleep, is a common problem affecting many people worldwide. While there are numerous conventional treatments available for this condition, many people turn to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to alleviate their symptoms. TCM has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of health problems, including insomnia.        Chinese herbs have been used to treat insomnia

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Using Herbs to Manage Addiction Symptoms

Chinese herbs can be very useful when coping with withdrawal symptoms! Anyone who has battled with addiction can recall the physical and emotional rollercoaster ride during the withdrawal period. Regardless of the substance that was abused, there is always some kind of struggle when trying to wean.  Having worked with a drug rehabilitation center, I’ve treated numerous people of all ages and backgrounds. I’ve seen what acupuncture and ear seeds can do to help with withdrawal symptoms. Such as cravings, headaches, anxiety, restlessness, nausea, insomnia,

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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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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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