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. We are here to help!  In this video, licensed acupuncturist Zen Tuan demonstrates a quick digestive health exam we perform here at Healing with Zen to evaluate our patients overall digestive health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPbctILfkEU&feature=youtu.be As any doctor will tell you, problems in digestion can lead to a host of other troubles if left untreated,

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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

Interested in acupuncture but not sure what it can do? Here are the basics of acupuncture and how it can benefit you. 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

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FAQs About Herbal Therapy, Answered

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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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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Case Study On Pregnancy Symptoms

Case Study on Pregnancy Symptoms Pregnancy Symptoms & Medical History A 35 year old female came into our office with pregnancy related symptoms at 37 weeks pregnant. Symptoms: Sharp pelvic pain (difficulty walking), pain level 7 out of 10 Neck stiffness described as dull pain, pain level 4/10 Swollen ankles Anxiety about pregnancy, brain fog. Stress level – 7/10 Heartburns throughout the day Fatigue Energy level 4/10. Patient also presented with: TMJ (temporomandibular joint pain)- since high school. Pain occurs

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Vitality Tea

Vitality Tea Our new Vitality Tea is made with Goji Berries, Jujubes, and Longan fruit.  This Fruity medley helps increase your overall health and well being. Drinking a cup of tea in the morning can be a great start to kick off your day!  Read below to learn more about these ingredients and see their amazing benefits.  Ingredients In Our New Tea Goji Berries: Tonic Fruit = Tonify the Qi Benefits:   Full of Antioxidants  Increases Metabolism  Can Help to reduce

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Acupressure To boost your immune system

Acupressure to boost your immune system Acupressure is a great method to use when wanting to boost your immune system naturally. You may be wondering how does Acupressure help boost the immune system? Read below to learn how… Acupressure is able to increase the amount of your body’s immune cells. These cells are you red blood cells, white blood cells, and T-cells. It also able to enhance the immunity of those with immune-related illnesses by encouraging these cells to reproduce

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Yelp Review #50– I discovered Healing With Zen via Yelp and was looking for a comfortable setting that would help me with a severe Multiple Sclerosis flare up. I have been working with Sonya for the past couple of months and she has helped address so many of my symptoms. She always knows what exact places to hit and always ensures you are comfortable. I highly recommend Healing With Zen for any of your medical or emotional needs. The

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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis 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

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Acupressure For Low back pain

Acupressure for low back pain According to research, 8 out of 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives, leading to over 83 million days of work lost each year. Acupuncture is known to be one of the most effective treatments for back pain.  Today, we will be covering important acupressure points that help alleviate back pain. Acupressure is done with gentle pressure on the point location for a duration of 3-5 minutes. UB40 Location: This point

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Myofascial Pain

Myofascial 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, California. 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

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Vertigo & Dizziness

Vertigo & Dizziness Testimonials Are you dealing with vertigo or dizziness? At Healing with Zen, we have many ways to treat this. Browse our case studies and videos below to find the service you’d like to book. Need advice? Scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the form! Read Testimonials From Patients We’ve Treated For Vertigo & Dizziness! I had a sudden onset of dizziness that I had been unable to resolve for seven months. I finally

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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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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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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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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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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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Relieve Your Allergies Now

Relieve Your Allergies Through Acupuncture and Acupressure Acupressure is an effective technique to use to help with allergy relief. In this video is explains the technique of performing acupressure, also a good acupressure point you can perform yourself at home. The acupuncture point is LI4 is a good point for most symptoms that are affect the head area such as: headaches/migraines, sinus congestion, dizziness, and tinnitus.  In this short video it explains a good acupressure point for allergy symptoms and

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Back Pain Relief with Qi Gong

Relieve Your Lower Back Pain With this qi gong movement Did You Know That The Practice of Qi Gong Is More Than 4,000 Years Old and Can Help Relieve Your Back Pain?  The translation of Qi Gong is “energy work.”  While performing Qi Gong  harness willpower, to focus.  The principle of this practice is with the coordination of the eyes with the body movements, the focus of the mind, and the breath. With Qi Gong you can bring harmony to

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Pregnancy and Acupuncture

Pregnancy and Acupuncture https://youtu.be/Ft5B9ULMR5g Acupuncture can help relieve numerous symptoms of pregnancy.  Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to assist in the relief of morning sickness, lower back pain, pelvic pain, depression, headaches and sleep issues. In the video above our Founder Zen explains that acupuncture is beneficial during pregnancy. One of the benefits that she discusses is that acupuncture increases circulation, promotes lymph drainage, boosting the immune system, aiding digestive issues, and emotional health.  Common Pregnancy Symptoms: Back Pain Insomnia

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Acupressure Allergy Point Tips
Dina

Acupressure for Allergies

Acupressure for Allergy Relief The seasons are changing, the weather is changing, and it is very possible your allergies have started acting up. For many people, this transition is miserable. Seasonal allergies affect millions of people, causing them to suffer symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, itching eyes, headaches, skin problems, fatigue, and more. Traditional Chinese Medicine treats allergies by helping the body clean out the problem and balance the internal environment. Follow along with the video below to learn about acupressure points

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Chinese Herbs to Aid in Digestion
Dina

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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Acupuncture for IBS & Digestive Issues
Dina

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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Chinese Herbs to Aid in Digestion
Dina

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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Acupressure
Dina

Lymph Tapping Routine

Meridian Tapping Similar to acupuncture, the meridian tapping technique involves repetitively tapping on the body’s meridian points to release tension and restore balance to your internal system. The origins of tapping lie in traditional Chinese medicine, an ancient philosophy of healing  — where illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely — that evolved in the East thousands of years ago. While acupuncture restores the flow of qi via placing hair-thin needles at specific energy points, tapping

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Back Pain
Dina

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS2TXbmcajM There are a multitude of ways to combat

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Anxiety & Depression
Dina

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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Balance Method Acupuncture Explained
Dina

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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Anxiety & Stress
Dina

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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Acupressure Your Stress Away
Dina

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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Acupressure Your Stress Away
Dina

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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Acupuncture & Herbalist
Dina

Vertigo & Dizziness Case Study

Vertigo And Dizziness Treated by Balance Method Acupunture Did you know that vertigo, dizziness and balance-related conditions are among the most common health problems in adults? Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults experience vertigo at least once in their lifetime. It can occur because of a problem with the body’s vestibular system, which includes structures of the inner ear, vestibular nerve, brain stem and cerebellum. This system regulates balance, posture and the body’s orientation in space. In the video below, Zen explains how she was

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