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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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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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Allergies Case Study

Relief from severe allergies A 25 year old female came into our office due to severe allergies that were getting worse since she moved to Southern California from New York in Jan. 2020 (7 months prior to visiting Healing with Zen).  Symptoms: Itchy eyes, runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches. Difficulty sleeping due to her sinus congestion.  Antihistamines worked but was drying out her skin. She’s had asthma in the past. Fatigue due to allergies. Energy level 6/10. Patient also presented with: Neck and back …

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Allergies

Relief from severe allergies A 25 year old female came into our office due to severe allergies that were getting worse since she moved to Southern California from New York in Jan. 2020 (7 months prior to visiting Healing with Zen).  Symptoms: Itchy eyes, runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches. Difficulty sleeping due to her sinus congestion.  Antihistamines worked but was drying out her skin. She’s had asthma in the past. Fatigue due to allergies. Energy level 6/10. Patient also presented with: Neck and back …

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Jaw Pain

A Tale of TMJ Woe and Relief! About two years ago I had a traumatic event cause my jaw to start locking, over the first few weeks it would start to get sore after eating a lot or talking for a long time. Then I started to wake up with it hurting, then it would hurt all day. At its worse I couldn’t open my mouth wider than an inch and it was excruciating. I could barely eat or talk. …

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Postpartum Care and TCM

READ OUR TESTIMONIALS WITH TREATING POST-PARTUM PATIENTS BY CLICKING HERE!  Chinese Medicine’s Postpartum Care READ OUR TESTIMONIALS WITH TREATING POST-PARTUM PATIENTS BY CLICKING HERE!    During pregnancy, a woman is providing the best building blocks for her unborn baby. After the 9 months are over however, there is still much care the new mother should do in order to nurture both herself and her new baby. The first 30 to 40 days are considered essential for the mother to take …

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How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

Seasonal Affective Disorder Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk food. These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). 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 …

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