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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Treating Cancer Therapy Side-Effects using Acupuncture, Herbs & Other Holistic Modalities

Learn how acupuncture & herbs can help manage many side effects from cancer care, such as neuropathy, digestive complaints, insomnia and fatigue with Licensed Acupuncturist Zen Tuan of Healing with Zen. https://youtu.be/ToDpDpMtBO0 Read through our blog posts relating to Cancer Care: Treating Cancer Therapy Side-Effects Cancer Care: How Acupuncture Helps Acupuncture Can Support Someone Living with Colon Cancer https://youtu.be/oWQzTDM896E At Healing with Zen, we provide a nurturing, comfortable and trusting environment that allows patients to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.🍃 …

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Echinacea, The Immunity Powerhouse

Quick! What makes honeybees happy, blooms in cottage gardens everywhere and protects you against everything from allergies to cancer?  It’s Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, and it’s our Product of the Month.   Echinacea has been known for centuries to give the immune system a boost and give added protection to the upper respiratory tract – a fine ally to have in your corner as we come out of flu season and run right into allergy season. It’s also a …

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Acupuncture and Herbs Outperform Hormones for Menstrual Irregularity

Acupuncture and herbs outperform hormones for menstrual irregularity   The results of a new study suggest that a treatment of acupuncture and custom herbs offer significantly greater relief from menstrual irregularity and its associated symptoms when compared with conventional hormonal treatments.   In a study performed at the People’s Hospital of Zhangwu County (Liaoning) a combination of herbs and acupuncture outperformed hormone therapy for a group of 100 women with irregular menstrual cycles.   The women, aged 21 to 39, …

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Back Pain Relief with Acupuncture + Herbs

Back Pain Relief With Acupuncture + Herbs How Does Acupuncture Relieve Back Pain? Acupuncture can provide relief by: Pain relief – Stimulates nerves located in muscles and other tissues. In addition, acupuncture leads to release of endorphins. Thus, Changing the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord. Reducing inflammation – Promotes the release and change of the immune system.  Improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility – Increases local circulation therefore aids the dispersal of swelling and bruising. Reduces …

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Purification: The Perfect New Year’s Resolution

Purification Programs For many of us, the transition from one year to another brings more than just a change in the calendar year. January also inspires thoughts of improvement and new beginnings that can take shape in the form of your New Year’s resolution. Healing with Zen’s Purification Programs could be the perfect resolution for you.  Benefits of purification include: Restore energy Jumpstart Weight Loss Reduce Body Fat Balance Blood Sugar Balance Hormones Improve Cholesterol Reverse Aging Reduce Allergies Reduce Inflammation …

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Digestive Heroes: Chinese Herb Powerhouses that Aid Digestion

Herbal Powerhouses That Boost Digestion Digestive difficulties are so commonplace in today’s society that we find ourselves formulating several custom herbal formulas for our patients using herbs that powerfully aid digestion and decrease inflammation. Today, we will be covering 3 herbs that are great for decreasing any bloating, distention, gassiness, or indigestion. Click here to learn more about our herbal therapy service.  Shan Zha (Hawthorn Berry) These can be taken as an herbal tea. Shan Zha or Hawthorn Berry is considered one of the strongest herbs …

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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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Stress and Chinese Medicine

Feeling Stressed? In this day and age, it seems like stress is just another aspect of our daily lives.  It can have adverse effects on the human body, from weight gain to headaches to tight muscles, just to name a few. We all have felt the effects of stress, but did you know that Chinese Medicine has various modalities that can help with it? Chinese Medicine treats stress in two ways: Acupuncture and Herbal Formulas.  Acupuncture Acupuncture is amazingly effective …

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