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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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Depression, Anxiety & Constriction in Throat Sensation

Case Study: Depression, Anxiety, & Constriction In Throat Sensation Founder of Healing with Zen, Zen Tuan, shares a case study on how she helped a patient overcome their depression, anxiety, and constriction in throat sensation. Continue reading to learn more. In 2019, a 62-year old female had been coming in for facial acupuncture and various aches and pains, as well as managing blood pressure, which is now stable. On 5/20/19, she stated a feeling of constriction in her throat. She …

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Essential practices for Daily Stress

Keeping Stress at Bay Wellness is an all-encompassing term that is so important, especially when managing stress. We’ve already covered key ways in which we manage stress using Chinese herbal remedies, acupuncture, acupressure, and mindfulness. However, there are still several ways in which we can keep he stress levels low in our day to day activities. The key to stopping stress at its root is the mindfulness to release the stress each and everyday. This can be done in a variety …

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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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