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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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Healing with Zen, Acupuncturist & Herbalist serving Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel Valley, stomach pain, indigestion, food poisoning

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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Healing with Zen, Acupuncturist & Herbalist serving Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel Valley, stomach pain, indigestion

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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Are you struggling to reduce your sugar cravings? Try Gymnema! If you have a sweet tooth, or just struggle to reduce your sugar cravings, this supplement might be helpful for you! Gymnema leaf contains Gymnemic acid, which binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet. It is great for promoting healthy digestion and weight loss! Gymnema contains Gymnema leaf, which provides anti-sweetness activity by suppressing …

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Digestive Issues

Digestion Relief With Acupuncture Prior to visiting Healing with Zen I had never received any acupuncture treatments. I’ve been seeing Vanessa consistently for 4 months for a range of issues such as chronic migraines and digestive issues. After consistent treatments I’ve had minimal symptoms and have been sleeping better with increased energy levels. I would recommend Healing with Zen to anyone seeking alternative treatments. Overall comments on service and treatment: -Very professional bed side manner and staff. Clean facilities. -Respond to correspondence promptly – …

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Weight Loss Using Acupressure & Ear Seeds

Weight Loss Using Acupressure & Ear Seeds Have you been struggling with losing weight? Have you heard of using Ear Seeds for Weight Loss?! Learn how acupressure can help you achieve your weight goals! What is Acupressure? Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these …

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Ear seeds 101 : everything you need to know!

-What are ear seeds and how are they used?  Ear Seeds are a non-invasive, safe and effective tool used to stimulate acupressure points in the ear. Ear seeds consist of tiny vaccaria seeds, beads or pellets on a sticker that can be affixed to specific acupressure points in the ear. These acupressure points can treat just about any health condition. Our patients often ask for earseeds to combat aches and pains, manage stress and anxiety, assist with digestive disorders or hormonal imbalances, and even stimulate weight loss! At …

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Livaplex For the holiday season

Livaplex For The Holiday Season Why Livaplex For The Holidays As the Holiday season approaches. It’s more common than not to over indulge in sweats & treats! So during the Holiday season to help with constipation, indigestion and to correctly digest fats. Therefore we recommend Livaplex. The liver is the body’s largest organ. It also performs more than 500 different functions such as: The synthesis & utilization of carbohydrates, fats, & proteins. Metabolizes and excretes of toxins from the body. …

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SP Detox Balance

Detox your body with SP Detox Balance Powder Toxins are everywhere! They are in the air you breathe, the food you eat, the water you drink, and the products you touch. Exposure to these toxins can overburden your system’s natural ability to detoxify! This can contribute to fatigue or difficulty sleeping, indigestion and other temporary gastrointestinal upset, food cravings and weight gain, reduced mental clarity, low libido, skin issues and joint discomfort. This is why at healing with Zen we offer two …

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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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