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

Herbal Digestive Support

Bao He Wan for Digestion 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. If any of these sound familiar, the issue may lie within your digestive system. Luckily, we have an herbal formula that can help calm your stomach. 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 …

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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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Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones I was in the market for an acupuncturist as a last-minute attempt to pass a kidney stone before I had to go in for surgery. Zen was prompt in returning my email and fit me into her schedule. She was competent, kind, and helpful during a very difficult time in my life. And I did end up passing the stone the next day! Although I do not know for sure what allowed me to pass it, I believe …

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Gymnema

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

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 meridians. To learn more check out this video: …

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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 meridians. To learn more check out this video: …

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Treating Cancer therapy side-effects

Treating Cancer Therapy Side-Effects Acupuncture, Herbs, and Other Holistic Strategies to Manage Cancer Treatment Side-Effects.  I have worked at the Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, CA for 6 years. In that time I have assisted hundreds of cancer patients and their family members with acupuncture throughout their cancer treatment journey. In addition to the many physical side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, a cancer diagnosis itself is scary. It can leave both patients and their families with feelings of loneliness …

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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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