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Liver Detoxification

Yelp Review Yelp Review #49– Zen has helped me with improving my overall health and she’s so easy to work with. I’ve experienced great results with just a few appointments and her customized herbal treatments. I truly believe in the power of acupuncture and Zen is the best I’ve been to in my area. – Barbara V. (8/29/2020) How to Detox Your Liver The liver plays a huge role in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to TCM, the Liver is the …

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Chinese Herbs for Men’s Health

Chinese Herbs For Men’s Health https://youtu.be/ZP1bUQMC_0g Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Ramy Saleh of Healing with Zen in Pasadena, California discusses some great Chinese herbs in light of Men’s Health Month! Ginseng In this video Ramy talks about three herbs that are  important for Men’s Health.  The first is Ginseng. We have American Ginseng which is more cooling and nourishing in comparison to the Asian variety. Essentially it is more Yin than Yang. Ginseng is called the king of herbs and …

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Flu prevention and Immune Support

Flu Prevention and immune support Fall and Winter is flu season.  Are you taking enough preventative measures to boost your immune system? Here are our favorite supplements and herbs to boost your immune system to keep you healthy through this season.   Congaplex Is a natural supplement that contains vitamins A and C, calcium, and magnesium. It is used for short-term support of  the immune system. We recommend taking this at the onset of symptoms to lessen severity and duration of your cold. Click here …

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Cool Cooking to Clear Heat & Cool The Body

Cool Cooking To Clear Heat & Cool The Body We’ve been talking about nutrition in our Summer Cool Down series, so it’s only fitting that we include some easy cooking recipes.  Today we’ll be covering sweet and savory recipes packed full of cooling ingredients to get you through summer heat. This is the last part of our Summer Cool Down Series. → Enjoy! Cooking Recipe #1 Stir Fried Job’s Tears with Mushroom and Broccoli Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ground beef 1 …

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Skin Care Ingredients To Clear Heat & Cool The Body

Skin Care Ingredients To Clear Heat & Cool The Body The Summer Cool Down Series Part I Welcome to our Summer Cool Down Series. In this series we introduce ingredients that you should look out for in your skin care for face and body that are going to help you keep cool in the summertime. Read the below or watch our corresponding video of Vanessa M. Ho L.Ac of Healing with Zen. Skin Care Ingredients Summer is here! Due to …

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Acne: Looking From Outside In (Part 1)

Looking From Outside In (Part 1) As acupuncturists, we always look from the outside to see what is really going on in the body. Each area of the face tells a story of what is imbalanced in terms of the organs and functions that reside within the body. For example, acne in a certain area tells us what organ needs attention. Facial mapping allows us to treat illnesses using acupuncture points on the face. We can also analyze the patient’s face to …

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Turmeric Forte: Support Your Joints, Digestion & Liver

Turmeric Forte: Support Your Joints, Digestion, Liver & More Turmeric is one of the most known and used spices in Asia. And, it is no surprise that this spice is one of the most powerful herbs on the planet. In fact, Turmeric is known for its bright orange color and for being able to help with inflammation in the body. But, did you know that there are over 10,000 peer reviewed studies that prove its ability to do more? Interesting Facts …

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Autumn According to Tradition Chinese Medicine

autumn according to traditional Chinese medicine In Chinese Medicine, Autumn is associated with the metal element and the Lungs. During this season, plants are beginning to transition from the warm summer months to cooler winter months. Our bodies also prepare and store energy for winter during this season and promotes energy of “letting go”. Therefore, allowing us to make room for the newer and better. It is also a good season to finish projects that you’ve been working on, so you can take this …

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Skin Health Supplements

Skin Health Supplements SPF sunscreen, but are you protecting your skin from the inside? These whole food supplements by Standard Process can help you promote skin health, recovery, and slow the effects of aging. Regeneplex is a multi-system skin health product. Made with a number of whole food ingredients. It targets all three layers of skin, the circulatory and digestive systems, and cellular structure and functions. all ingredients that provide support for skin elasticity, smoothness, and anti-redness It contains: buckwheat …

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Sweet Potato in TCM

Sweet Potato in TCM Sweet Potato Benefits Sweet potatoes in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) are good for healthy digestion. Properties of the sweet potato are represented within the color, taste, and how it grows. The color of a sweet potato is yellow and orange, thus is related to our spleen and stomach organs. These organs are  in charge of absorbing our nutrients and also our digestion. The taste is sweet which has the property to tonify, harmonize, and moisten. Lastly, …

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