Pain Patches

Herbal Pain Patches Pick these up at your next appointment! Click Here to Purchase Online Pain Patch Benefits These herbal patches temporarily relieve muscle and joint pains, backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.  Herbs Included: Zhi Chuan Wu – Reduce swelling     Zhi Cao Wu – Reduce swelling  Di Huang – Nourishes the blood Bai Lian– Relieves pain & promote healing of wounds Gui Zhi – Relieves pain Bai Zhi – Alleviates pain  Dang Gui – Reduce swelling and alleviates …

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Left Arm Pain treated by Balance Method Acupuncture

Case study: left arm pain alleviated by acupuncture 67 year old female came into our office with left arm pain. Left bicep pain started 6-7 months ago after golfing and moving loads of furniture. Patient states golfing and backward flexion cause extreme “sharp, pulling” pain. Pain level is 10/10. Hard time extending the arm. Ice helps, but heat feel good too. Poor sleep quality due to pain.  Ultrasound and Xray was done and showed, no tear. Doctor states buildup of fluid in the long head of bicep. Patient …

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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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Heat Therapy

Aromatherapy Neck and Shoulder Heating Wrap Have you been experiencing muscle tension in your upper back? Heat therapy might be helpful for you! Applying heat to an inflamed area will dilate the blood vessels, promote blood flow, and help sore and tightened muscles relax. Improved circulation can help eliminate the buildup of lactic acid waste occurs after some types of exercise. Heat is also psychologically reassuring, which can enhance its analgesic properties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS2TXbmcajM There are a multitude of ways to combat …

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Jaw Pain & Depression

Jaw Pain and Depression Case Study A thirty  year old female patient presented with extreme jaw pain accompanied with anxiety and depression. Hear how acupuncture relieved not only the jaw pain, but her daily stress & anxiety as well! If you are interested in reading more in depth about this case study, click here! Our Custom Herbal Formulas are made uniquely for each patient. Although there are literally thousands of traditional herbal formulas for just about every condition imaginable, a formula is almost …

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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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Migraines

Migraines I met Vanessa and Zen at a Lather event to introduce alternative Eastern medicine for facial care.  I signed up for an assessment and initial acupuncture treatment to address a lifelong issue of frequent migraines and sleeping issues related to my age.  I have now undergone approx. 12 treatments and have been relatively migraine-free for the first time in my life.  In addition, I have been receiving the facial acupuncture treatments that have evened out my skin tone, provided …

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain I came in pain both known & unknown. With aches and feeling unaligned I slowly described my pain to Dr. Sonya…she HEARD me & with the precision of a skilled- warrior; she attacked every ill in my body. The specific pain that I had in my knee dissipated 90% after the first visit. 100% after the second. Simultaneously we began to focus on other aspects of my body that long needed healing AND THE HEALING BEGAN!!! Immediately! I …

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Pain Relief Using Acupuncture & Herbal Remedies

Pain relief using acupuncture & herbal remedies Pain relief is one of the main reasons for patients to seek acupuncture treatments.Focused healing treatments are necessary to invoke a healing response from our body’s own natural resources.  https://youtu.be/-73T8oAx-CM How Does Acupuncture Help Relieve Pain? Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin at specific “acupoints.” This may relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals, and by affecting the part of the brain that …

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Allergies

Relief from severe allergies A 25 year old female came into our office due to severe allergies that were getting worse since she moved to Southern California from New York in Jan. 2020 (7 months prior to visiting Healing with Zen).  Symptoms: Itchy eyes, runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches. Difficulty sleeping due to her sinus congestion.  Antihistamines worked but was drying out her skin. She’s had asthma in the past. Fatigue due to allergies. Energy level 6/10. Patient also presented with: Neck and back …

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