Skin & Digestive Health

Skin & Digestive Health TCM Theory For SKin & Digestion Health Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help multiple health ailments, including Skin and Digestive problems. As we all know, TCM and Acupuncture aim to treat the root cause of any health concern that our patients have. What we find clinically is that digestion issues often show up on our faces as redness, acne, and rosacea. The Chinese Medicine diagnosis for this pattern is called Stomach Heat. Patients may have accompanying …

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Facial Acupuncture

Facial Acupuncture Testimonials I had an amazing experiment at Healing With Zen. Zen and Vanessa were so helpful in explaining the process of acupuncture to me since it was my first time. I instantly felt so comfortable as they walked me though the process. The facial acupuncture I received was AMAZING! During the session I felt so relaxed. I had been struggling with sleep issues for months now and after my session I went right to sleep! I slept for …

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How to: Facial Gua Sha

FACIAL GUA SHA MASSAGE BENEFITS: Relaxes Facial Tension Reduces Puffiness Improves Skin Appearance Lift and Contour the Face Boosts Efficacy of Skincare Products Before you start : You will need to have some kind of slip by using an oil or cream specifically for your skin type. When you start massaging it should not be painful and your Gua Sha should not tug or pull on your skin. If you experience this, try adding more product or switching to an …

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Acupuncture for Acne & Skin Disorders

Acupuncture For Acne & Skin Disorders Are you dealing with Acne or other skin disorders? Acupuncture can help! Not only for acne, but also rosacea, eczema, melasma, and more! https://youtu.be/u_A2QUTImQ0 Traditional Chinese Medicine can also treat many skin disorders such as, acne, age spots, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, and much more with amazing success.                    In particular, the pathogenic factors of dampness and heat can lead to acne. Therefore, food that has a …

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Acne, Rash & Skin Issues

Acne, Rash, & Skin Issues I really enjoyed my sessions here with Vanessa. I had extreme itchiness all over my body and wanted to resolve it as soon as possible. It was my first time having an acupuncture session so I was a bit nervous but Vanessa and Josie gave me more information to make me feel comfortable. The Chinese medicine and the sessions I had with Vanessa really reduced my rashes and improved other areas of my health such …

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Dry Skin From Within

Dry Skin From Within Skin lacking moisture? Look no further! Most people suffer from dry and flaky skin during the winter season. The majority find themselves slathering on large amounts of lotion in order to add more moisture, but it can only be beneficial to ease the symptoms of dryness for a few hours. However, Chinese Medicine views the body as a whole and dry skin starts from within. There are two important factors concerning dry skin. One is more …

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Digestive System and the Skin

Digestive System And The Skin Have you ever suffered from chronic acne or redness only in one area of the face? Oftentimes, the Stomach and digestive system is responsible to be the root of several skin issues. Since the stomach is principally in charge of processing and digesting food, it is also easily prone to stagnation. Thus redness, inflammation, or acne is oftentimes rooted in the impaired function of the Stomach. For example, one of the most common causes of …

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What’s in Skincare? Fragrance

What’s In Skincare? Fragrance What Toxic Ingredients Are In Fragrances? Perfume is a tricky product for conscious consumers especially in the United States Under the FDA, fragrance (a commonly used ingredient in perfumes and body care) is a word that can mean multiple different ingredients. Therefore, fragrance is comprised of multiple secret ingredients that are protected by the industry’s trade laws. For this reason, it is important to steer as clear as possible from fragrance. Lab studies by EWG have …

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Toxic Ingredients In Skincare

What Toxic Ingredients are in Skincare? When you’re browsing the skincare aisle at your local store, be sure to be an informed consumer. The skin absorbs 60-70% of what is applied onto it. Therefore, it is important to identify skin-loving ingredients versus those that do more harm than good. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the most common skincare and body care ingredients to avoid down below! 1. Parabens Parabens include the most commonly known methyl- and …

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Key ingredients to avoid (Part 2): Chemical Sunscreen

Chemical Sunscreen vs. Physical Sunscreen In this series, we introduce key ingredients you should avoid in your skin and body care and great alternatives to replace them. Today we’ll talk about sunscreens.  Licensed acupuncturist, Vanessa M. Ho of Healing with Zen explains why you should choose physical sunscreens for you and your family. Watch the video below or read the corresponding text.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ZYhj97oh0&feature=youtu.be ♦ Sunscreen ♦ Welcome to the second part of our Web Series! Did you know that there are two different types …

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