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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Lymph Tapping Routine

Meridian Tapping Similar to acupuncture, the meridian tapping technique involves repetitively tapping on the body’s meridian points to release tension and restore balance to your internal system. The origins of tapping lie in traditional Chinese medicine, an ancient philosophy of healing  — where illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely — that evolved in the East thousands of years ago. While acupuncture restores the flow of qi via placing hair-thin needles at specific energy points, tapping …

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Vertigo and Dizziness

Vertigo and Dizziness Treated by Balance Method Acupunture Did you know that vertigo, dizziness and balance-related conditions are among the most common health problems in adults? Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults experience vertigo at least once in their lifetime. It can occur because of a problem with the body’s vestibular system, which includes structures of the inner ear, vestibular nerve, brain stem and cerebellum. This system regulates balance, posture and the body’s orientation in space. In the video below, Zen explains how she was …

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More Testimonials

Other Testimonials Zen is a true professional and really cares for her patients. Not only is she knowledgeable and effective, but she is thoughtful too. When I went in for my initial visit, she evaluated my overall health with a series of questions and walked me through the entire process, as it was my first time using an acupuncturist. She also offers packages that reduce the price of each visit. I highly recommend Healing With Zen for your acupuncture needs. …

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The Summer Elements

The Summer Elements & Chinese Medicine Learn about the Summer Elements that correlate with Chinese Medicine from Andrea Valencia of Healing with Zen in Pasadena, CA. In Chinese medicine, the 5 Elements can play an important role in acupuncture treatments! Learn how to cool off during the summer… Check out these amazing foods: Improve your heart and better your digestion with these SUMMERTIME FOODS! 5 Cooling Yin Food To Eat In The Summer Seasonal Recipe: Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad Meet …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine you Can Try at Home!

3 Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies that you can try at home! If you asked the average person how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) keeps you healthy, they would probably answer that it uses acupuncture needles. That’s a good start! TCM is a complex understanding of how Qi, or life force, affects your health. Qi flows through meridians passing through points which can be used to regulate and control that flow. When the flow of Qi increases, decreases, or changes qualities, your health is …

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Neck Tension & Low Back Pain Relief using Balance Method Acupuncture

Treating Neck Pain and Low back pain using Acupuncture A 36-year old female came in with neck/shoulder tension and low back pain. Her symptoms seemed to have been aggravated with stress. Hear her testimonial after just one Balance Method acupuncture treatment! Even though Balance Method is very effective for pain relief, it can be used for numerous health issues, ranging from digestive complaints, migraines, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, stress relief and more. This patient was treated by Zen …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhea, Shoulder Pain, Right Knee Weakness, Fatigue, Eczema treated with acupuncture

Case study with patient with IBS, SHoulder Pain, right knee weakness, fatigue, and eczema Case study of a 43 year old Male came to the office to receive treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diarrhea, which were associated with his anxiety and stress levels. Patient also presented with Shoulder Pain, Fatigue, and Eczema. We used Balance Method Acupuncture to treat this patient. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diarrhea- This was stress induced and would occur after and during anxiety.  Patient also states that he had …

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Winter According to Chinese Medicine

Winter and Traditional Chinese Medicine Ancient Chinese practitioners believed it was necessary to live in harmony with the environment and to follow the patterns of Earth’s seasonal cycles.  During the winter cycle, the environment is in a state of hibernation. The days are shorter, the weather is colder, and plants and animals are conserving their energy in order to reemerge in the spring with enough energy to grow. Just as in nature, humans should be practicing these habits: it is …

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Fight the Stress: Adrenal Health Supplements

Adrenal Health Supplements Are you constantly feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, or constantly fatigued? It might be time to give your adrenals some support! Adrenal Complex is an herbal supplement to help support your adrenals so that your body will be able to relax easier and naturally.  Stress is an important and natural biological reaction our bodies have to be able to respond to stimuli quickly. When we get stressed, our bodies transition from a parasympathetic state (commonly known as “rest and digest”) to …

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