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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Detoxification Demystified

Food and Detoxification “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” – Hippocrates Detoxification involves enzymes that biotransform, or change toxins from one chemical form to another in the body. Detoxification takes place primarily in the liver and has generally been classified into two phases, though in recent years, a third phase has been recognized. In general, phase one enzyme action includes oxidation, reduction, and hydrolysis reactions. These reactions add or remove electrons or oxygen molecules or split …

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Transitioning to Autumn

Transitioning To Autumn With autumn approaching and the beginning of the yin cycle, the energy of plants is moving down into their roots, helping the body become aware of the energy of the season. This season is a time for the body to begin gathering energy for the colder months to come.The lungs and large intestine are the organs associated with fall. The lungs are responsible for the circulation of Qi (the body’s natural flow and circulation), and are also …

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Zypan & Digestive Herbs to help with Bloating, Gas & Irregular bowels

Zypan & Digestive Herbs to Help With Bloating, Gas, & Irregular Bowels This product is great for those who tend to burp or experience acid reflux after meals. The stomach is the most acidic part of the body because it produces Hydrocholoric acid, which breaks down proteins upon consumption. With having a poor diet or a stressful lifestyle, our stomach may fail to produce enough Hcl to properly break down foods when we consume them. Because Zypan is made from …

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