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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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 And What You Can Do About It

Acne And What You Can Do About It At Healing with Zen, our acupuncturists and herbalists look at each patient holistically. This helps them formulate different ways in which patients can improve their lifestyle to balance their body. The results are long-term and reduce the symptoms they originally come in for. It is no different with Acne and we have an effective protocol including herbal medicine, acupuncture, and nutritional advice that allow us to tailor our treatment specifically to the …

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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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