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At the Kokin Healing Center, we're all about education. We love to empower our patients to learn how to take good care of their bodies; and we're always learning ourselves. In that spirit, the Healing Blog is a place for us to teach and to learn. We hope you enjoy these posts and share them with friends, family and colleagues.

  • 4 ways acupuncture can improve your health

    For 3,500 years, we have used acupuncture as a form of therapy. Learn more about how this treatment unlocks your Qi energy to activate internal self-healing mechanisms and several surprising health benefits it provides.  Read More...

  • How prenatal massage helps you and your child

    Whether it's aches, pains, or anxiety that comes from pregnancy, prenatal massage has amazing healing benefits for expectant mothers and their growing babies. Here's what to know.  Read More...

  • Election-induced anxiety

    One of the most common complaints we've been seeing in the past month has been a serious mental health issue: election induced anxiety. The American psychological Association says that 52% of American adults are coping with high levels of stress brought on by the election, according to national Harris poll survey data released last week, according to the New York Times.  Read More...

  • Yes, We Do Cupping!

    As expected, because so widely publicized by Michael Phelps last week, I have been getting numerous questions regarding cupping: what is it? when do you use it?  does it hurt?  Read More...

  • Ayden's Story

    It's not every day that you get to meet a boy like Ayden! Ayden is one of the happIest children I have ever met, and what a blessing it is to have him in my practice. Ayden is 5 and has muscular dystrophy and scoliosis. He suffers from tight muscles and joints and general tension in his body. Our treatment goal is to improve the blood flow in his spine as well as loosen up his joints and muscle tissue, so that he can become less stiff and the stretching doesn't cause him as much pain. I have had the pleasure of working with him for the past four months and I can say that he absolutely looks forward to his acupuncture treatments! This little guy is so receptive to whatever is needed - whether it's acupuncture with electrostimulation, and intensive digestive treatment, or soft tissue bodywork,  he is up for it!  The best part is that is he is responding beautifully!  Read More...

  • Acupuncture, exercise, and conception

    May was a very fertile month for us here at the Kokin Healing Center! Eight patients reported pregnancy following fertility acupuncture and herbal medicine! Some patients also combined fertility acupuncture with an IUI cycle or IVF cycle.It is  truly exciting to have so many positive results in such a short time.  Read More...

  • Food as Medicine Worshop

    For the second year in a row, I am attending an intensive four-day conference through the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). My passion for medicine and culinary arts blends together in such an amazing four days of workshops, science, and cooking. It is such an honor to learn advanced techniques in cooking and nutrition as we prepare every beautiful and delicious dish together!   Read More...

  • How do you regulate stress?

    regulating stressThis past weekend I attended a 12 hour conference on neuroendocrine health. It was fascinating and detailed course about how our bodies respond to stress. What happens to us when we have poor sleep, severe stress, depression, low energy, and low libido? Have you ever asked yourself "where am I at?" "How am I measuring up?"  Read More...

  • Teens with acne and stress benefit immensely from acupuncture and herbal medicine

    teen acne and acupunctureIn our practice, we see many adolescent patients struggling with severe acne, that often coincides with significant stress. Our kids are under an extreme amount of pressure these days, and often this can cause hormone imbalances that lead to inflammation throughout the body. Acupuncture along with herbal medicine and targeted supplements help to balance hormones, thus reducing inflammation in the body. Reducing inflammation specifically in muscle tissue as well as supporting a balanced intestinal flora has a direct impact in stimulating the immune system.  Read More...

  • Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

    nutrition calabasas sherman oaksI am currently attending the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives conference in St. Helena, CA. It's put on by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary institute of America (CIA). Dr. David Eisenberg's vision of healthcare providers collaborating with chefs and the food industry to create nutrition programs that will change the lives of adults and children is truly innovative and inspiring. By involving our patients from beginning to end: by shopping, cooking and creating delicious meals, we can treat and prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease and so many other health problems that affect children and adults alike.  Read More...

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