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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.

  • 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?

    This 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

    In 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

    I 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...

  • The Holidays Are a Perfect Time for Acupuncture and Massage

    Are the holidays a stressful time for you? Or maybe it's just the hectic hustle that you'd like a break from? This is perfect time to take break for an hour and get in an acupuncture or massage therapy session in. The Kokin Healing Center is open through the holidays; closing only on Christmas Day and New Years Day.Lastly, don't forget, your insurance deductible resets on January 1st! Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful holiday!    Read More...

  • Use Butter, Use Oil: It's Time to End the War on Fat

    In the June 23, 2014 edition of Time magazine there is an article entitled "Ending the War on Fat" by Brian Walsh. It raises a lot of questions, such as, why diabetes and heart disease are on the rise even though many health advocates promote eating low-fat? In fact, eating low-fat and increasing caloric intake from simple sugars and carbohydrates has created more problems with blood sugar metabolism, obesity, and artery disease more than ever before.  Read More...

  • 5 Tips for Relieving Your Headache Pain

    June is migraine and headache awareness month. Unfortunately, nearly 50% of the adult population experience headaches regularly but are inadequately treated. For those with persistent headaches, it's important to find the root cause. Chinese Medicine is ideal for getting to the bottom of your headaches by finding cause and building out a treatment plan that includes acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal medicine or a combination of the three.  Read More...

  • Naturally Inducing Labor with Acupuncture

    It has been a very exciting time at the Kokin Healing Center: in the past three weeks we have induced seven labors!

    Most patients ask me, "what exactly does that mean?"  Read More...

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