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Kokin Healing Blog

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.
Save Your Summertime Skin

Save Your Summertime Skin

Now is the time of year when we want to soak in the sun and take advantage of the nice weather. Although it’s tempting to bathe in the warmth of our giant star, there are a few precautions to take to prevent skin cancer as one in five Americans are likely to get skin...

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Germ Theory: 101

Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t? Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful. Think of the immune system as your body's security...

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Herbs for Immunity

Herbs for Immunity

Immunity Enhancing Herbal Remedies Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) utilizes many different modalities to help keep the body free from disease. These modalities include acupuncture, moxibustion, nutrition, qi gong, tai chi and herbal formulations among many others....

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

How Does Acupuncture Work?

When most people hear the word acupuncture, they don’t immediately think of relaxation. They most likely question how inserting tiny needles into their body could be considered a form of relaxation. Acupuncture is part of a medical system that has been around for over...

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Traveling the Energetic Highway: What Are Meridians?

Traveling the Energetic Highway: What Are Meridians?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a system that seems quite foreign to many in the Western world. However, this medical system has been around for over 3,000 years, in comparison to the Western medical system, which has been around since the 19th century. One of...

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Using Acupuncture to Treat Many Common Illnesses

Using Acupuncture to Treat Many Common Illnesses

Acupuncture is an ancient treatment modality that is backed by thousands of years of documented success. Unfortunately, it is often used as a treatment of last resort. This is because our education is grounded in western science, which has no clear explanation for why...

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5 Top Health Benefits of Acupuncture

5 Top Health Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is practiced in many different forms which include herbal remedies, cupping, and massage, which have all been used for thousands of years. The basis of TCM is the idea of qi, the body’s vital energy. TCM...

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Eastern vs. Western: How Medical Practices Differ

Eastern vs. Western: How Medical Practices Differ

Almost everybody knows there are two very unique ways of treating disease and maintaining health. But not everybody knows how these two methodologies differ from one another. Depending on where you live in the world, there may be one that is more prominent than the...

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Negative Ions and its Positive Effect to our Health

Negative Ions and its Positive Effect to our Health

In a study published by the National Institute of Health, researchers found negative air ions had a positive effect on the physiological parameters of blood pressure and heart rate, as well as a neuronal activity when applied to a group of rats. It was observed that...

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Research Update: Acupuncture and TCM for Motivation

Research Update: Acupuncture and TCM for Motivation

A study published by the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the holistic effects of acupuncture treatments. The study looked at how acupuncture treatments were conducted and evaluated. One of the areas this study looked at is...

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Meet Marin L. Kokin, L.Ac.

Marin — acupuncturist, nutritionist, and owner of the Kokin Healing Center — is beloved by her patients. Read about patients that have found success at the Kokin Healing Center in Sherman Oaks and Calabasas.

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