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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.
5 Ways a Massage Can Help With Allergies

5 Ways a Massage Can Help With Allergies

Allergies affect millions of people all over the world and for most, the spring and fall seasons tend to be when allergies flare up the most which can be a miserable experience. The term allergy is used to describe a reaction produced by the body when it encounters...

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Food Colors – What they mean and what they can do!

Food Colors – What they mean and what they can do!

In Chinese medical theory, food is considered medicine. Food has qualities and functions biochemically and energetically that target specific organs. Not only that, but the action a particular food takes to benefit that organ in terms of taste, color and temperature...

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Coronavirus Prevention: How to boost your immune system

Coronavirus Prevention: How to boost your immune system

As the country buckles down to weather the worst of the coronavirus storm, it’s of the utmost importance to do everything in your power to prevent contracting the disease. We’ve all seen the CDC recommendations for hand washing, social isolation, and other...

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Seaweed: The next superfood

Seaweed: The next superfood

Seaweed has been consumed as a health aid and food enhancer for years in Asia, but recently there has been a growing interest in seaweed as a health superfood and for sustainable farming. Seaweed, otherwise known as Hai Zao in Chinese medicine, is known as a marine...

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The Benefits of Acupuncture On The Common Cold

The Benefits of Acupuncture On The Common Cold

There are certain things you can do to help prevent and treat the common cold. Taking special precautionary steps, such as washing your hands, taking vitamins and even doing frequent exercise are all ways that you can prevent the onset of such an illness.  Most colds...

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Sweet N’ Salty Food Taste in TCM

Sweet N’ Salty Food Taste in TCM

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), food is considered medicine. Herbal formulas mostly consist of food items like twigs, berries, nuts, fruit skins, roots, flowers, and animal products. Food also has qualities beyond the biochemical nature assigned by Western...

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How to Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

How to Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands. Focusing on inner reflection, rest,...

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Acupuncture Treatment For Stressed College Students

Acupuncture Treatment For Stressed College Students

Arizona State University conducted a study on the effects of stress on college students and staff in a “large urban college population.” The study was a two-group, randomized controlled trial where the participants underwent either sham acupuncture or verum...

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Acupuncture for Boosting Your Circulation

Acupuncture for Boosting Your Circulation

Healthy blood circulation is a vital component of life for human beings. Without proper blood flow, life would cease to exist. Blood isn’t the only thing that’s important, it’s what the blood is carrying that makes circulation so important. Blood carries fresh oxygen,...

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Tension Headaches

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common types of reported headaches that usually consist of a dull ache in the head coupled with tenderness in one’s scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. It’s often also described as having a sensation of pressure or tightness reaching the...

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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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