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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.
Acupuncture- the original biohack for… migraines!

Acupuncture- the original biohack for… migraines!

Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this...

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Five Acupuncture Points for Gallbladder Health

Five Acupuncture Points for Gallbladder Health

Measuring only four inches in length, the gallbladder is an organ small in comparison to many other organs in the human body. It can be found under the liver in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile. Bile is a combination of fat, fluids,...

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Research Update: TCM and Cold Prevention

Research Update: TCM and Cold Prevention

A study published by the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine concludes acupuncture treatments can indeed help treat the common cold. The study followed 187 participants based on the onset of when the cold occurred. The participants were divided into two groups....

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Antioxidant Purple Cabbage Salad with Pine Nuts! 🥗

Antioxidant Purple Cabbage Salad with Pine Nuts! 🥗

One of my favorite Passover recipes, this salad is filled with ingredients that prevent disease, and promote heart health and gut health by preventing cellular damage, or oxidation!  This delicious blend of purple cabbage, olive oil, red wine vinegar, carrots,...

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Successful Herbs to Move Liver Qi

Successful Herbs to Move Liver Qi

We often say in Traditional Chinese Medicine that the liver is the system most easily susceptible to stress. Stress knots the Qi (energy) and makes its flow stagnate - this happens most quickly in the liver energy system. The liver, in TCM, is in charge of the smooth...

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The many dimensions of the Liver

The many dimensions of the Liver

Planning, visioning, growing and expanding. Anger, headaches, frustration, pain. What do these words mean to an acupuncturist? They mean we are talking about the liver meridian and organ system functions. Now, when you are in the clinic, and you hear us talk about a...

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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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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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