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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.
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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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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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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