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.
Functions of the Stomach and Spleen in Chinese Medicine!

Functions of the Stomach and Spleen in Chinese Medicine!

A Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) doctor and a western medical doctor perceive the body somewhat differently. Each organ according to TCM has its own set of functions. Some overlap with the western functions, and some are entirely different. One thing that is...

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Acupuncture for Eye Health

Acupuncture for Eye Health

A study conducted by researchers at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and published by the Journal of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine demonstrates how acupuncture can improve visual acuity, reduce light sensitivity and decrease visual...

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Chinese Medicine and Women’s Health

Chinese Medicine and Women’s Health

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, weakening of key female reproductive health aspects might be linked with genetic defects, overwork, too little rest, injury from too much menstrual bleeding, emotional distress, improper diet, too much alcohol, or too much...

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Acupuncture for Women’s Health

Acupuncture for Women’s Health

Women’s health is an area that Western medicine seems to only have so many solutions for—and many of those solutions are invasive and hormone-altering. The female reproductive system is complex and goes through a multitude of changes throughout a woman’s life—and even...

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Managing Arthritis Naturally

Managing Arthritis Naturally

Arthritis can be one of the most life-altering and unpleasant common pain conditions. Caused by a swelling of the joints, it can range from bothersome to extremely painful and can be a hindrance to everyday activities. Arthritis is also associated with other chronic...

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Allergies and Asthma—Can Acupuncture Help?

Allergies and Asthma—Can Acupuncture Help?

Fact: You will take about 20,000 breaths today. Let’s take a big one now...aaah, that’s better. Now imagine having to take all of those breaths as someone with asthma, wheezing, feeling like you can’t fully inhale. That’s the case for approximately 1 in 13 people in...

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Acupuncture for Liver Detoxification

Acupuncture for Liver Detoxification

When people consider starting a cleanse or detoxification program, their minds often turn to boxed or bottled juices and pre-packaged kits. While acupuncture is not typically associated with detoxification, it’s proven to be not only an efficient detoxification...

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Feng Shui Basics

Feng Shui Basics

You might have heard of Feng Shui referred to in the Western world as a tradition that’s similar to interior design. However, in Chinese culture, Feng shui is understood as a far more complex and rich system. It is a practice intended to create harmony in our interior...

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How to Feel Your Best This Spring

How to Feel Your Best This Spring

Spring is the season of growth, regeneration, increased activity, and new beginnings. The transition from winter to spring can allow us the ability to get more done and spend more time outside. Generally, spring is regarded as a happy season, especially for those...

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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 Calabasas.

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