Zen Tuan, Acupuncturist
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Zen Tuan


2500 E. Foothill Blvd. Suite 208 Pasadena California, 91107


Dr. Zen Tuan is an acupuncturist practicing in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Tuan evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Tuan treats the patient's condition. Many of the body's systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

Education and Training

Emperor's College Masters of Acupuncture 2013

UCSD BS 2005

Board Certification

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Provider Details

Female English
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Zen Tuan's Expert Contributions
  • Is acupuncture good for IBS?

    Acupuncture is great for managing symptoms related to IBS. It may take a handful treatments and staying consistent with treatment for a length of time, but we have been successful in helping many patients with their IBS and digestive issues. Check out some of our blog posts about acupuncture and IBS: https://healingwithzen.com/irritable-bowel-syndrome-diarrhea-shoulder-pain-right-knee-weakness-fatigue-eczema/ https://healingwithzen.com/ibs-digestive-issues/ https://healingwithzen.com/irritable-bowel-syndrome-diarrhea-shoulder-pain-right-knee-weakness-fatigue-eczema/ https://healingwithzen.com/natural-ibs-treatment/ READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture safe for diabetics?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture is not only safe for diabetics but can help manage symptoms. Check out a couple of blog posts we've done about acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medicine and diabetes: https://healingwithzen.com/tcm-and-diabetes/ https://healingwithzen.com/november-is-american-diabetes-awareness-month/ READ MORE

  • Does acupressure work for headaches?

    Absolutely! Oftentimes. acupuncture has a more immediate effect, but you can try using acupressure at home anytime you have headaches. Here is a video I made that teaches acupressure for headaches or sinus issues: https://healingwithzen.com/acupressure-for-headache-migraine-allergies-sinus-issues/ Best of luck! READ MORE

  • What does acupuncture do for headaches?

    Balance Method Acupuncture can work immediately to relieve headaches upon needle insertion. Acupuncture increases circulation and decreases inflammation in the head region. This helps speed up the recovery process from any head issues. Learn more on our website: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/migraines-headaches/ READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help relieve stress?

    Acupuncture releases a lot of the "feel-good" hormones such as endorphins, serotonin and oxytoxin. This helps bring the body out of the "flight or fight" mode and relieves stress on the body. Check out our videos of how we've helped our patients manage their stress: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/stress-anxiety/ READ MORE

  • Why is acupuncture so relaxing?

    Acupuncture releases a lot of the "feel-good" hormones like endorphins and serotonin, which contribute to the sense of relaxation. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work on arthritis?

    Acupuncture works very well for all types of arthritis because it increases circulation in the body and decreases inflammation. Check out some of our testimonials for arthritis: https://healingwithzen.com/osteoarthritis-testimonials/ Your acupuncturist should estimate how many treatments you will need after meeting with you. Hope it inspires you to try acupuncture! Read more on our website: www.HealingWithZen.com READ MORE

  • How many sessions of acupuncture do you need for knee pain?

    The number of visits will depend upon the duration of disease, the severity of the symptoms, and the state of your overall health. The suggested treatments will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. Here is a video to explains what to expect during your initial acupuncture treatment: https://youtu.be/jcqD8Kg-K3c Here are some of our testimonials in regards to knee pain relief: https://healingwithzen.com/knee-pain-testimonial/ Hope this helps! READ MORE

  • How long does it take for acupuncture to work for insomnia?

    We've had a lot of success treating insomnia in our practice. Here are some tips and case studies: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/insomnia/ How many treatments and how long it takes to see results depends case to case. During our initial consultation, we talk in depth about your health history, lifestyle and emotional state. We are then able to design a personalized plan to help patients reach their health goals. We hope you found this helpful! Check out more info on our website: www..healingwithzen.com READ MORE

  • What are the benefits of acupuncture for generalized anxiety disorder?

    We've had success treating numerous anxiety and depression cases! Acupuncture helps to manage anxiety and emotional disorders because it regulates hormones and lowers the heightened sympathetic response in the body. Learn more on our page: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/stress-anxiety/ Read our testimonials in regards to anxiety and depression: https://healingwithzen.com/anxiety-and-depression-testimonials/ READ MORE

  • Can you treat tinnitus with acupuncture?

    We've successfully treated many patients with tinnitus. Check out this case study and some testimonials: http://healingwithzen.com/tinnitus-hearing-loss/ The success of treatment depends on the severity and duration of your tinnitus. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with knee pain?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture helps knee pain by increasing circulation to the area, decreasing inflammation and boosting the immune system to heal quicker than it normally would. Check out our this study that shows acupuncture is more effective than pain medication: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-is-more-effective-for-long-term-relief-of-knee-osteoarthritis-than-common-anti-inflammatory-drugs/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off Here are testimonials from our happy patients who have gotten relief from knee pain: http://healingwithzen.com/knee-pain/ READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture loosen tight muscles in neck?

    Yes! Acupuncture treats neck tension by increasing circulation to the area, decreasing inflammation and boosting the immune system to heal quicker than it normally would. Check out our video in regards to neck and low back pain being treated by acupuncture: http://healingwithzen.com/neck-tension-low-back-pain-relief-using-balance-method-acupuncture/ Here is some more information: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-neck-pain-work/ Also some happy patient testimonials: http://healingwithzen.com/neck-pain/ READ MORE

  • When should you get acupuncture for fertility?

    The sooner you try acupuncture, the quicker your path to fertility! You can start acupuncture at any time during your cycle, and your acupuncture treatments may differ depending on where you are in your cycle. We've had lots of success in assisting our patients not only to get pregnant, but throughout the pregnancy to ensure an optimal and healthy deliver. Read more here: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-for-fertility-and-pregnancy/ READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help knee pain?

    Acupuncture is fantastic in treating knee pain, and other aches and pains throughout the body. Acupuncture will help bring circulation to your knee, decrease inflammation and stimulate your immune system to work better and faster to heal your knee. We've had lots of success treating knee pain and would love to help you too! Researchers have recently confirmed that acupuncture is more effective than common anti-inflammatory drugs! To read more, check out our blog here: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-is-more-effective-for-long-term-relief-of-knee-osteoarthritis-than-common-anti-inflammatory-drugs/ READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating lower back pain?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture can help back pain by: 1. providing pain relief – by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, acupuncture leads to release of endorphins and other neuro-humoral factors and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord. reducing inflammation – by promoting release of vascular and immuno-modulatory factors 2. improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility – by increasing local microcirculation which aids dispersal of swelling and bruising. 3. reducing the use of medication for back complaints 4. providing a more cost-effective treatment over a longer period of time 5. improving the outcome when added to conventional treatments such as rehabilitation exercises To read more, please see our blog: http://healingwithzen.com/back-pain-relief-with-acupuncture-herbs/ READ MORE

  • When should I get acupuncture treatment for fertility?

    The sooner you can start acupuncture, the quicker your chances to get pregnant! Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to help improve fertility for those trying to get pregnant. By boosting circulation to the pelvic area, reducing inflammation and regulating hormones, we have been successful and getting many couples pregnant. Don't forget that your partner should consider getting acupuncture concurrently so both parties can be at it's peak to conceive. Read more about acupuncture and fertility on our blog: http://healingwithzen.com/january-is-cervical-health-awareness-month/ READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in treating depression?

    Acupuncture is fantastic for managing a variety of emotional imbalances, including depression. It is a great natural solution for your daughter, who may not wish to take medications at her age. Read more about acupuncture treating depression on our blog: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-for-anxiety-and-depression/ READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture improve sleep?

    Acupuncture is not only a fantastic natural solution for insomnia but has been outperforming drug therapies for insomnia. Research conducted at the Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine compared the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture to Estazolam (a commonly used prescription medication to treat insomnia). They concluded that regular acupuncture treatments were more effective than the medication. The acupuncture treatments were shown to improve sleep duration, the quality of the sleep, reduce the occurrence of insomnia due to depression, and to improve a person’s overall daytime abilities. Read more on our blog post: http://healingwithzen.com/natural-insomnia-relief/ Hope you give acupuncture a try! READ MORE

  • Is it safe for me to continue my acupuncture during pregnancy?

    Acupuncture is relatively safe during pregnancy, and in fact, we treat many pregnant women for a variety of discomforts, from morning sickness to low back pain. Read more in our blog post: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-and-pregnancy/ Of course, every case is different and we would not advise against your doctor's wishes, but acupuncture is relatively harmless and our pregnant patients appreciate the relief they receive from this natural modality of treatment! READ MORE

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Healing with Zen

2500 E. Foothill Blvd. Suite 208 -
Pasadena, California 91107
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