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
  • Does acupuncture work for neck pain?

    Acupuncture works well for relieving both acute and chronic neck pain. Here is a blog posts we've written about neck pain: https://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-neck-pain-work/ https://healingwithzen.com/back-pain-neck-and-shoulder-pain/ Watch some of our case study videos here: https://healingwithzen.com/neck-tension-low-back-pain-relief-using-balance-method-acupuncture/ https://healingwithzen.com/neck-pain-numbness-in-toes-feet-neuropathy-treatment-using-acupuncture/ Read our testimonials in regards to neck pain here: https://healingwithzen.com/neck-pain-testimonials/ READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture for insomnia hurt?

    Acupuncture can definitely help with insomnia, and usually does not hurt. Acupuncture needles are tiny, thin and flexible, about the size of a cat’s whisker. Patients are often surprised that acupuncture is relatively painless! They usually report that needles create very little to no sensation at all, and within a few minutes they become so profoundly relaxed that they often fall asleep during the treatment and awaken feeling very calm and refreshed. Read one of our testimonials here: https://healingwithzen.com/insomnia-2/ Here are some additional tips for insomnia: https://healingwithzen.com/3-tips-for-insomnia/ READ MORE

  • What are the acupuncture points for insomnia?

    Here is a video with 3 tips for insomnia, including acupressure points: https://healingwithzen.com/3-tips-for-insomnia/ Hope it is helpful to you! READ MORE

  • How do I unblock my nose with acupressure?

    Here are some videos we've done in regards to acupressure for sinus congestion: https://healingwithzen.com/acupressure-for-headache-migraine-allergies-sinus-issues-2/ https://healingwithzen.com/allergy-relief/ https://healingwithzen.com/acupressure-your-way-to-a-clearer-day/ Hope this is helpful! Getting an acupuncture treatment can be even more helpful and can boost your immune system so you have fewer sinus issues in the future. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture good for alcoholism?

    Acupuncture can help with alcoholism by facilitating the body's organ function and helping with the detoxification process. Acupuncture can also help with addiction side effects and calm the mind and emotions. Learn more here: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/addiction/ https://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-nada-protocol-for-addiction/ READ MORE

  • How long does it take for acupuncture to work for chronic back pain?

    How long acupuncture takes to treat chronic back pain depends on various factors: the severity of pain, length of pain, health history, and current lifestyle and health. At Healing with Zen, we practice Balance Method Acupuncture which yields immediate results at the office. However it usually takes a series of treatments for the back pain to completely heal. Learn more here: https://healingwithzen.com/what-is-balance-method-acupuncture/ Here are some of our testimonials: https://healingwithzen.com/back-pain/ Hope this was helpful and that you give acupuncture a try! READ MORE

  • Could acupuncture help consistent ear ringing?

    Acupuncture can help lessen the intensity and frequency of tinnitus. Watch one of our case studies about tinnitus here: https://healingwithzen.com/tmj-ear-pain-and-tinnitus/ Here are some of our testimonials: https://healingwithzen.com/tinnitus-hearing-loss/ READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help me stop smoking?

    Acupuncture can help curb your cravings as well as help with symptoms of withdrawal. Check out our video on our website discussing acupuncture and addiction: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/addiction/ READ MORE

  • What point do you press for stomach pain?

    Acupressure can help with digestive discomforts and pain. Watch our video to learn some of our favorite acupressure points for digestion: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/digestion-weightloss/ Here is another blog post: https://healingwithzen.com/acupressure-points-for-digestion/ Hope this was helpful. And as always, try acupuncture since your discomforts can be alleviated immediately with a few needles. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture good for dizziness?

    Dizziness can be caused by various factors, but acupuncture can help in most instances! We've been successful in helping patients deal with dizziness for a variety of reasons: https://healingwithzen.com/vertigo-and-dizziness-testimonials/ To learn more about how acupuncture can help: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/vertigo-dizzinesss/ READ MORE

  • How often should you have acupuncture treatment for headaches?

    Acupuncture works great to lessen the intensity and frequency of headaches! Your acupuncturist should diagnose your symptoms and put together a plan of action that depicts how many treatments are necessary and how often you will need acupuncture to get the results you desire. We've been successful in helping many patients deal with their headaches and migraines: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/migraines-headaches/ READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help getting pregnant?

    Yes, acupuncture can assist with fertility! It can help regulate hormones and menses, as well as increase the lining of the endometrium to increase the chances of pregnancy. Your acupuncturist can guide you through your fertility journey by offering diet, herbal and lifestyle recommendations. Learn more on our website: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/fertility/ Don't forget that acupuncture is a great modality to use throughout your pregnancy as well! https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/pregnancy/ https://healingwithzen.com/pregnancy-post-partum-testimonials/ READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture effective for carpal tunnel?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture can help speed up the process of healing from carpal tunnel by increasing circulation to the area, decreasing inflammation and boosting the immune system response. Read more here: https://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-for-carpal-tunnel-pain/ READ MORE

  • How often should you have acupuncture during pregnancy?

    Depending on your symptoms, your acupuncturist could advise how often you should get treatments. Usually during the first trimester, we treat 1-2x/week depending on the severity of pregnancy symptoms. By second trimester, if all is well, we can space out treatments to every 2-4 weeks. At 32 weeks, we start providing weekly treatments to prepare the body for labor. If there are complications such as breech presentation, we could advise 2-3 times per week leading up to labor. Learn more about how we help with pregnancy here: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/pregnancy/ Here are some of our testimonials: https://healingwithzen.com/pregnancy-post-partum-testimonials/ READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help with tinnitus?

    We have been successful in treating tinnitus with acupuncture. Patients notice less intensity and duration of the tinnitus, however, it takes a series of treatments to notice the improvement. Check out our case study and testimonials here: https://healingwithzen.com/tinnitus-hearing-loss/ READ MORE

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

    The number of visits will depend upon the duration of your knee pain, the severity of the symptoms, and the state of your overall health. The suggested treatments will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. Read some testimonials of our patients healing from knee pain: https://healingwithzen.com/knee-pain-testimonial/ Learn how acupuncture can help with knee pain: https://healingwithzen.com/what-we-heal/knee-pain/ READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work quickly?

    At Healing with Zen, our acupuncturists practice Balance Method Acupuncture. It is a fast and effective form of acupuncture that produces instant results using distal needles. This means needles are not put in the site of pain, but usually on the opposite hand, foot or limb. This method is used because the pain in a certain location may mean there is inflammation in that area. For example, if a patient were to come in for neck pain, the acupuncture needles would be put in the opposite ankle or hand. Our patients usually notice an improvement in their pain levels and range of motion while in the office! Even though Balance Method is very effective for pain relief, it can be used for numerous health issues, ranging from digestive complaints, migraines, high blood pressure, chronic health issues, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, stress relief and more. Watch a video to learn more about Balance Method: https://healingwithzen.com/what-is-balance-method-acupuncture/ READ MORE

  • 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

Zen Tuan's Practice location

Healing with Zen

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