Archive | Dr. Jessica Chen

Keys to a Healthy Winter Lifestyle

Thinking of winter, one thinks of family gatherings, holiday parties, big bold foods, warm ciders, fuzzy socks, chilly weather, and of course, cold and flu. How do we take care of ourselves, mentally and physically? By following nature’s rhythm, eating seasonal foods and keeping life simple. FOOD – During winter, our body craves foods that […]

Inches Off with Chinese Medicine

Can acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help with weight loss? This is a question often posed by patients, and the answer is, “Yes.” The next question is invariably, “How does it work?” The answer to this varies a little from patient to patient depending on what is preventing weight loss. In order to lose weight, […]

Foods to Help Mental Clarity

What do we feed our most complex organ? Everything! Well, almost        everything. A brain-healthy diet consists of foods that increase blood flow, are low in cholesterol and high in antioxidants. Such a mix not only helps the brain but also slows the aging process, helps prevent diseases like diabetes and benefits the heart. Providing good […]

Good Mood Foods

We all like to feel good, and carbohydrate-rich foods like chocolate, sugar, pastries, ice cream—in other words “comfort foods”—can  trigger the body to release biochemical substances called endorphins that reduce pain and bring about a feeling of well-being. Refined carbohydrates and sugar also trigger the brain to release more serotonin, which helps you stay calm, […]

New Life: A Healthy Journey into Motherhood

The birth of your child is a priceless moment in your life. Your heart is filled with an overwhelming, unexplainable sensation of joy. What now? Well, you can start by taking care of yourself. To be a better mom, you need first to be a healthy mom so you can survive the delicate period of […]

Keys to a Healthy Winter Lifestyle

“During the winter months all things in nature wither, hide, return home, and enter a resting period. This is a time when yin dominates yang.” —   The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine Thinking of winter, one recalls family gatherings, holiday parties, big bold foods, warm ciders, thick socks, chilly weather and, of course, cold […]

Have You Lost Your Sense of Smell?

Is your nose plugged up? Or are you having trouble turning off the running faucet that’s leaking from your nose? Did you know that Chinese medicine can help you knock that cold on the head? Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy are second to none in their effectiveness at treating the common cold and the flu. […]

Food for Thought

What do we feed our most complex yet delicate organ? Everything!  Well, almost everything. According to recent studies, a brain healthy diet consists of foods that increase blood flow and are low in cholesterol, and high in antioxidants. Such a mix is not only beneficial to the brain but also to the heart, the aging […]

Healthy Eating Under the Sun

The beach, sun bathing, surfing, pool parties, vacations and sun, sun, sun – summer has finally arrived! Thankfully, being a resident of Los Angeles, we are blessed with warm weather almost every season. Unfortunately, this blessing is also a curse. That means we Angelinos need to take extra precautions to protect ourselves all year round, […]