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Starting Point Acupuncture & Wellness - Specializing in the treatment of migraines and IBS

Our Mission Is To Provide You With A Starting Point To Regain Your Health And Live Your Life Pain-Free

- Bothell Acupuncture -
STARTING POINT WELLNESS & ACUPUNCTURE

Specializing in Chronic Pain Management, Neuropathy, Migraine Headaches, and Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture Programs in Bothell and the surrounding Seattle area

Come See How Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine Can Change Your Life

We provide safe, natural, alternative, holistic wellness and quality of care. Schedule a free consultation if you are looking to address:

Chronic Pain Management
Migraine Headache
Arthritis
Cosmetic Acupuncture
Neuropathy
Sports Injuries
Insomnia
Digestive Health, IBS, Food Allergies, Autoimmune

I have been treated for hip pain issues. I have found that the acupuncture has helped to control the pain and discomfort that I have been experiencing. I would recommend Starting Acupuncture if you are looking for relief that you have not received with other forms of treatment. - S.F.

I'm impressed. Dr. Ellie is an excellent provider. She successfully relieved a migraine in progress. The ones in between are usually less severe than they were. That's why I sought out Starting Point. A side benefit has been better sleep and reflux relief. - A.S.

I was recommended to Dr. Ellie by my neighbor. I can't thank her enough. I have had several acupuncture treatments over the past four weeks and the results are miraculous for my allergies. I expect to continue on to wellness treatment. The office is peaceful, very clean and operated in an extremely professional manner. - D.C.

I am a believer in Acupuncture, I have chronic Neck and arm pain and the treatments I have received have made the pain go away. I started my appointments in so much pain I could not lay down and relax so I started using a chair. By the 5th or 6th appointment I was able to relax and lay down. It's not an overnight treatment but I would suggest to anyone to try this and highly recommend Starting Point. - W.M.

Dr. Ellie was great. I came in to see her with a foot issue and I was also very stressed out. Her ongoing acupuncture treatments really helped with my foot and especially with my stress levels. She is professional offices were comfortable I enjoyed every time I went in.I would recommend her anytime. - D.D.

New Patients

Scheduling your appointment is easy! Call the office or schedule an appointment online below by selecting "New Patient" and "Initial Consult."

Upon scheduling you will receive an email to complete New Patient Paperwork, found under "Manage Your Appointment" in the email.

Got Questions?

Give us a call or read more about our services below. Starting Point is a preferred provider with PIP (auto injury), Premera, Lifewise, Aetna, First Choice, Kaiser PPO, and Regence plans.

Acupuncture
Chronic Pain Management
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
Biopuncture
Scar Treatment 
Vitamin Shots
Nutritional and Wellness Consults
Online Courses

Current Patients

Returning patients can schedule online.

Meet Dr. Ellie Heintze

Dr. Heintze is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist (East Asian Medical Practitioner) in the state of Washington.

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University

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Benefits of Acupuncture

How Acupuncture can help IVF Outcomes

Acupuncture and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1.6 percent of all infants born annually in the United States are conceived using assisted reproductive technology or in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is big business and it is not cheap. The average cost of an IVF cycle costs $12,000, and…

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Top 3 Reasons Acupuncture Helps Infertility

3 Reasons Acupuncture Helps Infertility Why do so many couples experience infertility? There are many reasons why which may include: modern agricultural practices/pesticides, the increased number of medications we take, as well as our dependence on plastic and technology that is constantly emitting low-grade radiation. It’s no surprise more couples are having trouble conceiving. Current…

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Do you really need to take multivitamins?

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money? One of the top questions I get is “Should I be taking a multivitamin?” The short answer is yes. Many question if taking them are “just a waste of money.” And I feel this may stem from not knowing where to find high quality supplements or know…

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Suffer from depression? We can help!

  Did you know acupuncture can help depression? Many people report suffering from depression. Estimated 16 million people in the U.S. along report suffering from depression at one time. Statistics show women tend to be more likely to experience depression and young adults between the ages of 18 to 22 are also at higher risk.…

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Recipe: Superfood Salad

Recipe: Superfood Salad If you are looking for a nutrient dense superfood salad to add to your meals, check out this recipe below! With dark greens, good fats from the avocados, protein from organic meats, and antioxidants from berries, this salad is not only delicious but full of essential nutrition! Above all, it is super…

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Top ways acupuncture boosts fertility

  Research Update – How does acupuncture boost fertility? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 18 percent of women aged 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying the pregnancy to full term. Infertility is not limited to women though. The CDC reports 35 percent of couples with infertility have a male…

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How to enhance fertility with acupuncture

Can you enhance fertility with acupuncture? Let’s dive in. About one in 10 couples in the United States struggle with infertility. Infertility is defined as an inability to get pregnant after 12 months of actively trying to conceive. There are numerous known causes of infertility, but often the cause is unknown. Biomedical treatments for infertility…

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Acupuncture and Respiratory Issues

  Acupuncture and Respiratory Issues A common question I get is “what can acupuncture treat?” Acupuncture can help with a wide range of concerns, one of them being respiratory issues. So, yes there is a point for that! But what does the research say about acupuncture and respiratory issues? The Journal of Complementary Medicine Research…

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How does acupuncture work?

Common question: How does acupuncture work? New research might help explain how acupuncture works At Starting Point Acupuncture, one of the common questions we get is, “how does acupuncture work?” One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea…

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