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Migraine Treatment

Suffer from migraines? Are you taking migraine medication and still suffering? It is time you found the cause of your migraines and get relief. The key is to find the underlying cause and migraine symptoms are gone!

Acupuncture helps migraines

How does acupuncture help migraines?

January 13, 2019

What does the research say? Acupuncture and Migraines In a 2017 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers tested the efficacy of regular acupuncture treatments as a preventative measure to reduce the number of migraine headaches their subjects experienced. From a group of 249 participants, ages 18 – 65 years old, the researchers split up…

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Acupuncture for Migraines

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

December 29, 2018

Did you know acupuncture can help migraines?              Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe,…

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Reducing chronic headaches and migraines

Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Chronic Headaches & Migraines

January 30, 2018

Can acupuncture reduce chronic headaches and migraines? Simple answer…yes! But HOW?! In acupuncture terms whenever we feel pain there is a blockage of energy (we call Qi “chee”) that is prohibiting the flow of nutrients, blood, and energy to an area, thus creating the feeling of pain. Read more about how acupuncture works by reading…

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Acupuncture for tension headaches

Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches

April 1, 2017

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches A 2016 research study published by the Cochrane Library concluded a course of six acupuncture treatments can be a viable option in the treatment of tension-type headaches. According to the study, participants treated with acupuncture and pain-killers reported their headache frequency was less. This study was actually a…

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Common Migraine Food Triggers

July 8, 2016

It is estimated that 12-16% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraine headaches are often described as a “headache on steroids.” Common symptoms are mild to severe throbbing and pain in the head often worsened by light, motion, and noise. Migraines can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Migraine headaches are often…

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MSG and Migraines

MSG and its link to migraines

July 6, 2016

What is monosodium glutamate? Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, is a sodium salt of glutamic acid, a naturally occurring amino acid found in protein. MSG is often added to foods to enhance flavor. In recent years there has been much talk about MSG and its association with many health issues. But where did…

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Acupuncture outperforms drugs in migraine treatment

June 15, 2016

At Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness in Bothell, WA, we are migraine treatment experts and have a high success rate in not only finding the cause of migraines but long-term treatment and prevention. To be able to explain how acupuncture can treat migraines, it is good to know that there are studies emerging showing how…

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Migraine headache and IBS

{Research Update}: Migraine Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 26, 2016

Migraine of the bowels Why is it that stress, anxiety, and even depression are often associated with digestive issues? The brain-gut connection is real, and the link between IBS and stress was discussed in a previous article (link to previous article). But what about the association between migraines and digestive issues? Is there a connection?…

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Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the Connection?

April 20, 2016

Psoriasis and Migraine Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with chronic and systemic inflammation that can affect joints and skin. Psoriasis is actually quite common. Most people think of it as a skin condition, but in fact the root of the condition lies underneath the skin. With psoriasis, a person’s overactive immune system attacks the body’s…

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Migraine Treatment

Asthma appears to double chronic migraine risk: A new study explains

December 28, 2015

Asthma May Double Chronic Migraine Risk Is there a link between asthma and chronic migraines? A new study published this month in the journal Headache, finds that a link might exist. The study looked at discovering whether people with asthma who experienced episodic migraines were more likely to experience chronic migraines as well. Both asthma and…

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