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Headaches

For thousands of years, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicines have been used to relieve headaches and migraines, as well as their underlying causes.

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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Acupuncture as part of Migraine Treatment?

September 29, 2015

No, seriously, how does acupuncture work? There are many explanations of why acupuncture works. The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points can stimulate the nervous system to release endorphins, causing pain signals to be calmed and bringing oxygen and blood to the area that was stimulated. This increase in blood and oxygen…

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Celiac disease and its link to migraine headaches

September 21, 2015

Imagine a fire somewhere in your body that was triggered by something you ate. This fire can spread rapidly, causing damage and affecting other parts of your body. By finding the source of what is fueling the fire, removing it, and properly repairing damaged tissues, your symptoms could be gone for good.   Celiac disease…

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Migraines gone with acupuncture

Suffer from Migraines? Watch this video

August 26, 2015

Suffer from migraines? Get to the cause and find relief! 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…

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MSG’s Link to Migraines: Part II

August 21, 2015

What is MSG’s link to migraines? One theory offers genetics as a way to explain how MSG leads to migraines. As mentioned earlier, when MSG is metabolized by our bodies, it is broken down to glutamate. This excess glutamate triggers the TRESK gene, and stimulation of that gene may cause migraines (Rogawski, 2012; Kang, 2008).…

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Migraine Treatment – How Acupuncture Helps

June 10, 2015

Headache suffers- Help is right around the corner! If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone. Over 50 million of us experience some form of a severe headache at some point in our lives. Whether you experience minor head pain or severe migraines, headaches can take valuable time out of your day and your…

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