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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 Can acupuncture help relieve tension headaches? Let’s see what the research says. 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…

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Common Migraine food triggers

Common Migraine Food Triggers

July 8, 2016

What are common migraine food triggers? 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…

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MSG and Migraines

MSG and its link to migraines

July 6, 2016

MSG and Migraines: What is the connection? What is monosodium glutamate? Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, is 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…

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Acupuncture outperforms drugs in migraine treatment

June 15, 2016

  Is acupuncture an effective migraine treatment? Chronic migraine suffers listen up! We get you! Chronic migraine attacks can affect not only your quality of life but you may miss work and activities due to the pain. At Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness in Bothell, WA, we are migraine treatment experts and have a high…

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Acupuncture and migraine treatment

Acupuncture as part of Migraine Treatment?

September 29, 2015

Acupuncture and migraine treatment: Is it an effective treatment for chronic migraines? If you suffer from chronic migraines you probably have explored every option under the sun but have you considered, acupuncture and migraine treatment? Most do not initially explore acupuncture as viable treatment option (for many reasons). One being doctors usually recommend drugs as…

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Celiac disease and migraines

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…

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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 and the migraine connection

What you need to know about MSG and migraines

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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Natural headache treatment in Bothell

Headache Treatment – How Acupuncture Helps

June 10, 2015

Headache Treatment: There is hope! 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…

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