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Acupuncture and Natural Medicine Benefits. Learn simple, yet effective tips on how to improve your health naturally!

Acupuncture and respiratory issues

Acupuncture and Respiratory Issues

October 14, 2019

  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 acupuncture works

How does acupuncture work?

October 8, 2019

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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Healthy Foods for fall in seattle

Healthy Foods for Fall

October 1, 2019

  Top Healthy Foods for Fall The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything. Using food as medicine With the…

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Best self-care tips this fall

Best Tips for Self-Care This Fall

September 27, 2019

Best Self-Care Tips for Fall in Seattle Fall is a favorite season for many people (including me). The weather starts getting a little cooler, things are beginning to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing. For many others, fall is not so festive. Up in the Pacific Northwest, we have what…

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Start a new diet plan with success

How to start a new diet plan with success

September 16, 2019

  Starting a new diet plan with success At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, we often help people start a new diet plan incorporating anti-inflammatory living. This includes going gluten-free and becoming a meal planning master! With any new changes there is often overwhelm. Not sure what to eat… or how to make meals… or…

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Radiant skin naturally in Bothell

3 Tricks for Radiant Skin

September 13, 2019

  Looking for a natural approach to radiant skin? Ready to put your best face forward? Having glowing radiant skin can be possible, at any age! There are many factors that might be contributing to your skin concerns. If you experience facial acne, uneven skin tone, acne scars, or even rosacea there is hope! Just…

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Tired of being tired? Try acupuncture for fatigue

Tired of Being Tired? Try Acupuncture for fatigue

September 10, 2019

Acupuncture for fatigue: Let’s dive in If you are one in the millions of people who suffer from low energy or fatigue. You know how it can dramatically affect your day to day. Did you know there is acupuncture for fatigue? Yep! It is a common question I get in my office. Most people come…

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acupuncture can help TMJ

3 Facts about TMJ

September 7, 2019

What you need to know about Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders refers to a group of conditions that affect the joints of the jaw or the temporomandibular joints. These joints are located bilaterally on the face, in front of the ears and connecting the jaw bone to the skull. These joints are complicated, allowing…

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Radiant skin naturally in Bothell

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture-What is it?

September 4, 2019

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture- Is it right for you? Our skin is an outward presentation of what is happening inside our body. With our skin being one of our largest organs in the body, maintaining health on the inside and out is very important. Understanding the pillars of health is essential for ultimate wellness but sometimes…

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Acupuncture and chemotherapy

Can acupuncture help side effects of chemotherapy?

September 3, 2019

Research Update: Acupuncture and side effects of chemotherapy Many people seek integrative care while going through chemotherapy, mostly to help with the side effects of the treatments. The two most common side effects experienced are nausea and vomiting, a close runner up is low energy or fatigue. Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) affects 60-80%…

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Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

How acupuncture can help autoimmune diseases

August 31, 2019

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases Over 50 million people suffer from autoimmune diseases in the US alone. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases includes: Celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia,…

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How acupuncture can help cystic fibrosis

3 Facts about Cystic Fibrosis and Acupuncture

August 27, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis and Acupuncture Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that disrupts normal function of the specific cells in the body.  These cells called, epithelial cells, line the passageways of many of our vital organs, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, reproductive system and the skin. Those who have cystic fibrosis have a genetic defect…

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Gut-brain connection

5 Facts about the Gut-Brain Connection

August 24, 2019

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain Did you know there is a second brain in your gut? Yes, it’s true! There is no denying it anymore. The gut-brain connection is a real thing. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your…

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Natural ways to control blood sugar

What no one tells you about blood sugar

August 20, 2019

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable? Diabetes, especially Type 2, is a major health epidemic. With an estimate of over 366 million people world wide diagnosed and that number is on the rise. Type 2 diabetes involves a chronic high blood sugar levels that leads to the body becoming insulin resistant. This is…

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Paleo diet and health

Ready to cut inflammation? Try the Paleo Diet

August 17, 2019

Paleo Diet 101   You may have heard of the Paleo diet. It was the world’s most popular diet in 2013 and is still going strong. Why? Because more and more studies are showing how eating a whole foods based diet low in sugar and carbs can dramatically cut inflammation and improve health. According to…

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