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

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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Ultimate guide to stress management

Ultimate Guide to Stress Management

August 12, 2019

Is stress impacting your health? Get our top stress management tools here Stress, we all have it. Stress at work, deadlines, angry bosses, managing kids soccer games, trying to find time to workout, family drama…just to name a few! Knowing how to master stress management is key for long-term wellness. As you know, stress can…

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Glycemic index explained

A complete guide to understanding the glycemic index

August 10, 2019

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?  You may have heard of the glycemic index in the news. It has been around a long time to provide insight on how our bodies process different foods in regard to sugar content. Glycemic literally means “causing glucose (or sugar) in the blood.” The glycemic index was…

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Foods to reduce inflammation

Top 5 foods to reduce inflammation

August 7, 2019

Reduce Inflammation With These 5 Key Foods  Inflammation. It is the fire in our body that fuels so many health problems. You can achieve pain-free living by taking steps to reduce inflammation. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health;…

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Immune boost with acupuncture in Bothell

3 Signs You Might Need an Immune Boost

August 4, 2019

  Do you need an immune boost? If you have ever asked the question, “Why do I get sick so easily?” You may need an immune boost! There are many reasons why certain people seem to be more prone to getting sick. Some factors are poor health, diet, stress, weakened immune system, and work environment.…

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Acupuncture can supercharge immune system

3 tips you need to know to super charge your immune system

August 3, 2019

Are your defenses up? Learn how to super charge your immune system, naturally! Getting sick can happen anytime. Often it can happen if you are under stress, during change in seasons, around crowds, or if your health is compromised. Therefore, read below to learn our top tips to super charge your immune system. What can…

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Electroacupuncture for pain relief

Can electroacupuncture help with chronic pain?

July 29, 2019

Can Electroacupuncture help with chronic pain? Chronic pain is one of the top reasons people go to the doctor. It is estimated that 116 million Americans report chronic pain and seek help. It is common practice for opioids to be recommended and prescribed for chronic pain suffers and the prescription rate has continued to climb.…

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Back pain relief in Bothell

Quickstart Guide: Points for Low Back Pain

July 26, 2019

Top 3 Acupuncture Points for Low Back Pain Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly and is the third most common…

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Acupuncture for low back pain in Bothell

Top reasons to get acupuncture for low back pain

July 24, 2019

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain           Back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the United States. Chronic back pain leads to decreased quality of life and missed work and seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and…

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Acute pain relief and treatment

Acupuncture outperforms drugs for acute pain relief

July 22, 2019

Research Update: Acupuncture beats intravenous morphine for acute pain relief Pain can take many forms. It can be acute or chronic. Acute pain typically is sudden and  lasts less than three months. Often a direct result from soft tissue damage. While chronic pain lasts longer and is typically associated with underlying condition. Treating pain is…

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Sciatica pain relief in Bothell

What you need to know about sciatica

July 20, 2019

Understanding Sciatica If you suffer from sciatic pain or know someone who does, you know how debilitating it can be. Why is it so painful? The sciatic nerve is one of the main nerves to fuel the lower limbs and exists the spine in the lower back. The nerve itself is very large and when…

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Acupuncture help PTSD

Can acupuncture help PTSD? Let’s take a look

July 10, 2019

Can acupuncture help PTSD symptoms after natural disaster? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that can follow a traumatic event. People often report recurring memories of the event, negative changes to mood, and often associated with depression or anxiety. Typical treatments involve psychotherapy and prescription medication. However, in recent years research has…

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Gut health

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

July 6, 2019

    Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. They are actually becoming more common as well. Before we dive in. It is best to differentiate between intolerances and allergies. Food allergy vs. intolerances With food allergies it can be an immediate reaction…

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Acupuncture can provide relief for neuropathy

Solutions for neuropathy pain

July 1, 2019

Ancient medicine for the modern body: How acupuncture can help neuropathy pain   Diseases of the nervous system are call neuropathies. There are many different types and classifications depending on where to disease and origin is. In addition, there can be single nerve involvement like in carpal tunnel syndrome or multiple nerves can be affected…

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