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

Acupuncture Outperforms Drugs in the Treatment of Headaches

February 26, 2015

Acupuncture for the treatment of headaches:: A recent study compounding on prior research shows that acupuncture combined with herbs has proven to be more effective at treating vascular headaches than drugs. The previous research into the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for migraines concluded that acupuncture is comparable to modern drugs for treatment of migraines. This…

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Healthy Spring Acupuncture Practices

February 24, 2015

Spring Acupuncture Tips to Keep You Healthy, Happy and Flexible. Spring is a happy time. Bunnies hop about. Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning. This is not a time to be angry. But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, being…

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Alternative Treatment Options For Endometriosis

February 22, 2015

Affecting an estimated 4-10% of women worldwide, endometriosis is all-too-common disease in which cells from the uterus begin to grow outside the uterine cavity. Symptoms vary depending on a number of different factors, but severe pelvic pain is reported by many women suffering from this disease. Thankfully, there are several effective treatment options available for…

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Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái. Happy Chinese New Year.

February 19, 2015

2015: Year of The Goat 2015 is the Year of The Goat in Chinese astrology. Ranking eighth in the long list of animals tied to the Chinese zodiac, people who are born under this sign are said to be calm, mild-mannered, good-hearted, sympathetic, dependable and intelligent. They also prefer to avoid being the center of…

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Research Isolates Acupuncture Point to Ease Menstrual Pain

February 18, 2015

Researchers have recently pinpointed a specific acupuncture point (SP6) which they have linked to dysmenorrhea. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea include abdominal, lower back and hip pain and menstrual cramps. Researchers have linked point SP6 to these symptoms and found that acupuncture at this point can help alleviate them. Researchers noted that “tenderness at Sanyinjiao (SP6) exists in women…

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Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

February 17, 2015

Recent research has found real acupuncture to be effective in treating the symptoms of menopause and PMS. It was initially published in the Journal of Menopause because the symptoms can be very similar to PMS and the study found that real acupuncture as opposed to “sham” acupuncture yielded tangible results in reducing hot flashes and…

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Think you got SIBO?

February 16, 2015

What is SIBO you might ask? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth aka SIBO, is an emerging clinical concern and numerous studies are coming out about the causes and possible treatments around SIBO. SIBO is defined as an abnormal increase in bacteria in the upper part of the small intestine (4). When the good bacteria get to…

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Overcoming winter blues with Chinese medicine

February 13, 2015

You’re Getting Sleepy… During the winter, it is natural to feel a little sleepier, slower and possibly less motivated. It’s the season of stillness and conservation. It’s a period of hibernation and our time to rest, slow down and revitalize our reserves. Winter is a great time of year to reflect on our health, replenish…

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Acupuncture Helps to Relieve Depression

February 10, 2015

At Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness in Bothell, WA, we are commonly asked what can acupuncture and naturopathic medicine treat besides pain? Our response is…well just about everything! Since acupuncture works by using your parasympathetic nervous system to push your body to heal itself, a good “side effect” from most acupuncture treatments is the overall…

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Acupuncture and natural medicine can help with sinusitis.

The Power of Positivity

February 4, 2015

The world today can be a difficult place, full of stressful situations and worrying prospects but far more importantly it is also a place of love, compassion and positivity. It is far too easy to get lost in the fast pace of modern life and let negativity infect you and, in time, become you. Most…

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Sore throat? Try this!

January 27, 2015

Feeling “a cold coming on”? Try this soothing and immune boosting recipe to combat sore throat! Dry Cough Pear & Almond Soup 5 ripe Asian pears 4 handful of almonds 2 quarts of water honey fresh mint leaves Cut pears in half and remove stem and seeds. Chop into small pieces. Place four handfuls of…

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Eczema, what is it telling you?

January 26, 2015

Starting Point Acupuncture was featured in the Winter 2015 Issue of Try Acupuncture Magazine. The Try Acupuncture Magazine has several featured articles including, “Healing with acupuncture during times of stress”, “Help for PMS and cramps: the alternative answer”, and “Good news for Crohn’s disease sufferers”, and Dr. Heintze’s article “Eczema, what is it telling you?”…

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How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

January 25, 2015

Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk food. These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our moods…

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Acupuncture can help with stress and anxiety

Cold and flu prevention with acupuncture

January 23, 2015

Wei Qi provides an “immune system-like” barrier that protects the body from harmful pathogenic factors that can cause illness and disease. When we are exposed to bad air, germs, and viruses, our first line of defense, according to Chinese medicine is our Wei Qi barrier. Over time, Wei Qi can become weakened and unbalanced due…

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Insomnia and acupuncture

Acupuncture and Insomnia

December 20, 2014

Suffer from poor sleep? Acupuncture can help! Acupuncture has shown to help achieve a relaxing and sound sleep. Two powerful points in the ear can send you off to dreamland. Take a moment: Make some time in your schedule for a pre-sleep relaxation ritual. Taking a hot bath just before bed has been shown to…

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