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

Tips to stay in tip-top shape!

March 10, 2015

Here are a few easy pointers on how you can support and promote your own health this time of year: Sleep. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise. Go to bed early and if possible, wake up after the sun appears in the morning. Extra sleep will also benefit…

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Spring Body Cleansing Tips

March 9, 2015

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey You can make a powerful, all-natural detoxifying beverage by mixing together one tablespoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar (with the ‘Mother’), one tablespoon of honey, and 12 ounces of water. The vinegar works to stabilize your body’s internal pH level, while the honey works to regulate your blood sugar levels.…

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Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

March 8, 2015

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you are on your way to kicking the habit and becoming smoke-free and healthier. Every year, more than 3 million Americans try to quit smoking, but only half of them succeed. With the help of acupuncture you have a greater chance of success! Most experts agree that quitting smoking is…

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Germ Theory: 101 Cold and Flu Prevention

March 6, 2015

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t? Viruses, germs and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. According to Chinese medicine, they do not cause disease. When a certain organ system is already weak and unable to resist outside…

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Walk Your Way to Better Health

March 4, 2015

Starting a new fitness routine can be a little daunting, but improving your health doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other! Why walk? Walking is an effective, easy, and low-impact way to improve your health. In fact, regular physical activity such…

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All Natural First-Aid Kit

February 27, 2015

All-natural First Aid Tips It can happen to anyone. One minute you’re outside enjoying the summer sunshine, the next, ouch! A sprain or strain, insect bite, sunburn, or other minor injury can put you on the sidelines if you don’t know how to handle them. Follow these tips to care for common summer ailments naturally.…

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Acupuncture Outperforms Drugs in the Treatment of Headaches

February 26, 2015

Acupuncture for the treatment of headaches: Suffer from headaches? Most people report daily headaches that often lead to missed work, poor sleep, and low energy. It is time to get relief and find the root cause for the treatment of headaches. Understanding tension headaches Tension headaches are just that. Headaches that are triggered by muscle…

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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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