Meet Your Doctor & Acupuncturist
Dr. Heintze is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist (East Asian Medical Practitioner) in the state of Washington.
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University
- Master’s degree in Acupuncture, Bastyr University
- Master’s degree in Chemistry, Northern Arizona University
Dr. Heintze completed a B.S. in Chemistry and Master’s degree in Chemical Toxicity and Carcinogenesis from Northern Arizona University. She attended Bastyr University where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Dr. Heintze sees patients with a wide range of ailments but specializes in pain management, chronic migraines, and digestive health (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease), and food allergies. She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist (East Asian Medical Practitioner) in the state of Washington.
Dr. Heintze discovered natural medicine while she was in graduate school. During this time she experienced severe digestive issues that were inadvertently controlling her life. She saw several gastroenterologists, and was left with no answers or relief from her pain. In a last “ditch-effort” to find help, she went to a Naturopath who was also an acupuncturist. This doctor changed her life. He not only took time to listen to her case but made her feel like a real person. Through his care, she discovered the root cause of her digestive issue were allergies to gluten, dairy, and eggs.
This experience opened her eyes to what primary care medicine was supposed to be and healed her in ways that restored her to health. As much as Dr. Heintze loved the work she was doing in the chemistry lab, she realized her passion was to help people regain their lives back, as she did from her care by natural medicine and acupuncture.
Learn from Dr. Ellie:
Dr. Ellie has created online classes on her most popular talks and frequently asked health questions. The courses work along side the care you receive at the clinic! These courses are like mini-talks that you can watch anywhere and come with bonus handouts and recipes!
Lectures and Seminars
Dr. Heintze is available for local speaking events, wellness in the workplace workshops, volunteer opportunities, and community outreach. Dr. Heintze frequently gives seminars and classes either at Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness, at Evergreen Hospital, or at local businesses. Examples of seminar or class topics include:
- Wellness in the workplace
- Melt away tension with acupressure
- Acupuncture for pain relief
- Healthy Digestion
- Detox Express: learn easy and effective ways to cleanse inside and out
- Natural approach to memory and concentration
- Trouble choosing supplements?
- Feeling Fatigued?
- Allergies and Asthma
If you are interested in Dr. Heintze presenting a class at your business or have a local speaking engagement in mind, please call her office at (425) 686-4498
Listen to Dr. Ellie's interview with DeAnna Lee from 100.7 The Wolf about acupuncture and her nonprofit, the Pain Relief Project
Ellie realized her passion was to help people regain their lives back, as she did from her care by natural medicine and acupuncture.
Dr. Heintze was featured in the Winter Issue of Try Acupuncture Magazine. The 2 page featured article highlights how Acupuncture and natural medicine can help eczema.
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“Qi, the energy underlying life, is the STARTING POINT for any true exploration of Chinese Medicine because it is the foundation upon which this tradition is based.”