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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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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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Low back pain and acupuncture

Low back pain got you down? Let’s explore this natural option

June 1, 2019

What are some natural ways to treat low back pain? Low back pain can be debilitating. Chronic dull ache that can prohibit you from doing gardening, running, or even walking. Finding relief is key to regaining your quality of life! The first option for care should be the least force and natural way. Why? Toxic…

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Chronic pain

Can acupuncture really help chronic pain?

May 1, 2019

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Does it work? Let’s see what the research says. In May 2018, a team of researchers from the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration published an update to previous chronic pain research in the Journal of Pain, the journal associated with the American Pain Society. The new article updates a study first released in…

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Acupuncture helps migraines

How does acupuncture help migraines?

January 13, 2019

What does the research say? Acupuncture and Migraines   In a 2017 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers tested the efficacy of regular acupuncture treatments as a preventative measure to reduce the number of migraine headaches their subjects experienced. From a group of 249 participants, ages 18 – 65 years old, the researchers split…

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Cupping Benefits

Cupping 101: What are those spots on your back?

January 19, 2018

What you need to know about cupping Do you have tight muscles that nothing seems to help the pain or spasms go away? You may need to check out cupping. Cupping is one of the tools used in Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, to help the body heal and reduce symptoms. What is cupping exactly?…

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Three Common Misconceptions About Acupuncture

November 22, 2016

Natural Pain Relief in Bothell, WA Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. It is defined by tradition and a clearly established set of principles. Acupuncture is widely accepted around the world as an effective treatment for more than just pain. Several leading health organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic,…

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Acupuncture 101 Top reasons to try acupuncture

7 Reasons to Seek Out Acupuncture

October 3, 2016

Do you ever feel your life’s a ride that won’t ever stop? How many nights do you wait for Mr. Sandman to magically appear? How often do you truly take time for yourself? Do you have aches and pains almost daily? Are over-the-counter or prescription medications controlling your life? When was the last time you…

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Acupuncture treatments and cupping

Acupuncture Treatments You Have Never Heard of

September 25, 2014

  Acupuncture treatments for optimal health Most people know that one way to feel better is with acupuncture. You go to your acupuncturist feeling bad. A few needles are placed and you leave feeling lighter, energized, more pain-free. Using acupuncture needles to heal is part of a broader medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).…

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