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Common myths about acupuncture answered

Top myths about acupuncture debunked

June 7, 2019

  Top myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now I have found in my years of clinical practice many people have questions about acupuncture. Does it work? How does it work? Is it woo woo? I LOVE talking about acupuncture and debunking the common myths about acupuncture! I believe so strongly in the…

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Dairy allergy and intolerance

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2019

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)   Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or…

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Acupuncture can help relieve IBS symptoms

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

February 12, 2019

Grab Dr. Ellie’s IBS Helpsheet for FREE! What does the research say about acupuncture and IBS?   Research Update In a 2014 study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of six randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials and found acupuncture had a statistically significant, positive effect on IBS symptoms. The study found…

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Benefits of ginger for IBS and heartburn at Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, WA

Amazing Benefits of Ginger

February 8, 2019

Grab Dr. Ellie’s Combating IBS Guide Here for FREE! What are the amazing benefits of Ginger?     Ginger is a common spice once considered a luxury. Ancient Chinese and Indians used the root of the ginger plant as a tonic to treat various common ailments. Ginger originated in Southeast Asia, but since then it…

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Healthy diet for digestive health

Foods To Avoid With IBS: Part I

April 11, 2018

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that’s digestive condition characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, irregular bowel movements, diarrhea and/or constipation. It’s estimated that upwards of 15% of the United States population suffers from IBS, many of whom do not even realize it. While there’s no known cure for IBS, individuals can prevent symptoms…

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IBS

April is IBS Awareness Month!

April 1, 2018

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (aka IBS)? IBS is a group of symptoms suffered by an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas and irregular bowel movements. Symptoms can be brought on by a number of triggers including diet, anxiety, insomnia and stress. IBS is thought…

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Fermented foods

Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

October 31, 2017

Role of fermented foods and intestinal health: The modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust.  We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is…

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IBS relief bothell

IBS Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

September 4, 2017

Get to the root of your IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. IBS symptoms…

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Acupuncture and the small intestine

Acupuncture and the Small Intestine

August 27, 2017

Gut Review: Acupuncture and the Small Intestine The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we ingest. It is comprised of three separate parts,…

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IBS Relief with acupuncture

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

June 5, 2017

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. IBS symptoms may include gas,…

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