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Natural ways to control blood sugar

What no one tells you about blood sugar

August 20, 2019

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable? Diabetes, especially Type 2, is a major health epidemic. With an estimate of over 366 million people world wide diagnosed and that number is on the rise. Type 2 diabetes involves a chronic high blood sugar levels that leads to the body becoming insulin resistant. This is…

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Paleo diet and health

Ready to cut inflammation? Try the Paleo Diet

August 17, 2019

Paleo Diet 101   You may have heard of the Paleo diet. It was the world’s most popular diet in 2013 and is still going strong. Why? Because more and more studies are showing how eating a whole foods based diet low in sugar and carbs can dramatically cut inflammation and improve health. According to…

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Glycemic index explained

A complete guide to understanding the glycemic index

August 10, 2019

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?  You may have heard of the glycemic index in the news. It has been around a long time to provide insight on how our bodies process different foods in regard to sugar content. Glycemic literally means “causing glucose (or sugar) in the blood.” The glycemic index was…

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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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Acupuncture for low back pain in Bothell

Top reasons to get acupuncture for low back pain

July 24, 2019

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain           Back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the United States. Chronic back pain leads to decreased quality of life and missed work and seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and…

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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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Gut health

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

July 6, 2019

    Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. They are actually becoming more common as well. Before we dive in. It is best to differentiate between intolerances and allergies. Food allergy vs. intolerances With food allergies it can be an immediate reaction…

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Acupuncture can help to reduce stress

Can acupuncture help heart health?

June 28, 2019

Acupuncture and Heart Health, Let’s see what the research says Acupuncture is commonly known for its ability to treat chronic pain. But what about other conditions like heart health? Acupuncture may improve heart health A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction, or heart attacks,…

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Healthy eating for summer

Healthy eating from early to late summer

June 20, 2019

Healthy eating for summer Our approach to health at Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell is all about balance. Not just addressing the symptoms but looking deeper to WHY you have those symptoms and getting to the root cause. One of the factors we look at is your diet. Are their foods you are eating that…

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