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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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Serious Neck Pain

April 5, 2018

Intense or serious neck pain can be quite debilitating.  Neck pain that is often intense can lead to missed time from work, poor concentration, low energy, and sleep disturbance. Often neck pain is accompanied with stiff neck, muscle tightness or muscle spasms, and headaches. What causes serious neck pain? Some causes of neck pain include,…

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Reducing chronic headaches and migraines

Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Chronic Headaches & Migraines

January 30, 2018

Can acupuncture reduce chronic headaches and migraines? Simple answer…yes! But HOW?! In acupuncture terms whenever we feel pain there is a blockage of energy (we call Qi “chee”) that is prohibiting the flow of nutrients, blood, and energy to an area, thus creating the feeling of pain. Read more about how acupuncture works by reading…

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Common Migraine Food Triggers

July 8, 2016

It is estimated that 12-16% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraine headaches are often described as a “headache on steroids.” Common symptoms are mild to severe throbbing and pain in the head often worsened by light, motion, and noise. Migraines can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Migraine headaches are often…

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MSG and Migraines

MSG and its link to migraines

July 6, 2016

What is monosodium glutamate? Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, is a sodium salt of glutamic acid, a naturally occurring amino acid found in protein. MSG is often added to foods to enhance flavor. In recent years there has been much talk about MSG and its association with many health issues. But where did…

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Acupuncture outperforms drugs in migraine treatment

June 15, 2016

At Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness in Bothell, WA, we are migraine treatment experts and have a high success rate in not only finding the cause of migraines but long-term treatment and prevention. To be able to explain how acupuncture can treat migraines, it is good to know that there are studies emerging showing how…

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Welcome Tim Knight, associate acupuncturist!

June 7, 2016

Meet Tim Knight, LAc, CN::   Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness is pleased to welcome Tim Knight to our practice! Tim is our new associate acupuncturist and will be seeing patients Tuesdays and Saturdays. He is credentialed with Regence, Premera, Lifewise, Cigna, Aetna, PIP, and Bridgespan insurance plans. Tim is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified…

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Migraine Treatment

Migraine Treatment: Find the Triggers

October 1, 2015

The Migraine Fix The statistics are astounding. As many as 14 million people experience chronic daily headaches, and of those, 90% report that migraines interfere with their daily lives and ability to do their jobs, and contribute to other health issues, like depression and anxiety (Foundation, 2015). Interestingly, only about 4% of migraine sufferers seek…

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Acupuncture as part of Migraine Treatment?

September 29, 2015

No, seriously, how does acupuncture work? There are many explanations of why acupuncture works. The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points can stimulate the nervous system to release endorphins, causing pain signals to be calmed and bringing oxygen and blood to the area that was stimulated. This increase in blood and oxygen…

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Migraine Treatment: Is There a Point for That?

September 26, 2015

Acupuncture: The basics Acupuncture is a therapeutic tool used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM encompasses many different healing modalities, including herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, tai chi, and qi gong. The use of acupuncture as a form of medicine has been around for about 2,500 years and has been used in China to…

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