Our Mission Is To Provide You With A Starting Point To Regain Your Health And Live Your Life Pain-Free

- Bothell Acupuncture -
STARTING POINT WELLNESS & ACUPUNCTURE

Specializing in Chronic Pain Management, Neuropathy, Migraine Headaches, and Complex Chronic Conditions in Bothell and the surrounding Seattle area.

Acupuncture in Bothell

Come See How Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine Can Change Your Life

I have been treated for hip pain issues. I have found that the acupuncture has helped to control the pain and discomfort that I have been experiencing. I would recommend Starting Acupuncture if you are looking for relief that you have not received with other forms of treatment. - S.F.

I'm impressed. Dr. Ellie is an excellent provider. She successfully relieved a migraine in progress. The ones in between are usually less severe than they were. That's why I sought out Starting Point. A side benefit has been better sleep and reflux relief. - A.S.

I was recommended to Dr. Ellie by my neighbor. I can't thank her enough. I have had several acupuncture treatments over the past four weeks and the results are miraculous for my allergies. I expect to continue on to wellness treatment. The office is peaceful, very clean and operated in an extremely professional manner. - D.C.

I am a believer in Acupuncture, I have chronic Neck and arm pain and the treatments I have received have made the pain go away. I started my appointments in so much pain I could not lay down and relax so I started using a chair. By the 5th or 6th appointment I was able to relax and lay down. It's not an overnight treatment but I would suggest to anyone to try this and highly recommend Starting Point. - W.M.

Dr. Ellie was great. I came in to see her with a foot issue and I was also very stressed out. Her ongoing acupuncture treatments really helped with my foot and especially with my stress levels. She is professional offices were comfortable I enjoyed every time I went in.I would recommend her anytime. - D.D.

New Patients

Scheduling your appointment is easy! Call the office to schedule an appointment.

Upon scheduling you will receive an email to complete New Patient Paperwork, found under "Manage Your Appointment" in the email.

Got Questions?

We provide safe, natural, alternative, holistic wellness and quality of care. Give us a call if you are looking to address:

Chronic Pain Management
Migraine Headache
Arthritis
Fertility
Skin Health
Neuropathy
Sports Injury
Insomnia
Digestive Health, IBS, Food Allergies
Autoimmune

Current Patients

Returning patients can schedule online.

Dr. Heintze Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Doctor

Meet Dr. Ellie Heintze

Dr. Heintze is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist (East Asian Medical Practitioner) in the state of Washington.

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University

- Latest Blogs -
Benefits of Acupuncture

Managing Chronic Migraines

Managing Chronic Migraines Are migraine triggers a myth? At Starting Point Acupuncture, we commonly treat patients with chronic migraines. Some people know their migraine triggers while others do not. We often find that people typically have multiple triggers. Migraine triggers don’t necessarily cause a migraine; they are simply factors that increase the likelihood of getting…

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Can acupuncture help PCOS?

Can acupuncture help PCOS and insulin resistance? If you suffer from PCOS aka Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, you know that it can often be debilitating. Facial acne, irregular menses, struggles with fertility, and possibly struggles to loose weight. There is a strong link between women with PCOS and also having what is known as insulin resistance…

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Best foods to eat for healthy skin

What to Eat for Healthy Skin There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nourish…

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What is PCOS and can we help?

Do you suffer from PCOS? Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine and metabolic disorder among reproductive-age women. PCOS is where women develop multiple cysts on their ovaries. This also contributes to irregular menstruation, pain with ovulation, insulin resistance, excessive hair growth, hormonal acne, and one of the leading contributing factors…

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How to Get More Healthy Fats in Your Life

How to get more healthy fats in your life If you’ve been scared to eat much fat because you think it’s unhealthy, it’s time to get your head around which fats are actually bad for you. It’s true that some fats are definitely best kept to an absolute minimum (trans fats are a big culprit…

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The Power of Antioxidants

The Power of Antioxidants You’ve probably heard that antioxidants are really important for your health but do you know exactly what they do? There are lots of different antioxidants and some of them are known for giving fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors. For example, lycopene, is found in red fruits and veggies and beta…

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Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health As a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, I understand the body as a complex system of energies and organs, all working together as a whole unit. However, when an acupuncturist talks about an organ, like the spleen, heart, or kidneys, they are not referring to the physical organ that sits…

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Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

Why am I so tired? A common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired and fatigued. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our…

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Nutrition for Heart Health

Nutrition for Heart Health Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. TCM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. TCM nutrition for hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors, and energetically-cooling foods. Incorporating the…

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