- Bothell Acupuncture -

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

Acupuncture for pain management

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

Come see how Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine can change your life. Give us a call or read more about our specialities below.


Migraine Headaches
Optimal Fertility Program | LIfe FErtility BioTherapy®

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"I’ve been seeing Dr Heintze for 3-4 weeks now and the results treating my persistent headaches have been amazing. Highly recommended!" -DL

"Very grateful acupuncture was recommended to me for severe night sweats...I've been asking every provider I saw since January for any help. I've just finished my first week of sessions and already seeing improvements. The office is very clean and relaxing at the same time." -OM

"I am so very grateful to have found Dr. Heintze for treatment of neuropathy in both my legs and feet. Over the last four months a regular regimen of acupuncture and treatment have lessened my symptoms, and I feel that my condition is now more manageable. Thank you! Dr. Heintze has a professional, warm and caring demeanor and takes time to answer all my questions and explains how the treatment works. My experience has been excellent and I highly recommend Starting Point Acupuncture!" -BN

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 initial consultation is easy! Give our office a call and one of our Care Coordinators can help get you set-up and answer any questions you may have.

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

Specialists in Chronic & Complex Cases

What makes us different?

    • Not just an acupuncture clinic, we specialize in chronic pain, all types of neuropathy, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, and infertility


    • Have you been everywhere else and not finding relief for your chronic case? We commonly hear we are 'the last resort, with the best results.'


    • We have been featured on Yahoo! News, Regular Contributor on KorShots blog and Eat this, Not that!, and many more.


    • Over 40, 5-star Reviews on Google

Meet Dr. Ellie Heintze

Dr. Heintze is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist in Washington State.

  • 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

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Solutions for neuropathy pain

Can acupuncture help neuropathy pain? Diseases of the nervous system are call neuropathies. There are many different types and classifications depending on where to disease and origin is. In addition, there can be single nerve involvement like in carpal tunnel syndrome or multiple nerves can be affected and interfere with a wide area. Neuropathy is…

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Can acupuncture help chronic neck pain?

Can acupuncture help chronic neck pain? Got a pain in the neck? Acupuncture is an important tool in the relief and treatment of chronic neck pain. Acupuncture works to correct balances in the nervous system that is leading to pain and inflammation. Acupuncture can help to relieve muscle pain and spasms and has been shown…

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Acupuncture Helps Relieve Arthritis Pain

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Can acupuncture help Notalgia Paresthetica?

Can acupuncture help Notalgia Paresthetica? Suffer from relentless itching and skin irritation in your mid-back that just won’t go away? You may have a sensory neuropathy called notalgia paresthetica.  Notalgia paresthetica is a chronic sensory neuropathy commonly seen in older females. It presents with one sided itching over the mid-back area between scapula and spine. These…

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