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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

Give us a call or read more about our specialities below.

Acupuncture
Neuropathy
Migraine Headaches
Fibromyalgia
Optimal Fertility Program
Online Courses

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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. Call us if you are looking to address:

Chronic Pain Management
Migraine Headache
Arthritis
Fertility
Fibromyalgia
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 in Washington State.

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

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Benefits of Acupuncture

What no one wants to tell you about acupuncture and headaches

What no one wants to tell you about acupuncture and headaches Headaches are among the most common disorders of the nervous system, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is estimated that half to three quarters of adults aged 18–65 years in the world have had a headache in the last year. Among these…

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Top 4 Drug-free Ways to Fight Your Migraines

Top 4 Drug-free Ways to Fight Your Migraines If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone. It is estimated that migraines is the third most prevalent disorder worldwide. Migraines are a chronic neurological disease that involve recurrent headaches with moderate-to-severe pain, usually occurring in a specific area of the head. While most headaches are…

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What you need to know about Polymyalgia Rheumatica

What you need to know about Polymyalgia Rheumatica Polymyalgia Rheumatica is relatively common inflammatory disease that typically presents in those over age 50. Typical presentation involves seemingly rapid onset of bilateral pain and stiffness in shoulders and lower back/pelvis but can affect multiple joints. Typical inflammatory markers maybe elevated and referral to rheumatology is often…

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The most effective tactic to curb insomnia

The most effective tactic to curb insomnia Did you know that up to 30% of the population suffers from insomnia? Insomnia is characterized as problems falling, staying asleep, or not sleeping altogether. There can be many contributing factors in why someone would develop insomnia. A common rationale is the hyperarousal model which states that somatic…

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Is there hope for Fibromyalgia?

Is there hope for Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is defined as having widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain often accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, mood changes, and anxiety. What is frustrating for those with these symptoms is that fibromyalgia is often a diagnosis of exclusion when all other conditions have been ruled out, and often there is no effective…

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What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis

What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis aka RA is an autoimmune disease that presents in chronic arthritis pain in multiple joints in the body. RA can occur at any age but most commonly occurs between age 30-60 years old and due to its autoimmune nature may be accompanied by other changes…

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Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve?

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve? Have you heard of the Gut-Brain connection? This concept has become quite popular because of the increase in disorders such as IBS, anxiety, depression, and even migraines being related to the gut-brain connection. What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves and…

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Acupuncture for Migraine Headache Relief

Acupuncture for Migraine Headache Relief Did you know that migraines are the 3rd most common disorder in the world? If you suffer from migraines or know someone that does, you know how debilitating and often unpredictable they can be. Often those with chronic migraines get prescribed the standard treatment which are NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-Inflammatory…

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Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance?

Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance? Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in adults characterized by elevated glucose levels in the blood and underling culprit, insulin resistance. As of 2020, over 10% of the U.S. population have diabetes (this is up from about 6% in 2000 , and prevalence is also…

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