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

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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

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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

You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what?

You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what? The first step, understand the facts: Fibro aka Fibromyalgia is a real disorder. That’s not to say it’s not a very complicated and difficult to diagnose disorder.  Chances are you’ve been dismissed by practitioners in the past who say “the pain is all in your head” or “seeing…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Bell’s Palsy

A Beginner’s Guide to Bell’s Palsy How we can help Bell’s Palsy Bell’s palsy is an often unexplained episode of facial weakness or paralysis, typically on one side of your face. It can happen suddenly and progressively get worse. The condition results from damage to the facial nerve which is responsible for raising your eyebrows,…

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Acupuncture Treatment for GERD

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. The prevalence of those suffering from GERD is increasing and it often becomes a chronic condition. The standard treatment involves long-term care using proton-pump inhibitors. However, 20-30% of patients…

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DIY: Sleepytime Tea Blend For Better Sleep

DIY: Sleepytime Tea Blend For Better Sleep Do you find it hard to calm your “monkey mind” before bed? or Is it hard to wind down and actually fall sleep quickly at night? You might benefit from a change in your nighttime routine (read more about Dr. Ellie’s sleep tips in our previous post here)…

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How to improve sleep to curb weight gain

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain Sleep & weight gain…wait, what?! DID YOU KNOW that the more sleep deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone CORTISOL, which consequently increases your appetite. And if that weren’t enough – a lack of sleep also thwarts your body’s natural ability to process…

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Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory condition, affecting about 11% of the population. Often people report raised red scaly patches around elbows, knees, or even their scalp. Psoriasis is often associated with psoriatic arthritis, effecting their joints. What are treatment options for psoriasis? Standard therapies include topical steroid creams, anti-inflammatory ointments,…

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Two Secrets to Migraine Prevention

Two Secrets to Migraine Prevention Are you one of those people who feel plagued by chronic and relentless migraines? Do they interfere with your day-to-day activities and affect your ability to work? Are you frustrated that your doctor keeps recommending prescription drugs that don’t work and lead to more side effects than actually helping curb…

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Strategies to Approach to Chronic Headaches

Strategies to Approach to Chronic Headaches Chronic headaches interfere with your sleep, work, or even energy? Often described as a “dull, throbbing pain” that just won’t go away. There can be many triggers that contribute to chronic headaches. Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. According to western medicine, a headache is quite…

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Trouble Choosing Supplements?

Trouble Choosing Supplements? There are so many types and brands of supplements on the market today. Many people are left confused and overwhelmed when they try and get supplements at the store. Which ones do I need? What brands are “good”? How much do I take? That is where a naturopathic doctor steps in! During…

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