- Bothell Acupuncture -
STARTING POINT ACUPUNCTURE

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

Acupuncture in Bothell

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.

Acupuncture
Neuropathy
Migraine Headaches
Fibromyalgia
Optimal Fertility Program
Online Courses

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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 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.

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 blot and Eat this, Not that!, and many more.
    • Over 35 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

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