Chronic Problems

Growing numbers have sought out acupuncturists for chronic health problems — when conventional medicine either hasn’t worked nor has answers.

Acupuncture and macular degeneration

What no one tells you about macular degeneration

September 27, 2022

Acupuncture and Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration (MD) is an eye disorder that is characterized by a progressive degeneration of the retina. It is estimated that around 200 million people world wide suffer from this disorder. The incidence of MD increases with age, however there are limited treatment options available. There are two types of MD,…

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Acupuncture for TMJ at Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, Washington.

Acupuncture For Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

September 12, 2022

Can acupuncture help TMJ pain? Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a common condition that is characterized by pain and jaw dysfunction. TMJ is used to describe a wide range of conditions associated with jaw pain and restricted jaw movement. While TMJ isn’t life-threatening, it can negatively impact a person’s quality of life, causing bouts of…

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Benefits of Regular Acupuncture Treatments

Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments

July 18, 2022

Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments I bet you did not know this about acupuncture. Its foundation is based on prevention. The essence of acupuncture is getting you into that parasympathetic state so your body can be reset, reboot, and rejuvenated so it can heal and perform optimally. We all need a tune-up sometimes…

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How can acupuncture help chronic back pain?

July 10, 2022

How can acupuncture help chronic back pain? With over a billion people worldwide reporting back pain, it is one of the most expensive and exhausting ailments of our time. It is the third most common reason for a visit to the doctors office (behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis joint issues). How acupuncture helps chronic back…

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Acupuncture for back pain in Bothell

6 Habits that are causing back pain

July 1, 2022

6 Habits that are causing back pain Don’t you hate it when you go and do some minor gardening then can’t move the next day? Do you often hear yourself saying “I must be getting older because I wake up everyday with back pain.” If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone. It…

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Fight your migraines with acupuncture

Top 4 Drug-free Ways to Fight Your Migraines

June 20, 2022

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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Acupuncture for polymyalgia rheumatica

What you need to know about Polymyalgia Rheumatica

June 10, 2022

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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Is there hope for Fibromyalgia?

May 25, 2022

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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Acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis 2022

What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 22, 2022

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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Acupuncture for vagus nerve health

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve?

April 28, 2022

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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