Chronic Problems

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

Can acupuncture treat chronic conditions?

What can acupuncture treat?

August 12, 2020

What can acupuncture treat? Real question is what is it NOT good for? Acupuncture is a time-tested, holistic medicine that can help to decrease pain and restore function. Science is only beginning to grasp the powerful medicine that is ACUPUNCTURE and understand the mechanisms behind it. The goal of acupuncture is to correct this imbalance…

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Mood Food for mental health

Mood Food: What to eat to curb depression

August 9, 2020

Mood Food: Using food as medicine to help depression Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet subsides in the same way our energy…

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Elbow pain treatment

Elbow pain got you down?

May 18, 2020

Natural Treatment Options for Elbow Pain A common condition we see in our office is elbow pain. Specifically, tennis and golfer’s elbow. This is a common complaint as it often prohibits the person from doing activities they love, disrupts sleep, and can lead to referred pain. In fact, it affects approximately 1% to 3% of…

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Ease Low Back Pain

Does Acupuncture Relieve Back Pain?

May 16, 2020

Does Acupuncture Relieve Back Pain? It is estimated that up to 84% of adults experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives. Often the pain is a result of lifting leading to muscle strain, acute injury, herniated disc, or underlying health condition affecting spine, muscles, or nerves. Commonly, LBP is one of…

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Natural ways to ease low back pain

Best Natural Ways to Ease Low Back Pain

May 8, 2020

Acupuncture and Nutrition: Your Starting Point to Ease Low Back Pain Statistics show that almost eight out of ten people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an…

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Acupuncture for chronic pain

Can acupuncture really help chronic pain?

May 1, 2020

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Does it work? Let’s see what the research says. In May 2018, a team of researchers from the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration published an update to previous chronic pain research in the Journal of Pain, the journal associated with the American Pain Society. The new article updates a study first released in…

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Beat Fatigue with better sleep

Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue…Naturally!

April 6, 2020

Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue…Naturally! Do you suffer from low energy aka fatigue? Most of us do at some point in our lives. What exactly is fatigue, anyway? Fatigue is defined by the inability to initiate activity, lower overall energy levels, and even poor mood or concentration. Common causes of fatigue can be poor sleep,…

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How we can help lower chronic inflammation

Should I be concerned about inflammation?

April 4, 2020

What is inflammation…and should you be concerned? Inflammation has is a trending topic in the health & wellness world lately, and for good reason… What is inflammation, exactly? Inflammation is our bodies natural immune response to repair and rejuvenation in cases of trauma or infection. We need inflammation as it shows us our immune system…

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Migraine Relief in Bothell

Migraine relief-there is hope

March 26, 2020

Can acupuncture be the missing link to provide lasting migraine relief? In my practice I commonly see patients who have chronic and debilitating migraines. We are often the last resort with the greatest results. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, migraines are very interesting and multi-factorial. There is often many different causes, some…

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What you need to know about tension headaches

March 24, 2020

What you need to know about tension headaches Tension headaches are the most common types of reported headaches that usually consist of a dull ache in the head coupled with tenderness in ones scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. It’s often also described as having a sensation of pressure or tightness reaching the sides and the…

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