Chronic Problems

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

Acupuncture for tinnitus

Can tinnitus go away?

January 23, 2023

Can tinnitus go away? Tinnitus, aka ringing in your ears, is a common yet poorly understood disorder. It is often associated with sudden, temporary hearing loss, high or low pitch buzzing or ringing sounds. Some even describe it as a “siren like noise.” It can affect one or both ears and can have a powerful…

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Acupuncture for ocular migraine

How to relieve an ocular migraine?

January 20, 2023

How to relieve an ocular migraine? What is an ocular migraine? Migraine is a common, chronic, intermittently disabling neurovascular disorder. Migraines are thought to have the greatest prevalence between 35 and 45 years of age. The International Headache Society has classified migraine with six subtypes, including ocular migraines. Ocular migraines (may also be referred to…

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Acupuncture to beat fibromyalgia

Most Effective Tactics to Beat Fibromyalgia

October 17, 2022

Most Effective Tactics to Beat Fibromyalgia At Starting Point, we specialize in hard to treat cases such as fibromyalgia aka Fibro. What exactly is fibromyalgia? It is defined as a generalized chronic disorder that affects the musculoskeletal system and is often associated with other symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and widespread pain. Fibro…

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Acupuncture to combat insomnia

How to Combat Insomnia The Right Way

October 15, 2022

How to Combat Insomnia The Right Way Did you know that up to 70 million Americans report insomnia? Insomnia can be defined as difficulty falling or staying asleep, frequent nighttime waking, or reduced sleep quality. There is also a close relationship with depression, anxiety, and stress and occurrence of sleep disturbance. In addition, those with…

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Acupuncture for postherpetic neuralgia

Acupuncture and postherpetic neuralgia

October 7, 2022

Acupuncture and postherpetic neuralgia Did you suffer from chicken pox as a kid? Did you know that later in life the virus which can live dormant in your system can become re-activated? Varicella-zoster virus is responsible for chicken pox as well as shingles outbreaks. With shingles, you can have inflammation of peripheral nerves and it…

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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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