Diseases & Disorders

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness.

SAD treatments in Bothell

Say So Long to SAD

October 20, 2020

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition believed to be linked to a lack of sunlight where the individual experiences mood changes and emotions similar to depression. SAD occurs mostly in the Fall and Winter months when there is less sunlight exposure, more common in the PNW. It’s found that…

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome-What you need to know

October 12, 2020

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and can we help? If you or someone you know has suffered from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome you understand how frustrating and painful it can be. CRPS is a disorder of typically the arms or legs that are characterized by pain, swelling, numbness, limited range of motion, and…

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Treatments

What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and can we help?

October 9, 2020

What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and can we help? If you or someone you know has suffered from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome you understand how frustrating it can be. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of rare genetic disorders involving connective tissue. It is characterized by hyper mobility of joints, hyper extensive skin, and tissue fragility. According to the…

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Curb depression with acupuncture

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression

September 20, 2020

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. It can be triggered by unexpected events like the loss of a pet, the death of a loved one, a relationship ending, or even changing seasons like here in the PNW during fall and winter. There are ways…

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Most common illnesses acupuncture can treat

Most Common Illnesses Acupuncture Can Treat

September 10, 2020

Most Common Illnesses Acupuncture Can Treat Acupuncture is often “the last resort” in the treatment of common illnesses. In our clinic it is often the “Last Resort with the Best Result.” When standard care is not able to help the person with their pain, or they do not “want to keep taking another drug” people…

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Acupuncture treatment for bells palsy

What is Bell’s Palsy and can we help?

September 7, 2020

What is Bell’s Palsy and can we help? If you or someone you know has suffered from Bell’s palsy you understand how frustrating it can be in not only in pain but dramatically impacting quality of life. Bell’s palsy is a temporary facial paralysis that triggers one-side of the face. Most often the cause is…

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Acupuncture and Its Effect on Allergic Rhinitis

April 28, 2020

The Effects of Acupuncture on Allergies It’s that time of year again, Seasonal Allergy Season Millions of people suffer from recurring seasonal allergy symptoms. Commonly affecting 10-30% of people in the US. Interesting to note that people who are exposed to indoor allergies (dust, mold, animal dander), born during the pollen season, and have presence…

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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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Treatments for poor circulation

Suffer from poor circulation and blood flow? Read this

March 20, 2020

  Do you suffer from poor blood flow or poor circulation issues?  This is a common complaint I hear about in my office. Especially in the PNW in the Fall and Winter months, cold hands and feet due to poor circulation. We all know that keeping your head and feet properly covered maintains our internal…

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Natural Treatments for common cold

The Common Cold Got You Down?

March 11, 2020

Can acupuncture and naturopathic medicine help the common cold? Background On The Common Cold Given the nature of the common cold and that it’s primarily caused by a viral infection, no antibiotic or western medicine has yet been able to cure it. Therefore, it’s a cold that we must suffer through until our bodies have…

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