Mental Health

Not only can acupuncture and Oriental medicine alleviate symptoms associated with mental health issues, it can treat the root cause of the problem

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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Tips to improve sleep

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain

December 5, 2021

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain Sleep & weight gain…wait, what?! DID YOU KNOW that the more sleep deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone CORTISOL, which consequently increases your appetite. And if that weren’t enough – a lack of sleep also thwarts your body’s natural ability to process…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder treatments

Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder

October 27, 2021

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) get you down this winter! How to prepare for those dark gloomy days ahead… Did you know that there are simple ways to stay healthy and happy during the Fall and Winter? Yes there are! Studies have shown that Seasonal Affective Disorder aka “SAD” can be prevented. What is…

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Stress management with acupuncture

Stress Management with Acupuncture

September 13, 2021

A recent study was done on health care workers using auricular acupuncture to reduce stress levels. Subjects given acupuncture tested much lower stress.

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Natural treatment for chronic stress

Chronic Stress – Am I At Risk?

April 28, 2021

Chronic Stress – Am I At Risk? Many people experience stress in some form or another. Often people get used to being in that tightly wound-up, “go-go-go” mode and dont realize they are experiencing chronic stress. Chronic stress can cause a range of concerning symptoms, and not just the psychological ones we often associate it…

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Tired of being tired

Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

February 10, 2021

Why am I so tired? A common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired and fatigued. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our…

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Acupuncture can help you quit smoking

Ready to quit smoking? We can help!

November 13, 2020

Acupuncture can help you quit smoking Acupuncture has been used to treat addiction for many years. Curbing addiction, specifically when it comes to smoking, is not something that can be done overnight (often referred to as “quitting cold turkey”). During the journey of quitting, there will be times when you think you won’t be able…

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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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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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Spark motivation with acupuncture

Natural Ways to Spark Motivation

September 18, 2020

Natural Ways to Spark Motivation If you are having a hard time staying focused or just not “into” doing things you love…this blog is for you! There are many things that can disrupt our motivation: high stress, change in job or recent move, change in seasons, nutrient imbalances, illness or infection, grief, and more… When…

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