Headaches

For thousands of years, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicines have been used to relieve headaches and migraines, as well as their underlying causes.

Acupuncture can help migraine patients

How can acupuncture help migraine patients?

May 17, 2021

How can acupuncture help migraine patients?   This is one of the top questions I get in my practice…”just how does acupuncture really work to help with a migraine?” At Starting Point, we specialize in the treatment of chronic migraines and research is emerging every year, exploring this very question. As migraine sufferers know, migraines…

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Acupuncture and chronic migraines

Can acupuncture be used to prevent migraines?

May 6, 2021

Can acupuncture be used to prevent migraines?   If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know how debilitating they can be. Chronic migraines are defined as occurring 2-8 times per month. Each person may experience similar but more diffuse symptoms, often debilitating. Most migraine sufferers report missed work, fatigue, and sleep disturbance from migraine symptoms…

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Acupuncture for chronic tension headaches

Acupuncture for Tension Headaches

April 26, 2021

Acupuncture for Tension Headaches Did you know that tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache? The World Health Organization reported that 1.7-4% of the world’s adult population suffers from chronic headache. They define it as occurring 15 or ore days per month. What are tension headaches? Tension headaches are not as debilitating…

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Chronic migraine treatments

Managing Chronic Migraines

April 12, 2021

Managing Chronic Migraines Are migraine triggers a myth? At Starting Point Acupuncture, we commonly treat patients with chronic migraines. Some people know their migraine triggers while others do not. We often find that people typically have multiple triggers. Migraine triggers don’t necessarily cause a migraine; they are simply factors that increase the likelihood of getting…

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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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Natural ways to tackle stress in Bothell

Best Ways to Tackle Stress, naturally!

December 26, 2019

  Tackle stress and live optimally with these natural treatments Got stress? We all feel or experience stress at some point in our day. Some feel “stressed” all the time and when it becomes “normal” to feel this way is when your health can suffer. Did you know 62% of adults in the United States…

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acupuncture can help TMJ

3 Facts about TMJ

September 7, 2019

What you need to know about Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders refers to a group of conditions that affect the joints of the jaw or the temporomandibular joints. These joints are located bilaterally on the face, in front of the ears and connecting the jaw bone to the skull. These joints are complicated, allowing…

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Reducing chronic headaches and migraines

Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Chronic Headaches & Migraines

January 30, 2018

Can acupuncture reduce chronic headaches and migraines? Simple answer…yes! But HOW?! In acupuncture terms whenever we feel pain there is a blockage of energy (we call Qi “chee”) that is prohibiting the flow of nutrients, blood, and energy to an area, thus creating the feeling of pain. Read more about how acupuncture works by reading…

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Acupuncture for tension headaches

Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches

April 1, 2017

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches Can acupuncture help relieve tension headaches? Let’s see what the research says. A 2016 research study published by the Cochrane Library concluded a course of six acupuncture treatments can be a viable option in the treatment of tension-type headaches. According to the study, participants treated with…

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