Pain Management

Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that is being increasingly used in the day-to-day management of pain.

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 for headaches

Acupuncture Outperforms Drugs in the Treatment of Headaches

January 10, 2023

Acupuncture for the treatment of headaches Suffer from headaches? Most people report daily headaches that often lead to missed work, poor sleep, and low energy. It is time to get relief and find the root cause for the treatment of headaches. Understanding tension headaches Tension headaches are just that. Headaches that are triggered by muscle…

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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 for TMJ at Starting Point Acupuncture

How Can Acupuncture Reduce Symptoms of TMJ?

September 30, 2022

How Can Acupuncture Reduce Symptoms of TMJ? Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ) is a common complaint seen and is becoming more frequently reported. Most patients note symptoms of jaw pain, tension, headaches, ear pain, jaw “popping or clicking,” tinnitus, and even trouble chewing. Many with TMJ seek treatments as it can dramatically affect their quality of life,…

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Acupuncture for nerve pain

Acupuncture found to repair injured nerves

September 20, 2022

Did you know that Acupuncture was found to repair injured nerves? In a recent study in the journal Neural Regeneration Research, found that acupuncture can help repair injured nerves. The study measured the effectiveness of acupuncture on nerve function by measuring nerve conduction using electromyography. Electromyography is a diagnostic tool used to measure nerve health and…

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Acupuncture for arthritis

7 Ways To Alleviate Arthritis

September 18, 2022

7 Ways To Alleviate Arthritis Arthritis is a condition characterized by painful inflammation and stiffness in the joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from either arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, or lupus. If you have arthritis, check out these 7 ways to alleviate arthritis. #1)…

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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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