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Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance?

April 24, 2022

Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance? Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in adults characterized by elevated glucose levels in the blood and underling culprit, insulin resistance. As of 2020, over 10% of the U.S. population have diabetes (this is up from about 6% in 2000 , and prevalence is also…

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Acupuncture for GERD

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD

January 7, 2022

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. The prevalence of those suffering from GERD is increasing and it often becomes a chronic condition. The standard treatment involves long-term care using proton-pump inhibitors. However, 20-30% of patients…

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Acupuncture for chronic headaches

Strategies to Approach to Chronic Headaches

November 26, 2021

Strategies to Approach to Chronic Headaches Chronic headaches interfere with your sleep, work, or even energy? Often described as a “dull, throbbing pain” that just won’t go away. There can be many triggers that contribute to chronic headaches. Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. According to western medicine, a headache is quite…

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Combat constipation with acupuncture

Combat Constipation with Acupuncture

September 25, 2021

Combat Constipation with Acupuncture Do you suffer from chronic constipation? Do certain foods or even stress and anxiety make digestion worse? You are not alone, it is estimated that over 14% of the world population suffer from functional constipation. Constipation is defined as a change in bowel habits, stools may be hard to pass, and…

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Acupuncture for Eye Health

September 8, 2021

Acupuncture for Eye Health One of the lesser known things acupuncture can help with are eye conditions and vision. Common eye conditions include macular degeneration, blepharitis, dry eyes, ptosis, and more. Patients often come to our office searching for other treatments to help promote eye health, reduce symptoms of Sjogren’s, macular degeneration, and improve vision.…

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What is neuropathic pain?

May 28, 2021

What is neuropathic pain? Neuropathic pain is quite common and is caused by nerve damage. This nerve damage can be triggered by diabetes, postherpetic neuralgia “shingles,” post-stroke complications, or idiopathic “unknown cause.” People often describe the pain as severe, typically burning, tingling, sometimes sharp or stabbing pains. The pain can be constant or come and…

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Acupuncture for bell's palsy

Top reasons to get acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

May 24, 2021

Top reasons to get acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy   Bell’s palsy involves acute spontaneous paralysis of the facial nerve on one side of your face. It is known to have an inflammatory and infections cause. Since symptoms are often sudden and resemble stroke symptoms, patients should seek immediate medical attention to rule out causes and…

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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 Bell's Palsy treatment

Suffer from Bell’s Palsy? Read this

May 10, 2021

Suffer from Bell’s Palsy? Read this What is Bell’s Palsy? Bell’s palsy involves the acute spontaneous paralysis of the facial nerve. Most often it is one-sided and sudden where the person experiences drooping of eyelids and mouth. It can be caused by several factors but most frequently viral infection or herpes simplex virus activation. It…

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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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