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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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Tips for TMJ

5 Tips to Help with TMJ

December 6, 2022

5 Tips to Help with TMJ Commonly known as TMJ, temporomandibular joint pain, affects over 10 million Americans and can involve difficulty chewing, jaw muscle stiffness and painful popping or clicking, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Although for some people the pain of TMJ goes away on its own, others…

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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 eye disorders

Top 3 Eye Disorders Acupuncture Can Help

October 3, 2022

Acupuncture and eye disorders At Starting Point Acupuncture, we specialize in chronic and complex conditions. Many people come to our clinic seeking safe, effective, and natural ways to help their condition, often they have been told by their doctor “there is nothing they can do,” or given medications that produce unwanted side effects, or they…

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Acupuncture and sports injury and performance

Evidence of Acupuncture Increasing Sport Performance

September 28, 2022

How Can Acupuncture Increase Sport Performance? Did you know that athletes are turning towards alternative medicine to help them increase sports performance and to help recover faster from sport related injuries? Yep! Common injuries include: shoulder/rotator cuff strain, elbow injuries like tennis or golfer’s elbow, lower back pain, sprain strain of hamstrings or quads, knee…

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Acupuncture and macular degeneration

What no one tells you about macular degeneration

September 27, 2022

Acupuncture and Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration (MD) is an eye disorder that is characterized by a progressive degeneration of the retina. It is estimated that around 200 million people world wide suffer from this disorder. The incidence of MD increases with age, however there are limited treatment options available. There are two types of MD,…

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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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3 natural ways acupuncture can help improve women’s health

July 25, 2022

3 natural ways acupuncture can help improve women’s health Do you suffer from irritability, changes in digestion, or even increase in pain before your menses? Did you know that there are natural ways to help soothe hormone imbalances and improve fertility? Here are 3 natural ways Acupuncture & Naturopathic Medicine can improve women’s health: Egg…

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Benefits of Regular Acupuncture Treatments

Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments

July 18, 2022

Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments I bet you did not know this about acupuncture. Its foundation is based on prevention. The essence of acupuncture is getting you into that parasympathetic state so your body can be reset, reboot, and rejuvenated so it can heal and perform optimally. We all need a tune-up sometimes…

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