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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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Acupuncture and optimal wellness

Tips to stay in tip-top shape!

March 10, 2022

Check out Dr. Ellie’s Tips to stay in tip-top shape! Did you know that there are so many ways to help promote wellness and keep you functioning optimally? You may know our favorite way (hint: involves friendly needles) but check out some other ways to help promote wellness! Here are a few easy pointers on…

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How can acupuncture boost metabolism

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism

February 28, 2022

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism Do you notice that it is harder to loose weight? Feeling sluggish, even though you get enough sleep? These are indicators that your metabolism might be running a bit slow. Simply stated, metabolism refers to the chemical reactions in your body’s cells that convert food into energy.…

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Wellness Tips on Starting Point Acupuncture Youtube Channel

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel?

February 26, 2022

Did you know Starting Point Acupuncture is on YouTube? Yep! If you love our short and informative (sometimes goofy) Tiktok Videos (tiktok: @startingpointacupuncture), then you will love our YouTube channel. On YouTube we dive a little deeper into common question we get on acupuncture, chronic pain, migraine prevention tips, and relevant health topics! Videos are…

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion

February 26, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion Heartburn and Indigestion aka Functional Dyspepsia are very common symptoms and often thought as one in the same. Heartburn is where stomach acid creeps up into the esophagus (where it’s not supposed to be). Indigestion is often described as a fullness, bloating, discomfort, even heartburn-like pain, and…

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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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Trouble choosing supplements

Trouble Choosing Supplements?

November 11, 2021

Trouble Choosing Supplements? There are so many types and brands of supplements on the market today. Many people are left confused and overwhelmed when they try and get supplements at the store. Which ones do I need? What brands are “good”? How much do I take? That is where a naturopathic doctor steps in! During…

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Acupuncture for mortons neuroma

Suffer from a Morton’s Neuroma? We can help!

September 22, 2021

Suffer from a Morton’s Neuroma? We can help! A common source of foot pain is a Morton’s Neuroma. Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves in the foot. Often the cause maybe pressure or injury to the area, often from over activity, or tight or high heeled shoes. Symptoms…

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Transitioning to Fall

September 12, 2021

Transitioning to Fall The leaves are changing and temperatures are getting cooler. This season is a time for the body to begin gathering energy for the colder months to come. Transitioning to fall can come with challenges but eating the right foods and staying at the top of your game will help keep you healthy…

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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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