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Natural treatment for chronic stress

Chronic Stress – Am I At Risk?

April 28, 2021

Chronic Stress – Am I At Risk? Many people experience stress in some form or another. Often people get used to being in that tightly wound-up, “go-go-go” mode and dont realize they are experiencing chronic stress. Chronic stress can cause a range of concerning symptoms, and not just the psychological ones we often associate it…

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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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Acupuncture for PCOS

Can acupuncture help PCOS?

April 8, 2021

Can acupuncture help PCOS and insulin resistance? If you suffer from PCOS aka Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, you know that it can often be debilitating. Facial acne, irregular menses, struggles with fertility, and possibly struggles to loose weight. There is a strong link between women with PCOS and also having what is known as insulin resistance…

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Eat this for healthy skin

Best foods to eat for healthy skin

April 6, 2021

What to Eat for Healthy Skin There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nourish…

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Natural Treatments for PCOS

What is PCOS and can we help?

April 4, 2021

Do you suffer from PCOS? Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine and metabolic disorder among reproductive-age women. PCOS is where women develop multiple cysts on their ovaries. This also contributes to irregular menstruation, pain with ovulation, insulin resistance, excessive hair growth, hormonal acne, and one of the leading contributing factors…

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Benefits of healthy fats

How to Get More Healthy Fats in Your Life

February 18, 2021

How to get more healthy fats in your life If you’ve been scared to eat much fat because you think it’s unhealthy, it’s time to get your head around which fats are actually bad for you. It’s true that some fats are definitely best kept to an absolute minimum (trans fats are a big culprit…

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Healthy Smoothie with Blueberries

The Power of Antioxidants

February 15, 2021

The Power of Antioxidants You’ve probably heard that antioxidants are really important for your health but do you know exactly what they do? There are lots of different antioxidants and some of them are known for giving fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors. For example, lycopene, is found in red fruits and veggies and beta…

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Optimal heart health tips

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health

February 12, 2021

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health As a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, I understand the body as a complex system of energies and organs, all working together as a whole unit. However, when an acupuncturist talks about an organ, like the spleen, heart, or kidneys, they are not referring to the physical organ that sits…

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Tired of being tired

Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

February 10, 2021

Why am I so tired? A common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired and fatigued. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our…

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Nutrition for heart health

Nutrition for Heart Health

February 9, 2021

Nutrition for Heart Health Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. TCM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. TCM nutrition for hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors, and energetically-cooling foods. Incorporating the…

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Acupuncture treatment for detox

{Research Update}: Can acupuncture aid in detox?

January 20, 2021

Can acupuncture aid in detox? Ready to reset your health and aid in detox? January is one of the most popular times of the year for people to choose a detox plan. Many people enjoy the holiday season by indulging in rich foods and drinks and may leave their healthy habits out the window. January…

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Acupuncture and detox for optimal health

Top 7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays

January 15, 2021

Top 7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays! When you think about “cleansing” or a detox, it’s likely that Spring is the season that comes to mind.  While Spring is a popular season to cleanse, the benefits of cleansing in the Winter can be great! This year especially, taking time out to support the body…

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Spark your cleanse with acupuncture

January 10, 2021

Spark your Cleanse with Acupuncture Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods in order to rid any excess waste or toxins from the body. In many ancient philosophies and religions, including traditional Chinese medicine, cleansing is thought to be a vital part of achieving optimum health. What is cleansing? Cleansing…

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Spark Health with a Tune up

Top 3 Indicators You Need a Tune-Up

January 8, 2021

Top 3 Indicators You Need a Tune-Up Do you wake up not feeling refreshed? Are you tired of being tired? Do you suffer from all over joint pain that you attribute to “just getting older?” …might be time for a health tune-up! Here is a list of the TOP three signs indicating that you should…

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