Doctor’s Blog on Acupuncture Benefits

manage stress while at work

Top tips to manage stress at work

June 30, 2020

Top Tips to Manage Stress while at work: Today the average worker experiences stress levels higher than in previous decades. There are many causes to the increase in stress but there are also many ways to effectively combat these stressors and experience a life with less stress and more happiness. One of the main reasons…

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Improve gut health naturally

How to improve gut health, naturally!

June 29, 2020

How to Improve Gut Health Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about…

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Natural Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Can acupuncture help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

June 25, 2020

Top 3 ways acupuncture can help with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition involving pain in major joints. RA is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis and the CDC states that about 52.5 million people suffer from some sort of arthritis. Some early symptoms of RA include more than…

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Tips to stay focused

Can acupuncture help you stay focused?

June 20, 2020

  Can acupuncture help you stay focused? What does the research say? A recent study published by the Journal of Neural Regeneration Research found acupuncture treatments can lead to improved cognitive function. Functional brain MRIs showed an increase in the communication areas of the brain associated with higher level cognitive function and memory. When cognitive…

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Acupuncture for migraines

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

June 14, 2020

Effective natural options for relief: Acupuncture for migraines Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe, throbbing pain usually found on…

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Acupuncture for IBS

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

June 13, 2020

Grab Dr. Ellie’s IBS Helpsheet for FREE! What does the research say about acupuncture and IBS?   IBS Relief: Research Update In a recent study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of six randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials and found acupuncture had a statistically significant, positive effect on IBS symptoms. The…

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Combat Seasonal allergies

Combat Seasonal Allergies, Naturally

June 10, 2020

Tips to Combat Seasonal Allergies in the PNW and Seattle A runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes…also known as symptoms of allergies.  Allergies can really be a pain. It is estimated that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year, and spend over $18 billion a year on over-the-counter allergy medications. What if there…

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Best tips for restful sleep

3 Best Steps to Restful Sleep

June 5, 2020

  3 Steps to Restful Sleep Getting enough truly restful sleep is one of the most biggest factors in staying healthy and balanced, mentally and physically. Actually sleeping enough is much easier said than done for a lot of people, though. Our busy lives can prevent us from placing a premium on sleep, and anxiety…

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Acupuncture for nausea and vomiting

Acupuncture for nausea and vomiting

June 1, 2020

Research Update: Acupuncture and postoperative nausea and vomiting Postoperative nausea and vomiting, often caused by the body’s response to anesthesia, is a very common symptom. Depending on the severity, this can prolong a patient’s recovery time and the length of their hospital stay as well as cause complications to the surgery depending on the type…

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Spring cleansing tips

4 Easy Ways to Spark Spring Cleansing

May 28, 2020

Spring Cleansing and Clearing Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. Perfect time for Spring Cleansing. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as humans, the lengthening days bring with them a natural urge to…

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Top Healthy Breakfast Foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 28, 2020

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses…

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Vitamin injections and nutrition for detox

Spark detox and weight loss, naturally.

May 25, 2020

How to spark detox with MIC/B12 acupuncture injection therapy At Starting Point, we get many questions about how to spark detox and weight loss, naturally. Since each person’s goal and needs are different. Dr. Heintze sets a clear individualized plan for each person. We use a combined approach to help detox and weight loss using…

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Acupuncture help for pain management

Can acupuncture help with that?

May 24, 2020

  Top Health Benefits of Acupuncture-Defined In my practice, I have found that many people now have heard about acupuncture somehow. Either on TV, referred by a friend or their doctor, or through their own research that acupuncture maybe able to help. The most common ailment most people are familiar with is that acupuncture can…

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Dairy allergy and diet

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2020

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and…

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Elbow pain treatment

Elbow pain got you down?

May 18, 2020

Natural Treatment Options for Elbow Pain A common condition we see in our office is elbow pain. Specifically, tennis and golfer’s elbow. This is a common complaint as it often prohibits the person from doing activities they love, disrupts sleep, and can lead to referred pain. In fact, it affects approximately 1% to 3% of…

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