Doctor’s Blog on Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture can help heel pain

Can acupuncture help heel pain?

June 25, 2021

Can acupuncture help heel pain? Do you have constant pain in your heels? You may have heel pain aka heel spur syndrome or plantar fasciitis. People often describe it as pain and tenderness along the heel, bottom of the foot, and even up to the calf. It is estimated that 10% of the population will…

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Acupuncture for women's health

4 ways acupuncture can help women’s health

June 20, 2021

Did you know these 4 ways acupuncture can help women’s health?   Women’s health is an area that Western medicine seems to only have so many solutions for—and many of those solutions are invasive and hormone-altering. The female reproductive system is complex and goes through a multitude of changes throughout a woman’s life—and even just…

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Liver health and liver tune-up

Is it Time for a Liver Tune-Up?

June 16, 2021

Is it Time for a Liver Tune-Up? In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is ruled by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the liver. What does this mean and do you need a liver tune-up? You probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the seasons change.…

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Acupuncture for knee pain and joint health

Can acupuncture help with joint health?

June 11, 2021

Can acupuncture help with joint health? If you suffer from joint pain, you know how debilitating it can be. We often hear that “I have tried everything, PT, medications, and exercises but nothing helps!” Are there natural, safe, and effective ways to help improve joint health and ease pain? If you suffer from chronic joint…

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Acupuncture can help with PMS

Can acupuncture help with PMS?

June 9, 2021

Can acupuncture help with PMS?   Do you get irritable, feel like your mood goes from one extreme to another for no apparent reason? Or do you feel like your body balloons up before your period? Water retention, bloating, swelling? Or get extreme fatigue, depression, severe abdominal cramps, food cravings? These are just some of…

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Natural ways to help arthritis

Top 3 Natural Ways to help Arthritis

June 7, 2021

Top 3 Natural Ways to help Arthritis   Do you suffer from achy joints or arthritis? Have you been told by your doctor that “imaging is normal” you “just have arthritis” and prescribed physical therapy but given nothing to help actually decrease or stop the inflammation? Are you not able to garden, go for walks,…

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Natural options for fibromyalgia

Do you know these 4 facts about fibromyalgia?

June 3, 2021

Do you know these 4 facts about fibromyalgia? Those who suffer from fibromyalgia know about the daily widespread pain, fatigue, foggy head, and often sleep problems that accompany it. Often we hear at Starting Point Acupuncture, “I have tried everything else and this is my last resort” or “My doctor keeps wanting to put me…

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Natural treatment options for fibromyalgia pain

Do you suffer from fibromyalgia pain?

May 31, 2021

Do you suffer from widespread fibromyalgia pain?   Pain that has a life of its own?   Pain that moves seemingly randomly?   Plagued by severe fatigue and recurring migraines?   This is what it’s like to suffer from fibromyalgia. Its symptoms make every day life incredibly difficult and mundane, daily tasks nearly impossible. Fibromyalgia…

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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 for carpal tunnel syndrome

Did you know this about carpal tunnel syndrome?

May 21, 2021

Did you know this about carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist. It typically develops when the median nerve is compressed. Common interventions are hand therapy exercises, splinting, and pain medications. In severe cases, injections or surgery is often recommended.…

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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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Dr. Ellie Heintze feature on Nutrigenomic Nation Podcast

Check out Dr. Ellie’s feature on the Nutrigenomic Nation Podcast!

May 11, 2021

Check out Dr. Ellie’s feature on the Nutrigenomic Nation Podcast! – Nutrigenomic Nation Podcast with Brian Highfield – Episode 025 Dr. Ellie Heintze, DN, LAc, Owner-Starting Point Acupuncture The doctors told her, “There is nothing wrong with you.” Yet Dr. Ellie Heintze, a chemistry student at the time, was in constant pain. After a visit…

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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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