Doctor’s Blog on Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture to help curb insomnia

The most effective tactic to curb insomnia

June 6, 2022

The most effective tactic to curb insomnia Did you know that up to 30% of the population suffers from insomnia? Insomnia is characterized as problems falling, staying asleep, or not sleeping altogether. There can be many contributing factors in why someone would develop insomnia. A common rationale is the hyperarousal model which states that somatic…

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Is there hope for Fibromyalgia?

May 25, 2022

Is there hope for Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is defined as having widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain often accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, mood changes, and anxiety. What is frustrating for those with these symptoms is that fibromyalgia is often a diagnosis of exclusion when all other conditions have been ruled out, and often there is no effective…

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Acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis 2022

What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 22, 2022

What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis aka RA is an autoimmune disease that presents in chronic arthritis pain in multiple joints in the body. RA can occur at any age but most commonly occurs between age 30-60 years old and due to its autoimmune nature may be accompanied by other changes…

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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 for migraine headache relief

Acupuncture for Migraine Headache Relief

April 27, 2022

Acupuncture for Migraine Headache Relief Did you know that migraines are the 3rd most common disorder in the world? If you suffer from migraines or know someone that does, you know how debilitating and often unpredictable they can be. Often those with chronic migraines get prescribed the standard treatment which are NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-Inflammatory…

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Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance?

April 24, 2022

Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance? Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in adults characterized by elevated glucose levels in the blood and underling culprit, insulin resistance. As of 2020, over 10% of the U.S. population have diabetes (this is up from about 6% in 2000 , and prevalence is also…

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Acupuncture can help menopause and aging naturally

2 Surprising Facts About How Acupuncture Can Help Menopause

April 17, 2022

2 Surprising Facts About How Acupuncture Can Help Menopause Are you frustrated with the random hot flashes that always seem to occur at inconvenient times? Do you suffer from insomnia or poor sleep and wake with less energy than you went to bed with? Going into menopause, unfortunately comes with some unpleasant side effects. What…

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Acupuncture and fertility

Trouble with Fertility?

March 17, 2022

Alternative Treatments for Fertility About 10% of couples struggle with infertility and an inability to conceive, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For those struggling to have children, fertility treatment can become tiring and expensive very quickly. Here are some alternative treatment options: Acupuncture By increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, acupuncture can…

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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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Acupuncture and sleep

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and Sleep

March 1, 2022

Acupuncture and Sleep: Can it help with insomnia? It is estimated that about 40% of adults have experienced insomnia at some point or another. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that have symptoms of either not being able to fall asleep, waking frequently, and not rested upon waking. There are many treatment options for insomnia from…

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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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You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what?

January 14, 2022

You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what? The first step, understand the facts: Fibro aka Fibromyalgia is a real disorder. That’s not to say it’s not a very complicated and difficult to diagnose disorder.  Chances are you’ve been dismissed by practitioners in the past who say “the pain is all in your head” or “seeing…

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A beginner's guide to Bell's Palsy

A Beginner’s Guide to Bell’s Palsy

January 11, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Bell’s Palsy How we can help Bell’s Palsy Bell’s palsy is an often unexplained episode of facial weakness or paralysis, typically on one side of your face. It can happen suddenly and progressively get worse. The condition results from damage to the facial nerve which is responsible for raising your eyebrows,…

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