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healthy summertime skin

Save Your Summertime Skin

June 19, 2015

  Best tips to have healthy skin this summer Now is the time of year when the sun becomes irresistible. As tempting as it is to spend as much time as possible in the warmth of the sun, there are a few precautions to take to protect your skin from harmful rays. Our skin is…

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5 Oils and Alternative Treatments for Healthy Skin

June 17, 2015

5 Oils and Alternative Treatments for Your Skin Skin issues can happen at any age. Whether you have dry, oily or sensitive skin, it can get complicated. Although there are many products on the market that promise to “cure” your skin ailments, natural alternatives have proven to be effective and one of the safest options…

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Looking for a coffee alternative? Try this!

June 15, 2015

As a coffee connoisseur myself, it is hard to believe that I would even consider “not drinking coffee.” But for those times when I do a temporary detox, to give my adrenals and body a break. It is good to find alternatives to coffee…that smell and taste like coffee. These two drinks are the closest…

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Skin brushing

June 13, 2015

Skin Brushing: What is it? There are many daily practices we can incorporate into our lives to help us improve our health. Helping our bodies to detoxify is an important part of any wellness regime. Caring for our skin is one way we can stimulate the body’s natural mechanisms to detoxify. With your skin being…

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Acupuncture for allergies at Starting Point Acupuncture, Bothell, Washington.

Stop sneezing! Try this for seasonal allergies

June 6, 2015

Relief for Seasonal Allergies?! This year seasonal allergies hit hard, especially in the PNW. Sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches…on and on! To make it worse, most OTC (over the counter) allergy medications are not working and sometimes produce un-wanted side effects like headache, dry mouth, and drowsiness. What happens when you are exposed to…

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Acupuncture works for pain relief

How does acupuncture work? Part II

June 4, 2015

How does acupuncture or acupressure work? Acupuncture and acupressure and both ways to stimulate certain “points” on the body. As the name implies, acupressure involves using pressure and acupuncture involves using a needle. There are certain “points” on the body that are located on pathways called meridians. There are 12 meridians mapping the body, each…

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Prebiotics, probiotics: What’s the difference?

May 28, 2015

The intestinal tract is thought to be the most densely populated ecosystem in the human body, containing 100 trillion microorganisms (Backhed, 2005). The bacteria or microflora that line our gut have many health benefits. Some of those benefits include providing resistance to pathogens (aka bad bacteria), regulating the flow of digestion, providing nutritional support, and…

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Immune boosting acupressure points

Acupressure to boost immune system?

May 24, 2015

Acupressure for immune system Did you know that roughly 10–40% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis aka seasonal allergies? A questions that is commonly asked is how can acupressure or acupuncture help the immune system to curb seasonal allergies? What is the difference? Acupressure is a where gentle pressure is applied at certain acupuncture…

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Acupuncture for allergies in Bothell, Washington

Alternative Treatment Options For Allergies and Asthma

May 22, 2015

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with asthma…

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Acupuncture for leaky gut in Bothell, Washington.

Got leaky gut? Get help now!

May 16, 2015

Got leaky gut? Get help now! Leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability) is just that: a leaky digestive tract. After we eat food, it is broken down, and as it passes down our digestive tract and through our small intestine, key nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream by passing through the cells that line our digestive…

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Health Benefits of Turmeric-Video

May 10, 2015

Health benefits of Turmeric (Curcumin): Turmeric (aka Curcuma longa) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. There are tons of new research coming out about the power effects of turmeric. Turmeric has shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and can help improve glucose metabolism. How do you…

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Celiac disease and going gluten-free

Seriously, celiac disease?

May 3, 2015

Seriously, celiac disease? May is celiac disease awareness month and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), is starting a new campaign to educate families about this autoimmune disorder. What is celiac disease? Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune condition that is triggered by the protein gluten. In celiac, gluten causes damage to the…

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Acupressure for asthma relief

Acupressure for Asthma Relief

April 29, 2015

Acupressure For Asthma Relief Affecting nearly 1 in 12 people worldwide, asthma is an all-too-common respiratory disease. Asthma is characterized by variable symptoms of wheezes, shortness of breath, chest tightness, fatigue, and/or cough. While some people assume asthma is nothing more than a mild condition with no real health implications, this couldn’t be further from…

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Acupuncture for allergies in Bothell, Washington.

How Acupuncture Can Safely Help With Allergies and Asthma

April 22, 2015

How Acupuncture Can Safely Help With Allergies and Asthma Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? If so, you aren’t alone. It is estimated around 300 million people are affected by asthma around the world. While most people resort to harsh prescription drugs to treat these conditions, a safer and more effective solution may lie…

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Acupuncture and Fertility

April 15, 2015

What are natural ways to help enhance fertility? Infertility is an all-too-common problem among couples looking to conceive. According to Resolve, the National Infertility Association, approximately 1 in 8 couples struggle to get and stay pregnant. Couples in this scenario often resort to spending tens of thousands of dollars on expensive fertility medicine and treatment…

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