Indigestion (dyspepsia) happens to almost everyone from time to time.

Acupuncture and natural medicine can work to find the root cause of heartburn/reflux/indigestion.

Indigestion Definition:

Indigestion is a general discomfort in your upper abdomen or stomach. Some people describe it has “upset stomach.”   Acupuncture can help indigestion

Indigestion Causes:

Causes of indigestion include:

  • Eating fatty, greasy, or spicy foods
  • Overeating or eating too quickly
  • Too much caffeine, alcohol, chocolate or carbonated beverages
  • Smoking
  • Anxiety
  • Certain medications
  • Food allergies

Maybe caused by other conditions such as:

Indigestion Symptoms:

Symptoms of indigestion include:

  • burning in the upper abdomen
  • early satiety or fullness after eating
  • bloating
  • nausea
  • discomfort after eating

Indigestion Treatments:

Indigestion/Heartburn/Acid Reflux/GERD Treatments:

Acupuncture and natural medicine can work to find the root cause of indigestion through several avenues.

Acupuncture can help indigestion by decrease any pain or inflammation after meals, regulating digestion to properly digest foods, and to help with sleep that is sometimes affected by reflux symptoms. Diet and lifestyle modifications are also used to find cause of reflux.

At Starting Point, it is our goal to find the root cause on why you are having indigestion. At your initial consult, we will discuss our findings, recommended lab testing, exam, and go over recommendations. Treatments commonly prescribed are nutrition coaching, supplements, herbal tea, and acupuncture. Give our office a call today at (425) 686-4498 to schedule your initial consult.

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Dr. Ellie Pain and Migraine Specialist


Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.