Meet Your Doctor & Acupuncturist

Dr. Heintze is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist (East Asian Medical Practitioner) in the state of Washington

Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University
  • Master’s degree in Acupuncture, Bastyr University
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Northern Arizona University

Dr. Heintze completed a B.S. in Chemistry and Master’s degree in Chemical Toxicity and Carcinogenesis from Northern Arizona University. She attended Bastyr University where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Dr. Heintze sees patients with a wide range of ailments but specializes in digestive health (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease), and food allergies. She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Washington.

My Story

Dr. Heintze discovered natural medicine while she was in graduate school. During this time she experienced severe digestive issues that were inadvertently controlling her life. She saw several gastroenterologists, and was left with no answers or relief from her pain. In a last “ditch-effort” to find help, she went to a Naturopath who was also an acupuncturist. This doctor changed her life. He not only took time to listen to her case but made her feel like a real person. Through his care, she discovered the root cause of her digestive issue were allergies to gluten, dairy, and eggs.

This experience opened her eyes to what primary care medicine was supposed to be, and healed her in ways that restored her to health. As much as Dr. Heintze loved the work she was doing in the chemistry lab, she realized her passion was to help people regain their lives back, as she did from her care by natural medicine and acupuncture.


Dr. Heintze has been featured in the following articles and podcasts. Click on the name of the article to go directly to the feature!


Natural Health Podcast

Nutrigenomic Nation

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Lectures and Seminars

Dr. Heintze is available for local speaking events, wellness in the workplace workshops, volunteer opportunities, and community outreach. Dr. Heintze frequently gives seminars and classes either at Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness, at Evergreen Hospital, or at local businesses. Examples of seminar or class topics include:

  • Wellness in the workplace
  • Melt away tension with acupressure
  • Acupuncture for pain relief
  • Healthy Digestion
  • Detox Express: learn easy and effective ways to cleanse inside and out
  • Natural approach to memory and concentration
  • Trouble choosing supplements?
  • Feeling Fatigued?
  • Allergies and Asthma

If you are interested in Dr. Heintze presenting a class at your business or have a local speaking engagement in mind, please call her office at (425) 686-4498

Our Accupuncturists

Dr. Heintze realized her passion was to help people regain their lives back, as she did from her care by natural medicine and acupuncture.