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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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