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Kitchen Nutrition Food is Medicine

Looking for optimal nutrition? Eat these foods

March 9, 2020

  Did you know FOOD IS MEDICINE? Let’s take a look at how eating the right foods (and colors) can help spark nutrition! In my practice I see a lot of people wanting to know what to eat and how those foods create wellness. In Chinese medical theory, food is medicine. Food has qualities and…

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How acupuncture works

How does acupuncture work?

October 8, 2019

Common question: How does acupuncture work? New research might help explain how acupuncture works At Starting Point Acupuncture, one of the common questions we get is, “how does acupuncture work?” One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea…

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Natural treatment options for eczema

Natural treatment options for eczema

June 24, 2019

Natural Treatment Options for Eczema in Bothell A common skin condition affecting 2-8% of adults and 20% of children is eczema also known as atopic dermatitis. Eczema is a chronic, itchy, and inflammatory skin condition affecting all areas of the body but most commonly spots appear on the hands, arms, and face. The key to…

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Healthy eating for summer

Healthy eating from early to late summer

June 20, 2019

Healthy eating for summer Our approach to health at Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell is all about balance. Not just addressing the symptoms but looking deeper to WHY you have those symptoms and getting to the root cause. One of the factors we look at is your diet. Are their foods you are eating that…

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Recipe: Stir-fry For Your Health

March 7, 2019

Stir-fry For Your Health If you are looking to spice up your family meal this spring, why not try a healthy chicken stir fry. A meal that is colorful, warm, seasonal and easy to make. In Traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element theory, food is medicine. Not only is food healthy and nutritious biochemically, but…

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Amazing Benefits of Ginger

February 8, 2019

Grab Dr. Ellie’s Combating IBS Guide Here for FREE! What are the amazing benefits of Ginger?     Ginger is a common spice once considered a luxury. Ancient Chinese and Indians used the root of the ginger plant as a tonic to treat various common ailments. Ginger originated in Southeast Asia, but since then it…

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Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

December 29, 2018

Effective natural options for relief: Acupuncture for migraines Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe, throbbing pain usually found on…

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Healthy Eating for Summer

Healthy Eating for Summer

May 23, 2018

What to eat?! Check out our Healthy Eating for Summer Guide   Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that is thousands of years old and incorporates many different modalities. TCM theory emphasizes that Mother Nature provides the right kind of food for the right kind of environment. For instance, if the weather is cold,…

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Acupuncture treatment for tinnitus

Acupuncture Treatment For Tinnitus

January 6, 2018

Acupuncture Treatment for Tinnitus: Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Symptoms of Tinnitus Tinnitus aka constant ringing in the ears. These sounds are not produced externally and can lead to insomnia and depression. Ringing in the ears can be caused by a number of factors including exposure to explosive noises and age. Most people describe hearing either a high…

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Type 2 diabetes and acupuncture

Type 2 Diabetes and Acupuncture

November 30, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes and Acupuncture Complications from diabetes mellitus affect millions of Americans. By using acupuncture and herbal formulas, you may be able to stave off some of the devastating effects of this disease. Xiao ke, or wasting-thirst disease, is what the three basic symptoms closely associated with diabetes is called in pinyin. The three…

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