chronic pain management

Acupuncture for TMJ at Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, Washington.

Acupuncture For Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

September 12, 2022

Can acupuncture help TMJ pain? Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a common condition that is characterized by pain and jaw dysfunction. TMJ is used to describe a wide range of conditions associated with jaw pain and restricted jaw movement. While TMJ isn’t life-threatening, it can negatively impact a person’s quality of life, causing bouts of…

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Is there hope for Fibromyalgia?

May 25, 2022

Is there hope for Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is defined as having widespread chronic musculoskeletal pain often accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, mood changes, and anxiety. What is frustrating for those with these symptoms is that fibromyalgia is often a diagnosis of exclusion when all other conditions have been ruled out, and often there is no effective…

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Acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis 2022

What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 22, 2022

What no one tells you about Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis aka RA is an autoimmune disease that presents in chronic arthritis pain in multiple joints in the body. RA can occur at any age but most commonly occurs between age 30-60 years old and due to its autoimmune nature may be accompanied by other changes…

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Natural ways to help arthritis

Top 3 Natural Ways to help Arthritis

June 7, 2021

Top 3 Natural Ways to help Arthritis   Do you suffer from achy joints or arthritis? Have you been told by your doctor that “imaging is normal” you “just have arthritis” and prescribed physical therapy but given nothing to help actually decrease or stop the inflammation? Are you not able to garden, go for walks,…

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How acupuncture can help cystic fibrosis

3 Facts about Cystic Fibrosis and Acupuncture

August 27, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis and Acupuncture Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that disrupts normal function of the specific cells in the body.  These cells called, epithelial cells, line the passageways of many of our vital organs, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, reproductive system and the skin. Those who have cystic fibrosis have a genetic defect…

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Liver qi stagnation

What is Liver Qi Stagnation?

April 20, 2018

What is Liver Qi Stagnation? Who really considers their liver? Is it just a wedge-shaped spongy organ that somehow soaks up alcohol and squeezes out blood and digestive biochemicals? An imperfect champion of modern life, buffering us from the burden of late-night fries and whiskey, only to be guiltily appeased with salads and fresh juices…

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