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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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The truth about acupuncture and headache treatment

What no one wants to tell you about acupuncture and headaches

June 22, 2022

What no one wants to tell you about acupuncture and headaches Headaches are among the most common disorders of the nervous system, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is estimated that half to three quarters of adults aged 18–65 years in the world have had a headache in the last year. Among these…

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Acupuncture for polymyalgia rheumatica

What you need to know about Polymyalgia Rheumatica

June 10, 2022

What you need to know about Polymyalgia Rheumatica Polymyalgia Rheumatica is relatively common inflammatory disease that typically presents in those over age 50. Typical presentation involves seemingly rapid onset of bilateral pain and stiffness in shoulders and lower back/pelvis but can affect multiple joints. Typical inflammatory markers maybe elevated and referral to rheumatology is often…

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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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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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You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what?

January 14, 2022

You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what? The first step, understand the facts: Fibro aka Fibromyalgia is a real disorder. That’s not to say it’s not a very complicated and difficult to diagnose disorder.  Chances are you’ve been dismissed by practitioners in the past who say “the pain is all in your head” or “seeing…

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2 secrets for migraine prevention

Two Secrets to Migraine Prevention

November 30, 2021

Two Secrets to Migraine Prevention Are you one of those people who feel plagued by chronic and relentless migraines? Do they interfere with your day-to-day activities and affect your ability to work? Are you frustrated that your doctor keeps recommending prescription drugs that don’t work and lead to more side effects than actually helping curb…

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Acupuncture for chronic headaches

Strategies to Approach Chronic Headaches

November 26, 2021

Strategies to Approach Chronic Headaches Chronic headaches interfere with your sleep, work, or even energy? Often described as a “dull, throbbing pain” that just won’t go away. There can be many triggers that contribute to chronic headaches. Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. According to western medicine, a headache is quite simply…

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Acupuncture for endometrosis

Alternative Treatment Options For Endometriosis

September 16, 2021

Do you know about this Alternative Treatment Option For Endometriosis? Affecting an estimated 4-10% of women worldwide, endometriosis is all-too-common disease in which cells from the uterus begin to grow outside the uterine cavity. Symptoms vary depending on a number of different factors, but severe pelvic pain is reported by many women suffering from this…

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Acupuncture treatment for endometriosis

Suffer from endometriosis? We can help

August 4, 2021

Suffer from endometriosis? We can help Natural and Effective Treatments for Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain It is estimated that 25-38% of women who report chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis. Endometriosis is a painful disorder where tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside the uterus. This tissue can grow…

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