chronic pain

Acupuncture for headaches

Acupuncture Outperforms Drugs in the Treatment of Headaches

January 10, 2023

Acupuncture for the treatment of headaches Suffer from headaches? Most people report daily headaches that often lead to missed work, poor sleep, and low energy. It is time to get relief and find the root cause for the treatment of headaches. Understanding tension headaches Tension headaches are just that. Headaches that are triggered by muscle…

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Tips for TMJ

5 Tips to Help with TMJ

December 6, 2022

5 Tips to Help with TMJ Commonly known as TMJ, temporomandibular joint pain, affects over 10 million Americans and can involve difficulty chewing, jaw muscle stiffness and painful popping or clicking, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Although for some people the pain of TMJ goes away on its own, others…

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5 Tips for Healthy Brain

5 Tips for a Healthy Brain

November 18, 2022

5 Tips for a Healthy Brain Do you suffer from brain fog? Not as quick to remember tasks or just feel “foggy?” This might be the perfect time to integrate healthy brain tips into your daily life to ensure your brain is functioning optimally! Here are some easy, simple ways to keep your brain in…

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Acupuncture to beat fibromyalgia

Most Effective Tactics to Beat Fibromyalgia

October 17, 2022

Most Effective Tactics to Beat Fibromyalgia At Starting Point, we specialize in hard to treat cases such as fibromyalgia aka Fibro. What exactly is fibromyalgia? It is defined as a generalized chronic disorder that affects the musculoskeletal system and is often associated with other symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and widespread pain. Fibro…

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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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