chronic pain

What is neuropathic pain?

May 28, 2021

What is neuropathic pain? Neuropathic pain is quite common and is caused by nerve damage. This nerve damage can be triggered by diabetes, postherpetic neuralgia “shingles,” post-stroke complications, or idiopathic “unknown cause.” People often describe the pain as severe, typically burning, tingling, sometimes sharp or stabbing pains. The pain can be constant or come and…

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Acupuncture for bell's palsy

Top reasons to get acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

May 24, 2021

Top reasons to get acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy   Bell’s palsy involves acute spontaneous paralysis of the facial nerve on one side of your face. It is known to have an inflammatory and infections cause. Since symptoms are often sudden and resemble stroke symptoms, patients should seek immediate medical attention to rule out causes and…

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Acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome

Did you know this about carpal tunnel syndrome?

May 21, 2021

Did you know this about carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist. It typically develops when the median nerve is compressed. Common interventions are hand therapy exercises, splinting, and pain medications. In severe cases, injections or surgery is often recommended.…

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Acupuncture and chronic migraines

Can acupuncture be used to prevent migraines?

May 6, 2021

Can acupuncture be used to prevent migraines?   If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know how debilitating they can be. Chronic migraines are defined as occurring 2-8 times per month. Each person may experience similar but more diffuse symptoms, often debilitating. Most migraine sufferers report missed work, fatigue, and sleep disturbance from migraine symptoms…

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Acupuncture for chronic tension headaches

Acupuncture for Tension Headaches

April 26, 2021

Acupuncture for Tension Headaches Did you know that tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache? The World Health Organization reported that 1.7-4% of the world’s adult population suffers from chronic headache. They define it as occurring 15 or ore days per month. What are tension headaches? Tension headaches are not as debilitating…

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Healthy Smoothie with Blueberries

The Power of Antioxidants

February 15, 2021

The Power of Antioxidants You’ve probably heard that antioxidants are really important for your health but do you know exactly what they do? There are lots of different antioxidants and some of them are known for giving fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors. For example, lycopene, is found in red fruits and veggies and beta…

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Spark Health with a Tune up

Top 3 Indicators You Need a Tune-Up

January 8, 2021

Top 3 Indicators You Need a Tune-Up Do you wake up not feeling refreshed? Are you tired of being tired? Do you suffer from all over joint pain that you attribute to “just getting older?” …might be time for a health tune-up! Here is a list of the TOP three signs indicating that you should…

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Acupuncture for pain management

Explained: Acupuncture for Pain Management

September 14, 2020

Explained: Acupuncture for Pain Management Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you not able to do your favorite activities due to pain getting in the way? We can help! At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, WA, we specialize in difficult to treat chronic pain cases and often hear we “are the last resort with…

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How acupuncture can help arthritis

How Acupuncture Can Help With Arthritis

September 2, 2020

How Acupuncture Can Help With Arthritis Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you not able to do the activities you enjoy because of the pain? We can help! Commonly patients come to our clinic when they have exhausted all other options or not finding long-term relief with standard care for their arthritis. Acupuncture is…

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Microneedling in Bothell, WA.

Top 3 Benefits of Microneedling

August 3, 2020

Top 3 Benefits of Microneedling What is microneedling? Microneedling aka Collagen Induction Therapy Benefits Microneedling is an effective and safe way to rejuvenate your skin and improve the look of imperfections and scarring. It also pairs well with facial cosmetic acupuncture treatments for a holistic approach to skin health. This innovative cosmetic procedure uses tiny…

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