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Acupuncture and ulcerative colitis

What you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis

January 16, 2023

What you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon (large intestine).  Chronic inflammation of the colon can lead to damage to the lining of the colon (large intestine). What causes Ulcerative Colitis? There are many factors that contribute to UC including: Food allergies/sensitivities Stress Genetics/family history…

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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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Boost fertility naturally

5 Ways To Boost Your Fertility

September 1, 2022

Learn 5 ways to boost your fertility Struggling to get pregnant? About 10 percent of couples struggle with infertility and an inability to conceive, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For those struggling to have children, fertility treatment can become tiring and expensive very quickly. Check out these top 5 ways to boost fertility.…

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Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance?

April 24, 2022

Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance? Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in adults characterized by elevated glucose levels in the blood and underling culprit, insulin resistance. As of 2020, over 10% of the U.S. population have diabetes (this is up from about 6% in 2000 , and prevalence is also…

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Secrets to avoid overeating this holiday season

5 Secrets to avoid overeating this Holiday Season

November 1, 2021

5 Secrets to avoid overeating this Holiday Season It is that time of year again!…Holiday Season There are so many temptations from holiday gatherings, dinners, and parties. These events often come with an expectation to over indulge, drink more than we normally do, and be a little more sedentary. This often sets us up for…

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Transitioning to Fall

September 12, 2021

Transitioning to Fall The leaves are changing and temperatures are getting cooler. This season is a time for the body to begin gathering energy for the colder months to come. Transitioning to fall can come with challenges but eating the right foods and staying at the top of your game will help keep you healthy…

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Chronic migraine treatments

Managing Chronic Migraines

April 12, 2021

Managing Chronic Migraines Are migraine triggers a myth? At Starting Point Acupuncture, we commonly treat patients with chronic migraines. Some people know their migraine triggers while others do not. We often find that people typically have multiple triggers. Migraine triggers don’t necessarily cause a migraine; they are simply factors that increase the likelihood of getting…

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Benefits of healthy fats

How to Get More Healthy Fats in Your Life

February 18, 2021

How to get more healthy fats in your life If you’ve been scared to eat much fat because you think it’s unhealthy, it’s time to get your head around which fats are actually bad for you. It’s true that some fats are definitely best kept to an absolute minimum (trans fats are a big culprit…

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Optimal heart health tips

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health

February 12, 2021

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health As a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, I understand the body as a complex system of energies and organs, all working together as a whole unit. However, when an acupuncturist talks about an organ, like the spleen, heart, or kidneys, they are not referring to the physical organ that sits…

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Nutrition for heart health

Nutrition for Heart Health

February 9, 2021

Nutrition for Heart Health Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. TCM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. TCM nutrition for hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors, and energetically-cooling foods. Incorporating the…

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