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Mood Food for mental health

Mood Food: What to eat to curb depression

August 9, 2020

Mood Food: Using food as medicine to help depression Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet subsides in the same way our energy…

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Migraine treatment with integrative medicine

How does acupuncture help migraines?

July 9, 2020

What does the research say? Acupuncture and Migraines   In a 2017 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers tested the efficacy of regular acupuncture treatments as a preventative measure to reduce the number of migraines their subjects experienced. From a group of 249 participants, ages 18 – 65 years old, the researchers split up…

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Anti-inflammatory recipe

Recipe: Stir-fry For Your Health

July 7, 2020

Stir-fry For Your Health If you are looking to spice up your weekly meals, why not try a healthy chicken stir fry recipe. A meal that is colorful, warm, seasonal and easy to make. In Traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element theory, food is medicine. Not only is food healthy and nutritious biochemically, but it…

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Spring cleansing tips

4 Easy Ways to Spark Spring Cleansing

May 28, 2020

Spring Cleansing and Clearing Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. Perfect time for Spring Cleansing. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as humans, the lengthening days bring with them a natural urge to…

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Weight Loss Tips Seattle

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

April 25, 2020

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to…

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Parsley for health and spring detox

Spark your detox with acupuncture

April 18, 2020

Spark your detox with acupuncture Spring has a natural feeling of change and rebirth about it. In traditional Chinese medicine, one of the organs connected with springtime is the liver. Both of these reasons make spring a great time to try cleansing. Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods in…

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Beat Fatigue with better sleep

Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue…Naturally!

April 6, 2020

Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue…Naturally! Do you suffer from low energy aka fatigue? Most of us do at some point in our lives. What exactly is fatigue, anyway? Fatigue is defined by the inability to initiate activity, lower overall energy levels, and even poor mood or concentration. Common causes of fatigue can be poor sleep,…

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Anti-aging hacks

Try these simple anti-aging hacks

April 1, 2020

Simple Anti-aging Hacks Aging is a natural part of life. By definition it “is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics.” However, we all will age but each person’s aging process will look different. That said, if you’re motivated to live a full and healthy life as you age, then you might have to make some…

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Migraine Relief in Bothell

Migraine relief-there is hope

March 26, 2020

Can acupuncture be the missing link to provide lasting migraine relief? In my practice I commonly see patients who have chronic and debilitating migraines. We are often the last resort with the greatest results. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, migraines are very interesting and multi-factorial. There is often many different causes, some…

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Solutions for PMS in Bothell

What you need to know about PMS

February 18, 2020

How can Starting Point Acupuncture & Wellness help with PMS? Before we dive in, let’s discuss what exactly Premenstrual Syndrome aka PMS is and why it is such a huge issue for many women. Every woman and her menstrual cycles are different. For some, menstruation is quick and easy, but for many others, it can…

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