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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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Tired of being tired

Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

February 10, 2021

Why am I so tired? A common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired and fatigued. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our…

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Dampness and Optimal Health

What is Dampness and how can Acupuncture help?

January 5, 2021

What is Dampness and how can Acupuncture help? Dampness is an insidious beast. It works its way in, silent and sneaky. Before you know it, you’re filled with it, and you can barely get out of your own way. In the PNW, we are often in a damp climate, especially in the Winter. Cold +…

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SAD treatments in Bothell

Say So Long to SAD

October 20, 2020

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition believed to be linked to a lack of sunlight where the individual experiences mood changes and emotions similar to depression. SAD occurs mostly in the Fall and Winter months when there is less sunlight exposure, more common in the PNW. It’s found that…

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Curb depression with acupuncture

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression

September 20, 2020

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. It can be triggered by unexpected events like the loss of a pet, the death of a loved one, a relationship ending, or even changing seasons like here in the PNW during fall and winter. There are ways…

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Spark motivation with acupuncture

Natural Ways to Spark Motivation

September 18, 2020

Natural Ways to Spark Motivation If you are having a hard time staying focused or just not “into” doing things you love…this blog is for you! There are many things that can disrupt our motivation: high stress, change in job or recent move, change in seasons, nutrient imbalances, illness or infection, grief, and more… When…

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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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Natural ways to boost metabolism

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

July 13, 2020

Why is My Metabolism Slow? You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?   What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions…

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Top Healthy Breakfast Foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 28, 2020

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses…

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Dairy allergy and diet

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2020

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and…

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