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Acupuncture can help insomnia

Acupuncture and Insomnia

October 12, 2021

Can acupuncture help insomnia? Do you suffer from the “monkey mind?” Not able to shut your mind off when it’s time to go to bed? Or fall asleep fine but wake many times during the night, not able to fall back asleep? There is hope for a good night’s sleep, acupuncture can help! Acupuncture has…

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Stress management with acupuncture

Stress Management with Acupuncture

September 13, 2021

A recent study was done on health care workers using auricular acupuncture to reduce stress levels. Subjects given acupuncture tested much lower stress.

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Natural options for fibromyalgia

Do you know these 4 facts about fibromyalgia?

June 3, 2021

Do you know these 4 facts about fibromyalgia? Those who suffer from fibromyalgia know about the daily widespread pain, fatigue, foggy head, and often sleep problems that accompany it. Often we hear at Starting Point Acupuncture, “I have tried everything else and this is my last resort” or “My doctor keeps wanting to put me…

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Natural treatment options for fibromyalgia pain

Do you suffer from fibromyalgia pain?

May 31, 2021

Do you suffer from widespread fibromyalgia pain?   Pain that has a life of its own?   Pain that moves seemingly randomly?   Plagued by severe fatigue and recurring migraines?   This is what it’s like to suffer from fibromyalgia. Its symptoms make every day life incredibly difficult and mundane, daily tasks nearly impossible. Fibromyalgia…

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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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