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Acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

October 7, 2021

Can acupuncture treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? Yes! Acupuncture has been found to treat premenstrual syndrome aka PMS. But first…what is PMS? PMS is the presence of physical and behavioral symptoms before start of menses. It is thought that most women of reproductive age experience some form of PMS, either mild to severe. Common symptoms experienced…

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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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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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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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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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Acupuncture for migraines

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

June 14, 2020

Effective natural options for relief: Acupuncture for migraines Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe, throbbing pain usually found on…

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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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What you need to know about tension headaches

March 24, 2020

What you need to know about tension headaches Tension headaches are the most common types of reported headaches that usually consist of a dull ache in the head coupled with tenderness in ones scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. It’s often also described as having a sensation of pressure or tightness reaching the sides and the…

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Healthy Spring

Best Tips to Stay Healthy This Spring

March 24, 2020

Best Tips to Stay Healthy This Spring Cold and Flu season is in full swing. Seasonal allergy season is also around the corner. How do we prevent and combat allergy season and keep immune system up for cold/flu prevention? To make sure you stay at your optimal best and keep healthy this spring. Check out…

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acupuncture can help TMJ

3 Facts about TMJ

September 7, 2019

What you need to know about Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders refers to a group of conditions that affect the joints of the jaw or the temporomandibular joints. These joints are located bilaterally on the face, in front of the ears and connecting the jaw bone to the skull. These joints are complicated, allowing…

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