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Benefits of taking Multivitamins

Do you really need to take multivitamins?

November 7, 2019

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money? One of the top questions I get is “Should I be taking a multivitamin?” The short answer is yes. Many question if taking them are “just a waste of money.” And I feel this may stem from not knowing where to find high quality supplements or know…

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Superfood Salad Recipe

Recipe: Superfood Salad

November 5, 2019

Recipe: Superfood Salad If you are looking for a nutrient dense superfood salad to add to your meals, check out this recipe below! With dark greens, good fats from the avocados, protein from organic meats, and antioxidants from berries, this salad is not only delicious but full of essential nutrition! Above all, it is super…

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How acupuncture works

How does acupuncture work?

October 8, 2019

Common question: How does acupuncture work? New research might help explain how acupuncture works At Starting Point Acupuncture, one of the common questions we get is, “how does acupuncture work?” One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea…

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Immune boost with acupuncture in Bothell

3 Signs You Might Need an Immune Boost

August 4, 2019

  Do you need an immune boost? If you have ever asked the question, “Why do I get sick so easily?” You may need an immune boost! There are many reasons why certain people seem to be more prone to getting sick. Some factors are poor health, diet, stress, weakened immune system, and work environment.…

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The Bladder in Chinese Medicine

January 3, 2018

The Bladder in Chinese Medicine In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bladder is one of the six yang organs, paired with one of the six yin organs. The yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, blood, yin, and yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying.…

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exercises for weight loss

3 Sitting Exercises for Weight Loss

December 20, 2017

3 Sitting Exercises for Weight Loss Whether we are at the office, in the car or at home, we spend much of our day sitting down. So much time in fact that it can impact how active we are throughout the remainder of our day. Because of the amount of sitting we do, it can…

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nourishing the heart through food

Nourishing the heart through food

June 26, 2017

The Many Dimensions of the Heart The heart is an energetic system we often treat in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine theory, there are many systems of energy within the body. Each of these systems corresponds to certain physiological and psychological functions. So when we talk about the heart, the lungs, the liver.…

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Vitamin D protection against respiratory infections

Vitamin D and Respiratory Infections

April 15, 2017

This season has been one of the worst for cold and flu that I have seen in my practice. More people than usual had colds that progressed to respiratory infections, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. My patients ask me many questions about what they can do to not get sick and how much vitamin D…

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Rituals to stay positive

Three Daily Rituals to Stay Positive

February 15, 2017

Rituals to stay positive It’s so important to start your day off on the right foot. A healthy and happy morning can lead to a successful and productive day. Sometimes the key to starting off your day right can be practicing a few daily rituals in order to stay calm, collected and focused. Not only…

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Winter Energy

How to Boost Winter Energy with Chinese Medicine

January 20, 2017

Keep Thriving This Winter The season of winter is a time of slowing down and hibernation. According to Traditional Chinese Medical theory, the winter months are the perfect time to recharge your batteries and to start storing up the body’s vital energy reserves. The ancient Chinese believed humans should be at peace and in harmony…

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