Acupuncture for chronic neck pain

Can acupuncture help chronic neck pain?

November 20, 2023

Can acupuncture help chronic neck pain? Got a pain in the neck? Acupuncture is an important tool in the relief and treatment of chronic neck pain. Acupuncture works to correct balances in the nervous system that is leading to pain and inflammation. Acupuncture can help to relieve muscle pain and spasms and has been shown…

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arthritis pain, carpal tunnel pain

Acupuncture Helps Relieve Arthritis Pain

November 16, 2023

What options are there for relieving arthritis pain? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis among adults and affects joints in the hands, lower back and neck, causing great discomfort and reduced mobility for millions. Along with joint pain, people also suffer from sleep disturbances, lower mood, and fatigue. Typical Western treatments for osteoarthritis…

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Can acupuncture help postherpetic neuralgia?

3 Things your doctor doesn’t tell you about postherpetic neuralgia

November 1, 2023

3 Things your doctor doesn’t tell you about postherpetic neuralgia Just go through the excruciating rash and pain from shingles, only to be left with even worse fire-flares of postherpetic neuralgia? You are not alone, it is estimated that 18-41% of people how get shingles get PHN. What causes the pain of postherpetic neuralgia? The…

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Can acupuncture help chronic neck pain?

How do you fix chronic neck pain?

October 22, 2023

How do you fix chronic neck pain? Did you know that neck pain is one of the three most frequently reported complaints relating to body pains? Intense or serious neck pain can be quite debilitating.  Neck pain that is often intense can lead to missed time from work, poor concentration, low energy, and sleep disturbance.…

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Acupuncture and migraine treatment

Acupuncture as part of Migraine Treatment?

October 16, 2023

Is acupuncture an effective treatment for chronic migraines? If you suffer from chronic migraines you probably have explored every option under the sun but have you considered, acupuncture and migraine treatment? Most do not initially explore acupuncture as viable treatment option (for many reasons). One being doctors usually recommend drugs as first line treatment and…

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Acupuncture for sciatica at Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, Washington.

Why don’t steroid injections always work for sciatica?

October 2, 2023

Why don’t steroid injections always work for sciatica? Have a sharp pain that goes from your butt down to your knee or ankle? Most people know what sciatica is but many do not know or understand why that have it or why some therapies do nothing to help with the pain long-term. Which begs the…

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Can acupuncture help with vertigo?

What triggers vertigo attacks?

September 26, 2023

What triggers vertigo attacks? Feel like the room is spinning? You may be experiencing a vertigo attack. Vertigo is often a symptom of an underlying condition.  Common vertigo attack triggers include turning over in bed, bending your head forward, standing up too quickly, increase in salt or MSG, alcohol or caffeine intake, stress, and lack…

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Can taking metformin lead to neuropathy?

Can taking Metformin lead to Neuropathy?

September 20, 2023

Can taking Metformin lead to Neuropathy? It is estimated that 424.9 million people live with diabetes, and this number is expected to grow to 628.6 million by 2045. Diabetes is also one of the leading cause of death. According to the report from the World Health Organization (WHO), 43% of deaths before the age of…

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MSG and the migraine connection

What you need to know about MSG and migraines

September 18, 2023

What is MSG’s link to migraines? One theory offers genetics as a way to explain how MSG leads to migraines. As mentioned earlier, when MSG is metabolized by our bodies, it is broken down to glutamate. This excess glutamate triggers the TRESK gene, and stimulation of that gene may cause migraines (Rogawski, 2012; Kang, 2008).…

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Natural ways to control blood sugar

What no one tells you about blood sugar

September 6, 2023

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable? Diabetes, especially Type 2, is a major health epidemic. With an estimate of over 366 million people world wide diagnosed and that number is on the rise. Type 2 diabetes involves a chronic high blood sugar levels that leads to the body becoming insulin resistant. This is…

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