migraine treatment

Acupuncture can help migraine patients

How can acupuncture help migraine patients?

May 17, 2021

How can acupuncture help migraine patients?   This is one of the top questions I get in my practice…”just how does acupuncture really work to help with a migraine?” At Starting Point, we specialize in the treatment of chronic migraines and research is emerging every year, exploring this very question. As migraine sufferers know, migraines…

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Migraine treatment with integrative medicine

How does acupuncture help migraines?

July 9, 2020

What does the research say? Acupuncture and Migraines   In a 2017 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers tested the efficacy of regular acupuncture treatments as a preventative measure to reduce the number of migraines their subjects experienced. From a group of 249 participants, ages 18 – 65 years old, the researchers split up…

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Serious Neck Pain

April 5, 2018

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. Often neck pain is accompanied with stiff neck, muscle tightness or muscle spasms, and headaches. What causes serious neck pain? Some causes of neck pain include,…

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Reducing chronic headaches and migraines

Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Chronic Headaches & Migraines

January 30, 2018

Can acupuncture reduce chronic headaches and migraines? Simple answer…yes! But HOW?! In acupuncture terms whenever we feel pain there is a blockage of energy (we call Qi “chee”) that is prohibiting the flow of nutrients, blood, and energy to an area, thus creating the feeling of pain. Read more about how acupuncture works by reading…

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Common Migraine food triggers

Common Migraine Food Triggers

July 8, 2016

What are common migraine food triggers? It is estimated that 12-16% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraine headaches are often described as a “headache on steroids.” Common symptoms are mild to severe throbbing and pain in the head often worsened by light, motion, and noise. Migraines can be accompanied by nausea…

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MSG and Migraines

MSG and its link to migraines

July 6, 2016

MSG and Migraines: What is the connection? What is monosodium glutamate? Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, is a naturally occurring amino acid found in protein. MSG is often added to foods to enhance flavor. In recent years there has been much talk about MSG and its association with many health issues. But where…

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Acupuncture outperforms drugs in migraine treatment

June 15, 2016

  Is acupuncture an effective migraine treatment? Chronic migraine suffers listen up! We get you! Chronic migraine attacks can affect not only your quality of life but you may miss work and activities due to the pain. At Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness in Bothell, WA, we are migraine treatment experts and have a high…

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Welcome Tim Knight, associate acupuncturist!

June 7, 2016

Meet Tim Knight, LAc, CN::   Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness is pleased to welcome Tim Knight to our practice! Tim is our new associate acupuncturist and will be seeing patients Tuesdays and Saturdays. He is credentialed with Regence, Premera, Lifewise, Cigna, Aetna, PIP, and Bridgespan insurance plans. Tim is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified…

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Migraine triggers

Migraine Triggers: Stopping the flares

October 1, 2015

Migraine triggers, the key to The Migraine Fix The statistics are astounding. As many as 14 million people experience chronic daily headaches, and of those, 90% report that migraines interfere with their daily lives and ability to do their jobs, and contribute to other health issues, like depression and anxiety (Foundation, 2015). Interestingly, only about…

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Acupuncture and migraine treatment

Acupuncture as part of Migraine Treatment?

September 29, 2015

Acupuncture and migraine treatment: Is it 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…

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