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Acupuncture for chronic tension headaches

Acupuncture for Tension Headaches

April 26, 2021

Acupuncture for Tension Headaches Did you know that tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache? The World Health Organization reported that 1.7-4% of the world’s adult population suffers from chronic headache. They define it as occurring 15 or ore days per month. What are tension headaches? Tension headaches are not as debilitating…

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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 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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Acupuncture help for pain management

Can acupuncture help with that?

May 24, 2020

  Top Health Benefits of Acupuncture-Defined In my practice, I have found that many people now have heard about acupuncture somehow. Either on TV, referred by a friend or their doctor, or through their own research that acupuncture maybe able to help. The most common ailment most people are familiar with is that acupuncture can…

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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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Acupuncture for treatment of psoriasis

Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the Connection?

May 14, 2019

Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the connection? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with chronic inflammation that can affect joints and skin. Psoriasis is actually quite common. Most people think of it as a skin condition, but in fact the root of the condition lies underneath the skin. With psoriasis, a person has an overactive immune system.…

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Acupuncture for tension headaches

Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches

April 1, 2017

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches Can acupuncture help relieve tension headaches? Let’s see what the research says. A 2016 research study published by the Cochrane Library concluded a course of six acupuncture treatments can be a viable option in the treatment of tension-type headaches. According to the study, participants treated with…

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Meridian Point for Winter

The main “point” for Winter: Large Intestine 4

December 13, 2016

Meridian Point for Winter: Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential points in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as…

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Acupuncture and Immune System

3 Points to Alleviate Dampness

October 30, 2016

3 Points to Alleviate Dampness Nobody wants to be damp. Especially, living in the Pacific Northwest, we know what constant rain and gloominess can do to us. This excess moisture in the environment can actually impact our health inside and out. When dampness occurs it is imperative that you solve the issue, the body should…

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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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