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Acupuncture for menstrual pain

Can Acupuncture Help Menstrual Pain?

October 1, 2021

Can acupuncture help menstrual pain? It is estimated that about 50-95% of women in reproductive age suffer from menstrual pain aka dysmenorrhea. Symptoms may involve cramping, lower back or abdominal pain, nausea, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and vomiting. Most women report menstrual up to 72 hours before start of menses and some report pain continuing thru…

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Stress management with acupuncture

Stress Management with Acupuncture

September 13, 2021

A recent study was done on health care workers using auricular acupuncture to reduce stress levels. Subjects given acupuncture tested much lower stress.

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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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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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Tired of being tired

Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

February 10, 2021

Why am I so tired? A common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired and fatigued. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our…

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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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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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Natural Treatments for common cold

The Common Cold Got You Down?

March 11, 2020

Can acupuncture and naturopathic medicine help the common cold? Background On The Common Cold Given the nature of the common cold and that it’s primarily caused by a viral infection, no antibiotic or western medicine has yet been able to cure it. Therefore, it’s a cold that we must suffer through until our bodies have…

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Glycemic index explained

A complete guide to understanding the glycemic index

August 10, 2019

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?  You may have heard of the glycemic index in the news. It has been around a long time to provide insight on how our bodies process different foods in regard to sugar content. Glycemic literally means “causing glucose (or sugar) in the blood.” The glycemic index was…

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Acupuncture can supercharge immune system

3 tips you need to know to super charge your immune system

August 3, 2019

Are your defenses up? Learn how to super charge your immune system, naturally! Getting sick can happen anytime. Often it can happen if you are under stress, during change in seasons, around crowds, or if your health is compromised. Therefore, read below to learn our top tips to super charge your immune system. What can…

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