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acupuncture for depression

Acupuncture Helps to Relieve Depression

February 10, 2015

At Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness in Bothell, WA, we are commonly asked what can acupuncture and naturopathic medicine treat besides pain? Our response is…well just about everything! Since acupuncture works by using your parasympathetic nervous system to push your body to heal itself, a good “side effect” from most acupuncture treatments is the overall…

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How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

January 25, 2015

Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk food. These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our moods…

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Cancer Care with Acupuncture

Cancer Care: How Acupuncture Helps

November 1, 2014

Cancer. It’s a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. It can leave you feeling frightened, uncertain, and powerless. But if you or a loved one is facing cancer, it’s important to have hope. In many cases, cancer can be cured, especially when it’s detected early. There are more treatments available now than ever before…

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acupuncture and chronic stress

Further Research Closing in on How Acupuncture Treats Chronic Stress

October 2, 2014

  Is there a natural way to combat chronic stress? It is a widely held belief that acupuncture is a great way to relieve stress. Several studies have seen groups diagnosed with chronic stress display remarkable improvement in quality of life and lower stress levels due to acupuncture. Despite this evidence it has remained largely…

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Coffee Benefits

No coffee, no problem…?!

September 30, 2014

  What I learned about coffee Many of you know that I am a coffee lover…some say coffee snob. I drink coffee black. Over the years of perfecting my palate, I pride myself on being able to tell the difference of different brands of coffee around Seattle just by trying their drip. This is a…

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Summer eating tips

Summer Eating Tips

September 29, 2014

  Summer Eating Tips for Optimal Wellness It should come as no surprise that I recommend eating lots of fruits and vegetables in the summer. In fact, I recommend eating fruits and vegetables all year, but in the summer they are especially important. Finding local veggies at the Farmer’s market is your go-to source. Summer…

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9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Endocrine Disruptors

September 25, 2014

Can a shower curtain be bad for your health? It can if it contains phthalates. Phthalates are just some of over 800 chemicals that are labeled as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are toxic for a number of reasons. They may mimic estrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones and cause your body to respond to them inappropriately.…

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Acupuncture treatments and cupping

Acupuncture Treatments You Have Never Heard of

September 25, 2014

  Acupuncture treatments for optimal health Most people know that one way to feel better is with acupuncture. You go to your acupuncturist feeling bad. A few needles are placed and you leave feeling lighter, energized, more pain-free. Using acupuncture needles to heal is part of a broader medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).…

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Stress management with acupuncture

Stress Management with Acupuncture

August 1, 2014

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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