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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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Tips to stay focused

Can acupuncture help you stay focused?

June 20, 2020

  Can acupuncture help you stay focused? What does the research say? A recent study published by the Journal of Neural Regeneration Research found acupuncture treatments can lead to improved cognitive function. Functional brain MRIs showed an increase in the communication areas of the brain associated with higher level cognitive function and memory. When cognitive…

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Acupuncture for IBS

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

June 13, 2020

Grab Dr. Ellie’s IBS Helpsheet for FREE! What does the research say about acupuncture and IBS?   IBS Relief: Research Update In a recent study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of six randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials and found acupuncture had a statistically significant, positive effect on IBS symptoms. The…

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Acupuncture for nausea and vomiting

Acupuncture for nausea and vomiting

June 1, 2020

Research Update: Acupuncture and postoperative nausea and vomiting Postoperative nausea and vomiting, often caused by the body’s response to anesthesia, is a very common symptom. Depending on the severity, this can prolong a patient’s recovery time and the length of their hospital stay as well as cause complications to the surgery depending on the type…

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Natural ways to tackle stress in Bothell

Best Ways to Tackle Stress, naturally!

December 26, 2019

  Tackle stress and live optimally with these natural treatments Got stress? We all feel or experience stress at some point in our day. Some feel “stressed” all the time and when it becomes “normal” to feel this way is when your health can suffer. Did you know 62% of adults in the United States…

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Acupuncture and respiratory issues

Acupuncture and Respiratory Issues

October 14, 2019

  Acupuncture and Respiratory Issues A common question I get is “what can acupuncture treat?” Acupuncture can help with a wide range of concerns, one of them being respiratory issues. So, yes there is a point for that! But what does the research say about acupuncture and respiratory issues? The Journal of Complementary Medicine Research…

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How acupuncture works

How does acupuncture work?

October 8, 2019

Common question: How does acupuncture work? New research might help explain how acupuncture works At Starting Point Acupuncture, one of the common questions we get is, “how does acupuncture work?” One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea…

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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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Acupuncture can help to reduce stress

Can acupuncture help heart health?

June 28, 2019

Acupuncture and Heart Health, Let’s see what the research says Acupuncture is commonly known for its ability to treat chronic pain. But what about other conditions like heart health? Acupuncture may improve heart health A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction, or heart attacks,…

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Acupuncture can treat low back pain

How Acupuncture Works: New Research Explains

June 14, 2019

Research Update: New research might help explain how acupuncture works I often get asked the question, “how does acupuncture work.” There are actually many western explanations on how acupuncture works from a science perspective. The most well-known explanation is that acupuncture works by stimulating endorphin “the feel-good hormone” and thus reduces pain. The Interstitial Theory…

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