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Acupuncture for vagus nerve health

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve?

April 28, 2022

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve? Have you heard of the Gut-Brain connection? This concept has become quite popular because of the increase in disorders such as IBS, anxiety, depression, and even migraines being related to the gut-brain connection. What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves and…

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Acupuncture for GERD

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD

January 7, 2022

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. The prevalence of those suffering from GERD is increasing and it often becomes a chronic condition. The standard treatment involves long-term care using proton-pump inhibitors. However, 20-30% of patients…

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Acupuncture can help insomnia

Acupuncture and Insomnia

October 12, 2021

Can acupuncture help insomnia? Do you suffer from the “monkey mind?” Not able to shut your mind off when it’s time to go to bed? Or fall asleep fine but wake many times during the night, not able to fall back asleep? There is hope for a good night’s sleep, acupuncture can help! Acupuncture has…

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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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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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manage stress while at work

Top tips to manage stress at work

June 30, 2020

Top Tips to Manage Stress while at work: Today the average worker experiences stress levels higher than in previous decades. There are many causes to the increase in stress but there are also many ways to effectively combat these stressors and experience a life with less stress and more happiness. One of the main reasons…

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Ways to reduce stress

Top 2 Acupuncture Points to Reduce Stress

March 22, 2020

Acupuncture points to Help You Reduce Stress Fight or flight? We all experience stress at some point in our lives, most experience stress daily. With our current COVID-19 pandemic, stress for many is high. Stress can take many forms: anxiety, overwhelm, fear, anger, fatigue, worry, overeating, sadness. It all is normal to experience a wide…

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Clinic update in Bothell

March 20, 2020: Clinic Update

March 20, 2020

  Clinic Update: Telemedicine Dear patients and our Bothell community, As you already know, the quarantine is very real and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the rapid spread of Coronavirus.  To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance…

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Telehealth and Telemedicine visits

Telehealth: Wellness anytime, anywhere

March 17, 2020

Telehealth: Virtual wellness The last few weeks have been very interesting with the self-quarantine mandates in the PNW. Starting Point Acupuncture has made some new clinic additions to be able to continue patient’s treatment plans and expand wellness, even in the comfort of your home! Introducing Telehealth aka Telemedicine or virtual consults. Did you know…

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acupuncture can help TMJ

3 Facts about TMJ

September 7, 2019

What you need to know about Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders refers to a group of conditions that affect the joints of the jaw or the temporomandibular joints. These joints are located bilaterally on the face, in front of the ears and connecting the jaw bone to the skull. These joints are complicated, allowing…

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