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Restoring Your Healthy Glow

Although aging is inevitable, there are certainly ways to slow the process that doesn’t involve surgery, botox, or unnatural fillers. Chinese Medicine is a 3000 year medical practice that relies on the wisdom of what a balanced lifestyle can achieve not only for the physical body, but also the mind and spirit. While seemingly uncomplicated at first in terms some
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Supporting Women Through Life’s Transitions

Fertility, monthly cycles, and menopausal years can each be supported through acupuncture, herbs, botanical-based point injection therapy, and nutrition. Ballard Acupuncture Center is excited to announce that we will be hosting a 3-part workshop series this upcoming Fall on all things related to the various transitions that women enter in and out of throughout their life.  The series will begin
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Food, Mood and Health – How Food Effects Our Mental Health

Navigating the food world can be tricky for many, especially since there always appears to be so many rules and suggestions around what to eat, when to eat it, and how much is too much. There are also the various cultural components that are much more personal and community specific, along with work and family obligations many have to balance.
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Craving a better quality of life? Why Wait?

As many people know, pain can greatly affect our quality of living, keeping us apart from the very people we love and away from the activities that make us feel ourselves. While we are a clinic that is focused on Women’s health, we also support a variety of other conditions, one of those being pain. Whether it be pain in
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Anxious & Stressed? We Have Solutions

With the constant inundation of information bombarding us from every angle—from the notifications of news feeds to social media’s perpetuation of FOMO—it is no wonder that Generalized Anxiety Disorder has increased over the past decade. This, on top of the daily stressors of family, bills, and jobs can make anyone’s anxiety soar depending on the season. While having moments of
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PIT: Point Injection Therapy- What is it? 

Along with acupuncture and individualized herbal formulas, Ballard Acupuncture Center is one of the few holistic wellness centers in Seattle, Washington that offers Point Injection Therapy (PIT). So what exactly is Point Injection Therapy you ask? The practice of Point Injection Therapy was introduced in the 1940s by two Medical Doctors- Janet Travell and David Simons. Since that time the
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Endometriosis, Premenstrual syndrome, Menopausal syndrome…….Can Chinese Medicine Really Help???

Many people will come to our acupuncture clinic sharing how they read in an article or heard from a friend that Chinese medicine can help with various different menstrual or female hormonal related imbalances. “I heard that acupuncture can treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)” or “My aunt got relief from her endometriosis with Chinese herbs”. There is always a combination
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Empowering Women: Promoting Self-Care and Wellness

Introduction In a world that often demands women to juggle multiple roles and responsibilities, self-care and wellness can easily take a backseat. However, empowering women to prioritize their own well-being is crucial for their overall health and happiness. By acknowledging the importance of self-care, we can provide women with practical strategies to take charge of their physical, mental, and emotional
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Forgot what it feels like to “Feel Good”?

With chronic health issues it is common for people to become so accustomed to their condition, pain, or dysregulated state of being that a “new normal” transpires. While, at times, a quality of acclamation and adjustment does need to take place depending on the circumstance, one’s “normal” should not consist of daily pain and dis-ease in the body and mind. 
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Are you over with “just putting up with” your monthly cramps?? Acupuncture solutions for long-term cramp relief

The origin of monthly menstrual cramps, also known as “dysmenorrhea” in Western medicine, can be a result of many factors specific to a woman’s lifestyle, daily habits, age, and genetics. For Chinese medicine practitioners, when asking a patient about the history of their individual symptoms with cramps, it is important for us to know what age they began, the duration
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