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Jamie Starkey, LAc

Jamie Starkey is Lead Acupuncturist at the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine, where she bridges the worlds of Eastern and Western medical philosophy.

Want to Quit Smoking? Acupuncture Can Help You With Cravings

If you are trying to quit smoking, acupuncture is a natural way to help you curb your craving for nicotine. Acupuncture, along with Chinese herbs and hypnotherapy, may not be as well-known as nicotine patches or gum. But they all can offer relief, especially in the acute phase of withdrawal when you’re wrestling with fatigue, … Read More

Needles? Ouch! And 9 Other Acupuncture Myths

There are a lot of misconceptions about acupuncture, but the truth is that this practice has been around for more than 3,500 years and provides relief to people around the world. Below, find 10 of the most common myths about acupuncture: Myth 1: Acupuncture hurts — after all, we’re talking needles Fact: Although we use needles, … Read More

Ancient, Often Forgotten Aspect of Health: ‘Shen’

I believe body, mind – and yes, spirit – are each important aspects of health. With a new year unfolding, I thought about my own personal health resolutions. It dawned on me that in years past, I had only focused on maintaining a healthy physical and mental body. But when I tried to think of … Read More

Struggling With Chronic Pain?

The day started like a usual Monday morning. It was early morning, and I was already in my office, beginning the painstaking ritual of sorting through all the email that piled up over the weekend. I started skimming through an email about a study called, “Acupuncture for Chronic Pain,” published in the journal Archives of … Read More

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