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Acupuncture Benefits for Seniors

The Baby Boomer population is starting to reach retirement age, and many suffer from chronic health issues. The preventative medicine concept of Eastern medicine that treats the whole body rather than just a symptom helps seniors get healthy naturally, without prescriptions and the potential side effects. More and more people are starting to believe acupuncture, and other alternative therapies, are the best-kept secret in senior care.

Chinese medicine and acupuncture are based on the concept of 'Qi,' which means 'life force energy.' This natural energy is continuously generated and flows within the

twelve major meridians in the body. The two polarities referred to as 'yin' and 'yang' help balance the energy flow in each of the meridians to return the body to a good state of health.

Pathogens can make these energies unbalanced, which leads to disease. Acupuncture helps treat illness by restoring and normalizing the flow and balance of the Qi in the meridians to

return the body to a state of health.

A common trend in Western Medicine is pushing numerous prescriptions on an elderly patient. These can cause side effects and may not always be the best solution. Acupuncture helps relieve ailments without causing side effects, and there are no prescriptions in Chinese Medicine. The more drugs a senior take, the greater the chance of side-effects, interactions, and emergencies due to adverse events." If natural remedies can be substituted, such as acupuncture, they are an excellent alternative to medications.

Acupuncture Benefits the Respiratory System

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported many health benefits from acupuncture. These upper respiratory tract illnesses have shown to benefit from acupuncture:

– Acute Rhinitis

– Acute Sinusitis

– Acute Tonsillitis

– Common Cold & Flu

These respiratory illnesses have shown relief from acupuncture treatments.

Acupuncture Helps Treat Eye Disorders

The WHO reports relief from the following eye disorders, which are pretty common in the elderly:

– Acute Conjunctivitis

– Cataracts

– Central Retinitis Myopia

Acupuncture Helps Relieve Mouth Disorders

As we age, the gums and teeth tend to suffer from years of use and neglect. According to studies and clinical trials from the University of Maryland Medical Center, UC San Diego, and the WHO, acupuncture can help relieve and treat the following mouth disorders:

– Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis

– Gingivitis

– Post Extraction Pain

– Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

– Toothache

Acupuncture Helps Treat Emotional and Mental Problems

From anxiety and depression to insomnia, acupuncture helps treat many emotional and mental problems. Sadly, seniors suffer from many of these problems that go along with aches and

pains and changes related to aging. Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes the body and mind interacting as one, meaning that emotions have a physiological effect on the body. Acupuncture can help seniors relax and live in a more balanced emotional reality by channeling the 'Qi' energy. The CDC and Psych Central discuss how acupuncture is now recognized as a legitimate treatment for many mental and emotional health problems.

Acupuncture Helps Ease Arthritis Pain

Acupuncture can be effective at treating chronic pain conditions, such as Arthritis. Acupuncture can help relieve disability and pain for some arthritic conditions; Rheumatoid Arthritis is commonly treated through acupuncture. The frequency, length, and number of treatments will vary, but acupuncture is a common natural method for easing arthritic inflammation, relieving discomfort, and preventing swelling.

PTSD, stress, anxiety, and other mental issues can all be address with acupuncture. Let our specialist create a treatment protocol for you or your loved one. We love our veterans, both active duty and retired.

There are many other disorders as well as physical and mental disorders that acupuncture can help remedy. Book your appointment today. We are here to help you feel good again. (850)331-9991

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