Why Acupuncture is a Natural Choice for Senior Care
In today’s world where pharmaceuticals are handed out like candy, it’s good to consider other alternatives for better health and pain management. One of those alternatives has been around for thousands of years yet is just now garnering recognition thanks to scientific corroboration.
For over 2,000 years, acupuncture has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of needles on certain pressure points of the body to bring relief to a variety of ailments. Seniors can greatly benefit from acupuncture as a natural source of care.
Don’t let the thought of needles scare you. It’s a painless procedure and all needles are sterile, one-time-use disposable needles so there are no dangers. A certified acupuncturist can even come to your home to help you with the following troubles.
One of the things acupuncture is most revered for is bringing pain relief. It has been scientifically-shown to be effective by deactivating pain at the source. If you have chronic pains, acupuncture can help.
Relief for back and neck troubles
Back and neck pains often plague us the older we get. By implementing treatment with a certified acupuncturist, you can finally get the relief you need and move around more freely without pain.
Helps with neurological problems
Another way aging is unkind to the body is that it can cause neuropathy. Those with type 2 diabetes are most at risk. This condition affects the peripheral nerves of your body. You may feel like your limbs are tingling or burning. Acupuncture serves those with neuropathy by helping nerves communicate without blockages to bring you relief.
– Improved digestion
If you feel like you have trouble eating anything without digestive repercussions, turn to acupuncture. It has been shown to effectively manage everything from constipation and diarrhea to irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers.
Improved mental state
Seniors are one of the largest groups at risk for anxiety and depression. It’s common for the aging population to feel isolated and lonely. Eventually, these disorders can take hold and affect your quality of life. Commonly, western medicine prescribes antidepressants which can result in dependency. It can also cause complications if it conflicts with medication you need to manage other health conditions. Acupuncture helps restore hormones to bring back good moods and feelings of relaxation naturally.
Best of all, there’s no need to dust off your passport and head to China for the best acupuncture techniques. There’s no need to even leave your living room. We offer in-house acupuncture services from certified professionals who are devoted to bringing you better health and wellness through this special technique. Call us today to set up an appointment at your convenience!