Aging is a natural process of human life. These days, the average US life expectancy is about 78 years. That mean seniors will inevitably experience some chronic conditions, the most common of these are arthritis, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, flu, pneumonia, fall related injuries, and depressions. Acupuncture can help ease and lift the pains away so that seniors can better enjoy their golden age in optimal conditions.
According to Chinese medicine, our body has many different channel systems call meridian pathways. Meridian pathways flow throughout the body and nourish every cell, gland, tissue, muscle, and organ with life-giving energy called Qi; as we age, these channel systems often have blockages and malfunction, which present themselves physically as the chronic pains and diseases seniors often feel. People may not know what channel blockage means. Symptoms of blockage include numbness, pain, and swelling. Acupuncture is a great, natural way to open and smooth out the channels and alleviate these problems.
When people age, their body is full of imbalances that affect the internal environment of the body as a whole, resulting in endocrine disorders. Acupuncture can help the body reach equilibrium. Treatments not only regulate the body’s endocrine actions, it also eases the symptoms of many intractable diseases such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Many seniors experience a multitude of unwanted side effects from prescribed pharmaceutical drugs. Acupuncture is extremely simple, and has no negative side effects whatsoever.