Acupuncture is for everyone—from babies to boomers. In fact, seniors often respond to acupuncture even better than younger people do!
Here are some of the benefits of acupuncture for seniors:
Acupuncture can treat a variety of issues that affect the older generation
These include digestive issues like acid reflux or constipation, blurry vision, insomnia, arthritis, as well as back pain and stiffness.
Acupuncture is relaxing
At WellStream Acupuncture, the treatment rooms are large with comfortably heated massage tables, relaxing healing music is played, and soothing aromatherapy is employed, allowing patients to fall deeply asleep during their session! For seniors who have trouble falling or staying asleep, the chance to nap will feel amazing. In fact, patients frequently say that they don’t want to leave the comfortable treatment rooms!
There are no side effects
If you’re trying to address health issues but can’t stand the side effects that come with prescription medications, acupuncture could be an alternative treatment choice. There are no side effects associated with acupuncture.
One of the biggest problems with Western Medicine is the overuse of prescription medication for seniors. The CDC estimates that older adults visit the emergency departments 450,000 times each year due to medication issues. Many western doctors are referring their patients to acupuncture for pain management instead of having them risk opioid addiction to pain meds. If natural remedies can be used for your health issues, then try acupuncture for a wonderful alternative to medication!
It doesn’t hurt
If you see needles and think pain, think again. A skilled acupuncturist knows how to insert needles painlessly and manipulate them to relieve your symptoms. You’ll probably just feel a slight tingling, pressure or brief achiness.
Acupuncture restores the body to a state of health
Using the time-honored principles of ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture balances the energy in your body to restore body systems and functions to a healthy, harmonious state—a benefit at any age.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, check out WellStream Acupuncture. We’re located in a handicap-accessible medical building, so seniors with wheelchairs or walkers will have no problem visiting our office. Contact us today to ask any questions you may have or to schedule your first visit!