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Acupuncture For Seniors

Acupuncture For Seniors. Some seniors find relief from aches and pains in the low back and joints (especially arthritis). Acupuncture can help relieve these pains and get them back to their normal routines. Acupuncture can also bring relief from headaches and general malaise.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been practiced for centuries and has helped people around the world. By inserting extremely small needles into specific areas of the body, the acupuncturist can relieve pain and help relieve symptoms of anxiety as well.

This therapy is non-invasive and completely natural. After the doctor discusses the patient’s needs, he or she will determine where therapy is needed and for how long.

Is It Painful?

Most people don’t like the idea of needles and the thought of having several sticks is even less comforting. Many assume that acupuncture will hurt just because it uses needles. Often times, patients will only feel a little pressure and then relaxation. The needles used in acupuncture are smaller than the width of a strand of hair.

Acupuncture for seniors

What Does It Treat?

Acupuncture is used for many symptoms and disorders. Case controlled clinical studies have shown acupuncture to be effective for the following:

  • allergic rhinitis (including hayfever)
  • Facial pain
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow

These are just a few of the many disorders and pains that acupuncture can bring relief to.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you think you may benefit from acupuncture but still have questions, call or email Legacy Clinic today to schedule a time to sit down with the doctor.

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