Acupuncture has proven to be an effective method of restoring the body’s natural balance by alleviating pain and effectively treating chronic conditions such as emotional imbalance, stress, poor nutrition and injuries.

One of the reasons for acupuncture’s growing popularity is that it’s a natural, drug-free treatment with little or no side effects. This form of ancient Chinese therapy is therefore particularly beneficial for the elderly.

Here are just some of the conditions suffered by the elderly that can be helped with regular acupuncture sessions:

Re-balancing Medications

Often, elderly people are subjected to a wide range of medications. Acupuncture helps to restore the natural Qi energy flow throughout the body, reducing the need for so many over-the-counter medicines.

It can also help to reduce the side effects of stronger medicines and is even known to help boost the efficacy of prescribed drugs.

Joint Pain

Pain caused by debilitating conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can be reduced with regular acupuncture sessions. Acupuncture points are located around specific nerves, which are activated when the fine needles are inserted. This stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, helping to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.

Colds And Flu

Acupuncture can help to strengthen the immune system, which is weakened by the ageing process. It can also help relieve the symptoms associated with colds and flu such as headaches, joint pain and inflammation. Acupuncture also aids microcirculation, which can help reduce swelling and muscle aches.

Back Pain

Acupuncture is particularly effective in reducing chronic back pain. This natural, drug-free alternative treatment can be more effective than many over-the-counter medicines by improving blood flow and stimulating the nerves in the lower back.

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