Seniors Health, Acupuncture, & TCM
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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has much to offer seniors. It has developed many strategies to help people age gracefully and in good health. From problems such as chronic back pain, to indigestion, there are various TCM herbal medicine and acupuncture treatments that can be helpful and healthful as the main focal points of TCM is a better quality of life.
Anti-Aging & TCM
Emperor in Qin Dynasty (BC 200) asked a follower to travel and discover Anti-Aging Grass, and each follower came back with a herb from each province & country. In the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we have been researching about how to live longer and healthier.
We can’t go back, but it is possible to slow down aging.: Many of well-known TCM doctors in Asia live Long, some practice even at 100+ years old, such as Dr. TieTao Deng in GuangZhou University of TCM, who is regarded as one of the best internal medicine doctors in China. With its countless health wisdom, TCM teaches us that it is definitely possible to slow down aging and have a better quality of life.
Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Acupoint Injection (Vitamin B12 etc), and Herbal Medicine: We had one case that after finishing 2 sets (1 1/2months) of herbal formula, white hair of this senior returns to black.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR SENIORS
Acupunctures therapy has been successfully shown to relieve chronic back pain, and according to many acupuncturists, chronic back pain is one of the main reasons that patients visit their offices. Medical studies have even found that by applying pressure only, no needles, to acupuncture pressure points, patients with back pain saw greater improvement in symptoms than patients who went to chiropractors and took medications.
Boosts Pharmaceutical Effects
Acupuncture has also been proven in many studies to boost the effects of pharmaceuticals in your body. Specifically, studies have been conducted on the drug Prozac that is utilized for clinical depression. Patients who took Prozac and received acupuncture felt reduction in their anxiety and depression while taking smaller doses of the medication. Acupuncture also helped reduce the side effects of Prozac such as nausea and weight gain.
Regular acupuncture therapy can also help reduce the amount of indigestion you feel after eating spicy and fatty foods. Indigestion is a problem that affects millions of people each year, and taking too many antacid pills can really wreak havoc on your digestive system. Acupuncture though, is a natural treatment for indigestion that can help you reduce your medication use for indigestion and start feeling a lot better.
Numerous studies over the years have found that acupuncture can greatly reduce chronic headaches. If you suffer from headaches on a daily or a weekly basis, then acupuncture could really change your life. With regular therapy, you could become pain free and medication free.
Researchers are not quite sure yet why acupuncture helps with obesity, but they are certain that it does help. Acupuncture has been found to be an effective weight loss treatment in many studies around the world. Participants in the study found that acupuncture therapy led to a larger reduction in weight than just lifestyle changes alone.
If you are still curious about acupuncture after seeing everything that it can do, then continue reading to learn a bit more about some of the key things you should know before booking your first appointment. It does not hurt
Acupuncture does not hurt at all
Most people who are weary about acupuncture, do not want to try it because they think it may hurt. While this is usually a proper reaction when needles will be stuck in your skin, with acupuncture, it is completely uncalled for. Acupuncture does not hurt at all. The needles that are utilized in acupuncture therapies are so thin that you may not even feel them enter your skin. They bear no resemblance to needles that doctors use to draw blood or give injections, and can even be as thin as a single strand of hair. Instead of pain, many patients describe feeling heaviness and a dull ache in the acupuncture pressure points whenever the needle is inserted. If you are afraid of needles, then let your acupuncturist know during your first session. They can start with the smallest, thinnest needles they have to ensure that you will not feel a thing.
Not a one-time deal
Acupuncture is not something that you can have one session and then stop. Instead, it needs to be applied regularly in order to notice results. No matter what you are attending acupuncture treatments for, you will not be able to notice results after only one session. Acupuncture works cumulatively, and it will need to be given to you in a required number of sessions. After your first session, your acupuncturist can develop a treatment plan just for you to determine how many sessions you might need before seeing and feeling results.