Growing older – we all do it. Some of us more begrudgingly than others. As time marches on, joints begin to ache, energy can fade and the face looking back at us in the mirror every morning can look…well…older.
As we age, everyone wants to stay healthy and with September being Healthy Aging Month, I thought I’d share with you a few of the acupuncture treatments that have been long-used and successfully proven to help keep us healthy longer.
Aches & Pains
As we get older, our joints and muscles get older, too. They remind us of this with sharp pains or dull aches. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture treatments can help alleviate chronic pain like joint aches, arthritis and muscle strain. In fact, one of my specializations is in treating patients with chronic pain – there are so many people suffering from it and acupuncture has been shown to be so effective.
Recent studies of acupuncture have shown that it can be very effective in treating some of the side effects associated with cancer and traditional cancer treatments, including fatigue. Acupuncture treatments are widely used in these patients, as well as those suffering from depression, chronic fatigue or just a diminishing energy level to increase blood flow and boost energy.
Wrinkles & Appearance
Wrinkles, sagging skin, under eye circles – no one likes these hallmarks of getting older. But, as it increases blood circulation and helps to balance the body’s internal systems, many people have found that acupuncture can help reduce the look of lines, increase skin’s firmness and improve skin tone and texture.
So, go, enjoy the adventures, memories and wisdom that come with getting older…just feel better while doing it!