As we get older, our bodies start to change. We can start to lose flexibility, strength, and stamina. There can be a higher possibility of developing an ailment that’s typical for older people. However, you don’t have to just accept the inevitable.

Evidence-based research has shown that acupuncture can be a clinically efficient and cost effective means of treating age-related conditions. In 1999, a Canadian study was conducted to see the effectiveness of acupuncture on seniors with osteoarthritis. Acupuncture was provided on a bi-weekly basis for 8 weeks. A significant reduction in the osteoarthritis index was viewed, including pain reduction in 34% of participants by week 7, and 44% by week 8.

Acupuncture has also been proven to protect the immune system from many of the negative effects of aging and stress. Plus, another benefit to acupuncture is that related side effects attached are much less risky than those of pharmaceuticals.

Some of the symptoms of certain conditions that can be effectively treated with acupuncture are:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Cholesterol
  • Strokes
  • Facial palsy
  • Prostate problems
  • General problems associated with aging

Acupuncture works to reestablish the balance in your life energy, of chi, that runs along energy channels, or meridians in your body. We use acupuncture, acupressure, and Chinese herbs to treat symptoms and systemic issues. If you’re ready to improve your health and make your life better than ever, contact Newport Acupuncture Center. Located in Newport Beach, our experienced and knowledgeable team can help you make the right choice for treatment. We have years of experience in acupuncture treatment and pain management, and we’re available to service Newport Beach and the surrounding areas.