Acupuncture can help with aging pains

For Active Aging
Published: 4/22/2019 1:49:13 PM

People often ask, “Why should I get acupuncture?” The simple answer is, “Why not?”

The human body is interconnected, and the key to healthy aging is maintaining a balance between the body and mind. The beauty of acupuncture is that it does just that.

Acupuncture is sought out by millions of Americans every year. The World Health Organization has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture.

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will hurt. They won’t. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when inserted. Most find acupuncture deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treats the whole person. It is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to decrease inflammation, increase circulation and blood flow in the body. By doing this, aches and pains can be better managed, the body strengthened, and overall health and wellness improved.

As we age, things in our bodies change, but having acupuncture at our disposal to manage those changes in a positive way, provide the proper tools to continue a healthy life.

(Kristen Hannigan Markwith is a board-certified licensed acupuncturist with Trend Acupuncture of Concord.)

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