With the growing population of seniors there is an increase need for supportive therapies and programs. The modern world has become very active, with the pressures of work and an over booked schedule of events for family and career. The senior population is finding that it needs to adapt to the younger generations’ time constraints, while dealing with their responsibilities for their daily living and survival. Many seniors want to remain in their home or as independent as they can be without much support, to continue living an active life. With the increase in retirement age to 70 years old, it increases the burden on the elderly to maintain their health to deal with an extended or change in career and lifestyle. The senior population is learning that the answer to a healthy future lies in the ancients of traditional Asian medicine.
Many elderly require a regiment of medications to manage their schedule. Medication to manage their hypertension, one for hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), one for arthritic pain, one to sleep, one to wake up. A water (Lasix medication) pill, to deal with the bloating, bananas to replace the potassium loss, and finally mood elevating medications for the stress of it all. Then comes the dangers of over medicating, drug interactions, along with forgetting to stay on a steady schedule of medication administration. Now with the existence of home care and assistance seniors can get the help they require to maintain themselves in the daily life with the support require without over taxing the family or interrupting their own schedule. To help regain and maintain their health they have alternative health options, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help them maintain a healthy more active pain free lifestyle, which reduces their dependence on medication. An acupuncture treatment causes a change in mood, increasing relaxation, helping with a restful deep sleep, and elevating the patient’s mood. This result in a change in blood pressure, reduces pain, relieve stress, helps to clear the mind and make it more agile. In Chinese medicine, herbs are used in a formula to help further relieve pain, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Of course in natural health there is a need for a lifestyle modification, like diet, exercise, and meditation. But the results are a healthier and happier life.
Jame’e Brazie’r a licensed Acupuncturist and owner of The Three Lotus Dragon Acupuncture Wellness Center has had experience helping seniors accomplishing their goals of maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle. Jame’e uses an eclectic style of treatment, combining, acupuncture, herbs, reiki and massage to help his patients. Many patients who come in to see Jame’e for one physical complaint afterwards have stated that they have had improvements in other areas of their health and life. Acupuncture can also help the family support system around the senior who is being assisted, to help them deal with the stress of the situation both mentally and physically. Acupuncture can help to resolve or improve many ailments and is accepted by WHO (World Health Organization) has stated that “The efficacy of acupuncture in relieving pain and nausea has been well established” as well as gone on to stated that Acupuncture ( Traditional) can help in other illness. And has further endeavored as stated on their website:
WHO and its Member States cooperate to promote the use of traditional medicine for health care. The collaboration aims to:
- support and integrate traditional medicine into national health systems in combination with national policy and regulation for products, practices and providers to ensure safety and quality;
- ensure the use of safe, effective and quality products and practices, based on available evidence;
- acknowledge traditional medicine as part of primary health care, to increase access to care and preserve knowledge and resources; and
- Ensure patient safety by upgrading the skills and knowledge of traditional medicine providers.
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