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Healthy Ageing

Traditional Chinese Medicine helps people age with confidence and to stay active and alert throughout their lives.

Ageing may be inevitable, but your later years can be vibrant and healthy if attention is given to supporting your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Traditional Chinese Medicine considers ageing a natural process of life. Although the risk of disease and disability clearly increase with advancing age, poor health is not an inevitable consequence of ageing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine healthy ageing is achieved by keeping the body in balance.

As we age, energy levels can drop. This is true even if we eat well, exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. This has to do with sleep issues, hormone imbalances, digestive inefficiency etc. Another cause of energy loss can be poor blood sugar regulation. Acupuncture can help create a greater sense of wellbeing and improve energy levels. Acupuncture also helps by stimulating the body’s immune system to protect against illness and to restore the body’s natural balance.

As we get older, our joints and muscles get older too. We can sometimes experience stiffness and pain. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture treatments can help alleviate chronic pain like joint aches, arthritis and muscle strain.

Bone loss affects both men and women over fifty because of hormone changes. In addition to addressing hormone issues, acupuncture can also reduce bone loss from osteoporosis.

Acupuncture can help strengthen the mind and improve concentration. It can also enhance mood and help deal with anxiety.