Karen Turner PHD | Advantages and Disadvantages of Acupuncture
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Acupuncture

Advantages and Disadvantages of Acupuncture

Baby Boomer getting acupuncture face lift

Baby Boomer getting acupuncture face lift

Elderly Problems:

By Boomeryearbook.com

Acupuncture is based on the belief that living beings have an important energy called “chi” that passes through twelve imaginary energy lines which circle around the body. Each line is linked with different parts of the body. Elderly problems can occur when there is a disruption in the flow of ‘chi”.
Acupuncturists insert needles into special points along specific relevant lines in order to bring back balance to the flow of “chi” and thus treat the elderly problem. There are more than 1000 acupuncture points in the body. This article on our website for baby boomers will summarize some advantages and disadvantages of acupuncture.
Some of the most common elderly problems include sleeplessness, persistent low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee. Boomer Yearbook, our website for baby boomers suggests that the proportion of having back pain is significantly greater in the aging baby boomers generation than younger adults; And degenerative knee disease with the back spinal collapse is invariably one of the most common elderly problems.

One of the most important advantages of acupuncture is that as long as performed by a recognized and well trained expert, there are no contraindications or side effects. It can be easily performed on the baby boomers generation as there are no age specific restrictions to the practice of acupuncture. It can treat all elderly problems without inflicting pain; or with minimal discomfort (i.e. the soles of the feet can be quite sensitive). Psychological articles have reported that acupuncture helps improve memory and enhances the body’s resistance against infections. It can give immediate relief to the most common elderly problems like back pain, knee pain, sleeplessness and low energy. The NIH (National Institute of Health) has reported that acupuncture has reduced severe effects without negative side effects, which cannot be said for traditional allopathic medications and other medical methods adopted for treatment of these conditions. Thus, acupuncture does not pose negative risk factors for the treatment of common elderly problems.

Acupuncture needles are safe as long as they are sterilized, used once on only the one person, free of any infection, and administered by a qualified professional. Certain standards are set for acupuncture needles especially while treating elderly problems as the baby boomers generation, due to our aging, are at higher risk of catching infections.

According to the research done by Boomer Yearbook, our website for baby boomers, each session costs roughly between $ 60 to $ 80 which can be quite expensive for the retirement boomer as it is usually non-insurance “out of pocket” money. Since bone loss, arthritis, and pain conditions are common elderly problems, we feel that before embarking on a treatment of acupuncture, that we warn the baby boomers generation that it is costly and in some cases, even if performed by an licensed well trained expert, that there can be soreness and bleeding and irritation around the entry sites.

Every person reacts differently to acupuncture; And in the vast majority of well performed service, it can bring significant benefits. However, Boomer Yearbook wants to caution all baby boomers to seek a licensed practitioner, carefully observe that the needles the practitioner is using are from a sterilized “sealed” package, and be on the lookout for bleeding and bruising. The biggest negative Boomer Yearbook website for baby boomers uncovered in the psychological articles warned that improperly treating elderly problems with acupuncture could cause series infections and even organ perforation.

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