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Massage and Acupuncture Can Make Aging Easier

© Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Though National Senior Health and Fitness Day is May 28, most seniors don't know about the benefits Oriental medicine can have for many of the ailments endured by the elderly community.

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services survey, there were 34.5 million people over the age of 65 in 1999, representing about 12.7 percent of the U.S. population. By 2030, that number will grow to 20 percent, or about 70 million people. Yet as large as it is, the elderly population experiences an alarming number of health problems that are often inadequately treated, such as arthritis, depression, pain, constipation, stress and loneliness.

The suicide rate among people over 65 is higher than any other group, and is considered a major public health problem by the National Institute of Mental Health. Yet a case study conducted by a nurse consultant for Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services, Inc. in 1997 found that seniors who received massage therapy experienced a tremendous improvement in mood and anxiety levels.

Chinese massage and acupuncture can help with all of these ailments and more. Massage and acupuncture increase the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids, reduce muscular tension, relieve pain, and release endorphins. Improved circulation brings fresh oxygen to body tissues, which eliminates waste products from inside the body and enhances recovery from diseases. And the bond that can be forged between practitioner and patient can serve to relieve loneliness and depression.

For more information on how Oriental medicine can help the elderly, please call (800) 729-0941.

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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine believes that the energetic and physiological principles of Oriental medicine are grounded in the laws of nature. While they may seem mysterious at times, they are not mystical. That is, they are knowable by the average human being without any appeal to the supernatural. ...more
 
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