Who We Serve - Seniors

Seniors studying
Keep an active mind and body

Once a person reaches age 65, he or she can live an average of 19 years longer. Getting older can bring on a wide range of health challenges but making healthy lifestyle choices works to stave off disease and ailments as you age. Regular acupuncture treatments are one of those healthy choices that can make big improvements in a senior's quality of life.

Acupuncture to Relieve Arthritis

As the population of the U.S. ages, one of the most common health concerns of physically active seniors is the condition of their joints. Arthritis affects about half of all adults over age 65 and the cause is unknown. Arthritis can discourage a senior from being active and sap their vitality, which has another set of health risks.

Senior Knee Pain
Achy Knees and Joints

Acupuncture has been found to be clinically effective for:

  • Reducing arthritic pain

  • Improving joint mobility

  • Increasing healthy blood circulation

Arthritis can lead to chronic pain and a lower quality of life, but acupuncture is a healthy, non-drug, way to treat arthritis. Regular treatments can be extremely helpful for managing arthritis, which is a long-term condition.

I believe the seniors of our community are thriving, but acupuncture can help them with some of the age-related issues they may be experiencing. If you're ready to try acupuncture, make an appointment. Or call (805) 259-8516 anytime.

How Acupuncture Helps Seniors

We have all heard the scary statistics that the chronic health care expenses seniors are forced to pay may collapse their hard-earned financial stability, but acupuncture is highly effective at treating age-related pain through an analgesic and antidepressant effect that results in increased endorphin, encephalin, seratonin, and dopamine (the natural 'happy' chemicals) levels in the brain.

Seniors Biking
Get back to enjoying life

As a Santa Barbara acupuncturist, I feel a great deal of honor and privilege when I work with the seniors of our community. I know that older adults – just like everyone else – respond well acupuncture treatment, that results in pain reduction and promotes a feeling of well-being. Further, acupuncture helps seniors by:

  • Relieving chronic pain

  • Improving the effects of pharmaceuticals

  • Soothing indigestion

  • Lowering blood pressure

In short, acupuncture allows older adults to enjoy a better quality of life. Offering acupuncture treatments on a $20-$35 sliding scale helps seniors feel empowered about their own health care.

For more details and answers to commonly asked questions about acupuncture, see my FAQs.