Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy, most likely existing for about 3000 years, might be the next best treatment for dementia. In recent years, neurologists in North America have found that it can improve various symptoms of dementia.
Acupuncture may be effective for mild cognitive impairment, which is a precursor for dementia. When acupuncture is used as an alternative for the treatment of dementia, the cognitive symptoms seem to disappear slightly for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.
Acupuncture researchers have have reported that acupuncture treatments can effectively manage the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which again is a precursor to dementia. In fact, acupuncturists in Canada have been using the practice to treat symptoms of the disease for a few years now. Acupuncture studies show that the results of several acupuncture treatments for dementia over a defined period of time, had a significant effect on a patient’s mental state scores compared to those just taking nimodipine, a medicinal blocker for depression or other mental or mood problems.
Treating Alzheimer’s Disease With Acupuncture
Many acupuncturists in Red Deer are treating Alzheimer’s disease with Acupuncture, as reported by recent North American studies for alternative medical treatments for certain diseases and conditions.
Following acupuncture treatments for dementia, Canadian researchers has found that the mood of the majority of the participants treated showed a substantial increase in energy and mood, which has been known to significantly disappear as we get older.
Acupuncture has a positive effect on Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by improving mood and cognitive skills. That alone has given hope to those suffering with Dementia in Canada. Future studies and now being ramped up right across North America and positive results are expected.
Acupuncture in Canada
Acupuncture in Canada, regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, has been practiced for thousands of years in China and now worldwide. It is just in the last 20 years that it now is a widely used practice for several diseases and conditions in Canada. Several acupuncture clinics in Western Canada including Dr Arlo Acupuncture Clinic in Red Deer Alberta, have paid attention to the results of the dementia studies, and are now treating local Red Deer acupuncture patients with effective results.
Promising results for acupuncture treatments lessening the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have been reported by more and more acupuncture clinics all over Canada in the past year.
Acupuncture may also be an effective treatment for a variety of ailments in Canada including:
- Acupuncture for back pain
- Acupuncture for addictions including smoking
- Acupuncture for Stroke
- Acupuncture for headaches
- Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia
- Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis
- Acupuncture for chronic pain
- Acupuncture for PTSD
- Acupuncture for Arthritis