Case Study: Working with the Elderly

Working with elderly patients in the Clinic can be challenging. Often they will be taking several different medications as well as having limited mobility which makes it difficult for them to receive acupuncture or take Chinese herbal formulas.

With that said, finding a way to work with them becomes the challenge because the results can be very profound. Let me share a patient with you.

She is 82 years old and living by herself in a retirement community. She is diabetic and has high blood pressure. Her medications are norvasc and lisenopril to treat the high blood pressure and 50 units of humolin for diabetic control. But neither were under control so the family called me in to help …

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Acupuncture Atlanta is committed to providing quality care and helping you stay healthy in this environment defined by a new normal. Acupuncture at its core is a preventative modality and our practitioners are here to work with you and design a treatment plan that is suitable for your specific needs.

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·      We are providing disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers for all guests to use in several areas.

·      Each treatment room has a HEPA filter with a built-in UV-C air sanitizer (also used in hospital settings.)

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·      Use of disposable paper sheets or change out sheets in between each patient.

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