Acupuncture for Seniors – Ever Tried It?

January 22, 2010

Filed under: Medical Care — Tags: — Alexis @ 4:42 PM

Ever tried acupuncture? It took me years to work up the nerve to leave the comforts of the doctor’s office experience I have always known and to explore this new territory – and am I glad I did! If you’ve never tried it, now is a great time.

Bob Thomson, Lic. Ac., practices in Hingham. I know several people who swear by his skills. He is a great listener, and he really takes the time to think up the most appropriate treatment for each client. Lucky for us, he is conducting group sessions at our local senior centers. He has the group sit in comfortable chairs, and he applies treatments to the calfs and forearms – and from those locations, the acupuncture works its way to the rest of your body, to find the places that need the healing.

Afraid of needles? They don’t hurt. They shouldn’t call them needles, that word scares too many people. Although I admit that I close my eyes and don’t look at them for my entire session.

Here is where you can find Bob and begin your path towards feeling better:

Hanover Council on Aging: Friday 1/29 & Friday 2/5, both from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. (Ongoing)

Hingham Department of Elder Services: Thursday  1/28 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Fourth Thursday of every month)

And if you aren’t quite ready for a treatment but would like to meet Bob and learn more about acupuncture, he will be presenting an introductory seminar at the Braintree Council on Aging on Thursday 2/18 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The fee is $25 per treatment, and the fifth session is free.

Spice up your winter and try something new!