Many of the most common age-related medical issues can be completely avoided with preventative treatments and procedures. Here is a look at a few popular remedies that may help you deal with insomnia, arthritic pain, bowel discomfort, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a wide variety of other health problems.


Acupuncture is a popular style of treatment that has been carried out for thousands of years. A number of different studies have shown us that acupuncture can be an effective form of therapy for those who are struggling with chronic discomfort. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture can help with medical complications such as sinusitis, cataracts, gingivitis, and joint inflammation. Acupuncture appointments can be made daily, but most older patients only need to have it carried out once or twice a month.

Essential Oils

Much like acupuncture, essential oils have been used to treat countless medical issues over the years. While some essential oils are edible, they are generally much more effective when inhaled or used as a topical treatment. Your favorite essential oils can be added to diffusers, humidifiers, or warm water just before a bath. More adventurous patients often make their own lotions by adding their favorite essential oils to coconut oil or another similar cream.

HGH Therapy

One of the reasons why so many people develop health issues as they grow older is because of chemical and hormonal imbalances. Some companies, like Modern Therapy, know that human growth hormone therapy is designed to stimulate the endocrine system so that it produces vital chemicals and hormones. When carried out regularly, HGH therapy can provide you with many amazing benefits including increased energy, increased bone density, greater muscle mass, and lower blood pressure.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a unique treatment that requires a patient to sit in a chamber for a short period of time so that they can saturate their body with oxygen. The goal of HBOT is to stimulate the body's natural healing process to take care of issues such as high blood pressure and general inflammation. This type of treatment has become extremely popular in recent years to help diabetic patients who are suffering from tissue damage that won't seem to heal.

Before trying any of these treatments, seniors should first speak with a doctor about their medical history. While most of these therapies are extremely safe, they can interact with other medications and cause additional health complications.

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