Acupuncture for Elders

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Acupuncture for Elders

At Boulder Acupuncture and Herbs, we specialize in improving the quality of life for seniors in Boulder County. We offer elders access to affordable acupuncture in their homes, nursing facilities, retirement communities, in our office, and in our community acupuncture circles. Our acupuncture treatments are administered in a safe and gentle manner and can be modified to meet the needs of patients with mobility restrictions, memory impairment, loss of vision or hearing, and those receiving hospice or palliative care.

We provide elders the immediate comfort of symptom management, as well as long-term constitutional support and health maintenance. Acupuncture patients consistently show reductions in pain, increased energy, optimized sleep, and improved mental outlook after just a few sessions.

At Boulder Acupuncture and Herbs, we are not just another medical appointment. Our goal is to help you recover and maintain your health by offering safe alternatives to surgery, compassionate care through difficult times, and inspiration for living your best life. Patients look forward to the care they receive, knowing they will be treated with dignity, respect, and loving-kindness.

We regularly treat the following conditions in seniors:

  • Arthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea, constipation, and acid reflux
  • Low appetite
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Colds, flus, and compromised immunity
  • Nausea
  • Muscle numbness and weakness
  • Dizziness and poor balance

Acupuncture Rates for Patients over 70

Private Treatment House Call

  • 75-minute in-home initial consultation and treatment: $95
  • 45-minute in-home follow-up treatment: $60
  • Home visit fee: add $20 for treatment in the City of Boulder (Additional fees apply for house calls outside of this area.)

Private Treatment in Our Office or Partnering Eldercare Facility

  • 75-minute initial consultation and treatment: $95
  • 45-minute follow-up treatment: $60

Community Acupuncture Treatment at Frasier Meadows

  • 60-minute initial consultation and treatment: $40
  • 45-minute follow-up treatment: $30

Which Type of Treatment Should I Select?

Our goal is to offer our patients easy access to acupuncture that fits their budget, offers the highest quality care, and accommodates any physical or mental restrictions. We strive to keep our rates low and our treatments flexible so that older adults receive the specialized attention they need as often as they need it.

When choosing which treatment is right for you, consider the following benefits:

Private Treatment House Call

This is an ideal choice for a patient who is homebound, doesn’t drive, prefers to avoid hazardous road or weather conditions, or would simply rather be treated in the comfort of home. During home visits we treat patients in a bed, their favorite chair, or on the couch.

For patients living outside the City of Boulder (total round-trip commute longer than 30 minutes), an additional driving fee will be determined at the time of booking at $10 per additional 15-minute increment based on normal driving conditions.

Private Treatment

Treatment in our office at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder, or one of our other partnering retirement communities, is a great decision for patients who want the benefits and privacy of working one-on-one with our acupuncturist. Our office is in a handicapped-accessible building.

Community Acupuncture Treatment

Community acupuncture is the most economical way to make acupuncture a part of your healthcare plan. This type of acupuncture is conducted in a group setting with each patient receiving individualized care in a shared treatment space. Our practitioner does a brief intake and then inserts acupuncture needles in the lower arms and legs, and possibly in the ears, neck, or scalp. Patients are fully clothed and sit in comfortable chairs for 45- or 60-minute sessions. For a more thorough explanation of the benefits of community acupuncture, see Community Acupuncture: Affordable Treatment for Seniors in Boulder.

Coordinating Help for a Loved One

Boulder Acupuncture and Herbs provides your loved one with professional, caring service. Our acupuncturist can visit patients in their homes, minimizing the need for transportation, or in our office or community acupuncture clinic. Knowing that your loved one is receiving symptom relief and personal connection with our acupuncturist can be a great comfort, especially if you live outside the Boulder area.

We understand that helping an older adult with health concerns includes teaming up with friends, family, and caregivers to provide the most benefit to the patient. We make it easy for caregivers to help their loved one receive acupuncture. Caregivers can work with us over e-mail or phone to discuss treatment options, and we can even arrange payment from afar.

As one caregiver said of our work:

Norah has been treating my 95-year-old-mother at Frasier Meadows for nearly a year. Norah’s treatment is a true high point for my mother each week. Acupuncture helps to relieve pain and also helps to calm and relax her. Acupuncture, provided by Norah with great care and kindness, is a real benefit.

Call or e-mail us today to discuss if acupuncture is a good choice for your loved one.