One of the first things students of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) learn is that ancient Chinese doctors, sages, martial artists, hermits and rulers were more or less obsessed with achieving immortality. Some felt that it was achievable only in spirit, while others believed that a true physical immortality was possible through various practices and potions. Although there aren’t any immortals coming forward to demonstrate the fruits of these labors, that doesn’t mean people didn’t learn a lot of other great stuff through their seeking. Using the practice of acupuncture for aging is one of those discoveries.
The philosophy behind all Chinese medicine is that by seeking to align oneself with nature we find a state of balance that is free and easy. It’s similar to the practice of Zen, living in the present moment, responding naturally to each thing that arises. If we can accomplish this, we will slow down the wear and tear on our bodies and our minds. When you get acupuncture for aging we are balancing out the flow of energy in your body, bringing you back to your natural centered state.
The ancient sages and modern doctors will agree that youthfulness comes from within. There are so many things that can affect how old you look and feel. To that end, we will also work with our patients on their diet and general lifestyle habits. Acupuncture for aging is a whole-person process, so you can expect to receive plenty of other treatment modalities, like herbal remedies and topical applications, gua sha, cupping, electroacupuncture, meditation instruction, psychotherapy, qi gong exercises, tui na massage, and more. Speak with one of our trained and licensed practitioners to find out more, today!