Anti-Aging Medicine – What’s The Buzz About?
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Anti-aging medicine and nutrition is a HUGE business these days. So many folks, including baby boomers are trying anything and everything to look and feel younger. In my network chiropractic and acupuncture practice I often ask people how old they are and how old they feel. I’d say about 75% of people feel older than their years.
Before I cut to the chase here, I want to let you know that 1) It is possible to feel much younger than you are; 2) It is possible to live with an amazing quality of life; and 3) the answer is not where you think it is.
While there is nothing inherently wrong with wanting to look and feel younger, this desire can easily block us from the deeper issues that deserve our attention. The questions that I always come back to are, “What factors in your life are causing you to feel older than you are?” and “How would it feel if you could truly discover and release the years of tension and overwhelm in your life and transform stress completely?”
So, what is the real cause of premature aging? Why are so many people feeling worn out before their years? Why are so many women hitting perimenopause in their late 30’s instead of their late 40’s? Why are degenerative illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis increasing at astonishing rates?
There are a lot of biochemical reasons for advanced stress, and I’ll save those for another article. Underlying the entire gestalt of feeling older than we are is a sense of overwhelm, stress, and fatigue.
When we get stuck in a stress response, stuck in toxic emotional states, and stuck in injuries and traumas that happened years ago, we literally get locked into a cycle of inflammation, mental stress, and emotional overload. In this state, poeple are always ‘on’– they can’t quiet their minds and their bodies are in a chronic state of contraction. There are no tools to relax, naturally release stress, or easily find a state of relaxed joyfulness. They have forgotten to breathe deeply. As a result, some of the most fundamental inputs into health and longevity, such as diet and exercise, often go ignored. Furthermore, in this state it is very hard to heal ourselves. In this state, we literally go into an emotional and chemical overload that heightens oxidation, inflammation, and predisposes us to the most common causes of death today: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and stress related degenerative diseases.
Diet and exercise are of course important inputs into how we age. But there is something much more fundamental that ultimately determines how youthful we are and appear, which is the extent to which we have an embodied sense of peace, awareness, and the power to change our emotional state at any time. We forget that when we combine an amazing posture with focus, attention, energy, and breath, we can literally feel on top of the world, invincible, and young again. We can experience wellness at any stage of our life. We can feel great again and heal from chronic pain.
Yes, there are supplements, herbs, and treatments that can help us to look and feel younger. The real goal, however, is to actually become fully embodied as a human being. When we access the boundless energy that is within is, we tap into that which never ages and never dies. Have you ever met someone who had so much vitality, energy, and joy, that you didn’t notice their age? Have you met someone who had all the plastic surgery yet whose attitude was rotten and so you really noticed their age? Have you noticed the glow that people have when they feel connected, stress free, and on purpose? Have you ever noticed how a poor posture can make someone look (and feel) much older than they are? When we combine the magic of Network Chiropractic, Somato Respiratory Integration, and a sense of purpose and awareness – we experience TRUE anti-aging medicine. Better stated, experience “wisdom” medicine. We start to feel younger than our years. When we feel that way, we usually look that way. We feel younger than our years not because of some expensive procedure, but becuase we have connected to the vitality and energy within.
A lot of people are turning to the anti-aging industry because they fear losing what they once had. They stopped liking themselves and feel totally disconnected from the natural rhythms of life. They have been so locked into stress and they feel the answer can come from “out there.” The answer my dear friends, is right inside of you. That same life force that animates every cell in your body and that took you form a sperm and an egg to the precious human being you are is the “secret” to feeling great. How would it be to feel relatively invincible, energetic, healthy, and on purpose every day? It is SO within the realm of possibilities! And, by the way, it feels AWESOME.
As a health practitioner, I believe it’s paramount to keep returning to the question, ‘What really matters?’ If you think about it, what this world needs more than anything is massive amounts of individuals choosing to wake up, open their hearts, and live with purpose. If it was really helpful to focus on appearances, I would be first in line. However our world needs a much deeper level of connection and care – one that is succesful, sustainable, and creates fundamental life change.
Call the Network Wellness Center of Charlotte at 704-909-7130 to set up your first appointment today!