I don’t think it’s a stretch to say: “We all want to be healthy and stay that way.'” But that can be tough to do if you don’t have the right information. And today, it can be hard to find good information online and even more challenging to sort through it all..
At times it’s even hard to know whom to trust and what to believe. Often there are conflicting ideas and reports returned when searching online.
My site, Healthy Aging For Women (HAW) offers health, diet and fitness information pertaining to older women. Let’s face it, what we need, what we want, and how we do things changes as we get older.
While HAW discusses a multitude of health topics, I want to focus on how we can utilize alternative or complementary medicine while getting older, all in an effort to staying healthy and young at heart.
By the way, this does not mean you should forget about preventive screening tools or treatments available to you via allopathic or western medicine. No, not at all!
Mainstream medicine is invaluable in many different areas, particularly when it involves emergencies, but it doesn’t have as much to offer when it comes to preventive strategies.
I know, western medicine employs all sorts of “preventive” tests, scans and so on… but it generally identifies conditions AFTER the fact.
Compare that to alternative medicine…
Alternative medicine is strong on prevention, true prevention. However, it has its limitations when it comes to emergency intervention.
Doesn’t that sound like a “match made in heaven?” It sure does to me!
Ideally, both allopathic and alternative medicine would be utilized in our healthcare system. Even though we still have miles to go before we get there, I am confident one day we will. However, that doesn’t have to stop you and me from utilizing both today.
I am a licensed East Asian Medicine professional, formerly called Traditional Chinese Medicine aka TCM. I am passionate about what alternative medicine has to offer, particularly as we grow older.
I encourage you to utilize the information and put into action what you learn.
Enjoy and most importantly… be well!
Johanna Hofmann, MAc., LAc., EAMP
PS: Please note that any and all information published on this site “Does Not Replace” advice provided by a qualified, licensed medical provider, be it an acupuncturist, chiropractor, herbalist, medical doctor, naturopath, nurse practitioner, nutritionist, or other.