As our body ages, we undergo a process of declining physiological functions, and deterioration of energy in both physical and mental performance which results in the loss of interest in striving for a full, fun and active lifestyle.
However, the speed and the nature of aging varies greatly among individuals. Antiaging, therefore, is the science and clinical application to slow down the aging process and achieve the maximum health and body function. This is in an effort to increase the value and enjoyment of living while avoiding diseases.
Services related to anti-aging:
Healthy Lifestyle establishment
In the Integrative Medical Center, we put an emphasis on the maximum long-term benefit of a healthy lifestyle as a foundation for anti-aging. We help patients set up a plan to first identify each area of dysfunction or imbalance in the body then formulate a personalized strategy and plan to the individual to reach the desired health goals.
Minimize use of any invasive and harmful medical interventions
As we age we are often facing and confronting the choice of needing drugs or surgery. While drugs and surgery may necessary to save lives or relieve symptoms, they often cause adverse and harmful effects and disturb body balance and degrade the quality of life. Having the ability to integrate western and eastern medicine at our center, we carefully review with each individual what is the absolute necessity for drugs or surgery versus only temporary relief with a high risk of long-term harmful side effects. For many chronic conditions or functional disorders such as arthritis, neck pain, back pain resulting from aging, fatigue, insomnia, poor digestion the Integrative Medical Center, first applies all natural non-invasive approaches such as nutrition, supplements, diet, acupuncture in order to reduce or eliminate symptoms and restore functions.
In our industrialized world, we take in more and more potentially toxic compounds. They find their way into the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Evolving research suggests that the cause of many health problems may be associated with prolonged exposure to various toxic agents in our environment. Detoxification permits organs and cells to function better. At the Integrative Medical Center, specific detoxification programs are tailored for each individual which involve dietary changes, elimination of heavy metals, food additives, pesticides, herbicides. They also include healthy nutrients, beneficial fat and high-quality antioxidants are replenished as well.
Hormone Replacement and managing Menopause and Andro-pause
As we age our reproductive functions play out, hormone levels plunge, they trigger the onset of menopause in women and andropause in men and related hormone imbalances. Poor lifestyle habits can complicate the midlife picture manifested by premature aging. This decline contributes to muscle weakness, osteoporosis, impaired exercise tolerance, declined sexual function, reduced energy and memory loss. Hormones exist in harmony with each other to create a delicate balancing act, When levels of each hormone are in the right proportions, body systems are stable. When the balance is lost, hormone deficiencies and excesses can become toxic to the body, causing chronic symptoms and disorders and raising risks for disease. Risks and benefits of hormone replacement are carefully weighted when we evaluate patients. Various forms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), including bio-identical hormones of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA and others are individualized formulated when it benefits outweigh the risks In the individual. However, we are mindful of the risk of HRT for the individuals, such as breast cancer survivors or other special risks concerns, we have effective programs based on natural non- hormonal approach to meet each individual's needs.