In Traditional Chinese medicine lifestyle is very important in determining overall health.
Treatment of a wide range of health conditions and common ailments includes the five pillars of Chinese medicine: Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui Na massage, qigong exercises, and lifestyle recommendations.
Lifestyle recommendations include:
• Adequate sleep. Being sleep deprived can weaken constitution and eventually cause illness.
• Daily exercise, which strengthens qi circulation.
• Stress reduction through yoga, qigong, meditation, deep breathing exercises, or pilates can prevent illness.
Acupuncture can also be used as an adjunct therapy to improve lifestyle habits with treatment for smoking cessation, stress reduction and weight loss.
Traditional Chinese medicine integrates holistic lifestyle recommendations and treatments for physical, mental and emotional stressors to bring about balance and health.
Healthy lifestyle choices means making choices everyday that will enhance health and help prevent disease. Quality foods, exercise, restorative sleep, avoidance of toxins, and stress management are all significantly in our personal control. Research demonstrates that many chronic diseases are largely caused by lifestyle choices and habits.
The fundamental principle of preventive health care is that one can utilize lifestyle recommendations that will support health and healing. By making appropriate lifestyle choices, according to season and individual characteristics, health can be optimized.
For information about Acupuncture & Massage College’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs call Joe Calareso, Admissions Director, at (305) 595-9500.