We are built to last, to survive. Mickey Mantle of the NY Yankees, one of the best players ever, is famous for saying, 'If I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.' But the Mick lived a bit too hard and his last years were not good ones. I am surprised at the wide ranges of health in my patients of similar ages. I see patients that are 40 and they are old. I had someone walk into the office who was 95 and his handshake nearly crushed my hand. Some of this of course is genetics. But much of this is how we take care of ourselves. I believe a holistic approach to health and lifestyle, as advanced by Chinese or Ayurvedic medicine, can be extremely helpful in maximizing our health at any age. Its never too late to start taking better care of yourself.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond