Every woman wants to look young, never feel tired or have any health problems. Modern medicine provides many ways to rejuvenate the body. However, not all of them bring the desired result and many also have side effects. Only a specialist can choose a suitable method of rejuvenation.
Table of contents:
- Factors causing old age
- Methods and systems of rejuvenation
- Features of eastern medicine
- Popular anti-aging herbs from the east
Aging of an organism is a natural biological process, and all living things are subject to it. Sometimes this process is accelerated, and the body wears out much earlier than it should. Medicines for stopping the aging process have not yet been invented. Nevertheless, there are a number of rules and means capable of stopping the early aging of the organism.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that a person’s life expectancy should be 120 years. According to its provisions (science confirms this), after 40 years, irreversible age-related changes begin in our body. You should help your body to slow these changes down. Otherwise, health and appearance will deteriorate with each passing year.
Factors causing old age
Before embarking on specific actions and starting a war against aging, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with a number of reasons that over time negatively affect the functioning of the organism.
- Stress. It is no secret to anyone that constant moral stress adversely affects one’s well-being, reduces working capacity and immunity, and significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. In addition to these deplorable consequences for humans, there is one more – premature aging.
- Drinking alcohol. There is plenty of evidence of the harmful effects of alcohol on the human body. Only red wine is useful, provided that it is used in moderation.
- Lack of motor activity. Many of us suffer from this deficiency. Scientific studies have shown that even a few minutes of physical activity per hour can improve health, stabilize weight, cope with stress and slow down the aging process.
- The use of large amounts of saturated fat. Saturated fats enter the human body along with delicious chicken, meat, milk, and butter. Excessive consumption leads to increased cholesterol levels. This sooner or later leads to heart disease.
- Tobacco smoking. It is a recognized leader among causes of death and early aging. Every year, about five million people die on the planet because of smoking. The life of a smoker on average is shorter than a non-smoker’s life by thirteen years.
- Bad ecology. Polluted air can cause dryness and burn in the eyes, cough, asthmatic attacks and respiratory diseases.
- Long stay in the sun. Ultraviolet negatively affects the skin by drying it.
- Lack of healthy sleep.
- Excess weight.
Based on these factors, doctors made general recommendations for slowing down aging:
- Regular exercises
- Do not smoke
- Avoid smoky rooms
- Be more often in nature
- Do not overeat
- Avoid eating too hot food
- Prefer products with large fiber content, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products
- Try to eat less spicy foods
- Develop your intelligence: read more, chat with friends, go to exhibitions, concerts
- Laugh more
Methods and systems of rejuvenation
Every person after 50 years of dreams to rejuvenate his body. There are many different methods and systems of rejuvenation in the modern world. There are various cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation after 40 years. Consider the most popular ones.
Neodymium skin rejuvenation
Beauticians most often use this method for the skin of the face. The procedure involves treating problem areas with neodymium laser beams. This procedure does not adversely affect the upper layers of the dermis. They penetrate deeper and warm up the fabric. The skin becomes more elastic due to enhanced collagen production. Rejuvenation occurs. Aging is suspended. At the same time the formation of wrinkles and flabbiness slows down, the complexion improves.
The basis of this technique is the treatment of the skin with drugs based on blood plasma. It is taken from the same patient and, after treatment, an appropriate injection is made. The preparation also includes collagen and elastin, which, when they enter the skin, are quickly absorbed and saturate it with the necessary substances, as well as moisturize well and can stop aging. The effect is striking, the upper integument of the dermis becomes elastic and smooth. Doctors use the method to deal with wrinkles, dryness and sagging skin.
Rejuvenation of the body occurs by making microinjections. Vitamins and micro elements are injected into the skin with microscopic needles. Beauticians select them individually, taking into account the type of skin and other physiological features of the patient. Cocktails used in this technique may include hyaluronic acid, collagen, elastin, and more. Due to such procedures, the skin of the face acquires a natural color, smoothes, becomes more elastic and returns to normal moisture balance. This operation is used not only to slow down aging but also to combat acne or other problems. It is usually used as a cosmetic procedure for facial rejuvenation after 45 years.
The use of stem cells
The modern method of rejuvenation is the use of stem cells that have the ability to transform into any cells of our body. With their help, scientists can prolong youth. The effect of the use of stem cells has been proven by scientists with congenital disorders of the immune system and other diseases. Stem cells are effectively used in the rejuvenation of the whole organism. Thanks to this method, wrinkles, weakness and feeling unwell disappear, metabolism is restored.
The effectiveness of each method of rejuvenation is considered on an individual basis, since the organism is a unique system, and it is different for each person. The above methods are very popular among people. However, they have negative sides. These include:
- Individual intolerance
- Different Efficiency
- Allergy manifestations
- Various side effects
Therefore, the use of such modern methods can be fraught with consequences.
Features of eastern medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine uses a holistic approach to the health of the human body. It is based on the Taoist theory of vital energy called qi, which circulates through imaginary channels of the body. Violation of its movement, stagnation in one place or excess in another leads to various disorders and premature aging of the body. The reasons for this can be not only the wrong lifestyle but also behavioral factors:
- stressful situations, bad mood
- excessive emotions, negative thinking
- violation of moral norms
Such views echo the European science of psychosomatics, which establishes the connection between the psycho-emotional state of a person and his health. The Taoist model of achieving qi gong longevity includes the following comprehensive measures.
- Ethical – a balanced life without fuss, in accordance with conscience, accepted religious and moral rules
- Spiritual – meditations and other ways of developing the spirit
- Breathing techniques are another way to control the spirit and the energies of the body
- Nutrition – a diet with a lot of herbal products
- Motor activity is a special gymnastics, beneficial to the body and balancing the soul
In addition, Eastern masters widely use medicinal herbs and everyday food as a way to normalize the qi movement and self-improvement. In the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, the causes of aging are associated with a prolonged disorder of the mind and body. It is the harmony of the physical, energy and spiritual components that ensures longevity and health.
Popular anti-aging herbs from the east
One of the most popular areas of traditional Chinese medicine is various anti-aging agents. China, as usual, approaches this in its own way, offering not the operation or other drastic intervention in the body, but the intake of natural active elements. We present you the top 10 anti-aging remedies according to traditional Chinese medicine.
The rejuvenating and toning effect of this plant was discovered quite recently, so there is no information about it in the ancient treatises. However, Rhodiola has the ability to excrete toxins from the body. The plant extract soothes and improves memory, fights fatigue.
Regular intake reduces weight and prolongs life, according to the ancient treatise on Shannun’s herbs. Modern scientists have confirmed its tonic effect for both the body and the nervous system. The plant extract is also useful for the treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. It improves immunity, balances metabolism and acts as an antioxidant.
The properties of this plant are described in the tavern of Zhao Xueming, the famous healer of the Qing dynasty. Modern researchers have confirmed that pseudo and ordinary ginseng are similar in chemical composition, pharmacological properties, and use. Moreover, the properties of pseudo-Jensen in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases are even stronger. Taking this plant dilates the blood vessels, reduces the resistance of the vessels and reduces the heart rate.
Mongolian Asparagus (Huangqi)
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the health of the whole body is the health of the stomach and spleen. This plant can dilate the coronary arteries, increase blood flow to the heart, improve immunity, and slow down the aging process of cells.
Persicaria affinis root (Heshouwu)
Ancient treatises say that regular intake of this root stimulates the growth of muscle cells, bones and bone marrow and slows down the aging process. Modern studies have shown that the substances contained in it help the growth of nerve cells. They facilitate neurasthenia and other neurological diseases, as well as reduce cholesterol and sugar in the blood and have antioxidant properties.
It is an excellent antioxidant, a tonic for internal organs and the nervous system, improving vision and brain activity. It improves cardiovascular function.
Acanthopanacis Senticosi (Ciwujia)
Ancient treatises attributed to these plant properties of aging prevention. Modern research has confirmed this. The plant balances the nervous, endocrine and cardiovascular systems and has anti-inflammatory effects.
Chinese barberry (Gouqizi)
The fruits of the plant are useful for restoring muscles and bones. They help those who fight with excess weight. The plant extract has a tonic and blood-forming effect. It lowers blood sugar and fights arteriosclerosis.
“Southern Ginseng” (because it grows only in southern China) or “the grass of immortality” (as the locals call it) has a rejuvenating effect, gives energy, fights cancer and normalizes the state of the endocrine system. Regular intake improves immunity, reduces cholesterol, prevents the development of tumors, and, importantly in the modern world, helps fight stress.
Royal Jelly (Fengwangjiang)
This is the most valuable among bee products. It activates protein synthesis and cell growth, improves metabolism and helps in healing wounds and microcracks. The natural remedy is rich in vitamin C and E.