Christine Tassone, R.Ac

What does getting older mean to you? For some people, age is just a number. For others, it’s a significant factor that determines how they feel about themselves. In Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), your age is part of a specific phase of life that affects you physically, mentally and emotionally.

TCM regards each individual as unique, so all corresponding therapeutic and preventive approaches in TCM are personalized. Personalized medicine, also referred to as precision medicine, is an emerging medical paradigm that points toward a new direction for future medical development. TCM studies our holistic body condition (constitution), which lays the foundation for disease diagnosis, aging, prevention and treatment.

As a matter of fact, TCM has guided health maintenance, disease prevention, and aging for thousands of years and is widely used in many countries around the world! Because Chinese Medicine was practiced for over 4,000 years without lab tests or visual studies, it developed other methods of personalized medicine and disease detection: Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostics.

That’s why, as an Acupuncturist trained in Traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis, I am more likely to catch subtle manifestations earlier, and aim to reverse imbalances quickly instead of allowing them to worsen over years. Once the nature of your imbalance is determined, I can then suggest foods, exercises, and targeted acupuncture therapy that will assist you in aging, lifestyle and prevention, for each and every stage of your life.

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