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Anti-Aging Medicine

Sure anti-aging medicine encompasses facial rejuvenation and aesthetics, but there is so much more than that. There is external beauty and there is internal wellness. After all, human bodies have both external and internal components, right?  When both function optimally together, there is health. If either is unhealthy or sick, the person is unhealthy or sick.

Acupuncture and anti-aging go hand in hand because both view the human body in it’s totality to understand the root cause of disease. The body when healthy, is capable of self healing (innate healing). Acupuncturists and anti-aging specialists are medical detectives who search for underlying deficiencies and blockages that are responsible for illness and disease.

In a nutshell, successful aging is what anti-aging medicine is all about. It’s not about stopping the clock. It’s about aging without disease, mental decline, and a crippling body. Anti-aging medicine is a medical speciality that applies advanced medical technologies for prevention, early detection, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders and diseases.

With early detection, early intervention and modest life style changes, the statement, “Your symptoms are from old age” will be a thing of the past.

 

 What To Look for When Picking An Anti-Aging Practitioner

 

Not everyone who practices anti-aging medicine is qualified to do so. Why does it matter? If your practitioner is not certified, you may not better getting the best care and here’s why.

Anti-aging medicine is a specialty that takes education, training and certification. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine is the certifying board for this medical speciality. In order to be board certified, one must meet the following requirements.

  • An actively licensed health care professional.
  • A practitioner in good standing with no significant disciplinary actions taken against them.
  • A minimum of 5 years clinical experience.
  • At least 150 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME)/ CEU credits referable to the clinical practice and some aspect of preventive medicine, Anti-Aging medicine, nutritional medicine or diagnostic medicine during the past eight years.

Passing a written board exam that tests competency in the following areas:

  1. Mechanisms of aging and disease & lifespan research
  2. Cardiovascular Disease: diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutic interventions
  3. Cancer: epidemiology, assessment and risk factors
  4. Cognitive Diseases & Impairments: diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutic interventions
  5. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutic interventions
  6. Respiratory Diseases: diagnostics, prevention and therapeutic interventions
  7.  Musculoskeletal Diseases & Impairments: diagnostics, prevention and therapeutic interventions
  8. Skin Aging: assessment and therapeutic interventions
  9. Regenerative Medicine & Advanced Biomedical Technologies
  10. Demographics and Trends in Aging & Disease
  11. Nutritional Interventions