Successful Aging

Course code: 19132
Location: Beaumaris Senior Centre
Day/time:  Friday 10.15am Weekly
Starts: 8-Mar  Ends: 29-Mar

SUCCESSFUL AGEING

Growing old is said to be one of the most difficult chapters in the art of living. As we are living longer today than previous generations, we may be thinking about the manner and rate at which we age, and the limitations ageing imposes. We will explore the Chinese life-nourishing tradition which offers some useful strategies on aging successfully.

DIET AND NUTRITION

What we eat is fundamental to health and successful aging. In this workshop, we will explore the relationship between what we eat on a day to day basis, the health of the digestive system and general well- being. Chris will discuss emerging science about the importance of the micro-biome that inhabit our gut to maintain health and the immune system, as well as some interesting parallels with the principles of Oriental Nutrition to support health of the digestive system

DIGESTIVE COMPLAINTS

Problems in the digestive system can present a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, reflux or GORD, indigestion and nausea. This session will look at how Oriental Medicine understands some of these common digestive complaints and some nutritional and self care strategies.

ARTHRITIS aka PAINFUL OBSTRUCTION SYNDROME

Creeping stiffness and aching joints are considered as a normal part of aging. Known as Painful Obstruction Syndrome in Oriental Medicine, arthritis can be treated in a variety of ways. In this workshop, we will discuss changes in joints associated with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. We will also  explore how oriental medicine understands and treats Painful Obstruction syndrome, and some simple home remedies.

Christine Easdown
Christine is  an experienced Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Therapist and Chinese Medicine practitioner.

Last updated 3 November 2018