“Acupuncture had immediate effects on my levels of stress. I simply was not the same person at work. Co-workers could not believe the difference in my disposition. Clients continually comment on my relaxed nature given the stressful environment I have put myself in (CPA, working with taxes). I believe it has helped me stay healthy over the last 9 years…”
The big picture: a better strategy
Every responsible man in the U.S. ought to use Chinese medicine at least once a quarter. He owes it to himself, his family, and his colleagues. Chinese medicine is the premier preventive health care system in the world. The cost to treat a condition is roughly five times as much as the cost to prevent it. The only logical way to reform health care for individuals, companies and societies is preventive medicine and early intervention. According to the US (Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50% of premature deaths and 70% of chronic health conditions and diseases are preventable with lifestyle modification. Healthy, fit men are far more productive and earn much higher incomes than unhealthy, unfit ones.
Furthermore, children model their parent’s behaviors, particularly their father’s behavior, so a good father conducts himself so as to help his children live healthy, satisfying lives. Men’s health issues affect women and children through reduction or loss of income, medical expenses, and disruption of family relationships. Any man who has lost a father or a brother or a close friend through preventable illness, or “lifestyle mismanagement” has seen the devastation wrought firsthand.
- learn to relax by continuously letting go of tension in the body and mind
- eat right and exercise vigorously and regularly
- get plenty of sleep
- exercise control over their emotions, especially anger in all its forms
- exercise control over their environment by organizing extremely well
- build and nurture a strong social support system and treat people well
- create a life based upon deeply held values