Senior health: when and how to take care of your health capital?  

August 15, 2022

We only have one life... but it will be much more enjoyable if we are in good health. So we might as well take care of it now to preserve our health capital in the long term!


In this article, we would like to introduce you to the benefits of alternative medicine, offering the possibility of preserving one's health and better living the physiological and physical changes linked to age.


More and more seniors are turning to alternative medicine to relieve temporary or chronic health problems, as well as to strengthen their immune system and find new habits in nutrition and lifestyle. A natural and complex approach to alternative medicine can improve the quality of life of our seniors.





Why use alternative medicine to preserve your health?




As we age, all of our body's processes slow down and our body requires different "maintenance".


Alternative medicine is a natural and gentler approach to treat the illness and relieve age-related changes.


For example, Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine can relieve the pain of elderly people who suffer from joint problems or those who have problems with their digestive system.


Alternative medicine also offers the elderly an opportunity to maintain their bodies in order to limit the risks of certain diseases, or at least to delay their progression.



When is it recommended to start taking care of your health?



According to the International Health Organization, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The idea that " prevention is better than cure" is your ally in deciding to start taking care of your health capital. Nevertheless, it is never too late to start practicing good habits!



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What treatments are recommended for seniors?



At TMed, you can choose to have recourse to specialists in Chinese Medicine or Ayurvedic Medicine. Both approaches offer natural treatments accompanied by nutritional and lifestyle advice, adapted to your health condition. These approaches are known for their virtues in relieving the following symptoms


  • overweight and obesity ;
  • diabetes ;
  • excess cholesterol and triglycerides;
  • hormonal imbalances;
  • increased risk of certain cancers;
  • cardiovascular disorders;
  • intestinal transit problems;
  • alleviation of joint pain;
  • normalization of the tension;
  • detoxification of the organism, etc.


For the followers of Chinese Medicine or for those who wish to discover this approach, we recommend to start with the pulse diagnosis. This technique allows us to diagnose the imbalances in your body. Following the results of the diagnosis, the specialist in Chinese Medicine will suggest treatments adapted to your needs such as acupuncture, Chinese massage Tuina, vacuum cupping, etc.


Ayurvedic Medicine also begins with a pulse diagnosis. Then, the Ayurvedic Medicine specialist will guide you to treatments such as Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage, Shirodhara treatment, Nasya nose treatment completed by the prescription of Ayurvedic medicines and advice on nutrition.


The TMed center also offers guided self-massage (acupressure) workshops led by one of our specialists in Traditional Chinese Medicine on the following topics


  • Immune and metabolic balance (strengthening the immune system, weight control, improving transit, allergy management);
  • Daily stress management;
  • Women's health (management of symptoms related to menopause).


In addition, these approaches stimulate the body's self-healing power, through the establishment of an energy balance in the body. It is important to understand that these practices are complementary to conventional medicine, which means that you can integrate them with the treatments prescribed by your doctor.




What is the reimbursement for complementary medicine treatments?


Complementary medicine treatments can be covered by Swiss complementary health insurance. For more information, please consult our insurance reimbursement guide and contact your insurance company.

August 15, 2022

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