Aging:  Western Versus Eastern Approach

August 12, 2013    BY Carrie Demers

Western doctors won’t tell you that you can improve or heal poor digestion, forgetfulness, a bad knee, or other problems of aging, but it’s not their fault. They've been trained to see us as bodies—bags of bio-chemicals—and believe that little can be done for an aging body except to prescribe medication. Eastern-style health practitioners (Chinese, ayurvedic, and herbal) see consciousness, not the body, as primary and treat the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—which allows true healing to happen. Their approach includes more subtle methods of healing, such as herbs, breathing, and mantra meditation.

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Carrie Demers
Carrie Demers MD, has practiced integrative medicine for 22 years. After earning her medical degree and becoming board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, and ayurveda. She uses all these modalities to support patients’ inherent ability to heal.

Dr. Demers sees patients, writes articles, and lectures nationally on integrative medicine. She is board-certified in integrative medicine, and has been the... Read more>>