Type 2 diabetes is now so widespread some health professionals have labeled it an epidemic. Diabetes affects more than 30 million people in the U.S., and the vast majority of these people have type 2 diabetes. In addition, more than 84 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, a serious condition when blood sugar is higher than normal but has yet to reach the level for a diagnosis of diabetes. Many people with diabetes and prediabetes are unaware they have the condition.
It has been in the news lately, and I have gotten several questions about facial rejuvenation acupuncture, sometimes referred to as an “acupuncture facelift.” So, here is the low down.
I studied tai chi privately for several years with an instructor whose pet peeve was when students would roll their eyes at themselves when they made a mistake doing the tai chi form. Evidently lots of students were prone to this, me included.
Aging may beat the alternative, but that doesn’t mean it is always a smooth or comfortable process. As my grandmother used to say, “Aging isn’t for the faint of heart.” Hormonal symptoms, increased aches and pains, shifts in mood, lower energy, sleep disruptions, and other challenges often appear as we get older.