One of the major concerns voiced to physicians today is fear of dementia. Worldwide nearly 36 million people are believed to be living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. By 2030, it is expected that this number will increase to nearly 66 million. Unfortunately, it is not widely known that the majority of dementia cases are preventable. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has much to offer in the area of dementia prevention and brain health. Yan De-xin is one of the leading doctors in the People’s Republic of China today. His theories on blood stasis and aging have revolutionized 2,000 years of TCM geriatrics. Traditionally, the aging process was largely ascribed to vacuity of the spleen and kidney. In the classics it says, ‘yang ming’s decline at age 35’. In modern practice, blood stasis is central to the TCM treatment of many of the diseases that affect the elderly.
In this lecture, Dr. John Nieters, L.Ac. DAOM will discuss the importance of blood stasis in geriatric diseases, particularly in regards to brain health and various lesser known, secondary diagnostic markers for mental decline. This will be Dr. Nieters’s third talk at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. He is very excited to cover this topic as it is a major fear of the Baby Boomer generation and Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer tremendous hope for healthy aging.
When: January 15th, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Where: Commonwealth Club of San Francisco
Cost: Tickets available at www.commonwealthclub.org