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What are some natural ways that I can take care of my joints?

Natural means of taking care of your back and joints include the following:

  • daily stretching
  • proper lifting
  • proper diet
  • weight management
  • natural anti-inflammatory medications
Dr. Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

As we age, our joints begin to manifest the wear and tear we have put them through over the years. I recommend you take up tai chi as a regular daily activity; it is a moderate but very energizing exercise. Tai chi comes in many forms, and a daily practice of 30 minutes can help retain the flexibility of the joints, lubricate them and help strengthen the muscles and tendons surrounding the joints. There are also many herbal and acupuncture remedies in the traditional Chinese Materia Medica (Chinese herbal database), which can be adjunct to support your joints. I suggest consulting a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist to obtain a specific prescription.

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