For young people, age isn’t even a number: to them, trifles such as physical well-being, longevity, and mortality simply aren’t worth pondering.
But, for the more mature among us, getting old has become a pressing concern. Unfortunately, due to our hectic modern lifestyles, sometimes our only hope in combating aging seems to be a drink or a dousing from the Fountain of Youth.
Those youth-restoring waters are of course a thing of legend, so we’re left to our own devices. Enter medical tourism, which can assist us in a variety of ways as we attempt to slow down, prevent, or even reverse the signs of getting older.
Advanced anti-aging medicine in health-travel hotspots around the world can put the brakes on declining health and help you adopt a balanced, proactive, flourishing lifestyle. Our top-6 tips for turning back the clock and returning to looking and feeling healthy include:
1. Detoxifying Your Body
Holistic medicine prevents illness and promotes health by treating the body as a whole, rather than waiting for symptoms to arise. Chelation therapy, homeopathy, and liver detoxification all qualify, and numerous clinics in Thailand provide the latter in pristine island escapes where you can cleanse both body and soul.
2. Traditional Treatments
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda in India, and Thai Traditional Medicine (TTM) all offer excellent anti-aging benefits. Going abroad for TCM’s use of acupuncture and herbal medicine; Ayurveda’s meditation and yoga; and TTM’s centuries-old massage practices can put you on the road to improved diet, sleep, and overall wellness.
3. Revitalizing Your Skin
Face lifts may get most of the publicity, but facial rejuvenation treatments using chemical peels, stem-cell injections, and non-invasive skin-resurfacing procedures like Fractional CO2 laser therapy can work wonders. The latter has been called “the anti-aging breakthrough of the century” and world-renowned beauty clinics in South Korea will give you smooth, wrinkle-free skin and a years-younger appearance.
4. Refractive Eye Surgery
Thailand’s top-notch LASIK clinics aren’t the only ones that allow you to give up your glasses and stop your squinting. All over the medical-tourism world, ophthalmology centers provide patients from overseas with operations that correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, or astigmatism. State-of-the-art facilities in India are especially well-equipped and return your sight to its youthful glory, affordably.
5. Getting Pampered
Spa therapy isn’t just for splash-out vacations or afternoon diversions for ladies who lunch. Wellness travel is the behemoth that it is today partly because of health retreats and resort spas that indulge the senses. Aromatherapy massages, body scrubs and wraps, hydrotherapy, beautifying facials, and more – think Cuba, Costa Rica, or Colombia – all go a long way towards making you look and feel younger.
By doing these five things, the aging process won’t be one of diminishing well-being. And, you can combine them with fulfilling vacations overseas, the essence of medical tourism: healthcare expertise at a more affordable price which ultimately improves your well-being. Or simply puts you on the path to a younger, healthier you.