If you’re not sure what a telomere is, go back to Monday’s post and read up…

So, the big question is:  HOW DO I LENGTHEN MY TELOMERES?  

The obvious answer is to get enough exercise and eat a pristine diet, high in organic fruits and vegetables, grass fed/free range, hormone free meats and eggs and avoid sweets, processed carbs and so on.  But, researchers say it’s not just about eating right and working out.  Numerous studies, all the way from Harvard University to UCSF, have shown the primary contributor to cellular aging isn’t fast food or a sedentary lifestyle, it’s stress. Accelerated cell aging has now been associated with many stress-related conditions, including trauma exposure, major depression and other psychiatric disorders.  Here’s where Chinese medicine comes in…  We believe that almost every symptom the body experiences ultimately comes from stress.  Stress wreaks havoc on the organ system creating stagnation or disharmony of Qi, Blood and other important substances.  So, logics will tell us that if acupuncture treats stress and balances the body overall, then it must lengthen telomeres!

We don’t need logics, researchers tell us it’s true!

Studies have shown that acupuncture lengthens telomeres!

Our recommendation is to receive acupuncture at least once a month, this will help de-stress the body overall, thereby creating the enzyme telomerase by doing the following:

  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Building immunity
  • Strengthening the gastro-intestinal system
  • Enhancing circulation
  • Regulating brain chemistry and hormones
  • Relaxing the nervous system
  • Energetically clearing trauma
  • Opening the meridians and creating a clear connection to the associated organ system hereby eradicating stress and free radicals.
  • And lengthening telomeres!

We are your support system for anti-aging, but more importantly longevity!

Much love,

Christina “Mei Wen” Martin, L.Ac., Dipl.AC, MTOM, FABORM.


Christina Martin is the founder of Tao to Wellness. She is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Teacher and has been in practice for fifteen years.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.  Christina entered Acupuncture school without ever having an Acupuncture treatment. She simply felt it was her calling.


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