Would you like to live to be 100? You would be surprised at how many people would answer “no” to that question. Many people are in such poor health that it is a physical and emotional struggle to get through each day, let alone an entire century. It doesn’t have to be that way. Actually, if we are living properly, enjoying the rich quality of life that we are entitled to, we should all be thrilled to live to 100! In fact, the hard part should be figuring out how to squeeze all of our goals and accomplishments into such a relatively short period of time.
It’s true that we are living longer than our ancestors, but while the medical profession is quick to point out that our lifespan is increasing, what remains hidden in the fine print is the atrocious quality of life that our senior population must endure. Twinkies® have a long shelf life, but it would be a stretch to call them healthy. A balanced meridian system is the foundation of health and longevity, and it is like a bright light glowing deep within. Dim the light and your quality of life dims along with it. Extinguish the light and you die.
The key to living a long, healthy life is to maximize the function of the meridian system as long as possible. Acupuncture does exactly that. Understand that longevity is built right now. Today. This very day is part of your 100 years. Your state of health at this moment is a result of your actions yesterday and the days prior. Your state of health tomorrow depends on what you do today. Health is not black and white. It is a continuum, with death at one end and complete wellness at the other end. We are never stagnant, we are constantly moving back and forth along the scale.
Every action you take either moves you toward health or away from it, and the key to longevity is to habitually engage in those activities that drive you in the right direction. Things like acupuncture treatments, daily exercise, proper nutrition, gratitude, a positive mental outlook, spiritual fulfillment, love, and so on. It’s been said that success is a journey, not a destination. The same can be said of longevity. If a long, healthy life is a goal of yours, then don’t just let your life play out and hope for the best. Longevity is not about dragging out an existence just to make it to a certain age. Longevity is a byproduct of living the right way every single day until, before you know it, a hundred years have passed.