What Is Anti-Aging Medicine?

There’s no getting around it: We are all going to get old -- if we’re lucky. But advancing age doesn’t necessarily mean increasing illness, even though it may seem that way sometimes.

Dr. Spiegel doesn’t have a magic pill or injection to offer you that stops the hands of time. However, he does have tools in his anti-aging medicine toolbox that can help you enjoy the best health possible as the years go by. 

Anti-aging medicine is the other side of the functional medicine coin. If you remain as functionally healthy as you can, you’ll also age more healthfully. 

Nutrition and supplements

One of the most critical components of good health is nutrition. You are, as the cliche goes, what you eat. But sometimes, even the most carefully planned diet leaves you with deficiencies.

Dr. Spiegel offers his patients a thorough nutritional evaluation, accompanied by bloodwork, in order to help you identify areas for improvement based on your specific situation. If you need supplements, he guides you in choosing the best ones.


Have you ever met someone who said they couldn’t sit down or they might not get back up? When it comes to your health, that’s truer than you might realize.

Regular physical movement helps you maintain muscle mass, keeps your bones stronger for longer, and helps alleviate joint pain -- even in people with arthritis.

If you’re not sure how to start an exercise program that’s appropriate for your age and health, Dr. Spiegel can help you build a program that works for your life.

Lowering stress

It seems like researchers link stress to more chronic health conditions every day. It’s easy to say “You need to reduce your stress levels,” but Dr. Spiegel offers tangible methods for doing so. 

Here at the Osteopathic Center for Healing, Dr. Spiegel offers acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, and massage therapy, all of which have been shown to help lower stress. Additionally, things like proper nutrition and exercise can help you enjoy a less stressful life. 

Other treatments

There are several other services and treatments available at Osteopathic Center for Healing that can fall under the heading “anti-aging medicine.” For example, patients with metabolic issues may find that hormone balancing helps them maintain a higher level of functioning for longer. 

Another treatment that’s considered a type of anti-aging medicine is stem cell therapy. As you age, the likelihood that you’ll develop knee pain, specifically osteoarthritis of the knee, steadily increases. Stem cell therapy helps your body repair the damaged tissues in your knees that cause pain. 

Anti-aging medicine can help you

Anti-aging medicine is an approach to health that is highly individualized and that is designed to keep you in the best health possible as you age. You may not need stem cell therapy in order to remain active, but perhaps you would benefit from regular massage therapy.

Anti-aging medicine won’t keep you from aging, but it will help you age well so that you can continue to enjoy life and all that it has to offer.

If you’d like to learn more about what anti-aging medicine might look like for you, book an appointment with us at Osteopathic Center for Healing in Rockville, Maryland. You can use our convenient online scheduling tool or give us a call at 301-245-1940. 

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