"Health Education and Academics Thailand is the bridge between conventional and complementary medicine."
Only a few generations ago, our life span was significantly shorter than it is today. However, with this evolution, age-related health problems and malfunctions started to sprout. We may be getting older, but we are far from being older and healthier.
Although medical technologies push boundaries in the attempt to "produce" survivors, survivors of sickness that once would have been fatal, it is fair to say that our health care is in a state of crisis.
The disease-based approach to medicine is not only expensive; it is ineffective and causes unnecessary prolonged suffering. Chronic illnesses and their management are on an upward trend globally and the increasing cost for dedicated medical treatments became a widespread burden to many. Quality health care has gradually become exclusive.
A major problem of the general health care system is that nearly every sick person receives treatment by the method of prescribed medicines, while other forms of therapy may be more promising. As a result, we ended up with a health care system where illnesses and symptoms are merely managed, leaving the root cause of a disease untouched.
Unfortunately, our health care system has fully turned into a well-adjusted business model. Its aim is no longer health promotion, but convincing doctors to prescribe more drugs.
Today’s evidence-based medicine is defined and financed by pharmaceutical companies where one hand washes the other. They help doctors release guidelines for the management of chronic illness, but for some reason, we do not see decreasing rates of the chronic sick. Instead, we have more people who are getting sick from drug complications.
To solve this health care crisis, we need to think outside the box. If we want to cut our health care costs, people have to know how to promote their health independently. This is not an impossible dream since scientific knowledge has proven again and again that an optimal healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity and good health.
This new out of the box approach to health promotion has led to a novel specialty called Anti-aging Medicine. It is a discipline founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related dysfunctions, disorders, and diseases.
Anti-aging is a preventive healthcare model that can prolong the healthy life span in humans. Despite the belief of many physicians that there is little we can do to intervene in the process of aging, new scientific data have shown otherwise.
Around the world, people are seeking medical guidance for ways to stay healthy, active, and vital well into their older years. As a result, the principles of the Anti-aging Medicine are gaining rapid and widespread acceptance as a framework for lifelong habits for healthy living.
One of our missions is to make H.E.A.T. Anti-aging the place where everyone has access to solid medical knowledge, a space to share one's experience and to belong to a new kind of community that empowers everyone to become a doctor; the best doctor for oneself!
H.E.A.T. also contributes to the Anti-aging society an extensive range of academic education at the highest international levels, to facilitate the learning process, both cognitive and skills, to all Anti-aging practitioners. We create opportunities for innovative partnerships with Anti-aging businesses, always with a strong focus on sustainability and the environment.
Patana Teng-umnuay, MD PhD
President, Health Education & Academics Thailand
Primum non nocere
"First do no harm”
Medical Education and Advanced learning
Provide continuing medical education (CME)
We are a leading community where latest trends in complementary medicine are shared, discussed and further developed
Being Asia's leading source for medical practitioners and health enthusiast on health promotion, information, education, and training within the framework of Anti-aging medicine
Empower people to be their own best doctor