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November 19, 2017
Joe Brady

Autumn is a time to give thanks

Tips from the Yellow Emperor’s Medicine Cabinet

Autumn is a time to reflect…
If we have enjoyed bounty, give thanks,
If the year has been difficult
be happy for what you do have.
and resolve to do better when the chance appears.
Deng Ming-Dao

Autumn is a time to give thanks

“The three months of Autumn are the season for harvest.
It is getting cooler and the wind is blowing stronger.
The Qi of earth is clear and everything is changing color.
Go to sleep when it is dark and get up at dawn, just like the rooster.
Keep calm and relaxed and keep your vital energy in good balance.
It will help you resist the adverse influence of the cold autumn air.
That is the way to adapt to autumn and nurture the harvesting Qi.
Violating it will result in injury to the lungs (cold & flu).”
Huang Di Nei Jing The Yellow Emperor’s Classic on Internal Medicine (more…)

November 12, 2017
Joe Brady

Healthcare is Not An Industry

The United States currently has the most expensive health care system in the world. Different studies rank healthcare systems differently so results vary but anyway you look at it the U.S. always ranks poorly and never in the top ten despite the fact that we spend way more money. Here are the top seven health care systems in the world according to a London-based research institute released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index in November, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. These rankings compare 104 variables to come up with its list, splitting those variables into nine subindexes. One of the big components of this ranking is how healthy a country’s people are. (more…)

November 5, 2017
Joe Brady

T’ai Chi Increases Naturally Occurring Stem Cells

Stem cell treatments of various kinds are now widely available at clinics. Using stem cells as treatments are not FDA approved due to various aspects regarding their clinical safety. American patients are often recruited on the Internet to travel around the US or to Mexico and other countries. Researchers in Taiwan may have found a simpler and much less expensive alternative. Research has shown that T’ai Chi increases the body’s natural ability to regenerate stems cells lending more support for the benefits of T’ai Chi in assuring a healthy longevity. (more…)

October 29, 2017
Joe Brady

Stress is the Mother of Aging and Disease

According to evolutionary biologist George Baker aging is defined as “the decline over time in the fitness of an organism to deal with the stress of daily life”. An ancient maxim in Chinese medicine runs “Wind is the mother of aging and disease.” Wind being the Chinese term for stress, both external environmental stress, and internal emotional stresses are like the wind and a harbinger of change and stress. Stress-induced psychological and physiological disorders top the list of health problems in in the world today.  (more…)

October 22, 2017
Joe Brady

Exercise Is Medicine, T’ai Chi/Qigong and the National Physical Activity plan

Healthy, happy, fully functional people are money in the bank for our whole society. Although Tai Chi and Qigong have a thousand year history of preventing and treating disease, they are just now getting deserved attention as a result of an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine called Exercise Is Medicine™. The purpose of the ACSM’s Exercise Is Medicine™ initiative is to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of medical treatment in the United States. There is a growing consensus that increasing awareness, knowledge and participation in T’ai Chi and Qigong, both as alternative medicine and as physical activity for fitness and overall wellness, will benefit the public health. (more…)