Barefoot Doctor's Journal

Take control of your health with this guide to natural health and healing. Get expert advice to help you alleviate pain and live healthy naturally. Access to tools, information and opportunities.

Take control of your health

For 5000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine has help people to relieve pain and achieve a healthy longevity naturally.

A comprehensive guide to natural health and healing, the Barefoot Doctor’s Journal seeks to empower it's readers to take control of their own health, find their own inspiration, help create healthier communities and share the adventure with whoever is interested. Internationally recognized experts in the fields of healthy aging and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Living Younger Longer Institute has helped hundreds of people each year to live healthy naturally.

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Providing members with the latest scientific research on the ancient healing secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Get information, access to tools, and enjoyable opportunities for a lifetime of active adventure!

February 16, 2019
Joe Brady

Mind-body practices for post traumatic stress disorder

Tai Chi and Qigong Viable for Post traumatic Stress Disorder (review of 16 studies)

Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities with the intent to use the mind to impact physical functioning and improve health.

Researchers conducted a literature review of 16 studies in the published literature on Traumatic Stress to identify the effects of mind-body intervention modalities, such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation, and deep breathing, as interventions for PTSD.

February 10, 2019
Joe Brady

Evidence Base of Clinical Studies on T’ai Chi

One of the hottest topics in modern biomedical research is also the world’s oldest and most popular forms of exercise used as medicine. According to the Harvard Medical Health Publication “T’ai chi is often described as meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion”. Tai Chi has value in treating or preventing many health problems. One review of 507 studies and randomized clinical trials 94% reported positive effects of T’ai Chi on hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, COPD, heart disease, depression and even schizophrenia. Many more studies are underway to explore the medical benefits of this mind/body exercise.

The quantity and evidence base of clinical studies on T’ai Chi is substantial.  A total of 507 studies on T’ai Chi have been published between 1958 and 2013. The top 10 diseases/conditions was hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis or osteopenia, breast cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, schizophrenia, and depression.

February 3, 2019
Joe Brady

Getting a good night’s sleep

Calm the Spirit and Nourish the Heart

Learn to calm the spirit and ensure a good nights sleep. This tutorial will focus upon the root causes of most sleep disorders and easy to use, self help techniques from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn acu-points and herbs for getting a good nights sleep.

What is going on

80% of all sleep disorders are caused by anxiety. Fear is of something real and anxiety is when the mind latches onto some imaginary.  If you have fear of something you should do something about it. If there is nothing you can do about it you have to learn to let it go. 

January 27, 2019
Joe Brady

Chinese Herbs for Inflammation and Infections

According to a study reported in the National Center for Biotechnology Information of the National Library of Medicine the heat clearing herbs of traditional Chinese medicine can be quite effective in the treatment of inflammation and infections. 

A growing number of high quality randomized controlled trials suggests that alternative therapies may improve the management of breast cancer symptoms and adverse effects from its treatment. The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) produced an evidence-based guideline on the use of integrative therapies for the management of symptoms such as anxiety and stress, mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep disturbance. Interventions of interest included mind and body practices, natural products, and lifestyle modifications.

January 20, 2019
Joe Brady

Exercise is Medicine

Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Exercise is Medicine® calls on each person dedicated to the idea that exercise truly is medicine to continue to build, support and advocate for physical activity as essential for global health and wellbeing. Read on for specific exercise prescriptions for various health problems.