Author: Joe Brady

June 14, 2021 Joe Brady

Research has shown that several mind and body practices, including acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, progressive muscle relaxation, spinal manipulation, tai chi, and yoga, may be helpful for chronic low-back pain. These practices are generally considered safe when used appropriately. However, that doesn’t mean they are risk-free for everyone, choose a well-qualified instructor and use your head. Low-back pain is…

June 8, 2021 Joe Brady

Join us as Dr. Richard J. Davidson examines recent scientific research on the neuroscience of positive psychology and the effect of mindful meditation practices that strengthen the positive aspects of human psychology. Comparisons of different types of meditation practices have been shown to have various effects on the health of both mind and body. Dr….

June 2, 2021 Joe Brady

Since ancient times Chinese medicine has believed that music has the power to soothe the soul in ways that other forms of medicine simply cannot. In fact, the ancient Chinese characters for happiness, music, and medicine are almost identical. Scientists today are confirming what the ancients have said about music when it comes to treating…

May 24, 2021 Joe Brady

In classical Chinese medicine, the whole is always more than just the sum of the parts. There is more to human health than the absence of disease. The health of an individual also depends upon the community in which they live, it includes diet and exercise, it includes their leisure activities as well as relationships…

May 10, 2021 Joe Brady

When research shows that a health intervention works, you might think that health care providers and patients would start using it right away. But that may not happen. It can take years before research evidence is incorporated into clinical practice. Over the last 20 years, a growing body of evidence suggests that some complementary approaches,…

May 3, 2021 Joe Brady

Traditional random controlled trials, study treatments in carefully selected populations under ideal conditions. This makes it difficult to translate results to the real world. Advances in information technology and artificial intelligence make it much easier to study the effects of the whole lifestyle on maintaining and recovering health in the real world. Gathering data about…

April 25, 2021 Joe Brady

Spring 2021 Integrative Medicine Virtual Lectures Begin May 4 “Novel Approaches at the Intersection of Mental Health and Pain.” We invite you to join us this spring for two exciting lectures as part of our Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, which will feature two of our grantees and will take place on Tuesday, May 4, 2021,…

April 19, 2021 Joe Brady

Free 0n-line Event! 21st World Congress Qigong / Tai Chi / Traditional Chinese Medicine /Natural HealingApril 23 to 26, 2021 The World Congress brings together top masters of Taichi and Qigong from all over the world. Learn from international experts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and natural therapy as well as from universities and organizations leading in the fields…

April 12, 2021 Joe Brady

In recent years research studies of the anti-inflammatory effects of medicinal herbs used in traditional medicines have shown great promise. More gentle than drugs, herbs and foods can also reduce inflammation and can be used without the harmful side effects of drugs. Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years and form a rich…

April 5, 2021 Joe Brady

Mental health problems are common. Did you know that about one in four adults has a mental health problem in any given year? The most common problems are anxiety and mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder. Some mind and body practices may be helpful for mental health problems. For example: Relaxation techniques and music may help…