Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

July 18, 2021 Joe Brady

Misinformation about health is widespread. It’s hard to know whether something you saw online—or heard from a friend—is trustworthy. Learning about the science of health can help. The more you understand, the better prepared you will be to distinguish health facts from myths. Our Know the Science toolkit has a variety of materials to help…

July 6, 2021 Joe Brady

The Benefits of Living Moment by Moment from the National Institutes of Health En españolSend us your comments(link sends e-mail) Paying attention to what’s going on right this second can be hard. We often spend more time thinking about what’s coming up in the future. Or dwelling on things in the past we can’t change….

June 28, 2021 Joe Brady

We all have an interest in living in a healthier world. When it comes to living a long and healthy life medical science is important but healthy communities are crucial. We take our cues from the people around us, from the businesses we frequent to the activities that we enjoy to our families and friends…

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,…

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…