Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

December 4, 2019 Joe Brady

For all of you that are helping make this a healthier world, Joe and Jacqui would like to pass along to you this very special gift of Lifelong Learning this holiday season. Keep your mind sharp and feed your curiosity. While the weather outside is frightful, explore these world-class resources for lifelong learners. Discover something…

November 23, 2019 Joe Brady

Coping with Holliday Stress Thanksgiving should be a time to gather around a warm hearth with loved ones and give thanks for the blessings we have. Unfortunately, politics being what it is, this thanksgiving is shaping up to be quite stressful for many families. One strategy for healthy and happy holidays is to agree before…

November 18, 2019 Joe Brady

Ancient herbs may be the future of modern medicine. A short history of medicine began a long , long time ago with someone saying: I have a pain! 2000 BCE: Here, eat this herb. 1000 AD: That herb is heathen. Here, say this prayer. 1850 AD: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion. 1940…

November 9, 2019 Joe Brady

Pain is the most common medical condition requiring treatment for military personnel almost two-thirds of U.S. military veterans are in pain, and 9 percent are in severe pain. Opioids are often prescribed for pain but, nearly 218,000 Americans died from overdoses related to prescription opioids between 1999 and 2017. Increasingly the military is looking for alternatives…

November 4, 2019 Joe Brady

Herbs have been used by humans since prehistoric times and form the origin of much of modern medicine. The pharmaceutical companies have found that these ancient herbs have modern uses, the development of drugs from plants is big business, with drug companies engaged in large-scale research into the effects of herbs. However, we can also…

October 27, 2019 Joe Brady

Nowhere is controlling pain a more pressing issue than in the military. Since time immemorial soldiers have suffered chronic pain long after the battle is over. Many times the pain lingers for the rest of their lives. In traditional Chinese medicine, martial artists tended to be specialists in pain. Both in inflicting it and also…

October 20, 2019 Joe Brady

In one of the largest studies ever done on physical activity and aging, researchers analyzed the physical activity of 36,383 older adults in Britain, the U.S., and Europe. Reporting in the British Medical Journal the researchers found that every little bit of physical activity we get can make a big difference in the risk of…

October 14, 2019 Joe Brady

First Clinical Trial of Ban Lan Gen Herb in Treatment of the Flu Ban Lan Gen has been used in Chinese medicine for about 1000 years and is now slated to undergo its first random control trial, the gold standard in evidence-based medicine. Chinese Herbs and the Flu is the focus of scientists at Guangzhou…

October 6, 2019 Joe Brady

The “NCCIH at 20” symposium examined accomplishments and progress in complementary and integrative health research – past, present, and future. Twenty years have passed since the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) was established and became one of the 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Hosted by NCCIH at…

September 30, 2019 Joe Brady

On the day you were born your parents gave you three treasures, they gave you a mind, They gave you a body and they gave you the Qi, the Chinese word for the body”s energy and the connections between the mind and the body. These are the three treasures in traditional Chinese medicine, the san…