Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

October 14, 2018 Joe Brady

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Harvard/OLLI research project. We appreciate your willingness to help with the survey and those that participated in the Community Med School classes. Please continue to stay informed about the research we are doing and keep up to date with the latest information on integrative and traditional Chinese…

October 8, 2018 Joe Brady

Though never to be used as a substitute for medical treatment, mind/body practices such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and meditation have proven to be valuable adjunct therapies for people with cancer. Actually, we all get cancer at least a half a million times in our lives. That according to the late Nobel prizes winning tumor…

October 1, 2018 Joe Brady

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin Quality health education programs have the potential to improve the health and quality of life for millions of people. In the United States, 85% of adults do not achieve the recommended amount of physical activity and 32.2% of men and 35.5% of women…

September 24, 2018 Joe Brady

“Health illiteracy causes more deaths than cancer, diabetes or any other major killer” Walter Bortz M.D. Quality health education programs teaching evidence-based medicine have the potential to improve the health and quality of life for millions of people. The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University is offering free access to a wealth of resources…

September 10, 2018 Joe Brady

New research is validating an idea long held in traditional Chinese medicine that negative emotions can affect health. You can alsolearn to transform the emotions into something positive so that our response to stress can make you stronger.  Studies have shown stress from lack of control at work or from life events creates susceptibility to…

September 3, 2018 Joe Brady

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are calling for more targeted research on alternative treatments for chronic pain management. The opioid epidemic, pain, addiction; and mental health problems require a coordinated scientific effort if we are to stem the tide of opioid deaths in the U.S….

August 19, 2018 Joe Brady

Taoist meditation for chronic pain is different from most types of meditation in that it emphasizes focusing on the pain sensation itself rather than trying to ignore the pain or distract from it. In a sense instead of the pain acting as a distraction to the meditation, the pain now becomes the object of the…

May 6, 2018 Joe Brady

Tips from the “Yellow Emperor’s Medicine Cabinet” Allergies and the Winds of Spring “The three months of Spring are the season for renewal. 
With everything flourishing, the world is full of life.
To accord with the season, go to bed a little later, and get up a little earlier.
 Be patient and let things grow. Go for…

April 29, 2018 Joe Brady

From the ancient Taoist alchemists to modern molecular biology the science of gerontology has sought after mankind’s oldest dream, to live to a ripe old age with the health and vigor of youth. Closer now than ever before, many scientists believe we are on the cusp of dramatically altering the way we age, and many…

April 22, 2018 Joe Brady

Medical Qigong is the primary form of exercise therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, Qigong exercises are considered superior to herbal medicine and acupuncture because patients learn to keep themselves healthy by using exercises designed to cultivate a strong mind and a strong body.  With over 3600 psychophysiological exercises developed over centuries,…