Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The greatest scientific discoveries of the last century were in the fields of medicine, physics and electronics. The greatest scientific advances of the next millennium will involve understanding the most confounding problem in the galaxy … namely human behavior. Can humans evolve and change themselves and their behavior toward healthier pursuits? From sedentary lifestyles, poor diets…

As long as there has been stress in the world humans have had to deal with high blood pressure. The first link between high blood pressure and heart disease was not made in western medicine until 1929 by Harvard physician Samuel Albert Levine. Traditional Chinese medicine has been treating high blood pressure for the last 2500…

For over 5000 years traditional Chinese medicine has used Acupuncture for Pain Management helped people to reduce pain and relieve suffering. This time tested treatment is getting a second look as part of the current push to reduce addiction to opioids (synthetic heroine). The FDA has proposed changes to education guidelines for doctors that would include…

“Food is Medicine” is an old five element diet axiom in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Public education about traditional Chinese dietary therapy provides a useful element in the battle against obesity in the United States and elsewhere in the developed world. Asian cooking is already a popular cuisines in many countries, and greater education would enlighten…

You’re walking along a dirt road high in the Rockies, the sun is beating down, the air is thick with pollen and buzzing insects. You swat at a horsefly and attempt to stem the stream of sweat stinging your eyes. Questions begin to rattle around in your head: why the heck am I hiking in the middle…

There is an old Chinese saying … “Children can be fooled into thinking yellow leaves are made of gold, but grownups should be able to distinguish the real thing.” Let that be a lesson to us all when it comes to buying alternative medicine, health products and advice. An American philosopher was more specific. Mark…

Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities like tai chi, qigong, yoga and other forms of mindful meditation and relaxation techniques. These kind of mind/body exercises have been shown  to impact physical functioning and improve both mental and physical health.

According to articles in Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal Traditional Chinese medicine is becoming mainstream modern medicine. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123146318996466585 The Cleveland Clinic, one of the worlds top hospitals, has opened a Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal clinic as well as acupuncture and massage as a part of it’s integrative medicine unit. Referrals for the clinic…

Staying in touch with people helps you stay in touch with reality. The rise of human loneliness may be one of the most serious sources of disease in the Twentieth Century. This, according to James J. Lynch, Ph.D. in his book “The Broken Heart, Medical Consequences of Loneliness.“ Whether we like it or not, we…

Toward a Healthier America By Joseph Brady Health Care is not an industry! We all have a stake in creating a healthier American society. Economic realities are wrenching massive changes in our health care system. The potential restricting of expensive medical technology to the well-insured promises to send ripples across every facet of our society. We…