Category: Alternatives in Health Care

October 11, 2021 Joe Brady

Integrative Oncology: Evidence-based Medicine meets Patient-Centered Care Increasingly integrative medicine approaches are being used to support patient health during the ordeal of cancer treatment. Practices like acupuncture, Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation have been found to be extremely useful in managing the symptoms and side effects of many cancer treatments. The September Grand Rounds at the…

March 2, 2020 Joe Brady

First of all, a caveat, no one is claiming that any alternative medicine techniques can “cure” COVID 19, commonly called Coronavirus. Scientists are working on a drug, Remdesivir, that was previously tested in humans for Ebola and in animals for MERS and SARS. The drug is currently being tested at the University of Nebraska Medical…

January 11, 2020 Joe Brady

The ancient Chinese firmly believed that there was something inherently therapeutic about being around trees and nature. As far back as 147 B.C. in traditional Chinese medicine “nature’s therapy” has been a major branch of the medicine. Remnants of nature’s therapy can still be seen in parks all over China very early in the morning…

September 8, 2019 Joe Brady

There is an old Chinese saying “There are a thousand way’s to the top of mount Tai”. Just as there are a thousand way’s to a healthy lifestyle. Human beings are each as different as their fingerprints and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle is likely to be just as varied. This creates real problems for…

July 28, 2019 Joe Brady

Already climate change is becoming a major health problem around the world. In my own Chinese medicine clinic I have seen more respiratory diseases this last spring and early summer than ever before. The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change concluded that addressing climate change is the greatest public health opportunity of the…

June 23, 2019 Joe Brady

Licit and illicit drug use in the US continues to skyrocket. As the stress of the modern world increases people seek to escape the stress of daily life in many ways, some healthy and many times with unhealthy methods. Using drugs like alcohol, opioids and methamphetamines are contributing to a decrease in American life expectancy,…

May 20, 2019 Joe Brady

As one of my teachers in Chinese medical school told me “women are complicated.” Women’s biology allows for the miracle of childbirth but also creates many women’s health issues that are unique to or simply more prevalent in women. In recent years research into integrative medicine approaches have found good evidence that many health issues…

December 10, 2018 Joe Brady

Having trouble getting in to see a real doctor lately? Join the club. In a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, most people reported going to urgent care because they believe it is more convenient and takes less time than going to…

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…