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October 18, 2021 Joe Brady

Health Literacy Month is a time to promote the importance of understandable health information. Why is it important to know the science of health? Simply put, because there is a lot of misinformation out there and people are dying because of it. From anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to…

October 5, 2021 Joe Brady

A Modern Take on an Ancient Practice from the National Institutes of Health You may have seen the flowing postures and gentle movements of tai chi and wondered what it’s all about. Tai chi is an ancient mind and body practice. While more research is needed, studies suggest that it may have many health benefits….

September 13, 2021 Joe Brady

En españolSend us your comments(link sends e-mail) Even though you can’t see it, the air you breathe can affect your health. Polluted air can cause difficulty breathing, flare-ups of allergy or asthma, and other lung problems. Long-term exposure to air pollution can raise the risk of other diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Some people think…

July 26, 2021 Joe Brady

Tai chi results in similar or greater improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms when compared to aerobic exercise, according to a new study from Tufts University and Brown University. Aerobic exercise, a core part of standard fibromyalgia treatment, is the most commonly prescribed non-drug treatment for the disorder, which can involve widespread pain, tenderness, fatigue, and other…

June 22, 2021 Joe Brady

After any kind of long-term stress, we all suffer from a type of PTSD called brain fog. Everyone can experience this for example after pulling an all-nighter, or severe jet lag, recovering from an illness, or indeed after any stress especially after one-and-one-half years of dealing with COVID, economic upheaval, racial, cultural, and not to…

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…

May 3, 2021 Joe Brady

Traditional random controlled trials, study treatments in carefully selected populations under ideal conditions. This makes it difficult to translate results to the real world. Advances in information technology and artificial intelligence make it much easier to study the effects of the whole lifestyle on maintaining and recovering health in the real world. Gathering data about…

April 19, 2021 Joe Brady

Free 0n-line Event! 21st World Congress Qigong / Tai Chi / Traditional Chinese Medicine /Natural HealingApril 23 to 26, 2021 The World Congress brings together top masters of Taichi and Qigong from all over the world. Learn from international experts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and natural therapy as well as from universities and organizations leading in the fields…

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…

March 23, 2021 Joe Brady

With millions of recovering COVID patients around the world, new approaches in treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may well involve some ancient treatments as well. Research has shown that Tai Chi and its related Qigong breathing exercises improve lung function in COPD. This has profound implications for recovering COVID patients. A recent article…