Alternative Medicine: Ancient Medicine in a Modern World

Oxford Study Lecture at Heather Gardens

Wednesday July 26th 2:30-3:30 pm

2888 S. Heather Gardens Way Aurora, CO  80014


Aging baby boomers and millennials embrace alternative medicine creating a $32 billion business. According to a recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging, 65 percent (a higher percentage than any other group) of older adults said they used some form of alternative medicine they considered either curative or preventive. Baby boomers reported significantly higher rates of alternative medicine use for both chronic diseases and pain. While alternative medicine is used by people of all backgrounds, use is greatest among baby boomers, women and those with higher levels of education and income.
As health care costs continue to rise, baby boomers will continue to seek alternative medicine and hopefully transform into “health boomers.” Health literacy education about the risks/benefits of alternative medicine, is necessary to promote effective use of alternative medicine for chronic illnesses and pain.
This class will provide valuable advice on evaluating the evidence on a variety of alternative treatments so you can figure out for yourself what works and what doesn’t and safely use alternative medicine in your own life.
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The Oxford Study Lectures

As health care costs continue to skyrocket, it is of international importance to find new approaches in preventive medicine. A study in lifelong learning and health promotion, the Oxford Study began here in Denver in 2006 with funding from AARP. Results of local health promotion efforts in many countries are presented and debated on a regular basis at the Oxford Round Table, Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. The purpose of these debates is to bridge the gap between world class research and local disease prevention efforts and find solutions to the problems in community

health promotion.

Research Questions
• What inspires people to take control of their own health?
• What is needed to help heath promotion organizations get the word out about their programs?

Presenter: Joseph Brady, M.S.T.C.M., L.Ac., Dipl. Oriental Medicine,

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