Barefoot Doctor's Journal

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For 5000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine has help people to relieve pain and achieve a healthy longevity naturally.

A comprehensive guide to natural health and healing, the Barefoot Doctor’s Journal seeks to empower it's readers to take control of their own health, find their own inspiration, help create healthier communities and share the adventure with whoever is interested. Internationally recognized experts in the fields of healthy aging and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Living Younger Longer Institute has helped hundreds of people each year to live healthy naturally.

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Providing members with the latest scientific research on the ancient healing secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Get information, access to tools, and enjoyable opportunities for a lifetime of active adventure!

June 26, 2017
Joe Brady

Hypertension and Chinese Medicine

Hypertension is not new. In Traditional Chinese Medicine they have had to deal with high blood pressure for thousands of years and have developed many natural way’s to help keep hypertension under control. Liver yang hyperactivity syndrome,
kidney deficiency syndrome, and spleen deficiency syndrome are very common in Traditional Chinese Medicine. (more…)

June 19, 2017
Joe Brady

Meditation Improves Gene Expression

A Systematic Review of Gene Expression Changes Induced by Meditation in Tai Chi and Related Practices

The ancient Taoist masters stated that “in perfect harmony of mind and body, the golden elixir is found.” In Traditional Chinese Medicine the way to influence “prior to heaven Jing (genetic expression) is by profound meditation. Once again modern science is confirming their insight. There is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of Tai Chi, Qigong and other mind–body interventions (MBIs) in improving mental and physical health. To understand some of the underlying genetic changes involved with the mental and physical benefits of of meditation a systematic review study looked at changes in gene expression that occur after meditation and to explore how these molecular changes are related to health. (more…)

June 12, 2017
Joe Brady

Stay Cool in Summer

Tips from the Yellow Emperor’s Medicine Cabinet

When the true light appears,
the whole planet turns to face it.
Deng Ming-Dao

“The three months of Summer are the season for luxurious growth.
The Qi of Heaven descends and the Qi of Earth arises.
All things become fruitful with the intercourse of the two Qi.
According to the season go to sleep late and arise early.
Do not grumble about the heat, stay cool in summer, stay cheerful and do not get angry.
Be lively like the plants that are blooming, keep your yang Qi in good circulation.
This is the way to nurture the growth of Qi.”
The Yellow Emperor’s Clissic on Internal Medicine


June 5, 2017
Joe Brady

Healthy Aging Without Killing Yourself

You don’t have to kill yourself to live longer!

Exercise is life! In order to be considered alive we must move. The biological definition of life is anything that can move and react to it’s environment, gain and utilize energy and reproduce cells, is alive. Healthy aging is about living a vigorous life. It is not natural to live our lives motionless in front of a TV set or computer, yet that seems to be how most of us live these days and then we wonder why life has lost much of it’s flavor. It wont be long before medical science can pack our bodies in cotton and fulfill all our biological requirements with drugs and machines keeping us alive in intensive care without our having to do anything at all, but even biologically that’s not living!


May 22, 2017
Joe Brady

Healthcare Value – Oxford University

Evidence-Based Health Care Programme


Need and demand versus limited resources in healthcare:
how can we close the gap?

19 – 23 June 2017

Led by Professor Sir Muir Gray

Scholarships worth £2,110 – apply by 29 May 2017

Find out more from Oxford Continuing Education

We are offering full-fee Scholarships for exceptional applicants for Oxford’s new postgraduate accredited short course – Healthcare Value.