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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Advice from the “Yellow Emperor’s Classic”
“The philosophy of Winter is one of stillness and conservation. During winter, lakes and rivers freeze, snow falls, all creatures in nature hibernate to some extent, and so should we. Retire early to bed and sleep in later. Get up with the sunrise. Desires and focus on your troubles should be kept quiet and subdued as if keeping a happy secret. Stay warm, avoid the cold and especially, avoid sweating and then going out in the cold. All this is in harmony with the Qi of Winter, and all this is the method of protecting ones stillness and conservation.”
(Huang Di Nei Jing Yellow Emperor’s Classic on Internal Medicine)
The Art of Letting Go: Remedy for Stressful Holidays
By Joseph Brady
Can you worry yourself sick? You bet you can. As we head into the holiday season after a bitter election, many are dreading the political conversations with that crazy old uncle that every family seems to have. . If we don’t handle it well, we not only suffer rifts in the family fault lines we can actually weaken immune response and make ourselves sick.
By Jacqui Shumway and Joseph Brady
There is more to balance than not falling over, it may also keep us from falling apart. After the 2016 election and the information age sweeping us along faster and faster, stress levels are becoming greater and greater. Some stress can make you stronger biologically, but it can also lead to breakdowns in the system when we exceed our “stress limit.” Minor breakdowns often show up as “feeling” tired, depressed, out of shape … just plain stressed out. Instead of speeding up the pace, the antidote to that stress may be to slow down in everything, including our exercise programs. One method of slowing down is being referred to as both the “latest exercise craze to hit the western health market” and as “ an ancient Chinese art that is one of China’s national treasures” – T’ai Chi Chuan.
NIH Review Study Finds Nondrug Approaches such as, Tai Chi, Yoga and Acupuncture Effective For Treatment of Pain
Millions of Americans suffer from persistent pain that may not be fully relieved by medications. They often turn to complementary medicine to help, yet primary care providers have lacked good evidence to guide recommendations. This new review gives doctors tools to help manage that pain. (more…)