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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September 16, 2018
Joe Brady

Nature’s Therapy: Go Outside and Play

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, one whole group of therapeutic exercises involve what is called “Nature’s Therapy”.  The ancient Chinese believed that there is something inherently therapeutic about being around nature. Sunbathing, air baths, water therapy even gardening have their place in the constellation of therapeutic practices that comprise Traditional Chinese Medicine. To see what modern science has to say about it please join us on September 19 at 11:00 a.m. ET, when Dr. Gregory Bratman of the University of Washington will give a talk about nature experience and how it affects health. You can watch it on NIH Videocast go to (more…)

September 10, 2018
Joe Brady

Strategies for improving your emotional health

New research is validating an idea long held in traditional Chinese medicine that negative emotions can affect health. You can alsolearn to transform the emotions into something positive so that our response to stress can make you stronger. 

Studies have shown stress from lack of control at work or from life events creates susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. Exam stress increases susceptibility to viral infection and animal studies show that emotional distress can affect immune response. Smoking, drinking, and the consumption of high-fat foods may simply be to attempt for people to self-medicate themselves to relieve the stress of modern life. Modern research is demonstrating that there are more wholesome ways to deal with stress, indeed there are techniques to transform stress in ways that make us stronger and better able to deal with the modern world we have created. (more…)

September 3, 2018
Joe Brady

Chronic Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are calling for more targeted research on alternative treatments for chronic pain management. The opioid epidemic, pain, addiction; and mental health problems require a coordinated scientific effort if we are to stem the tide of opioid deaths in the U.S. For our part we are conducting a pilot study on lifelong learning and health promotion in conjunction with DU’s OLLI program and the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (more…)

August 26, 2018
Joe Brady

Oxford Study Lectures Fall OLLI Course



Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am – Park Hill United Methodist Church 5209 Montview Blvd.

“Preventive medicine is education, empowerment and personal responsibility”

former Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop M.D.

Learn to make sense of alternative medicine and what it can do for you. 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. The most influential factor in the decision to use alternative health care is that people find that it works. Figure out for yourself what works and what doesn’t, and safely use alternative medicine in your own life.


Week 1: Evidence-Based, Integrative and Alternative Medicine

Week 2: Community Medicine: Medical Science the 21st Century

Week 3: Going Back to Medical School: Lifelong Learning and Health Promotion

Week 4: The Mystery of Qi: Ancient Medicine in a Modern World

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August 19, 2018
Joe Brady

Meditation for Chronic Pain

Taoist meditation for chronic pain is different from most types of meditation in that it emphasizes focusing on the pain sensation itself rather than trying to ignore the pain or distract from it. In a sense instead of the pain acting as a distraction to the meditation, the pain now becomes the object of the meditation itself. Scientists are finding that this approach causes changes in both how we respond to pain and the brain’s ability to deal with it. (more…)