Barefoot Doctor's Journal

Take control of your health with this guide to natural health and healing. Get expert advice to help you alleviate pain and live healthy naturally. Access to tools, information and opportunities.

Take control of your health

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!

May 13, 2019
Joe Brady

Integrative Medicine and Knee Pain

About 18% of Americans report chronic knee pain. Recent research at NCCIH shows that several mind/body approaches in integrative medicine can be effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee. Acupuncture, T’ai Chi and massage therapy offer a safe, natural and effective way to alleviate knee pain and prevent further damage. Learn to relieve your own aches & pains without drugs.

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May 5, 2019
Joe Brady

Complementary Approaches to Sleep Disorders

Many times we don’t get enough sleep because we just don’t get to bed a decent hour. Some of us do get to bed on time and still cannot get a decent nights sleep. Fortunately there are complementary approaches to sleep disorders that are showing promising results in research. Meditation and relaxation techniques as simple as reading a good book can really help.

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April 27, 2019
Joe Brady

Applying the Mind to Manage Pain

Insights from Neuroimaging Research

Since ancient times in Chinese medicine, the martial artists were the specialists in pain. Both in inflicting it and in making it go away. Tai chi masters and other martial artists developed effective pain control techniques that have a lot to contribute to the modern world. With over 70,000 deaths in 2017 from opioid drugs, many researchers are looking for alternatives in pain control. Recently Dr. Jian Kong an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School gave a grand rounds lecture for the Osher Institute for Integrative Medicine on applying the power of the mind on pain control. Using examples from acupuncture, Tai-chi chuan and the Eight silken forms, Dr. Kong examines brain circuits associated with acute and chronic pain, the role of expectancy in alternative and conventional medicine and how to apply the mind to enhance the therapeutic effects of treatment, and how the mind and body can interact to reduce pain.

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April 21, 2019
Joe Brady

Extending Healthy Lifespan

Throughout history mankind has held three great dreams, to put a man on the moon, to turn lead into gold and to extend healthy lifespan with some elixir of life. We have already achieved the first two dreams. The United States put the first man on the moon on July 20th 1969. Recently scientists have succeeded in evolving one element into another by knocking off electrons from their outer orbits, creating many new elements and even turning lead into gold. Unfortunately this process is much more expensive than the gold is worth, but they can do it.  Lastly, the dream of extending healthy lifespan is very quietly sneaking up on us. The discovery over the past fifty years that lifespan, aging and the quality of life are in large part determined by the quality of the way we live our lives on a daily basis.

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April 14, 2019
Joe Brady

Meditation may be the antidote to stress

One of the most valuable things you can do for your health and sanity in our high tech/high stress world is to take time each day to meditate. We can all learn to handle the physical and emotional effects of stress. Meditation may be the antidote to stress. Studies have found that those who practice Meditation techniques have more energy, improved sense of wellbeing and self esteem, and less depression and anxiety.  In this article you will find a list of evidence based benefits of meditation but also tips and video’s on how to do it.

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