Barefoot Doctor's Journal
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In 2015 traditional Chinese medicine won it’s first Nobel prize when Sweden’s Karolinska Institute awarded Tu Youyou, with the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences jointly won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, together with William Campbell, and Japan’s Satoshi Omura. Tu won for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria using the Chinese herb Artemisia annua (qinghaosu 青蒿素), or sweet wormwood The herb is from a 1600 year old Chinese Medical Book “ Emergency Formulas to Keep Up Your Sleeve” By Ge Hong 283-343 C.E. Tu was the first to extract the biologically active component of the herb — called Artemisinin — and clarify how it worked. The result was a paradigm shift in the medical field that allowed for Artemisinin to be clinically studied. The problem is even though the compound eliminates malaria from a patient’s bloodstream completely within just two days, it takes a long time to cultivate and is hard to grow in some of the places where malaria is most common. Like other antimalarial drugs like quinine, which has not yet been synthesized commercially, it’s hard to create in quantities large enough to sell in the countries that need artemisinin most, until now. (more…)
According to the American Medical Association AMA Annual June 11-15, 2016 Report [Dry Needling Resolution], Physical therapists are not qualified to be performing acupuncture even if they call it dry needling. Medical practitioners should not be performing treatments that they have not been trained for.
“Dry Needling is an Invasive Procedure. This resolution asked our AMA to “recognize dry needling as an invasive procedure and maintain that dry needling should only be performed by practitioners with standard training and familiarity with the routine use of needles in their practice, such as licensed medical physicians and licensed acupuncturists.” (more…)
The National Center for Health Statistics’ provisional data shows that the state’s opioid drug overdose deaths increased by more than 23 percent from 2016 to 2017. Meanwhile, there are alternatives in the treatment of pain that could save many lives in the U.S. each year. Scientific reviews and randomized clinical trials provide encouraging evidence that practices such as tai chi, qigong, yoga, acupuncture, mindfulness, and biofeedback may provide significant relief from chronic pain.
For example for patients with chronic low-back pain recent evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Physicians gave a strong recommendation based on evidence that clinicians and patients should initially select nonpharmacologic treatment with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, or mindfulness-based stress reduction. The guidelines also strongly recommend, based on evidence, tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise, progressive relaxation, biofeedback, low-level laser therapy, operant therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or spinal manipulation. More funding to gain higher quality evidence is needed to reinforce these recommendations. (more…)
Zhang San Feng Asian Cultural Arts Festival
Saturday, April 7, Sunday, April 8, 2018
Elks Lodge 3690 Jason St. Englewood, CO
Opening Ceremony, Competitions Festival / Masters Demonstration. Lion Dance, poetry, music and the Asian healing arts.8:00 – 9:30 a.m 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Same-Day Registration and Check-In Opening Ceremony Begins Daytime Qualifications and Competitions Festival / Masters Demonstration / Evening Show
SPECTATOR PRICING AND ATTENDANCE
$10 adult / $5 child (5yrs or older)
Everyone is welcome to attend the Daytime Qualifications and Competitions in order to support the competitors!