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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July 14, 2019
Joe Brady

Tips for Controlling Inflammation

Inflammation is an important part of your immune system. When there is an injury the body responds by inflaming the area so antibodies can enter the area and healing can take place. When there is a virus or bacteria injuring the body the body fights it by inducing systemic inflammation in the form of a fever. The fever creates an environment where germs cannot thrive making it easier for the body to kill them. I most of the time the inflammation is temporary and beneficial. But inflammation can also be chronic and become the problem rather than the solution. Fortunately, there are many things we can do for ourselves, read on for easy to use and evidence-based tips for controlling inflammation.

July 7, 2019
Joe Brady

Recent NCCIH Studies on Tai Chi

Recent studies on Tai Chi funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) have added to the growing knowledge of the potential benefits of some mind and body practices and provided insights into how these practices may work. One study involved a detailed examination of the effects of tai chi training on gait (the way a person walks). The study showed that as little as 6 months of tai chi might improve an important indicator called gait dynamics, which shows how well a person can walk. Tai chi may exert its effects by maintaining or improving flexibility to respond and adapt to unpredictable changes in terrain, stimuli, and stresses while walking.

June 30, 2019
Joe Brady

Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over the last 5000 years into one of the modern world’s most popular forms of alternative and integrative medicine. Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine have come a long way. This is an exciting time to be involved in Traditional Chinese Medicine. When I went to my first scientific conference back in 1988, and doctors and other scientists heard that you did Tai Chi, Qigong or Traditional Chinese Medicine they treated you as if you were a witch doctor wearing a grass skirt and shaking a rattle. Now we are treated as respected colleagues with active recruiting efforts underway for greater research to improve the evidence base for TCM and to increase its use and efficacy in the modern world. This year for the first time all freshman at the Harvard Medical School will be required to take courses in TCM and Integrative Medicine.

June 23, 2019
Joe Brady

Mind/Body Approaches for Substance Abuse

Licit and illicit drug use in the US continues to skyrocket. As the stress of the modern world increases people seek to escape the stress of daily life in many ways, some healthy and many times with unhealthy methods. Using drugs like alcohol, opioids and methamphetamines are contributing to a decrease in American life expectancy, while mind and body approaches for substance use disorders can be a more wholesome way to deal with stress. Recent studies have shown that Mind/Body approaches for substance abuse problems can be an effective way of dealing with withdrawal symptoms and with the underlying stress that lies at the heart of all addiction problems.

All drugs work by mimicking natural substances in the body. Opioids work by mimicking the natural pain reliever endorphins. Mescaline is almost identical to norepinephrine. Many types of mind and body therapies teach practitioners to access these natural pathways reducing the reliance on synthetic pathways.

June 16, 2019
Joe Brady

Zhang San Feng Cultural Festival 2019

Zhang San Feng Cultural Festival, in association with DaoUSA and the Wudang San Feng Friendship Association of China, have joined forces to promote “Tai Chi for Humanity” in a celebration of unity, balance, and harmony.  

Join us again for the 22nd annual Zhang San Feng Cultural Arts Festival – July 6th and 7th, 2019 – to experience a “taste” of China.  Elks Lodge 3690 South Jason Street, Englewood Colorado 8:00 am – 4:00 pm