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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October 1, 2017
Joe Brady

Skill level in Tai Chi affects the benefits you get

According to the NIH’s National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine over 2.3 million Americans currently practice T’ai Chi. (Source) Yet not everyone has the same skill level. Research in China is finding that skill level in Tai Chi may have considerable impact on metabolic and cardiorespiratory responses in T’ai Chi performance. In this study, physiological measures were investigated and compared in 10 young high-level (HL) male TCC athletes and 10 ordinary-level (OL) male TCC practitioners with similar age and body size. (more…)
September 24, 2017
Joe Brady

FDA wants Doctors to learn about Acupuncture for Pain Management

For over 5000 years traditional Chinese medicine has used Acupuncture for Pain Management helped people to reduce pain and relieve suffering. This time tested treatment is getting a second look as part of the current push to reduce addiction to opioids (synthetic heroine). The FDA has proposed changes to education guidelines for doctors that would include education about acupuncture. (more…)

September 17, 2017
Joe Brady

T’ai Chi Ch’uan and the Five Elements of Human Performance

We can all become better at everything we do, in addition to performing tasks better doing your best makes everything more interesting and can make even tedious tasks enjoyable. In addition to the form itself, T’ai Chi Ch’uan and the Five Elements of Human Performance form the basis for the development of skill in T’ai chi and also in everything we do in sports as well as in daily life. The basic principles for improving human performancefrom both eastern and western sports coaching can be grouped into five major categories corresponding to the five elements theory of Chinese medicine. (more…)

September 10, 2017
Joe Brady

Evidence Base of Clinical Studies on T’ai Chi

One of the hottest topics in modern biomedical research is also the world’s oldest and most popular forms of exercise used as medicine. The evidence base of clinical studies on T’ai Chi is growing as more benefits are found. According to the Harvard Medical Health Publication “T’ai chi is often described as meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion”. There is a growing body of evidence that this mind-body practice can be useful in treating or preventing many common health problems. One review of 507 studies and randomized clinical trials 94% reported positive effects of T’ai Chi on hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, COPD, heart disease, depression and even schizophrenia. Many more studies are underway to explore the medical benefits of this mind/body exercise. (more…)

September 3, 2017
Joe Brady

Five Element Diet and Nutrient Density

“Food is Medicine” is an old five element diet axiom in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Public education about traditional Chinese dietary therapy provides a useful element in the battle against obesity in the United States and elsewhere in the developed world. Asian cooking is already a popular cuisines in many countries, and greater education would enlighten the public to healthier versions of these cuisines. (more…)