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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November 9, 2019
Joe Brady

Military Veterans are in Pain

Pain is the most common medical condition requiring treatment for military personnel almost two-thirds of U.S. military veterans are in pain, and 9 percent are in severe pain.

Opioids are often prescribed for pain but, nearly 218,000 Americans died from overdoses related to prescription opioids between 1999 and 2017. Increasingly the military is looking for alternatives such as acupuncture meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, spinal manipulation, and other practices—to provide veterans with alternative strategies for pain management. 

November 4, 2019
Joe Brady

Ancient Herbs Have Modern Uses

Herbs have been used by humans since prehistoric times and form the origin of much of modern medicine. The pharmaceutical companies have found that these ancient herbs have modern uses, the development of drugs from plants is big business, with drug companies engaged in large-scale research into the effects of herbs. However, we can also use herbs to improve health and many can be found in our own kitchen

October 27, 2019
Joe Brady

Caring for our Military: Nondrug Therapies for Pain

Nowhere is controlling pain a more pressing issue than in the military. Since time immemorial soldiers have suffered chronic pain long after the battle is over. Many times the pain lingers for the rest of their lives. In traditional Chinese medicine, martial artists tended to be specialists in pain. Both in inflicting it and also in relieving it. Currently, the U.S. military after long relying on deadly opioids to deal with pain is beginning to look for nondrug therapies for pain. Read on to find out more about the militaries use of acupuncture and the science behind it.

October 20, 2019
Joe Brady

New Physical Activity Resources

In one of the largest studies ever done on physical activity and aging, researchers analyzed the physical activity of 36,383 older adults in Britain, the U.S., and Europe. Reporting in the British Medical Journal the researchers found that every little bit of physical activity we get can make a big difference in the risk of dying at any age. Any activity, no matter how modest, can improve function and reduce health risks. The greatest gains were seen in people that went from being sedentary to getting off the couch for at least one hour per day. These findings provide clear scientific evidence that higher levels of total physical activity, regardless of intensity level, and reducing sedentary time are associated with a lower risk for premature death, and it’s dose-related, the more you do the better you get with the biggest benefits going to those who at least get started doing something. Read on to get more information on the latest recommendations for exercising properly with particular health concerns.

October 14, 2019
Joe Brady

Chinese Herbs and the Flu

First Clinical Trial of Ban Lan Gen Herb in Treatment of the Flu

Ban Lan Gen has been used in Chinese medicine for about 1000 years and is now slated to undergo its first random control trial, the gold standard in evidence-based medicine. Chinese Herbs and the Flu is the focus of scientists at Guangzhou Medical University they seek to study the efficacy and safety of Ban-Lan-Gen granules in the treatment against influenza A and B viruses in China. Scientists have started a large-scale clinical trial to comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness and safety of BLG against influenza infection, based on the results of a pilot study. This clinical trial will serve as an example for the study of other traditional herbal medicines in evidence-based clinical trials.