Barefoot Doctor's Journal
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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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According to evolutionary biologist George Baker aging is defined as “the decline over time in the fitness of an organism to deal with the stress of daily life”. An ancient maxim in Chinese medicine runs “Wind is the mother of aging and disease.” Wind being the Chinese term for stress, both external environmental stress, and internal emotional stresses are like the wind and a harbinger of change and stress. Stress-induced psychological and physiological disorders top the list of health problems in in the world today. (more…)
Healthy, happy, fully functional people are money in the bank for our whole society. Although Tai Chi and Qigong have a thousand year history of preventing and treating disease, they are just now getting deserved attention as a result of an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine called Exercise Is Medicine™. The purpose of the ACSM’s Exercise Is Medicine™ initiative is to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of medical treatment in the United States. There is a growing consensus that increasing awareness, knowledge and participation in T’ai Chi and Qigong, both as alternative medicine and as physical activity for fitness and overall wellness, will benefit the public health. (more…)
The greatest scientific discoveries of the last century were in the fields of medicine, physics and electronics. The greatest scientific advances of the next millennium will involve understanding the most confounding problem in the galaxy … namely human behavior.
Can humans evolve and change themselves and their behavior toward healthier pursuits? From sedentary lifestyles, poor diets and smoking all the way to guns and violence in our schools, the biggest threat to our health as a nation is our own behavior. The most challenging scientific problem we now face is understanding human behavior. Our technology has evolved at an incredible pace, is it possible to push the evolutionary curve when it comes to human behavior?
The greatest evidence for change comes from our own history. Human beings are not the same as they used to be. (more…)
As long as there has been stress in the world humans have had to deal with high blood pressure. The first link between high blood pressure and heart disease was not made in western medicine until 1929 by Harvard physician Samuel Albert Levine. Traditional Chinese medicine has been treating high blood pressure for the last 2500 years and many natural therapies for high blood pressure have been developed. Hypertension affects a lot of people around the world and due to concerns with the effectiveness and safety of many drugs, many high blood pressure patients, especially in Asia, have turned to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). A variety of natural therapies for high blood pressure are available in TCM and a number of clinical studies have provided evidence that Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, qigong, and Tai Chi can be effective natural therapies for high blood pressure. (source) (more…)
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.