Tag: acupuncture

August 26, 2019 Joe Brady

Prompted by a call from the National Academy of Medicine for improved national data on pain, a recent study provides new insights concerning pain trends and opioid use for pain management. 41% of U.S. Adults Suffering From at Least One Painful Health Condition Researchers showed that the number of U.S. adults suffering from at least…

June 30, 2019 Joe Brady

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…

April 27, 2019 Joe Brady

Insights from Neuroimaging Research Since ancient times in Chinese medicine, the martial artists were the specialists in pain. Both in inflicting it and in making it go away. Tai chi masters and other martial artists developed effective pain control techniques that have a lot to contribute to the modern world. With over 70,000 deaths in…

March 3, 2019 Joe Brady

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history, literally thousands of years, and abundant experience with regard to treating hypertension or high blood pressure (BP). TCM also has a unique way of diagnosing and treating this disease with a variety of techniques including Chinese herbal formulas, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, qigong, Tai Chi, diet and exercise…

November 4, 2018 Joe Brady

More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids—a 2-fold increase in a decade. Source: CDC WONDER. Because of this record number of deaths it is time to look at alternatives in medicine. Even the FDA is proposing that doctors learn more about acupuncture for pain management. The…

May 6, 2018 Joe Brady

Tips from the “Yellow Emperor’s Medicine Cabinet” Allergies and the Winds of Spring “The three months of Spring are the season for renewal. 
With everything flourishing, the world is full of life.
To accord with the season, go to bed a little later, and get up a little earlier.
 Be patient and let things grow. Go for…

April 8, 2018 Joe Brady

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…

April 1, 2018 Joe Brady

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…

March 25, 2018 Joe Brady

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…

December 30, 2017 Joe Brady

Complementary Approaches to Pain Can Really Help With over 64,000 deaths attributable to opioid drugs last year drug overdoses of both prescription and non-prescription heroine/opioid-related drugs have become a leading cause of death in the United States. The truly sick thing about this grisly tally is that carefully controlled scientific studies show that natural nondrug methods of pain…