Tag: Health Promotion

November 11, 2018 Joe Brady

A great big thank you to all who participated by filling out a survey or attending the classes in the Community Med School pilot study. We are headed to Harvard Medical School this week to make our presentation and hopefully make a strong argument for a larger study. Special thanks to Barbe Ratcliffe with the…

October 28, 2018 Joe Brady

As if there were not enough reasons already to increase your physical activity. More and more studies are showing physical activity improves brain function in those who are moderately physically active. One Cochrane analysis of eleven randomly controlled clinical trials showed there is evidence that aerobic physical activities which improve cardiorespiratory fitness are beneficial for…

September 24, 2018 Joe Brady

“Health illiteracy causes more deaths than cancer, diabetes or any other major killer” Walter Bortz M.D. Quality health education programs teaching evidence-based medicine have the potential to improve the health and quality of life for millions of people. The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University is offering free access to a wealth of resources…

September 16, 2018 Joe Brady

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, one whole group of therapeutic exercises involve what is called “Nature’s Therapy”.  The ancient Chinese believed that there is something inherently therapeutic about being around nature. Sunbathing, air baths, water therapy even gardening have their place in the constellation of therapeutic practices that comprise Traditional Chinese Medicine. To see what modern…

September 10, 2018 Joe Brady

New research is validating an idea long held in traditional Chinese medicine that negative emotions can affect health. You can alsolearn to transform the emotions into something positive so that our response to stress can make you stronger.  Studies have shown stress from lack of control at work or from life events creates susceptibility to…

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 29, 2018 Joe Brady

From the ancient Taoist alchemists to modern molecular biology the science of gerontology has sought after mankind’s oldest dream, to live to a ripe old age with the health and vigor of youth. Closer now than ever before, many scientists believe we are on the cusp of dramatically altering the way we age, and many…

April 22, 2018 Joe Brady

Medical Qigong is the primary form of exercise therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, Qigong exercises are considered superior to herbal medicine and acupuncture because patients learn to keep themselves healthy by using exercises designed to cultivate a strong mind and a strong body.  With over 3600 psychophysiological exercises developed over centuries,…

April 15, 2018 Joe Brady

Learn to handle the physical and emotional effects of stress. Scientific studies have found that those who practice Mind/Body stress management techniques have more energy, improved sense of well-being and self-esteem, and less depression and anxiety.  Find fun ways to relax, be physically active, and manage the effects of stress and time pressures. 

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…