Tag: Meditation

September 30, 2019 Joe Brady

On the day you were born your parents gave you three treasures, they gave you a mind, They gave you a body and they gave you the Qi, the Chinese word for the body”s energy and the connections between the mind and the body. These are the three treasures in traditional Chinese medicine, the san…

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…

August 9, 2019 Joe Brady

Lifelong Learning: Cultivating Mind and Body As health care costs continue to skyrocket, it is of international importance to find new approaches in preventive medicine. The Oxford study lectures are part of a longterm study in integrative medicine and lifelong learning. Students can participate in important research of interest to the University of Denver’s Osher…

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…

April 14, 2019 Joe Brady

One of the most valuable things you can do for your health and sanity in our high tech/high stress world is to take time each day to meditate. We can all learn to handle the physical and emotional effects of stress. Meditation may be the antidote to stress. Studies have found that those who practice…

February 24, 2019 Joe Brady

Recent research has shown improvements in brain structure in long-term meditation practitioners compared to controls. This is not an isolated study and, over the past decade, evidence suggests that meditation may help us keep our brains younger. None of us are getting any younger and daily meditation could be an effective means to better maintain…

December 2, 2018 Joe Brady

One of the most useful skills in the world today is to know how to simply relax. To be able to take a little vacation from the stresses of daily life is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy. Watch the video as Harvard professor Herbert Benson teaches you how to reach the relaxation response…

November 26, 2018 Joe Brady

A Systematic Review of Gene Expression Changes Induced by Meditation in Tai Chi and Related Practices The ancient Taoist masters stated that “in perfect harmony of mind and body, the golden elixir is found.” In Traditional Chinese Medicine the “prior to heaven Jing” refers to the DNA itself. “Post-heaven Jing” refers to how those genes…

August 19, 2018 Joe Brady

Taoist meditation for chronic pain is different from most types of meditation in that it emphasizes focusing on the pain sensation itself rather than trying to ignore the pain or distract from it. In a sense instead of the pain acting as a distraction to the meditation, the pain now becomes the object of the…

December 10, 2017 Joe Brady

It is all too easy to fall into the idea that our happiness, our enjoyment is dependent upon forces outside of ourselves – dependent upon our families, dependent upon our incomes, dependent upon our geographical location or the circumstances of our health. Meanwhile, scientists are finding what our ancestors knew: enjoyment comes from within the…