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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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 like former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop believe we already have the knowledge to empty half the hospitals and half the nursing homes in the country.
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, Qigong provides the tools for everyone to become an active participant in their own health. Qigong includes some of the most popular sets of exercises such as T’ai Chi Chuan, and Ba-Gua, as well as specific therapeutic exercises, taught in Chinese hospitals for common health problems.
Qigong exercise modalities include therapeutic gymnastics, equipment, massage, natures treatment and recreational exercise. (more…)
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. (more…)
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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 Chinese herb Artemisia annua (qinghaosu 青蒿素), or sweet wormwood The herb is from a 1600 year old Chinese Medical Book “ Emergency Formulas to Keep Up Your Sleeve” By Ge Hong 283-343 C.E. Tu was the first to extract the biologically active component of the herb — called Artemisinin — and clarify how it worked. The result was a paradigm shift in the medical field that allowed for Artemisinin to be clinically studied. The problem is even though the compound eliminates malaria from a patient’s bloodstream completely within just two days, it takes a long time to cultivate and is hard to grow in some of the places where malaria is most common. Like other antimalarial drugs like quinine, which has not yet been synthesized commercially, it’s hard to create in quantities large enough to sell in the countries that need artemisinin most, until now. (more…)