Barefoot Doctor's Journal

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April 1, 2018
Joe Brady

AMA Against PT’s Doing Acupuncture

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 “recognize dry needling as an invasive procedure and maintain that dry needling should only be performed by practitioners with standard training and familiarity with the routine use of needles in their practice, such as licensed medical physicians and licensed acupuncturists.(more…)

March 25, 2018
Joe Brady

Mind and Body Approaches for Chronic Pain

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 practices such as tai chi, qigong, yoga, acupuncture, mindfulness, and biofeedback may provide significant relief from chronic pain.
For example for patients with chronic low-back pain recent evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Physicians gave a strong recommendation based on evidence that clinicians and patients should initially select nonpharmacologic treatment with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, or mindfulness-based stress reduction. The guidelines also strongly recommend, based on evidence, tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise, progressive relaxation, biofeedback, low-level laser therapy, operant therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or spinal manipulation. More funding to gain higher quality evidence is needed to reinforce these recommendations.  (more…)

March 18, 2018
Joe Brady

Asian Cultural Arts Festival

Zhang San Feng Asian Cultural Arts Festival

Saturday, April 7, Sunday, April 8, 2018

Elks Lodge 3690 Jason St. Englewood, CO

Opening Ceremony, Competitions Festival / Masters Demonstration. Lion Dance, poetry, music and the Asian healing arts.8:00 – 9:30 a.m 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Same-Day Registration and Check-In Opening Ceremony Begins Daytime Qualifications and Competitions Festival / Masters Demonstration / Evening Show
Spectator Price:
$10 adult / $5 child (5yrs or older)
Everyone is welcome to attend the Daytime Qualifications and Competitions in order to support the competitors!

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February 8, 2018
Joe Brady

Free Concert and Open House

University of Denver Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) Program, Coming to Park Hill United Methodist Church

“The biggest problem in the world today is ignorance,

and the only cure for ignorance is education”!

Free Concert and Open House Sunday, February 25th 1:00-3:30 pm
at Park Hill UMC, 5209 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207

To Register


February 4, 2018
Joe Brady

Giving Peace a Chance: On the Evolution of Violence

An old saying from the tai-chi classics runs, Winning by fighting is the worst way; winning without fighting is better; winning hearts is best. We are currently living in the most peaceful, non-violent times in all of human history and almost nobody knows about it. Suffering from historical amnesia and media-driven myopia, most people today are certain that the world is going to hell in a hand-basket and that idea is utterly false. Every measurable indicator of violence has declined dramatically in the last few centuries and these declines have accelerated in the last fifty years.