About Lynn

lynn jaffeeLynn Jaffee is a licensed acupuncturist and the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health, a clear and concise explanation of Chinese medicine for the lay person. She is co-author of the book, The BodyWise Woman, a personal health manual for physically active women and girls. Read more about Lynn...

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Fish Acupuncture?

Katy Perry eats acupuncture-treated fish

The world is a crazy place and it seems that Katy Perry and other celebrities have taken the trendiness of acupuncture to a new low. In an attempt to have the freshest possible sushi, diners can now have their fish treated with acupuncture, and Katy has the photos to prove that she’s one of the first. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

In a method called kaimin katsugyo, live fish are rendered brain dead by strategically placed acupuncture needles. This allows for chefs . . . → Read More: Fish Acupuncture?

Chinese Herbs Meet Western Medicine

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Many people think of the Chinese medicine you receive at your local acupuncture clinic and the Western medicine you receive at your doctor’s office as existing in two different worlds. Decades ago, when acupuncture and Chinese medicine began cropping up in the United States, that was true. But not any more.

Today, many Western doctors regularly recommend that their patients seek out acupuncture. And acupuncturists refer their patients to a doctor when the need arises, or when a case is beyond their scope of . . . → Read More: Chinese Herbs Meet Western Medicine

Matt Lauer Gets Acupuncture

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Acupuncture hit the Today Show last week, for those of you that missed it.   Matt Lauer looked pretty relaxed as he had a couple of needles inserted by acupuncturist Dr. Daniel Hsu.  You can check out the video here.   Dr. Hsu did a great job of explaining clearly how acupuncture works in your brain to stimulate your body’s natural pain killing chemicals.

The staff of the Today Show did their homework, citing the increase in the demand for acupuncture and other complementary therapies by the . . . → Read More: Matt Lauer Gets Acupuncture