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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A Dozen Ways to Get Moving

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You have heard of the endless benefits of physical activity; you don’t need a lecture from me. You know it can lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke, strengthen your bones, improve your mood, and even make you look better. On any level, exercise is the closest thing to a magic bullet for staying healthy and aging well.

In Chinese medicine, regular exercise is also part of staying healthy. Moving your body helps everything else flow smoothly, including your digestion, your muscles, and . . . → Read More: A Dozen Ways to Get Moving

Fifteen Chinese Herbs Growing in My Garden

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I love summer!  Here in Minnesota, the world explodes in green.  You can practically hear plants growing, and each morning, you can see that some have gained inches overnight.

I have lots of gardens in my yard; some are in the shade, some are sunny, and some are tucked into little corners that don’t get much attention.  I like to walk around my house and check what’s been growing, what’s flowering, and what needs a little weeding.  The other day, as I was checking out the . . . → Read More: Fifteen Chinese Herbs Growing in My Garden

Treating Hives with Acupuncture

An outbreak of hives can be one of those conditions that is particularly confusing.  They seem to come and go for no good reason, they can be supremely itchy, and often the underlying cause is never known.

When my son was a younger, he had a run in with hives that was both puzzling and scary.  He went through a period of time during which very red and itchy hives would show up just about anywhere on his body.  They usually occurred at bed . . . → Read More: Treating Hives with Acupuncture