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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Aging, Essence, and Chinese Medicine

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My neighbor, Marie, is hardly ever home. She’s out during the day at one of her volunteering gigs or hanging out with a friend. Friday nights are date night which usually involves dinner out with her boyfriend. Weekends are spent visiting with family, and during the summer she spends time at the lake cabin. It’s no wonder that I rarely see her—she’s constantly on the go. The kicker is that Marie is 88 years old.

Marie is a role model for how I want . . . → Read More: Aging, Essence, and Chinese Medicine

Help Your Memory with Chinese Medicine

If you worry that your memory is going, you’re not alone.  Do you regularly walk into a room and forget what you went there for?  Have you ever drawn a blank on a close friend’s name?  Do you routinely forget common words?  Join the club.  These little episodes are embarrassing and frustrating, but are you on the fast track to Alzheimer’s?  Probably not.

Memory loss can the result of a number of factors, the most common of which is your age.  However, hormonal changes, . . . → Read More: Help Your Memory with Chinese Medicine

The Secret to Aging Well

Most of us are interested in living a long life and aging  healthfully.  In our search for longevity, we take vitamins, antioxidants, herbs, supplements, and miracle foods to stay as young as possible for as long as possible.

In our search for the fountain of youth, the simplest way to age well is often overlooked—possibly because it is so simple, low tech, and not a pill or potion.  That key to longevity is exercise.

In Chinese medicine, moderation is one of the tenets of living . . . → Read More: The Secret to Aging Well

The Face You Deserve

Several years ago, Corrine* came to me for cosmetic acupuncture. Corrine was was a pretty woman in her early fifties who wanted to look a little younger and wanted to try cosmetic acupuncture as a way of dialing back a few years.

Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of facial rejuvenation using the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It works by increasing the circulation of energy, blood, and nutrients to the face through acupuncture treatments.

During my sessions with Corrine, . . . → Read More: The Face You Deserve

The Yin and Yang of Good Health

You may have heard of Yin and Yang before, or seen the Yin/Yang symbol that looks like a black and white fish swimming together in a circle.  Many people think that Yin and Yang are just a way of describing opposites, but they’re much more than that.  Yin and Yang play a role in all aspects of our life, from our overall health, to how we age, sleep, and even how our skin looks.

To best understand the concept of Yin and Yang, consider . . . → Read More: The Yin and Yang of Good Health