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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Two Dozen Ways to Age Well

Whenever I get together with friends, the conversation frequently turns to the woes of getting older.  Talk quickly moves from lighthearted banter to tips for breezing through your next colonoscopy, new injuries to body parts we never knew existed, or a pitch for the newest vitamin regimen.  The reality is that we all want to live a long time, just as long as we’re relatively healthy.  While there are no guaranties, there are some things you can do to stack the deck in your favor.  . . . → Read More: Two Dozen Ways to Age Well

Eight Amazing Lessons I've Learned from Being an Acupuncturist

I have the best job in the world. As an acupuncturist, I have a parade of lovely, interesting people who come through my clinic looking for help and healing. As an acupuncturist, I get to use the tools of an ancient healing tradition called Chinese medicine. These tools include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, body work, food therapy, and healthy lifestyle traditions.

One of the best parts of what I do is that I learn a little something from each and every patient who comes in . . . → Read More: Eight Amazing Lessons I’ve Learned from Being an Acupuncturist

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

Cosmetic Acupuncture: It's A Beautiful Thing

We are so lucky to live at a time when it’s not unusual to live healthfully into our 70’s, 80’s, and even our 90’s. With our increased life expectancy and the fact that many of us will stay vital and active into our later years, many women and some men have turned their attention to looking as young as they feel.

We spend billions of dollars annually in the United States on anti-aging creams and cosmetics, and I admit . . . → Read More: Cosmetic Acupuncture: It’s A Beautiful Thing