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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The Healing Power of Chrysanthemums

Acupuncturist in Minneapolis

Every fall as the leaves begin to change colors, I’m overwhelmed with a wave of nostalgia for my New England childhood. As the summer days began to cool and turn into fall, we kids would pick out the most colorful leaves to iron into waxed paper and pick out pumpkins to carve. Several times each fall we would go to the old fashioned Cider Mill near our house. There, we could watch ripe apples run into a large funnel-shaped bin to be crushed into . . . → Read More: The Healing Power of Chrysanthemums

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