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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Drug Free Help for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Let’s face it; being in chronic pain sucks. It creeps into every aspect of your life. Your sleep may suffer, it’s tough on your loved ones, and you feel like there are so many things that you can’t do. Over time, being in unrelenting pain is frustrating and wears you down.

Is there anything you can do to help you feel better without taking pain medications all day, every day? The answer is maybe. Here are a few things that might help decrease your . . . → Read More: Drug Free Help for Chronic Pain

Heat Therapy in Chinese Medicine

When I was young, my mom always made sure I was bundled up before going outside during those cold New England winters.  Her reasoning was that I’d get sick if I got cold, and sending me outdoors looking like a large ball of yarn was the sure antidote.  While scientists haven’t been able to prove that getting chilled will make you get sick, the stress on your body of being cold can lower your resistance to getting the colds and flu that are going around.

The . . . → Read More: Heat Therapy in Chinese Medicine

How Does Acupuncture Work?

We know acupuncture works, but what exactly is going on that makes it work? This question is confounding for many members of the Western medical establishment, and because it can’t be explained, it is difficult for some doctors to recommend acupuncture to their patients as an effective alternative.

More and more studies are being conducted and concluding that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions. The World Health Organization recognizes the effectiveness of acupuncture for dozens of illnesses, . . . → Read More: How Does Acupuncture Work?

Desperate for Relief

I frequently see new patients in my clinic who I would describe as desperate.  They may suffer from conditions such as back or neck pain, dizziness, headaches, depression, and even hot flashes.  Many have been suffering for years, some for decades.  Many are in unendurable pain.


What they have in common is that they feel they’ve exhausted all of their options for ever feeling better, and turn to . . . → Read More: Desperate for Relief