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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Understanding Dampness in Chinese Medicine

Minneapolis acupuncturist

When I was about five years old I fell into a swimming pool in late November. I lived in New England, and at that time of year the leaves had fallen off the trees and the ground was frozen. Winter was just around the corner, but it was not yet bitterly cold. I had my snowsuit and boots on, and was curious to know what a swimming pool looked like when it was all wrapped up for the winter. Would it have water in . . . → Read More: Understanding Dampness in Chinese Medicine

Water Logged

As a runner, I’ve always finished any race I’ve started, with the exception of one. I’ve been a runner for decades; and while I haven’t done any lately, I used to run in races of varying distances from 5K’s (3.1 miles) to marathons (26.2 ugly miles). About fifteen years ago, I trained and registered for the Twin Cities Marathon, which is run through both cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  I’d run the race before, but this particular day was different. 

The race is . . . → Read More: Water Logged

What Your Thirst Means to Me

Most people never think about being thirsty.  However, your level of thirst can offer up a lot of clues to your health if you know what to look for.


If you’ve ever been to an acupuncturist, you may be surprised to have them ask you whether or not you’re thirsty, and what you like to drink.  In fact, when asked, many people have to stop and think about . . . → Read More: What Your Thirst Means to Me