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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Acupuncture for Dizziness

Dizziness can make your life a living hell. If you suffer from dizziness or vertigo, you’re no stranger to the feeling of the world whirling around you, unsteadiness, and even nausea associated with this miserable condition. Several years ago while traveling through Europe, my husband had a bout of vertigo with nausea that literally left him crawling from the bed to the bathroom on his hands and knees for the better part of a week.

The symptoms of mild dizziness can include feeling lightheaded, . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Dizziness

Dizziness, Tremors, and Twitches

One of the things I like best about practicing Chinese medicine is explaining how it works to my patients. I like talking about Qi and Yin and Yang, stagnation and depletion, and for the most part, my patients seem to understand what I’m talking about.  However, a couple of times in the past week I have tried to explain the pathogen called wind, only to be met with very blank stares.  And to make matters worse, the more I tried to explain, the blanker . . . → Read More: Dizziness, Tremors, and Twitches

Chinese Acupuncture for Dizziness

What do inner ear infections, head trauma, Meniere’s disease, anemia, high or low blood pressure, and having too many cocktails have in common?  All of these things have the potential to make you dizzy.

While a number of conditions may be the cause of dizziness, not all dizziness is the same.  The severity of symptoms can run the whole gamut from disabling to mildly annoying.  People who suffer from vestibular (inner ear) problems may describe their dizziness as the sensation of the whole room spinning, . . . → Read More: Chinese Acupuncture for Dizziness

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

Bad Weather

In Chinese medicine, pathogens are things or conditions that make you sick or produce symptoms.  Pathogens are a little like bad weather in your body.  They can come from outside (like a cold or flu) or from the inside and affect your organs.

 

The common pathogens are:

 

Heat:  Heat can take the form of inflammation, infection, fever, . . . → Read More: Bad Weather