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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Stick It in Your Ear to Relieve Anxiety

Acupuncture for anxiety

In my acupuncture practice I see a great number of patients who struggle with anxiety.  Many have other health conditions, but some seek out acupuncture simply to help them calm down, slow down, relieve their anxious symptoms, and even help with panic attacks.

As a new acupuncturist many years ago, I would usually use a combination of acupuncture points that included one needle in each ear.  I got good results, but felt I could do better. Several years ago, I began using a protocol . . . → Read More: Stick It in Your Ear to Relieve Anxiety

Maybe Lindsay Lohan Needs Acupuncture

Unless you live in a cave, it’s hard to ignore the ongoing news about Lindsay Lohan’s trouble with the law.  She’s in jail; she’s out.  She has to go to drug treatment; but that got cut short because she was okay.  She’s flunked a drug test; she’s in jail; she’s out. She now has to do community service.  No, wait, that’s Paris Hilton. It’s hard to keep them apart; they both need help

With each new report about Lindsay’s woes, I can’t help but . . . → Read More: Maybe Lindsay Lohan Needs Acupuncture

Haiti, PTSD, and Ear Acupuncture

It’s hard to think about much else as we witness, the devastation in Haiti from this week’s earthquake. It’s difficult to comprehend how any more misery can descend upon the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and yet, we watch it happening as Haitians struggle to survive without food, water, or shelter. Please join me in doing what we can from afar, which is to donate to the massive relief efforts that are being undertaken to help the people of Haiti who are suffering . . . → Read More: Haiti, PTSD, and Ear Acupuncture