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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No Sweat! Exercise Made Easy

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If there were ever such a thing as a magic bullet to good health, it would probably be exercise. It keeps your heart and lungs healthy, lubricates your joints, decreases stress, lowers blood pressure, and acts like the fountain of youth as you get older.

In Chinese medicine, good health is all about maintaining flow and moving your Qi, which is the vital force or energy that sustains life and transformation. While this may sound a little woo woo and mood-ringy, when you . . . → Read More: No Sweat! Exercise Made Easy

Moderation: A Key to Good Health

Moderation, average, reasonable, middle of the road, not too hot, not too cold…just right. Is there anything more boring than moderation? Maybe not, but taking it easy may just be the key to better health that you need.

We get so crazy in our attempts to stay healthy. First, fat of any kind was the Satan of the diet world. Now it’s carbohydrates. We gobble down vitamins and supplements as though our very existence depended on it. If a little exercise is good, then . . . → Read More: Moderation: A Key to Good Health

Eight Amazing Lessons I've Learned from Being an Acupuncturist

I have the best job in the world. As an acupuncturist, I have a parade of lovely, interesting people who come through my clinic looking for help and healing. As an acupuncturist, I get to use the tools of an ancient healing tradition called Chinese medicine. These tools include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, body work, food therapy, and healthy lifestyle traditions.

One of the best parts of what I do is that I learn a little something from each and every patient who comes in . . . → Read More: Eight Amazing Lessons I’ve Learned from Being an Acupuncturist

The Secret to Aging Well

Most of us are interested in living a long life and aging  healthfully.  In our search for longevity, we take vitamins, antioxidants, herbs, supplements, and miracle foods to stay as young as possible for as long as possible.

In our search for the fountain of youth, the simplest way to age well is often overlooked—possibly because it is so simple, low tech, and not a pill or potion.  That key to longevity is exercise.

In Chinese medicine, moderation is one of the tenets of living . . . → Read More: The Secret to Aging Well

Take a Walk!

Most health experts will tell you the the magic bullet (if there were such a thing) to good health and permanent weight loss is exercise plus eating healthfully. Unfortunately, many people get hung up on one or even both of these points, especially finding a way to get regular exercise.

The good news is that regular exercise can be as easy as taking a walk. That’s right, what most of us do on a regular basis, but a little more of it. . . . → Read More: Take a Walk!