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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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

Immunity: Your Protective Bubble

Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of people in our office who are fighting off colds. In fact, a particularly long-lasting cold is making the rounds right now. Some of those people tell us that they seem to get sick all the time and catch several colds each winter. The first thing they want to know is how to boost their immunity.

In Chinese medicine, the idea of immunity is something akin to a protective bubble that wards off potentially . . . → Read More: Immunity: Your Protective Bubble