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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Ginger Snaps

As a Chinese herbalist, I find myself confronted with a number of questions every time I prescribe an herbal formula for one of my patients.  Is my diagnosis correct?  Am I prescribing the most effective formula for this particular patient?  And even if I have the right formula for the right patient, will they actually take the herbs I’ve prescribed?

Ginger Root

Two factors in whether of not a patient will take an herbal formula regularly enough and long enough for it to . . . → Read More: Ginger Snaps

Chinese Medicine for Nausea and Vomiting

We’ve all been there, hunkered down over the toilet with an upset stomach.  Whether from the stomach flu, something you ate, or a few too many cocktails, an upset stomach is no fun.  Most of us have almost funny stories of vomiting in inappropriate places or at the wrong time.  This includes my kid, who has never been able to make it to the toilet in time.  The one time he made it to the toilet; he failed to . . . → Read More: Chinese Medicine for Nausea and Vomiting