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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The Healing Wisdom of Plants

I’m an amateur photographer, and in my spare time, I love to tramp through gardens, woods, marshes, and other scenic landscapes capturing the beauty of nature. I am happy shooting pictures of migrating birds, close ups of flowers and bees, and wide-angle landscapes of mountains or rolling grasslands. Here in Minnesota, fall has turned our lush green landscape dotted with orange, pink, and purple wildflowers into fields of yellow Goldenrod. It’s a little ironic, that as beautiful as Goldenrod is, I have a hard . . . → Read More: The Healing Wisdom of Plants

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Seasonal Allergies

Lately, I’ve been thinking lots about seasonal allergies.  It’s been a dry summer here in Minnesota, which means two things:  no mosquitoes (good) and a bumper crop of ragweed (bad).  I see the golden-yellow spikes of ragweed adding color to the empty fields and marshes I drive past on my way home from work.  As glorious as ragweed is to the local landscape, it’s the cause of hell on earth for anyone who suffers from hay fever.  And late summer in Minnesota is hay . . . → Read More: Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Seasonal Allergies