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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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Headaches

Headaches are like people—there are all kinds and they have distinct personalities.  There are headaches caused by stress, allergies, sinus problems, PMS, or an old injury, as well as migraines and cluster headaches.  If you suffer from chronic headaches, you know that they have a kind of personality—when and how they start, where you feel them, and the quality of the pain, whether dull and achy or sharp and stabbing.

In Chinese medicine, there are also distinct kinds of headaches, and the qualities of . . . → Read More: Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Headaches

Help for Stress in the UK

The following is a guest blog from Catriona Boyle who works with an online counseling and hypnotherapy directory in the UK.  Clearly, the effects of our economic problems are worldwide!

As the credit crunch bites down harder, more stress is being put onto already weary shoulders, as people struggle with money, holding down jobs, and having financial security. Stress and all the problems associated with it is one of the less obvious effects of the economic downturn. Experts predict . . . → Read More: Help for Stress in the UK

Desperate for Relief

I frequently see new patients in my clinic who I would describe as desperate.  They may suffer from conditions such as back or neck pain, dizziness, headaches, depression, and even hot flashes.  Many have been suffering for years, some for decades.  Many are in unendurable pain.


What they have in common is that they feel they’ve exhausted all of their options for ever feeling better, and turn to . . . → Read More: Desperate for Relief

Get the Stress Out

My friend, Karla, is one of those people who seems to catch every cold or flu that’s going around. She recently caught that throwing-up flu that her kids had. This was right after she’d gotten over a nasty cold, with the hacking cough that seemed to linger for about a decade. Last week she was laid out with a headache that sent her home from work and straight to bed.

When I think about Karla, I realize that she . . . → Read More: Get the Stress Out