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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Fight Fatigue with Chinese Acupuncture

Exhaustion, fatigue, no get up and go, chronically tired—no matter how you describe it, many people are just plain pooped out.  Fatigue is a common complaint for many, and it can manifest in a number of different ways.  Some people are so completely exhausted that they have difficulty getting through their day.  Others manage to get things done, but struggle with motivation—everything just seems so hard.  Many people are tired only at certain times—late in the day, after eating, or mid afternoon.

In western . . . → Read More: Fight Fatigue with Chinese Acupuncture

Alternative Therapies in a Scientific World

This morning an article in the newspaper about alternative therapies caught my eye.  Apparently, the US government has spent about 2.5 billion dollars over the last decade studying the effectiveness of several alternative therapies and herbs.


The big news was that researchers concluded that most of the herbs and therapies studied don’t work, with a few notable exceptions.  Acupuncture was shown to be effective for a number of . . . → Read More: Alternative Therapies in a Scientific World