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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Lymph Drainage Therapy

Over the years, a number of my acupuncture patients have asked about lymphatic massage.  Until recently, I was unable to give them a good answer about what it is or how it’s done.  Not any longer!  This past January, a group of body workers/massage therapists moved into our building, and I was able to experience lymphatic drainage firsthand from Raina Sinclair.

My take:  It was incredibly relaxing and I felt energized for several days afterward.  During the massage, I remember thinking about how good . . . → Read More: Lymph Drainage Therapy

How Does Acupuncture Work?

We know acupuncture works, but what exactly is going on that makes it work? This question is confounding for many members of the Western medical establishment, and because it can’t be explained, it is difficult for some doctors to recommend acupuncture to their patients as an effective alternative.

More and more studies are being conducted and concluding that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions. The World Health Organization recognizes the effectiveness of acupuncture for dozens of illnesses, . . . → Read More: How Does Acupuncture Work?