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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Why Getting Dirty is Good for Your Health

Acupuncture for better immunity

When I think of my childhood, I think first of all the hours I spent playing in the dirt. To my childhood self, there was nothing better than upending rocks to look for salamanders, wading into skanky ponds with the hope of nabbing a turtle, or crouched at creek’s edge catching minnows. I spent hours on end fascinated and grimy.

While my parents might not have loved how dirty I became (I could leave an impressive bathtub ring!), it turns out that my time . . . → Read More: Why Getting Dirty is Good for Your Health

Immunity: Your Protective Bubble

Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of people in our office who are fighting off colds. In fact, a particularly long-lasting cold is making the rounds right now. Some of those people tell us that they seem to get sick all the time and catch several colds each winter. The first thing they want to know is how to boost their immunity.

In Chinese medicine, the idea of immunity is something akin to a protective bubble that wards off potentially . . . → Read More: Immunity: Your Protective Bubble