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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Gratitude, Depression, and Chinese Medicine

Several years ago, Carl* came to my clinic because he wanted to try acupuncture for depression. Carl, a fiftyish businessman, felt that his life was a disaster and that the negative circumstances of his existence were the source of his depression. Carl hated his job, had difficulty with his co-workers, was single, and had few friends. During the time that I was seeing him, Carl relocated to a new community nearby, but he felt unhappy with the move. There was literally no part of Carl’s life . . . → Read More: Gratitude, Depression, and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Mental Health in Teens

Not long ago, this letter to the editor about teen mental health appeared in my local newspaper:

Many parents may relate to the July 5 article “Worried about a moody teen?”  An acquaintance told me recently that the severe anger of her middle son had caused problems in the family.  She decided to try alternative medicine and took him to an acupuncturist.  After one visit, the change in the 11-year-old was amazing.  A local acupuncturist told me that acupuncture in pre-adolescents and adolescents can . . . → Read More: Acupuncture and Mental Health in Teens

What Is Good Health?

It has been said many times that we don’t fully appreciate good health until it’s gone.  This is true enough, but how exactly would you describe good health? 

One definition of health is the absence of disease.  This may be good enough if you’re applying for health or life insurance, but is the absence of disease accurate enough for you?  It’s not for me.

I’ve been thinking a lot about good health lately.  At the end of March, I had the opportunity to hear . . . → Read More: What Is Good Health?