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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A New Spin on Chinese Medicine

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If you look at any acupuncturist’s website or brochure, chances are that somewhere it states that acupuncture and Chinese medicine are ancient–literally thousands of years old. Is this a good thing? Well, the point is that it’s been around for so long because it works. However, if your Western doctor prescribed a thousand-year-old remedy for you, you would think he was sketchy at best.

It’s true that the source of acupuncture theory, points, and Chinese herbal formulas is from ancient texts, but that doesn’t . . . → Read More: A New Spin on Chinese Medicine