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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The Role of Acupuncture in Sports Injuries and Athletic Performance

I just love guest bloggers!  Today’s post is written by Sharon Sherman, a fellow acupuncturist from  Pennsylvania.  Her clinic is Empirical Point, and she has offices in Mt. Airy and Center City Philiadelphia.  Check out Sharon’s blog–it has really good information on research, what acupuncture can treat, and lots of other good stuff! 

Here’s Sharon’s post:

With the nicer weather allowing for more outdoor activities, it’s time to talk about sports injuries.  Sports injuries are most often caused by trauma (from a fall or . . . → Read More: The Role of Acupuncture in Sports Injuries and Athletic Performance

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?

Heat Therapy in Chinese Medicine

When I was young, my mom always made sure I was bundled up before going outside during those cold New England winters.  Her reasoning was that I’d get sick if I got cold, and sending me outdoors looking like a large ball of yarn was the sure antidote.  While scientists haven’t been able to prove that getting chilled will make you get sick, the stress on your body of being cold can lower your resistance to getting the colds and flu that are going around.

The . . . → Read More: Heat Therapy in Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture? Why More People Are Checking It Out

As recently as a couple of decades ago, if you told a friend or family member that you were going to an acupuncturist, they might have thought that you needed to have a mental health checkup.  The tide has turned, however, and in the five years between 2002 and 2007, the use of acupuncture in the United States has mushroomed.    In 2007, the most recent year for which statistics exist, 3.1 million Americans used acupuncture, up 50 percent from the previous five years.

There are . . . → Read More: Acupuncture? Why More People Are Checking It Out

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Acupuncture

Acupuncture may seem mysterious and risky to many people.  Others may picture acupuncture as being performed by an ancient Chinese man in the back of a noodle shop, as seen in old movies.  The reality is much different, and I’d like to take some of the mystery out of acupuncture by telling you some things that you might not have known.  Hopefully you’ll be surprised either by how much you actually knew or how much you learned from my list.  Here goes:

1.   There are several . . . → Read More: Ten Things You Might Not Know About Acupuncture