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 Healing Power of Vacation

Chinese medicine for recovery and rejuvenation

Recently I was looking back on previous articles, and I came across one that I had written several years ago about taking vacation as a way to create balance between work and rest. My first reaction in reading the article was how smug I was at the time; telling readers to take more vacation and why. However, under the heading of taking my own advice, I realize that during the 15 years that I’ve been in practice, I’ve only taken a vacation that was longer . . . → Read More: The Healing Power of Vacation

Vacation and the Art of Balancing Work and Rest

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I’m back from vacation this week, and I feel good! I spent nine days in California, checking out vineyards, tasting some really good wines, and touring the beaches and bays of the Pacific coast. I feel refreshed and energized, and for good reason: rest is good for you.

As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I assess how well each patient is managing the balance between rest and work. Many struggle with working long hours; some put in as many as 70 to 80 hours . . . → Read More: Vacation and the Art of Balancing Work and Rest

Nine Ways to Feel Like You're on Vacation

 I just returned from a much needed vacation and I’m completely blissed out. Some vacations leave you feeling tired or more stressed than when you left, but others just seem to do the trick. On this particular vacation, I spent lots of time watching the desert bloom and soaking up some warmth that’s been missing in Minnesota for the past six months. This vacation took, and I’m feeling mellow.

Not only do I feel relaxed, but I’ve also spent a little time thinking about . . . → Read More: Nine Ways to Feel Like You’re on Vacation