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 Winter Solstice and Your Health

The holiday season is a crazy time for many people.  What should be a joyous and revitalizing time of year actually makes some cringe with the thought of endless shopping, meaningless events to attend, obligations, and a feeling of being overwhelmed.

The commercialization and craziness of the holidays are certainly one reason we feel stressed out during this time of the year.  There is another reason that many of us struggle with the holidays, and we have to look to Chinese medicine and the . . . → Read More: The Winter Solstice and Your Health

Doorway to Another Paradigm

To understand Chinese medicine is to understand your health, and ultimately your world, from another paradigm. It is a way of thinking in which we are part of the natural world, and as such manifest patterns in our bodies that repeat over and over in nature.

Through this doorway:

Good health is a balance that is never still. It swings like a pendulum between fatigue and energy, hunger and satiety, illness and health.

Ill health, while felt on . . . → Read More: Doorway to Another Paradigm

The Yin and Yang of the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season has officially begun.  What should be a joyous and revitalizing time of year actually makes many people cringe with the thought of endless shopping, meaningless events to attend, obligations, and a feeling of being overwhelmed.

The commercialization and craziness of the holidays are certainly one reason we feel stressed out during this time of the year.  There is another reason many of us struggle with the holidays, and we have to look to Chinese medicine and the . . . → Read More: The Yin and Yang of the Holiday Season