Featured integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
Chinese Medicine and Seven Things That Affect Your Weight
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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Where has my waist gone I zip up my jeans and where I used to have nice curves, I now have something akin to a small souffle above my waistband. I wont say muffin top, because the term conjures up something a little racy and care-free. I just havea little something extra, where b... Read more
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Summer Health and Chinese Medicine
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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Summer has arrived Here in the north country the warmth and light makes me want to dance in the streets, linger in outdoor cafes, and wander around the many lakes spread across our landscape like so many gold coins. The fiery and active nature of summer feels good for a number of... Read more
Chinese Herbs and a Walk in the Woods
Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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This past weekend I spent a whole day walking in the woods and floweringtrees at my local arboretum. Many of the wildflowers were in bloom, the crab apple trees were in full flowery showiness, and the marsh marigolds were bright yellow and poking through the cattails. As a practi... Read more
Our Western Diet and Chinese Food Therapy
Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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During my first class in the study of Chinese medicine, I was told that the Chinese way of thinking was different from everything that I had grown up knowing. I was cautioned not to try to make sense of this new information from a Western perspective as it would only confuse me. ... Read more
The Importance of Water in Chinese Medicine
Monday, May 4th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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I spent much of my childhood in the water. My father was world-class swimmer as a young man and as a result, he made sure that his kids could swim, and swim well. We had a pool in our yard, and every summer, some part of each day was spent in the water. On good days, most of my t... Read more
The Yin and Yang of Sleep
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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Its been a long day and youre tired. Youre ready for bed and catching eight hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep. But as soon as your head makes contact with the pillow, your mind comes alive. And not just alive, but its racing like you just had a triple shot of espresso. You s... Read more
Nine Things to Know About Sweets and Chinese Medicine
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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When I think about the amount of sugar I ate as a kid, I am appalled. Every holiday was a love-fest of jelly beans, chocolate kisses, candy canes, and frosted cookies. At the time, we didnt know any better, other than the fact that we were making our local dentist wealthy. Now we... Read more
A Love Letter to Gout
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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Dear Gout, Im breaking up with you. I appreciate the time we had together and everything Ive learned from you, but its over; I dont want you in my life anymore. Before we met, Id heard about you. I know youve been around, going from person to personoften a one night stand, but fr... Read more
The Nature of Alcohol in Chinese Medicine
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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I have had a number of memorable cocktails in my life. I cherish the memory of sipping a vodka gimlet while sitting on a deck overlooking Crater Lake. I can still tastethe perfect margarita I had in Tucson, and treasure the afternoon spent in the Willamette Valley tasting pinot n... Read more
Acupuncture is Slow Medicine
Friday, February 13th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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I hate to wait. Put me in a line thats more than three people long, and I am the person tapping my toe and muttering about poor service. I rarely order stuff online, because I want it now. And dont even think about putting me on hold. So its very interesting that I am attracted t... Read more
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