integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
How to Set the Stage for Faster Healing
Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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Several years ago, I spent a whole summer nursing a muscle pull in my hip. Im not sure what I did, but it seemed that anytime I tried to hike, run, or bike, I would get what felt like a lightning bolt right through my hip and groin. I took my hip to the doctor, and he just gave m... Read more
Tylenol PM and Alzheimer’s?
Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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Age-related memory loss runs in my family. Growing up, I remember my Great Aunt Clair telling us kids about her son who lived on the moon and who regularly sent her pennies. Aunt Clair never married or had children, but was sweet and we loved her stories nonetheless. My maternal ... Read more
The Energetics of Food
Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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I just got word that our community garden plot has been turned over and is ready for planting. Its a little early here in Minnesota to put anything in the ground, but Im excited to start digging, transplanting, and wateringnot so much with the weeding. Mostly, Im excited to start... Read more
Acupuncture and the Healing Power of the Mind
Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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I have a Google alert set up for the keywords acupuncture and Chinese medicine. What this means is that every day I get an email from Google with articles, studies, and links where those words appeared in a newsworthy manner. I get lost of notices about acupuncture clinics that a... Read more
Is Qi Finite?
Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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A couple months ago I gave a presentation to a small group of women on the concept of Qi. There were about a ten of us gathered around a table, and most were older. I was explaining that Qi, or energy, is needed to power your bodys many functions. But as I got to the part where I... Read more
Seven Things to Love About Spring
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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Its spring here in the north country. The ice has melted off the lakes, birds are singing again, and tiny green things are sprouting out of the ground. We Minnesotans are a hearty group. As soon as the mercury inches above freezing, there are hoards of people out in their shorts ... Read more
The Nature of Flow
Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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About three years ago my husband and I moved to a small townhome in the woods. The best part of where I live is that there is a small creek that I cross every day coming and going from home. The creek snakes through the woods, reflects the sun in the morning, and changes its pers... Read more
Understanding Dampness in Chinese Medicine
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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When I was about five years old I fell into a swimming pool in late November. I lived in New England, and at that time of year the leaves had fallen off the trees and the ground was frozen. Winter was just around the corner, but it was not yet bitterly cold. I had my snowsuit and... Read more
Help for High Blood Pressure in a Cup of Tea
Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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Many years ago I lived in Boulder Colorado. I was in my twenties, and had simply packed up my car and drove from my childhood home in New England to lovely Boulder. Nestled snug against the Rockies, Boulder back then was a town full of fresh ideas, world-class athletes, college k... Read more
The Power of Small Changes
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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I am a gardening geek. I love to get outside in the spring to see what plants are peeking through the wet, still-frozen ground. To me, there is nothing better than seeing a new flower on a carefully-tended plant or a vegetable ripe for the picking in my community garden. With I m... Read more
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