integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
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
Help for Dry Skin
Monday, January 19th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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Its winter in Minnesota, and my skin is rebelling. My hands catch on everything I touch, and my skin itches in places that have no business itching. I slather on lotion and cover up my cracked fingertips in the hope that they will heal overnight. The good news is that as soon as ... Read more
Seven Things to Know About Breakfast
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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I love breakfast When I think about eating in the morning, I conjure up my dad, who was an early riser. Dad made it his personal mission to ensure that us kids started the day with a hearty breakfast. It was always hot, served up with a dose of optimism, and he never repeated the... Read more
Five Ways to Nourish Your Chinese Heart
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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We have long known that your heart is associated with all kinds of feelings. You can have a broken heart, feel something with all your heart, or thank someone from the bottom of your heart. You can be heartsick, have someone tug on your heartstrings, and send valentines to your s... Read more
Watsu: The Most Relaxing Bodywork You’ve Never Heard Of
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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Imagine floating in warm water. Your eyes are closed and the sounds of the outside world have receded. You are gently stretched by the drag of the water while being comfortably supported. You glide back and forth while your limbs are soothingly stretched and your back is softly f... Read more
Serious Help for Picky Eaters
Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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When I was a kid, I was the poster child for picky eaters. I didnt like a single green thing, exceptbaby lima beans, which is really sad on so many levels. The only fruit I ate was an occasional apple, mostly because my childhood home in New England bordered a large orchard, and ... Read more
A Body in Motion: Staying Motivated to Exercise
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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Last year my husband got a Fitbit, one of those electronic gadgets that tracks the number of steps you take in a day, monitors your sleep patterns, the calories youve burned, and all kinds of other self-indulgent information. My first impression of these devices was that they wer... Read more
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