integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
Eight Benefits of Gratitude
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
I love that we have a national holiday that is based on the concept of gratitude. There is something warm and fuzzy about gathering to share a Thanksgiving meal with the intention of celebrating the people and things in our lives for which we are grateful. Unfortunately, that mel... Read more
Six Reasons to Go Outside
Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
Just this past week outdoor retailer REI announced that it would be closed on the day after Thanksgiving, known to most as Black Friday. This is a bombshell in the world of retailing, as Black Friday is considered to be the biggest shopping day of the year. In my local paper, REI... Read more
A Short History of Ghosts in Chinese Medicine
Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
Halloween is almost here; a time when small people transform from children to goblins, superheroes, princessesand of course, ghosts. Its a season of pumpkins, candles, and all things scary. We often forget that Halloween comes from the term All Hallows Eve, the night before the D... Read more
The Healing Power of Chrysanthemums
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
Every fall as the leaves begin to change colors, Im overwhelmed with a wave of nostalgia for my New England childhood. As the summer days began to cool and turn into fall, we kids would pick out the most colorful leaves to iron into waxed paper and pick out pumpkins to carve. Sev... Read more
Chinese Medicine and a Trip to the Dispensary
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
Just last week I was in Colorado on a well-earned vacation. Up in the mountains, the aspens were on-fire yellow, the sky was cloudless, and the daytime temps were in the low 80s. Our days were spent hiking the high mountain trails, and at night, we slept well, exhausted from the ... Read more
Aging, Essence, and Chinese Medicine
Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
My neighbor, Marie, is hardly ever home. Shes out during the day at one of her volunteering gigs or hanging out with a friend. Friday nights are date night which usually involves dinner out with her boyfriend. Weekends are spent visiting with family, and during the summer she spe... Read more
Nine Fall Foods for Good Health
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
I grew up on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. Looking out our front window gave us a view over the entire river valley, which on a clear day allowed us to see all the way to the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Behind our house was a large orchard, which rose even higher on... Read more
No Sweat! Exercise Made Easy
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
If there were ever such a thing as a magic bullet to good health, it would probably be exercise. It keeps your heart and lungs healthy, lubricates your joints, decreases stress, lowers blood pressure, and acts like the fountain of youth as you get older. In Chinese medicine, good... Read more
The Healing Wisdom of Nature
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
I love reptiles and always have. As a kid, my idea of bliss was waiting quietly pond-side for frogs to emerge, overturning rocks in the woods in search of salamanders, and best of allfinding turtles. To my eight year old self, the greatest gift of nature was to see a box turtle c... Read more
Vacation and the Art of Balancing Work and Rest
Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
Im 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 practiti... Read more
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