integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
The Healing Wisdom of Plants
Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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Im an amateur photographer, and in my spare time, I love to tramp through gardens, woods, marshes, and other scenic landscapes capturing the beauty of nature. I am happy shooting pictures of migrating birds, close ups of flowers and bees, and wide-angle landscapes of mountains or... Read more
Are Chinese Herbs Safe?
Monday, August 29th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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Theres an Asian grocery store not too far from my house. I shop there occasionally when Im looking for foods that I cant find anywhere elsethings like mock duck, baby bok choy, and chili bean paste. As I wander through the store, I cant help but be amazed at all the foods that Im... Read more
Cupping at the Olympics: Nine Things You Need to Know
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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The Rio Olympics are on, and theres nothing better than watching your favorite athletes competing at the highest level in the world. Each and every competitor has trained to the fullest and is hoping to be in the best shape possible, and every one of them will do what they can to... Read more
Food Allergy or Sensitivity?
Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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I am breaking up with eggs. Dont get me wrong; I love eggsfried, scrambled, huevos, Benedict, or however you want to prepare them. But the sad truth is lately, eggs dont like me. Over the past several months, I have discovered that eggs are making me sick. About four hours after ... Read more
Love Notes from Your Body
Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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About two months ago I developed a mild case of heartburn. It wasnt a huge deal, but over the course of the day, what I was eating turned into a small fire that returned to haunt me later. I cut out drinking alcohol, spicy foods, onions, and tomatoes in an attempt to get my diges... Read more
Lessons on Living to Be A Hundred
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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Last weekend I had the pleasure of talking to a woman who was celebrating her 101st birthday. Shirley had just been out to Sunday brunch with family members to celebrate the big day when my husband and I ran into her. Shirley was sharp, had a sense of humor, her eyes had a sparkl... Read more
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
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