integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
Understanding Dampness in Chinese Medicine
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Lynn Jaffee
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
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
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
Not Your Best Friend’s Diet
Monday, December 7th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
I have never been much of a dieter, although there are times in my life when I probably should have. There have, however, been times when I have tried tweaking my diet based on a friends recommendation or an article I have read, only to have it backfire. Either my digestion tanke... Read more
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
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