integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
Needles at the Tour de France
Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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Every July, I look forward to watching the TV coverage of the Tour de France. As I watch the riders snake their way through the French countryside, climb through the Alps and the Pyrenees, and even crash at unimaginable speeds, I vow one day to watch the Tour in person. I am in a... Read more
Fish Acupuncture?
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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The world is a crazy place and it seems that Katy Perry and other celebrities have taken the trendiness of acupuncture to a new low. In an attempt to have the freshest possible sushi, diners can now have their fish treated with acupuncture, and Katy has the photos to prove that s... Read more
Top Six Tips for Better Energy
Monday, June 30th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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Okay, so youre tired. Your energy is depleted, and youre showing it in a number of ways. Maybe your energy is poor, you get sick easily, or your digestion is funky. If you took the quiz in my last post, youll understand a little bit about depleted energy, or Qi. The good news is ... Read more
Is Your Qi Depleted? Take This Quiz
Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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Qi pronounced chee is one of the fundamental forces in both your body and in the universe, according to Chinese theory. While the concept of Qi is difficult to translate, many compare it to the term energy. It is considered to be the life force of all living things, and in your b... Read more
Eight Ways to Stay Injury-Free This Summer
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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I love my patients. But I dont love seeing them limp into my acupuncture clinic in pain from an injury that was in some way avoidable. Yes, acupuncture can help reduce the pain and speed up thehealing process, but it would be better to have not gotten anathletic injuryin the firs... Read more
Stick It in Your Ear to Relieve Anxiety
Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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In my acupuncture practice I see a great number of patients who struggle with anxiety. Many have other health conditions, but some seek out acupuncture simply to help them calm down, slow down, relieve their anxious symptoms, and even help with panic attacks. As a new acupuncturi... Read more
Chinese Herbs Meet Western Medicine
Sunday, April 20th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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Many people think of the Chinese medicine you receive at your local acupuncture clinic and the Western medicine you receive at your doctors office as existing in two different worlds. Decades ago, when acupuncture and Chinese medicine began cropping up in the United States, that ... Read more
Why Acupuncture Helps Fertility
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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One of the most rewarding areas of my acupuncture practice is treating women with fertility issues., many of whom have tried to get pregnant for years without success. Whether going through IVF, suffering from multiple miscarriages, or simply trying to get pregnant on their own, ... Read more
Nine Reasons to Heart Acupuncture
Friday, March 7th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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This is the tail end of Acupuncture Awareness Week, and while most people are actually aware of acupuncture, they may not know why its such a good thing. Heres a list of why you should like acupuncture, and even think about giving it a try 1 Acupuncture is safe in the hands of pr... Read more
Your Chinese Heart
Friday, February 14th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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Happy Valentines Day Not only is today filled with hearts, flowers, and love, but the entire month of February is American Heart Month. In Western medicine, we usually think of your Heart simply as an organ that pumps blood and is prone to heart attacks as we get older. In additi... Read more
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