integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
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
Tea Time
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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I have not always been a tea drinker. Its a taste Ive acquired over the years, and now when I think about tea, it brings back all kinds of memories and moments. I think about time spent sitting on a friends deck at the base of the Rockies, catching up and drinking tea. There are ... Read more
Eight Ways to Be Genuinely Happy
Sunday, September 14th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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We all know a few of those people who seem to be genuinely happy. Theyre upbeat, optimistic, joyous, and grateful. Are they for real Is it possible to be truly happy I say yes because I know several of those happy people well, and theyre the real deal. It takes more than just thi... Read more
A New Spin on Chinese Medicine
Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Lynn Jaffee
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If you look at any acupuncturists website or brochure, chances are that somewhere it states that acupuncture and Chinese medicine are ancientliterally thousands of years old. Is this a good thing Well, the point is that its been around for so long because it works. However, if yo... Read more
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
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