integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
Chinese Medicine for the Needle Shy
Thursday, October 12th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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Acupuncture is an incredible natural healing tool; its effective, safe, and drug-free. However, the reality is that it involves needles, and for some people thats a deal breaker. To the needle-shy, explanations about how tiny the needles are or how theyre painlessly inserted dont... Read more
Secrets for Living Simply
Friday, September 8th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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About five years ago, I convinced my husband to move from our four bedroom home to a smaller townhome. Our kids were grown and we were tired of mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, and raking the snowdrifts off the roof. We are now tucked into a place with a lot less stuff. We are ne... Read more
Healing Time
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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About twenty years ago, I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee. I was running a lot, and over a period of a couple of months, my right knee began talking to me. A trip to my doctor ended up with a referral to an orthopedic surgeon, and not knowing any better, I let him operate wit... Read more
Coping with Disaster
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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My plan was to take a month long road trip out west. I would spend my time driving country roads, taking memorable photographs, and soaking in the mountain scenery of Colorado. The trip began with long roads and mountain vistas, but it turns out that I ended up in a very differen... Read more
Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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One of the hallmarks of diagnosis in Chinese medicine is pulse taking. A good acupuncturist or practitioner of Chinese medicine can gather a lot of information just from feeling the pulse at your wrist also called your radial pulse for the bone it lies near. There have been count... Read more
Why You Crave Sugar
Friday, May 12th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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I see quite a few patients in my acupuncture practice who tell me that they crave sugar. Some cant avoid the candy dish at work, others cant stop eating sweets after dinner, and some just want sugar all day, every day. To be sure, sugar has gotten a bad rap. It can be a source of... Read more
The Healing Power of Vacation
Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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Recently I was looking back on previous articles, and I came across one that I hadwritten several years ago about taking vacation as a way to create balance between work and rest. My first reaction in reading the article was how smug I was at the time; telling readers to take mor... Read more
Is Spring Fever a Real Thing?
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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We Minnesotans areready for spring. Here in the North Country, we know all about winter. Were experts at hunkering down and staying warm. We snowshoe, ski, and drive on our frozen lakes. And we know that dressing for the cold involves many layers and miracle fibers that wick and ... Read more
The Face You’ve Earned: Understanding Chinese Facial Reading
Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
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Reading Faces When my kids were small, I could always tell when they were sick just by looking into their eyes. This wasnt because I have special powers; I dont. We are all able to read the faces of the people we know, love, or see on a regular basis. But what about strangers or ... Read more
Монопольное жлобство S7
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by DragosRoua
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