Improve Your Memory with Chinese Medicine

Do you sometimes walk into a room and forget what you went there for?  Have you ever drawn a blank on a close friend’s name?  Do you routinely forget common words?  If you worry that your memory is going, join the club.  These little episodes are embarrassing and frustrating, but are you on the . . . → Read More: Improve Your Memory with Chinese Medicine

Treating Anxiety with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, you’re very familiar with the symptoms—heart palpitations or the sensation of a racing heart, chest tightness, numbness and tingling in your hands and feet, feeling light headed, shortness of breath, and the general feeling of fear, or that you might die right now. 

Anxiety can be . . . → Read More: Treating Anxiety with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Your Emotions, Digestion, and Acupuncture

Have you ever heard people talk about having butterflies in their stomach, a gut feeling, a nervous stomach, or a visceral reaction? Of course you have. We use these terms because we intuitively know that our emotions are very closely tied to our digestion.

One of the most common conditions that we see in . . . → Read More: Your Emotions, Digestion, and Acupuncture

Is Stress Causing Your Weight Gain?

There was an article in my local paper last week about the relationship between stress and weight gain.  The gist of the article was that during the current economic crisis many people who are stressed about their financial situation turn to food as a way to cope.

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Acupuncture for Seasonal Affective Disorder

by Lynn Jaffee, L.Ac.

If this cool fall weather has you thinking of palm trees, sunny beaches, and moving south, you’re not alone!  Everyone feels the effects of fall in one way or another.  However, for some, the move from the bright days of summer to the cool winter weather brings with it a . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Taming Stress With Chinese Medicine

By Lynn Jaffee, L.Ac.

My friend, Karla, seems to catch every illness that is going around.  She recently had the intestinal flu that her kids caught a few weeks earlier. This was right after she had gotten over a nasty cold.  Last week she was laid out with a headache that made it impossible . . . → Read More: Taming Stress With Chinese Medicine

Treating Insomnia with Acupuncture

By: Lynn Jaffee

 

What exactly is Insomnia?

Insomnia is the inability to get a full night of sleep. It can be an annoyance for most people at one time or another. For many, however, it’s a chronic problem that leaves its sufferers exhausted, irritable, and unable to handle the physical and . . . → Read More: Treating Insomnia with Acupuncture

Treating Depression with Traditional Chinese Medicine

By: Lynn Jaffee

What exactly is depression?

All of us at one time or another experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, discouragement, or hopelessness. These feelings are a healthy response to events in our lives that may feel overwhelming. When we are balanced and healthy, we are able to recover from . . . → Read More: Treating Depression with Traditional Chinese Medicine