Acupuncture and chiropractic care as opioid alternatives

In May, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed changes to its blueprint educating health care providers about treating pain. The new guidelines recommend doctors provide information about acupuncture and chiropractic care as pain treatment options, which could help some patients avoid prescription opioid use for pain. The blueprint, which isn’t final, is part … Continue reading Acupuncture and chiropractic care as opioid alternatives

What are those mystery bruises on Michael Phelps?

Cupping has received ample attention over the last few days thanks to a number of Olympic athletes, including all-time most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps. It’s a common treatment tool used by acupuncturists in the Integrative Medicine department at Baylor Scott & White Health, but what exactly is cupping? And does it work? FUN FACT: Those circles are the end … Continue reading What are those mystery bruises on Michael Phelps?