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
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?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines acupuncture as: an originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease or relieve pain (as in surgery). So sticking a bunch of needles in your body doesn’t sound enjoyable? Tap the brakes just a minute, let’s talk this through. Acupuncture might sound a little … Continue reading The Benefits and Mysteries of Acupuncture