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?

Creating Optimal Health Through Functional Medicine

Last Tuesday night, I sat in a downtown Dallas Art’s District auditorium that was filled with people interested in food. There was no cooking demonstration. The special of the day was a free talk by Dr. Mark Hyman, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine. What is functional medicine? According to Dr. Hyman, “functional medicine … Continue reading Creating Optimal Health Through Functional Medicine

The Benefits and Mysteries of Acupuncture

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