Michael Phelps Does Cupping, Should You?

The Rio Olympics brought some curious attention to an ancient practice that started on the other side of the globe when Michael Phelps stood on the swimming podium and showed off his new temporary tattoos, er, cup marks. Helped him win some more gold, too.  So what is cupping and how can it help you? […]

Difficult losing fat? This may be the cause.

At Functional Health and Acupuncture Institute in Cherry Hill, NJ we help people with chronic health issues identify the root causes of their conditions using traditional tools of Chinese Medicine and modern principles of Functional Medicine. One factor that often complicates chronic illness is the rising rates of obesity we see in society.  Despite people’s efforts […]

Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Stroke And Plaque Buildup

At Functional Health and Acupuncture Institute in Cherry Hill, NJ, part of our mission is to educate people about health and nutrition to let them take control of their own health destiny.  Today I want to talk about the link between certain vitamins and cardiovascular disease. Did you know that your nutrient status may have […]

Is your IBS affecting your thyroid?

I notice that a high percentage of my thyroid patients also complain of digestive stress: gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, reflux and gut pain.  One patient who I have been working with and is becoming educated about the importance of gut health for proper thyroid function told her endocrinologist that she believed her IBS was connected […]

Sleep and the Winter Season

At Functional Health and Acupuncture Institute in Cherry Hill, NJ our mission is to help you recover from chronic pain and illness.  While there is a lot we can do to guide you and help you function better, all efforts will fall short of their potential if one critical factor is missing: adequate sleep.  This […]