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Holistic Houston: The Houstonia Guide to Alternative Medicine

A curated guide to alternative medicine in Houston, from acupuncture to aromatherapy and beyond.

05/25/2017 By Houstonia Staff

News

A Two-Centimeter Implant Could Change Your Health Forever

How many times have you forgotten to take your meds? Alessandro Grattoni's new developments in nanotechnology could mean that will never happen again.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Open Road

Finding Mother-Daughter Compromise in San Juan, Puerto Rico

While I wanted to see the parts of San Juan that weren’t in the guidebooks, my mom was looking for a luxurious respite.

05/25/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Restaurant Review

At Night Market and Maba Pan-Asian Diner, a Fine Fusion of Traditions

Go for the loaded fries, stay for the five-spice-rubbed ribeye and pork belly tacos wrapped in scallion pancakes.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Books

The Boy Who Loved Too Much Tells the Story of Pathological Friendliness

Jennifer Latson's first book follows the life of a 12-year-old with "cocktail party syndrome," which isn't always as cheerful as it sounds.

06/12/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ice House

How to Crush the Competition in a Sandcastle Contest

Winning big in Galveston's annual competition means going against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Theater

In This New Musical, Neither Broadway Nor the Bard Is Safe

It's Shakespeare's turn to be satirized. Enter Something Rotten!

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Best of Houstonia

Summer Survival Guide

50 Ways to Stay Calm, Cool and Collected This Summer

How to survive Houston's stickiest season.

05/25/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Living Well

Holistic Houston: The Houstonia Guide to Alternative Medicine

A curated guide to alternative medicine in Houston, from acupuncture to aromatherapy and beyond.

05/25/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Ice House

At Darlene's Shrimp Shack, Fried Shrimp Doesn't Get Any Fresher—No, Really

This food truck takes being a farm water-to-table restaurant quite literally.

05/25/2017 By Robb Walsh

Editor's Picks

Veterans Memorial Drive: Houston's Unheralded Food Crawl Destination

Already worked your way down Bellaire Boulevard and Westheimer? This third expanse of asphalt spanning both sides of the Beltway is the new hot dining spot.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

At Night Market and Maba Pan-Asian Diner, a Fine Fusion of Traditions

Go for the loaded fries, stay for the five-spice-rubbed ribeye and pork belly tacos wrapped in scallion pancakes.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Candy Mountain

Three Sweet Ways to Celebrate National Candy Month

You'll find everything from vintage treats to global goodies at these sugar stops.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Pour

You Don't Have to Be a Torah Scholar to Enjoy This Synagogue's Beers

Drop the Dos Equis and try a Dos Aleph instead.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Health & Wellness

Alternative Medicine Guide

Reflexology Is More than Just a Foot Massage

Soothing your aching hands, feet and ears can also help the rest of your body.

05/25/2017 By Jeff Balke

Alternative Medicine Guide

The Essential Facts About Essential Oils

The practice of using plant-based essential oils to promote healing offers—yes!—real health benefits.

05/25/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Alternative Medicine Guide

If You'd Like to Pull Stuff From Your Ears, Candling Is For You

While not accepted by the medical community, candling can sure be satisfying.

05/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Alternative Medicine Guide

Seeking Healing With Herbs

"For just about every condition there is in standard medicine," says Houston master herbalist Mark Hammer, "there are answers in Chinese medicine."

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Alternative Medicine Guide

How Acupuncture Went from 'Alternative' to Accepted

Not that long ago, it was illegal for acupuncturists to practice in Texas without a medical degree or supervision. Two Houston acupuncturists helped change that.

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

News & City Life

News

A Two-Centimeter Implant Could Change Your Health Forever

How many times have you forgotten to take your meds? Alessandro Grattoni's new developments in nanotechnology could mean that will never happen again.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

June's Perfect Party: Is-All-News-Really-Good-News Edition

Houston has seen it all lately, from illegal seafood scams to baby giraffes.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Houston Proud

Pride and Protests: Remembering the Night Anita Bryant Came to Town

Forty years ago, a protest against a former beauty queen changed Houston's gay community forever.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

We <3 Houston?

Houstonians, Are You Happy?

According to a recent WalletHub study, you aren't. We set out to investigate the real truth of those results.

05/25/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Ice House

Protective Workwear That's Suited for Women Has Finally Arrived

Hot Stuff Safetywear manufactures flame-retardant clothing that actually fits female forms, and it officially launches this month.

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ice House

Can You Make $1,000 in a Month on Craiglist? Depends What You're Willing to Do

The gig economy heats up in Houston.

05/25/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Ice House

Hola, Allah: Welcome to the Country's Only Latino Mosque, Right Here In Houston

At Centro Islámico in southwest Houston, don't be surprised to hear both as-salamu alaykum and buenos días.

05/25/2017 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

Sarah Davis: At Odds with Both the Left and the Right, Depending on the Day

The state representative and Houston attorney is known for voting against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Style & Shopping

Clutch City

We Are Literally Dyeing Over These Shibori Prints

Chic shibori is bringing tie-dye back.

05/25/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Elements of Style

Elements of Style: Ashley Cid, Entrepreneur

The owner of the online shop Milk & Honey Vintage is young, but her style is classic.

05/25/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel & Outdoors

Rooted in History

Houston's Oldest Park Debuts Its $33.6 Million Renovation

Although Emancipation Park informally opened at the beginning of the year, the Juneteenth Festival will mark its grand reopening.

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Open Road

Finding Mother-Daughter Compromise in San Juan, Puerto Rico

While I wanted to see the parts of San Juan that weren’t in the guidebooks, my mom was looking for a luxurious respite.

05/25/2017 By Marianella Orlando