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Division of Integrative Medicine

About Us


Promoting wellness in mind, body and spirit across West Texas through clinical care and scholarship.


  • To promote educational opportunities for faculty, resident physicians, medical students and community health care providers;
  • To encourage ongoing and new integrative medicine research activities and collaborations;
  • To provide responsible leadership in the evidence-based advancement of integrative medicine in the primary care clinical seeting.


To respect and foster a culture integrating complementary, alternative and conventional medicine in academia and the medical community.

Integrative Medicine Faculty

  • Yan Zhang, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Kathy Chauncey, Ph.D., R.D.
  • Tommie W. Farrell, M.D.
  • Betsy Goebel Jones, Ed.D.
  • Kim Peck, M.D.


Our faculty has an established track record in Integrative Medicine/Complementary and Alternative Medicine-related research that have results in numerous selected peer-reviewed journals publications, conference presentations, and grants/awards.  Below is a select list of most recent research activities:

Journal Articles

  • Zhang Y, Shen, LC, Peck, K, Brismee JM, Doctolero S, Lo, D, Lim Y, Lao L, 2012, Training Self-administered Acupressure Exercise among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study and Lessons Learned, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine vol. 2012, Article ID 570431, 9 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/570431.
  • Zhang Y, Peck KE, Spalding M, Jones BG, Cook RL. 2012 “Discrepancy between patients' use of and health providers' familiarity with CAM” Patient Education and Communication, DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.02.014. 89 (3): p.399-404

Conference Presentations

  • Zhang Y, Shen LC, Brismee JM, Peck K, Dagda R, Lo D, Doctolero S, 2012, Exploring the Effects of Self-Managed Acupressure on Pain, Function and Osteoarthritis Biomarkers among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study, poster presentation at the Society of Acupuncture Research 2013 International Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, April 18-21,2013.
  • Zhang Y, Shen, LC, Peck, K, Brismee JM, Doctolero S, Lo, D, Lim Y, Lao L, 2012, Training Self-Managed Acupressure to Improve Physical Function among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study, International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC, October 24 – 26,2012


  • Zhang Y(PI), Using Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) to assess the effectiveness of self-administered acupressure protocol among KOA patients: a pragmatic study, submitted to NCCAM PA-12-006, R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award, 1/10/2014-1/09/2016, Total Cost $452,646 (Pending Review)
  • Zhang Y (Project Director 15%), 07/1/2013 to 06/30/2014, Establishment of Division of Integrative Medicine within the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Weil Foundation, $30,000 (awarded)
  • Zhang Y (PI), 3/1/2011-8/31/2013Acupressure's Impact on Knee Pain among Osteoarthritic Women, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health & University Medical Center Women’s Health Scholar Program. (in progress).


Our TTUHSC faculty has been involved series of activities educating medical students as well as the public sector.  Below is a select list of most recent educational activities:

Medical Students

  • A three-session Early Clinical Experience elective mini course, Integrative and Complementary Medicine has been developed for first year medical students. This course is expected to help students gain a deeper understanding of IM and CAM.


  • Zhang Y and Peck K, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use among geriatric patients”, TTUHSC GEC sponsored CME conference, The Balancing Act: Nutrition, Medications, Homeopathic & Complementary/Alternative Remedies, Amarillo, Texas
  • Kim Peck, MD, Overview of Vitamins & Supplements, Invited Speaker, Lubbock-Crosby­ Garza County Medical Society Fall Medical/Surgical Conference, Lubbock, Texas, November 17, 2012.

General Population

  • Zhang Y, “Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture” at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Lubbock, Texas.

Clinical Care

The faculty in the department of Family and Community Medicine, have a track record of involvement in Integrative Medicine or Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in patient care. We offer the following services:

  • Acupuncture
  • Integrative Medicine Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation

Contact Information:

Department of Family & Community Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
First Floor, Medical Pavilion 3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430 806-743-2757

Useful Links

TTUHSC has been accepted as the 56th member of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.  More information about the consortium can be found HERE