Updated: Jan 21
Acupuncture has been around, by some accounts, for 5000 years or more, how has it managed to thrive for so long? "Modern Medicine" claims there is no scientific evidence that it works. Well, that's actually not true. I quick search of any research hub on the web (NCBI, Cochrane Review, National Institutes of Health (NIH), etc.) will show a multitude of studies confirming the effectiveness of acupuncture is treating a whole spectrum of conditions from back pain to migraines to infertility to stroke and the list just goes on and one. One major issue is getting the word out, people still believe what they were told 20-30 years ago and educating people to the benefits of acupuncture has been slow. Let's face it, for some people, it is considered 'foreign' and therefore not a viable alternative to the western, scientific solutions we've developed over the past 150 years.
But all that is changing as people are becoming more leery of pharmaceuticals that come with a host of side effects. The low risk and high impact of acupuncture is becoming much more sought after. As I mark my 17th year as an acupuncturist, celebrating the thousands of people I have helped over that time, I welcome you to this blog to discuss and share what I have learned and how I can help you live a happier healthier lifestyle.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Rob Balko, DAc, LAc