Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading »


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Today we’d like to introduce you to Yosef Pollack, L.Ac.

Yosef, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
While vacationing in Miami some 30 years ago, it dawned on me…martial arts, eastern philosophy, hmm…Chinese medicine…I quit a lucrative position at Met Life Ins, began a study of anatomy, physiology, pathology…graduated the Swedish Massage College and Ohashi Shiatsu Institute in preparation to study Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.

I surveyed western medical docs, none of which had any clue about nutrition being connected to health.

While at Univ of Michigan in the early 70s, my friends always hazed me for shopping in a “health food store”

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