Dr. Hona Backstrom, L.Ac, DACM, MSTOM, Dipl. OM

Licensed Acupuncturist

At Aligned Modern Health, we treat every patient as an individual. All of our Acupuncturists have extensive experience in treating a variety of conditions and all hold a Masters or Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the top acupuncture schools in the world.

License/Titles & Certifications:

  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)
  • Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Translation and Business
  • NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist

About Dr. Backstrom

Dr. Hona Backstrom received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science where she focused on researching the affects of acupuncture on patients with Diabetes. While earning her Masters in Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine she focused on women’s health and completed an internship at the Chicago Women’s Health Center. Dr. Hona has been practicing in the Chicago area, and western suburbs for multiple years specializing in community outreach and auricular acupuncture.

Today she specializes in pregnancy and postpartum disorders, anxiety and grief support. Dr. Hona speaks both Spanish and English and received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Translation and Business with a background in modern dance.

Q&A with Dr. Backstrom

What three traits define you?
Warm, caring, funny

What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Give other people life hacks and advice

What are you surprisingly good at?
Weight lifting

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My much-loved water bottle

What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?
Half of my job is waking people up from acupuncture naps

What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Giving birth to a human and keeping them alive

How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
I was raised by therapists, and sometimes it shows

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?

What are you complimented on most in your work?
My bedside manner

In your work or creative process, what concepts are sacred? Which rules have you made, which ones do you follow?
Each and every human experience is unique and their feelings are valid.


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