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Why Acupuncture and East-West Medicine Are Up To 96.7% Effective in Treating Allergies and Asthma

Treating Allergies and Asthma with East-West Functional Medicine means state of the art treatments that take advantage of both Western Scientific Advances and the Safe, Effective, Natural, and Self-Sustaining, Functional Approach of Eastern Medicine.  Eastern Functional Medicine includes Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is the only medicine in the world backed by 2,000 years of Written, Empirical Clinical Evidence to treat Allergies.  Recent clinical trials demonstrate the approach to be 96.7% effective in treating Allergies with 86.7% sustainable long-term relief.

Most allergies and asthma cases occur when poor diet, stress and inadequate rest lead to poor digestion, circulation, lymphatic drain, hormonal imbalances and inflammation.  When this happens, your immune system overreacts to otherwise harmless substances called allergens.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is a superior modality to naturally decrease stress, improve circulation, restore lymphatic drainage of metabolic waste, and balance hormones to restore your ability to harmlessly metabolize allergens.  Many time treating Allergies and Asthma with Western Medicine alone leaves the patient dependent on pharmaceutical drugs and a highly restricted diet and lifestyle.  It does not have to be that way.

The Comprehensive Functional Approach of East-West Medicine and its wisdom of 2000 years of written clinical evidence for treating Allergies and Asthma reconizes the many different causes of allergies and asthma and has established and effective protocols for each.   Treatments may include Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbology, Diet & Nutrition, Exercise, and Stress Management. With 2000 years of wisdom applied, treatments are natural, safe, effective, and self-sustaining.  Why waste time with a list of foods and potential allergens to avoid, or a medication you must take for the rest of your life? Instead, Dr. Barrett will strengthen your immune system and your resistance to antigens making you once again free of allergies and asthma without medications.  With 96.7% effectiveness in treating Allergies with 86.7% sustainable long-term relief treatments are quick, effective and lasting.

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Patient Testimonials For Allergies and Asthma

Julie, Age 33:  “Dr. John Barrett is amazing. I’m a scientist w/ a PhD and although I’m a strong believer in physical therapy, I have been skeptical of acupuncture in the past. However, I am now 100% a believer that it can aid in good health.
I came to Dr. Barrett out of desperation since I had a crazy hive-like rash on my face and neck that started last May 2017 and then flared up and increased in severity in Fall 2018- Winter 2019. In addition to being itchy and hot, it also decreased my confidence (since it was my face!). I had seen many western doctors, including dermatologists, allergists, and general practitioners. I tried allergy medicines, I was tested for many food allergies, and although I have many allergies to pollens/cats/dogs/etc., my food allergens came up negative. So once I exhausted my western resources, I turned to Dr. Barrett for help… and indeed it helped!

He convinced me that part of my reactions were because I was under severe stress and by decreasing my stress levels, my body would be able to react to allergens in a more normal way (yes I would choose itchy eyes or a gentle sneeze every now and then over an intensely red and rash-infested face) .

Anyhow, Dr. Barrett talked to me about changing my diet (aka not fasting in the mornings… but instead trying to not eat late at night, which I still need to be better at) and eating more cooling foods (Yin) since I was very Yang oriented, I needed to be more balanced. Although I exercise everyday, he suggested that I also incorporate meditation and/or Qi Gong which I have been now doing for the past couple months. He did cupping, needling and prescribed cooling herbs as well as other herbs to help w/ the allergies. 

6 months later I am no longer seeing him (due to the fact I got a bit better and a lack of time- his office is 1 hour away from me and I am super busy), but I have been now following all his advice and have drastically improved. 

My only flare-ups occur when I drink coffee (increases my cortisol levels – aka stress), so I now alas have to stick to green tea. 

I also found out from Western doctors via a skin-patch test lately that I have a gold allergy- crazy! and an allergy to a couple chemicals in face products/shampoos/etc. So I have now stopped using those products/metals and hope I can re-introduce coffee to my diet one day, lol. 

Regardless, by decreasing your stress levels and increasing your circulation and lymphatic drainage (via acupuncture techniques and cupping), Dr. John Barrett can help you decrease your allergy symptoms. Trust Me!

Thank you Dr. John Barrett!”

Leslie, Age 28: “I am eternally grateful for my former co-worker Lisa. Not only for her solid friendship but for her never disappointing doctor referrals. You see Lisa had a doctor referral and matching phone number for just about everything and then one day she gave me a referral for something I never even asked for. Oddly enough, this turned out to be the referral I needed the most. One afternoon Lisa came rushing over to my desk preaching about the wonders of a healer she had just encountered. “Healer?” I thought to myself as she told me about a certain Dr. John Barrett. She told me how he healed her excruciating foot pain, how he was so bright and charming and how she was convinced everyone in our law firm could benefit from a visit with him.

Shortly thereafter i decided to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barrett. My problem was I didn’t necessarily have a particular problem, ailment or pain. Something told me I just had to experience the wonders of this supposed healer. Lunch time visit # 1= WOW!!!! Not only did I leave completely relaxed, I left completely energized. Despite my belief that I didn’t “need” treatment, I soon realized my entire system was off balance. My hands and feet were always cold – I chalked that up to being slender and poor circulation. My digestion sucks – I figured that’s just the way I am wired, I’d been like that all my life. No one treatment or person can really help me. After just one visit and some pretty thorough questions from Dr. Barrett, I realized not only was I wrong about all of the above and that there was a way to rid myself of all these problems.

Today my circulation/body temperature is better, the allergies I go to see him for subside after my visits and my digestion has greatly improved. Four years later I continue my visits to Dr. Barrett. And he is always right on. His dietary tips, his suggestions to meditate, consider yoga or really harness my energy towards what I desire. Beyond all of this he is a wildly fascinating, kind, insightful man. I’ve told him time and time again “you really ARE a healer.” He kind of just shrugs off the compliments. If anything, this man isn’t cocky and he isn’t out to take your money or feed you supplements. Somehow he just gets it. I have never left his office feeling I have anything but a stellar experience. If any of you are seeking a truly skilled acupuncturist I urge you to call Dr. Barrett. I know I will never let him go.”

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Clinical Trials For Allergies and Asthma

Acupuncture Alone 96.7% Effective Treating Allergies with 53% Better Long Term Sustainability than Medication
Compared with medication acupuncture alone was more effective in treating allergies (96.7% vs. 93.3%) but overall 53% more effective in longer term sustainability.  

Referennce:  Feng, Shaoyan, Miaomiao Han, Yunping Fan, Guangwei Yang, Zhenpeng Liao, Wei Liao, and Huabin Li. “Acupuncture for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” American journal of rhinology & allergy 29, no. 1 (2015): 57-62.
Liu, T. S., R. Qiu, and X. S. Lai. “[Efficacy on perennial allergic rhinitis treated with acupuncture at three nasal poinits and the acupoints selected by syndrome differentiation].” Zhongguo zhen jiu= Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion 34, no. 11 (2014): 1083-1086. et al.

Acupuncture and East-West Medicine 98% Effective in Treating Asthma
Acupuncture, herbs, moxibustion and cupping have been proven 98% effective in treating asthma.

Reference:  Li, Xianjun, Jianjun Chen, Hongpeng Ma. “Clinical observation on Traditional Chinese Medicine’s treating bronchial asthma in the chronic phase.” Hebei Medicine 20.6 (2014): 1025-1027.

 Acupuncture Plus Herbs 92% Effective Rate Treating Allergies

Reference:  Chen Liang, Zhang Zhu, Liang Yunyan et al. “Clinical Observation of Modified Xiao Qing Long Decoction Combined with Warm Needling Moxibustion on Allergic Rhinitis” Hebei Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2018) May, Vol 40, No.5. 

Acupuncture Alone More Effective With Immediate and Long Term Relief Than Claratine® Treating Allergies
Acupuncture 87% immediately effective rate vs. Claratine® 80%; Acupuncture 83% Long Term Effective Rate vs. Claratine® 0%

References:  Feng, Shaoyan, Miaomiao Han, Yunping Fan, Guangwei Yang, Zhenpeng Liao, Wei Liao, and Huabin Li. “Acupuncture for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” American journal of rhinology & allergy 29, no. 1 (2015): 57-62.

 Acupuncture Controls Inflammatory Allergic Asthma

 Reference:  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 647308, 10 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/647308. Electroacupuncture Attenuates Ovalbumin-Induced Allergic Asthma via Modulating CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells. Youngjoo Kwon, Sung-Hwa Sohn, Gihyun Lee, Youngeun Kim, Hyejung Lee, Minkyu Shin, and Hyunsu Bae. Kyung Hee University, Seoul , Korea. 

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Dr. Barrett's Comprehensive Functional Approach

Being a Primary Care Physician with over 20 years clinical experience, having trained in China and the U.S., and over 15 years on staff at Cedars Sinai, Dr. Barrett specializes in complex medical conditions.  With his Comprehensive Functional Approach to East-West Medicine that is supported by over 2,000 years of empirical, clinical evidence in writing and the advantages of modern scientific research, he is prepared to provide you with state-of-the-art treatments that are safe, natural, and self-sustaining.  Dr. Barrett will dedicate as much time as necessary to review with you, face to face, your complete medical history, all current medical concerns, a comprehensive treatment plan in terms of both Eastern and Western Medicine, and a self-sustainable Wellness Track™.

Dr Barrett’s Comprehensive Functional Approach to East-West Medicine treats your condition and the factors that caused your condition.  One advantage to Dr. Barrett’s approach is his skill developed in Traditional Diagnostic Methods based on Observation, Inquiry, and Palpation that many times can provide more clinical data than weeks of lab testing.  This allows same day diagnosis and treatments that can at times provide cures before lab data can be obtained.  Dr. Barrett offers comprehensive Acupuncture treatments with a functional medical approach for increased effectiveness. Dr. Barrett may offer you a custom herbal formula based on the wisdom and 2,000 years of written clinical evidence of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Dr. Barrett will discuss Diet & Nutrition and how to use food as medicine.  Based on his recently published book, Caveman Bodies in a Corporate Jungle, he will mentor you on managing the demands of your career, family life, lifestyle, workstyle, and how to maintain a positive attitude.  If necessary, he will discuss the benefits of genome medicine and Western forms of functional medicine.

Dr. Barrett performs annual physicals, orders blood tests, lab tests, DNA profiles, ultrasounds, x-rays, and MRIs.  With his office in the Century City Medical Plaza and being on staff at Cedars Sinai, his referral network includes some of the best physicians in Los Angeles.  Dr. Barrett understands western pharmaceuticals and their compatibility with herbal medicines. He can explain the nature of your disease through the eyes of both Western Medicine and Eastern Medicine. Whether you suffer from a serious disease, pain, or are simply trying to become pregnant, he can help. Seeing Dr. John Barrett means state of the art treatments and a most comprehensive functional approach to East-West Medicine.

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Your Sustainable Wellness Track™

Even the best and the brightest can use guidance in achieving and maintaining new levels of wellness.  After treating your high priority health issues, Dr. Barrett recommends staying well with a personalized Wellness Track™ to address other health conditions.  This could mean improving digestion, sleep, relaxation, skin, vision, weight-loss, etc.

A Wellness Track™ carves out time for self-nourishment and time management to address your health and wellness.  A Wellness Track™ with Dr. Barrett will tap into the wisdom of his 35 years of global corporate and medical experience for mentoring. coaching, and motivating for lifestyle and work-style improvements.  Given Dr. Barrett’s unique background, you can be sure his words of advice are from real life experiences and not a training manual or theoretical concepts.

A Wellness Track™ means a better quality life with longevity.  A Wellness Track can be as simple as one office visit a month for a health check, wellness goal setting, bench marking achievements, self-care instructions to achieve goals, and an optional wellness treatment or wellness herb formula.  A Wellness Track™ means staying on top of your game and achieving the most in life.

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Have Specific Questions About Allergies?

Dr. Barrett specializes in difficult cases.  If you have any questions regarding your specific condition, use the links below to take advantage of Dr. Barrett’s FREE telephone consultaion.  He will be happy to answer any questions and help guide you to the best care possible. 

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