DrJohnBarrett.com

Century City Medical Plaza

2080 Century Park E., Ste 1501

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Proud Member of Staff
Cedars Sinai

Over 20 Years
Experience

Author - Speaker

Studied in United States & China

FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions for Acupuncture and East-West Medicine

Since many people have never have experienced Acupuncture and East-West Medicine, we are pleased to present FAQ’s. However, if you have any further questions feel free to call our office. Dr. Barrett is happy to offer you a FREE telephone consult when he will be happy to answer all questions.

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What Are the Advantages of Dr. Barrett's Comprehensive 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 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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Are Treatments Lasting and Sustainable?

Dr. Barrettt takes great pride in his comprehesive appraoch that will teach you how to take care of yourself to prevent symptoms from returning. However, 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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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Ninety-five percent of the time, patients feel no pain. However, with chronic illnesses and first-time patients, there may be a tingling or heat sensation as muscles relax and circulation and nerve function are restored.

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How Long Are Treatments?

Treatment times vary according to the conditions treated. 

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How Deeply Are Acupuncture Needles Inserted?

The depth of insertion can be different depending on the location of the acupoint. Although the average depth is approximately one-half inch, it can be as little as one- tenth of an inch, or up to a few inches for larger developed muscles, depending upon specific location and the individual. 

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Can I Take Advantage of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Yes, most patients most patients should take advantage of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. However, after a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Barrett will explain the benefits Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and customize an herbal formula for your condition.

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Can I Take Herbs While Pregnant?

Yes, most herbs will have no side effect on pregnant women. In fact many herbs can prevent morning sickness and miscarriage. However, there is a clear list of approximately 20 herbs which are contraindicated during pregnancy. Dr. Barrett is well aware of these herbs and will not prescribe them during pregnancy. 

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Can Dr. Barrett Administer Acupuncture and East-West Medicine in the Hospital?

Yes, Dr. Barrett is credentialed by Cedars Sinai Medical Center to treat patients with Acupuncture, Herbs and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Many patient ask for acupuncture for anxiety, post operative recovery or pain while in the hospital.

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Are Acupuncture Needles Sterile?

Yes, most definitely. All acupuncturists in the state of California use individually packaged disposable needles which are not opened until the time of your treatment. All acupuncturists are nationally certified in clean needle techniques to assure you the comfort of a sterile environment. 

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Is Acupuncture and East-West Medicine Covered By Insurance?
Yes, today most insurance plans cover Acupuncture and East-West Medicine. Most PPO Insurance, Veteran’s Administration Insurance, Automobile Accident Insurance and Workers Comp Injury Insurance will cover Acupuncture and East-West Medicine treatments.  However all plans are different and verification of coverage may be confusing. Our office utilizes the resources of a professional biller. As a service to our patients we confirm your coverage for you at no extra cost.

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Can Acupuncture and East-West Medicine Help Me?

Please see the list of commonly treated illnesses. Acupuncture and East-West Medicine can help people with most acute and chronic health concerns and maintain wellness.

If you have any questions, call Dr. Barrett for a FREE telephone consult.  He will be happy to help.

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