Century City Medical Plaza

2080 Century Park E., Ste 1501

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Served 15 Years on Staff
Cedars Sinai

Over 20 Years

Author - Speaker

Studied in United States & China


Acupuncture and East-West Medicine are 96.83% Effective in Treating Perimenopause Symptoms

Although most women welcome menopause, it can come with many challenges to one’s health and well-being such as emotional extremes, hot flashes, anxiety, painful sex, loss of sex drive, night sweats, poor quality sleep, frequent urination, urinary incontinence, dry skin, additional body hair, weight gain, osteoporosis and loss of mental cognition. Most of the above are a direct result of unpredictable hormonal fluctuations of estrogen and progesterone.  Currently Western Medicine treatments focus on treating the above with artificial hormone replacement or compounded hormone therapies which can have side effects such as bloating, breast distention, headaches, mood swings, nausea, and vaginal bleeding.

Treating Menopause and Peri-Menopause Symptoms 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 menopause and peri-menopause symptoms.  Due to the side effects of hormone replacements many women are seeking the Functional Medicine Approach of East-West Medicine that includes Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbology, Diet & Nutrition, Exercise, and Stress Management. With a 96.83% clinical success rate you can see why.

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Patient Testimonials For Menopause

Treating Menopause with Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Lorenda, Age 54: “John Barrett is a very able professional acupuncturist, and I highly recommend him. His work has allowed me to experience ongoing optimal physical and mental health. I came to him frustrated and concerned about the uncomfortable symptoms of premenopause: night sweats, mood swings, memory loss and sleepless nights. These symptoms were a severe interruption in my daily routine as a caretaker, business owner, and leader in my business community. After a few sessions, with a variety of techniques, my body heat began to subside and I was able once again to sleep through the night. Within one month, I had fewer instances of memory loss, and I experienced more emotional stability. I felt like I got my body back! I really appreciate John Barrett’s care and understanding in helping me through a difficult time. He was always confident that his method of acupuncture along with the prescribed Chinese herbal medicine would make a difference, and given how I now feel, I completely agree with him. All I can say is thank you, Dr. Barrett!”

Treating Menopause and Back Pain with Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Sharon Age 51: “I heard of acupuncture, but I had never given much thought to it or did I ever think I’d go to an acupuncturist. But, I had really bad hot flashes and called Dr. Barrett. He prescribed a Chinese herbal formula and the hot flashes were gone within 24 hrs. I don’t even think about them anymore. Then, I hurt my back lifting the garage door. I did not feel the pain until 3 days later. On the third day the pain was almost unbearable, on the fourth I was still in pain, but was suppressing it with Ibuprofen and moving very carefully. That’s when I called Dr. Barrett, and told him by problem. He treated me with acupuncture to the sore areas of my back for about 25 minutes. Immediately after I was pain free. I would recommend Dr. Barrett to anyone with hot flashes or that is having back or musculo-skeletal pain. I told my friend about him and she wants me to make an appointment for her next week.”

Treating Menopause and Anxiety with Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Leslie, Age 52: “I began seeing Dr. Barrett due to an almost unbearable amount of anxiety as I entered menopause. I had seen a number of health care practitioners, and nothing had given me any relief. As a special education teacher, I was starting a new year and ready to “jump out of my skin”.  After the first treatment, I finally began to experience relief. Dr. Barrett resolved my problem. I could see light at the end of the tunnel. Over several months, I regained peace and “sanity” in my life – and the anxiety has not returned.”

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Clinical Trials For Menopause

Acupuncture and East-West Medicine  96.83% Effective in Treating Perimenopause Symptoms Including Menstral Disorders, Insomnia, Hot Flashes, Sweating, Mood Swings, and Fatigue.
Cong HF, Gu XM & Wu WP. (2015). Clinical Observation of Acupuncture plus Medication for Perimenopausal Syndrome. Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 34(4).​​

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine without Acupuncture 74.60% Effective in Treating Perimenopause Symptoms Including Menstral Disorders, Insomnia, Hot Flashes, Sweating, Mood Swings, and Fatigue.
Tan KP, Yao X, Li XW. Observation on clinical effect of acupuncture plus Zi Shen Tiao Gan Decoction for perimenopausal insomnia. J Acupunct Tuina Sci, 2015, 13 (1): 49-53. DOI: 10.1007/s11726-015-0822-1

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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, work-style, and wellness enhancemets.  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, an optional wellness treatment and/or customized wellness herbal formula.  A Wellness Track™ means staying on top of your game and achieving the most in life.

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Have a Specific Question About Menopause?

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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Caveman Bodies in a Corporate Jungle: How to stay healthy while excelling in a work environment

FREE BOOK GIFT For New Patients
Caveman Bodies in a Corporate Jungle:  How to Stay Healthy While Excelling in a Work Environment
By Dr. John Barrett

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