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Migraine Headaches

At 93% Effective the NIH Supports Treating Migraines with Acupuncture & East-West Medicine

The National Institute of Health Emphasizes that Treating Migraine Headaches with Acupuncture and 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 Migraine Headaches.  Recent clinical trials demonstrate the approach to be 93% effective in treating Migraine Headaches.

Migraine Headaches are one of the most debilitating medical conditions.  With uncontrollable, severe throbbing head pain, extreme sensitivty to light and noise, nausea and vomitting that can last for days, life can become completely dysfucntional during that time.  Unfortunately, the most commonly used treatment for migraine headaches is the use of pharamceutial drugs that are not effective if not taken on time and can have there own debilitating side affects such as insomnia, fatigue and impaired mental cognition. This can make patients hesitant to take the medications which then perpetuates the problem.  As a result, many patients are left frustrated with unpredictable migraine attacks leaving them disabled for days at a time, several times a month.  Migraines are also be triggerr by TMJ/TMD and Tinnitus.

However, the Comprehensive Functional Approach of East-West Medicine and its wisdom of 2000 years of written clinical evidence for treating migraine head aches has proven to be more reliable and effective as medications without any side affects.  For this reason the National Institute of Health recommends Acupuncture and East-West Medicine as a primariy form of treatment for migraine headaches.  See more information below under Dr. Barrett’s Comprehensive Approach.

The Functional Medicine Approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the only medicine in the world that has treated migraine headaches naturally with the wisdom of 2000 years of written empirical clinical evidence.  Treatments may include Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbology, Diet & Nutrition, Exercise, and Stress Management. With 2000 years of wisdom applied with Traditional Chinese Medicine, treatments are natural, safe, effective, and self-sustaining.  Given the efficacy of treatments many patients have success with Dr. Barrett even after they have tried everything else.

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Patient Testimonials Treating Migraine Headaches

Chantalle L.:  “Dr. Barrett is truly the best acupuncturist out there. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, caring, and attentive. After just one treatment, I experienced tremendous migraine relief. Dr. Barrett genuinely cares about his patients and is passionate about what he does. I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends.”

Gale L.: “I have had mixed experiences with other Acupuncturists and was pretty skeptical to give it a try again. But getting acupuncture from Dr. Barrett was better than I could have ever imagined.

The amount of relief that I experienced from my muscle pain was a hundred times greater than previous acupuncture treatments. The pain that felt debilitating when I came in was completely gone by the time I left. I felt like a new person – not just relieved but refreshed and energized, with a sense of peace and wellness.

Just the acupuncture would have been enough to keep me coming back, but Dr. Barrett is more than just an acupuncturist, he’s a specialist in Eastern Medicine. The herbal supplements he recommended were exactly what I needed to continue to feel relief and energy between treatments. The dietary changes he suggested also made a big difference too.

I really appreciated the time he took to explain to me why and how the treatments worked when I asked. He could translate the theory behind it so that I could understand it. It was so reassuring and comforting to really get what was happening during the treatment.

But what made all the difference in the world is this: Dr. Barrett really listens and has incredible compassion. Because needles bother me *so* much, for years I didn’t think I could even try acupuncture. When I did try acupuncture, I found I could tolerate the needles, but I was never comfortable with them before going to Dr. Barrett. His compassion and understanding have allowed me to actually feel comfortable with the needles. That seemed completely impossible before Dr. Barrett!  But, he is simply the best.”

Google User:  “Dr.Barrett is the kindest most patient man. I have migraines that render me useless at least three times a month, or I used to. I have been seeing Dr. Barrett for only a few months and already I have noticed a dramatic change. I have only had a total of two migraines in the last two months and they were not nearly as painful as they usually are. I am so thankful to have found Dr.Barrett, my quality of daily life has improved so much I feel like a new person!”


Wilma J.: “I decided to get treated by Dr. Barrett for severe headaches and ringing in my ears. Upon diagnosis, he noted that my blood pressure was 190/ 90. Immediately, Dr. Barrett recommended that I see a doctor for western treatment. He then proceeded to treat me with acupuncture and herbs. During that first week my headaches stopped, and the ringing in my ears was minimal. I also followed up with Dr. Barrett’s recommendation to see a doctor and was given pharmaceuticals to control my blood pressure. Upon my next visit to Dr. Barrett, my blood pressure was down to 160/85. Although still high, Dr. Barrett was not so alarmed and suggested we continue to treat with Eastern Medicine in addition to Western Medicine. Dr. Barrett researched all the herbs and medications I was using to make sure they were compatible. Since the pharmaceuticals were causing me extreme side effects and fatigue, Dr. Barrett’s goal was to further reduce my blood pressure with Eastern Medicine, and while working with my MD, reduce my need for the pharmaceuticals. Dr. Barrett also recommended dietary changes and that I buy a blood pressure device to measure my blood pressure throughout the day. After three months, I no longer needed the western medication. After six months, I no longer need the Eastern Medicine herbal formula. This means a lot to me, as most people end up relying on medication to control blood pressure for the rest of their lives. Given the side effects, I do not know how I would have coped, as my quality of life and ability to perform my job would have deteriorated.”

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Clinical Trials Treating Migraine Headaches

Acupuncture and East-West Medicine 93% Effective Treating Migraines.
Xiao L, Wang Y, Wang S, Wang LX, Cui Q, Zhang C, Yao LH, Shao JY, Xing J. Clinical Study on electroacupuncture Treatment of Migraine in Surface Projection Zone of the Pyramid Decussation [J]Chinese Journal of Information on TCM, 2018 (01).

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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 Migraine Headaches?

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 consultation.  He will be happy to answer any questions and help guide you to the best care possible.

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