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Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials: Effectiveness of Acupuncture & East-West Medicine

Below are patient testimonials by symptom treated or other relevant subject matters in alphabetcal order.  Since some patients mention several symptoms treated, you may notice their same testimonial will appear under more than one subheading.

Acne

Claudia:  “When I went to my acupuncturist, Dr. John Barrett, it was for difficult menstrual cycles. I was having severe cramps and vomiting. My sexual energy was unfocused and erratic. Years ago I had terminated a pregnancy and since then had developed these horrible menstrual periods. I didn’t see the connection until after my treatments with Dr. Barrett. He always greeted me with a warm smile. His nonjudgmental presence allowed me to open up about this issue and others while embracing my healing. I felt my way through the process not really knowing what was happening internally because my focus was on less painful periods. He remained sensitive during my treatment and afterwards. I remember feeling like tons of bricks were lifted off me. A few months after my treatment my cramps got better and I became pregnant which was an amazing gift that I didn’t know was coming. I embraced it with joy. I feel that the treatments he did on me balanced me physically and emotionally while unblocking my creativity. Even my complexion improved, and the breakouts I had for years stopped completely. My female creative energy is flowing more freely. I thank Dr. Barrett profoundly because I believe the work he does has a deeper foundation than the obvious, and the benefits are endless.

Carolyn, Age 22:  “Dr. Barrett is an amazing doctor! I have been going to see him for almost 3 years, he has helped me with my acne problem! Before Dr. Barrett I was unaware that acupuncture helped treat acne. I have tried every over the counter product imaginable and have found ZERO results up until he started treating me. I can now say my acne has subsided and his herbal pills were more helpful than anything sold in stores. I now know how to control my acne as well as other problems like digestion. He is very knowledgeable and although I have not always followed his regimen due to my own laziness he has never given up and has always encouraged me to keep going! He has an amazing staff, all the girls are friendly and he is genuinely a great person! Would highly recommend him to those in need!”

I wrote a review on Dr. Barrett three years ago and I recently went in for treatment as it had been a little over a year since I stopped. Let me just say Dr. Barrett is still the best! I started breaking out again and he performed his magic and immediately my face looked better. I felt so relaxed after that treatment. I am going to start coming more often. I highly recommend Dr. Barrett to anyone who has ever wondered about the benefits of acupuncture. He’s very knowledgeable and patient. You won’t regret coming!

Google User, Age 28:  Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.

Why Wait? Call and Make Your Appointment Today!

310-277-7179

Allergies

Julie:  “Dr. John Barrett is amazing. I’m a scientist w/ a PhD and although Im 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!”

Lacee K., 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 you 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.”

A Google User:  “Dr. Barrett has always taken the time to fully discuss any issue that I have had treated by him. He is compassionate, informative and cares about the patient as an individual-not just an appointment. I have had successful treatments from Dr. Barrett for allergies, PMS and fatigue. I do and I would happily refer anyone to him.”

Why Wait? Call and Make Your Appointment Today!

310-277-7179

Alopecia Areata

Troy:  “Dr. Barrett and his staff have been exceptional when it comes to facilitating the healing process.  I’ve been in treatments with him for over 3 years.  He has demonstrated concern and has been exceptionally diligent in his practice when treating my conditions.  From pulled muscles to sinus inflammation to hair loss, he has tailored a treatment plan specific to my needs.  With his assistance, I have gained trust in tradition oriental medicine and the practice of acupuncture.  Additionally, knowing he is associated with a premiere medical facility in close proximity, if there were ever a need, leaves me at ease.  Scheduling is convenient, billing is effortless and his trained and friendly staff are warm and welcoming.  He differentiates his practice in many ways, but one i have to say is a nice touch…he even offers aromatherapy as a form of relaxation with every treatment.” 

Overall a must try!!! …would recommend to anyone.

Why Wait? Call and Make Your Appointment Today!

310-277-7179

Anxiety

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.”

Sherry, Age 31: “I went to John to find out if there was a natural way to help me with my anxiety and insomnia. He recommended acupuncture and Chinese herbs. After one session of acupuncture I could tell a huge difference. I have been sleeping much better now and feel far less stressed. The experience was painless and comfortable. The environment that he has created in very soothing! He even plays relaxing music during the acupuncture procedure. I would have never thought that after only 2 treatment’s of acupuncture I could feel this good!”

Bardia:  “First off Adry who works at the front desk is amazing! Super friendly and her willingness to accommodate my schedule was great!!
Dr Barrett is a wonderful acupuncturist. He truly cares about his patients and spent literally an hour to understand all my pains and helped me get the best treatment I possibly can get. He is fun, compassionate and a very knowledgeable doctor! I am so blessed as I had neck and back spasms and could not take pain medication. After less than 8 treatments of acupuncture with Dr Barrett I have no more spasms! My stress and anxiety are under control. Highly recommended everyone needs to get acupuncture treatment to reduce their pain and stress.”

Google User, Age 28:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.” 

Why Wait? Call and Make Your Appointment Today!

310-277-7179

Auto Injury

Brian Breiter, Esq.:  “John Barrett has been a miracle worker for my client. I had a young woman who was in a very serious car accident. She had tried several forms of Western medicine but nothing seemed to help. She was constantly in pain and was at her wits end. She decided to give acupuncture a chance and she was so happy she did. John’s office gave her diligent and careful treatment and helped relieve her pain tremendously.

Since then I have referred other clients to him and have only heard good things. I will keep on our short list of referrals. Thanks!

Brian Breiter, Esq.”

Asia, Age 28: “Dr. Barrett is a god. Here’s why: I’d received a referral from my orthopedist, Dr. Robert Spektor, (whom I love even more for telling me about Dr. Barrett), and I’d promptly dropped by his office to set up an appointment. His friendly and lovely staff gave me the information I sought and was confident I’d feel better after seeing him.

Having lived in Asia for over 2 decades and worked in the spa industry for years, I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of herbs, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. But nothing convinces me more than the sessions I have with Dr. Barrett.

I was giggling and giddy with happiness at the end of my first session. For the first time in 10 months since I’d been rear-ended on the freeway and totaled my car, I was free from pain.

I have a couple of herniated discs in my neck and lower back and haven’t been able to engage in physical activities such as hiking or going to the gym etc., all the things I love and took for granted. Dr. Barrett gives me hope that I will once again be able to lead an active lifestyle.

I hadn’t been able to sleep without waking up in the middle of the night from the pain and yet the night of that wonderful day when I first tried acupuncture, I slept like a baby, and i’ve had uninterrupted sleep since then. I couldn’t believe it when I woke up the next day. I remember crying from sheer relief and gratitude. I even canceled my appointment for an epidural lumbar cortisone shot because I no longer needed it.

Dr. Barrett is brilliant. Period. What I love about him is that he explains how everything is inter-connected and addresses everything that contributes to your ailments. He has a holistic approach, gives you in-depth analyses on what you’re experiencing and offers guidance to live in a way that fosters healing and promotes one’s well-being.

Do yourself a favor and experience acupuncture with Dr. Barrett. Everyone deserves to feel physically, mentally and emotionally better. Each time I leave, I have clarity in my mind, peace in my soul and joy in my heart. My body feels new and nothing can ruin my day.

Thank you, Dr. Barrett, for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and gift of healing. I could never thank you enough for all that you do.”

Bardia S.:  “First off Adry who works at the front desk is amazing! Super friendly and her willingness to accommodate my schedule was great!!
Dr Barrett is a wonderful acupuncturist. He truly cares about his patients and spent literally an hour to understand all my pains and helped me get the best treatment I possibly can get. He is fun, compassionate and a very knowledgeable doctor! I am so blessed as I had neck and back spasms and could not take pain medication. After less than 8 treatments of acupuncture with Dr Barrett I have no more spasms! My stress and anxiety are under control. Highly recommended everyone needs to get acupuncture treatment to reduce their pain and stress.

Ps. He wrote a book ( caveman bodies in a corporate jungle) read it. It’s life changing!”

Paul F.:  “Dr Barrett is amazing. I was in an accident four months ago and had 7 bulging discs and muscle spasms. I had constant pain and had tried multiple different types of therapy.  After my first visit I felt immediately better than before. And with my returning visits my condition has improved dramatically. Dr Barrett is great at explaining how the body works and how his treatment is helping and he gave me many practices to assist with my recovery.

I cannot emphasize enough how great he is. I recommend him to all of my friends and family. The treatment has done wonders for my quality of life. Dr. Barrett is the best acupuncturist I have been a patient of.  He starts his treatment with a thorough evaluation of your pulses, diet and tongue.  Then he evaluates your diet and makes suggestions that will benefit your health. His use of traditional needles along with electrical stimulation dramatically speeds the healing.  In my case a very painful joint pain in my foot was healed after several treatments.  It’s very obvious that he has a sincere passion to help his patients and makes you feel you are in good hands.”

Why Wait? Call and Make Your Appointment Today!

310-277-7179

Back Pain / Injury

Shirley:  “I first went to see Dr. Barrett after taking antibiotics for a week in order to fight the flu. My chief complaint was residual symptoms from the flu that the antibiotics did not seem to help. These were fatigue and difficulty breathing. I could not believe that after one treatment both symptoms were permanently relieved. My second visit to Dr. Barrett was due to lower back pain which I have experienced off and on ever since my pregnancy eight years ago. After one massage my symptoms were permanently relieved.  My third treatment from Dr. Barrett was due to a urinary track infection with blood in my urine and excessive bleeding during menstruation. Normally I would have chosen antibiotics as a preferred treatment, however, he assured me of a reliable herbal solution to be taken in pill form. After day one, the blood stopped in my urine, and after three days the infection had disappeared as well. Additionally, my next menstrual period had decreased from my usual seven days with two days of heavy bleeding down to four days with no heavy bleeding. During my third treatment Dr. Barrett noticed a discoloration of my skin due to a bruise which never completely healed. I told him that I bruised easily. For this he prescribed an herbal formula which I took for three weeks. During that time the discoloration which I had for over three-years disappeared and I have not noticed any further bruising. I also saw Dr. Barrett for an acute shoulder injury from strenuous exercise. The injury had hurt so badly, I could not focus on my work. After one treatment from Dr. Barrett the pain had decreased 75% and he assured me it would be gone the next day…and it was. Dr. Barrett has convinced me that TOM is very effective in so many ways that I never imagined possible. Instead of immediately seeing an MD, I prefer to see Dr. Barrett first as my primary care physician.”

Bill and Family:  “Dear Dr. Barrett, It’s really difficult to convey our thanks for all that you have done for our entire family. Your healing abilities have done more for us than western science. Your compassion and patience have added years to my mom’s life (age 87 with high blood pressure)….and is enabling her to fill those years with life; and your generosity and inspiration have helped us throughout the past year. We send you our heartfelt wishes for a great holiday season and wonderful New Year.

All the Best, Bill and Family”

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 on 1/31/04 lifting the garage door. I did not feel the pain until 2/3/04, 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.”

Asia W., Age 28:  “Dr. Barrett is a god. Here’s why:
I’d received a referral from my orthopedist, Dr. Robert Spektor, (whom I love even more for telling me about Dr. Barrett), and I’d promptly dropped by his office to set up an appointment. His friendly and lovely staff gave me the information I sought and was confident I’d feel better after seeing him.

Having lived in Asia for over 2 decades and worked in the spa industry for years, I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of herbs, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. But nothing convinces me more than the sessions I have with Dr. Barrett.

I was giggling and giddy with happiness at the end of my first session. For the first time in 10 months since I’d been rear-ended on the freeway and totaled my car, I was free from pain.

I have a couple of herniated discs in my neck and lower back and haven’t been able to engage in physical activities such as hiking or going to the gym etc., all the things I love and took for granted. Dr. Barrett gives me hope that I will once again be able to lead an active lifestyle.

I hadn’t been able to sleep without waking up in the middle of the night from the pain and yet the night of that wonderful day when I first tried acupuncture, I slept like a baby, and i’ve had uninterrupted sleep since then. I couldn’t believe it when I woke up the next day. I remember crying from sheer relief and gratitude. I even canceled my appointment for an epidural lumbar cortisone shot because I no longer needed it.

Dr. Barrett is brilliant. Period. What I love about him is that he explains how everything is inter-connected and addresses everything that contributes to your ailments. He has a holistic approach, gives you in-depth analyses on what you’re experiencing and offers guidance to live in a way that fosters healing and promotes one’s well-being.

Do yourself a favor and experience acupuncture with Dr. Barrett. Everyone deserves to feel physically, mentally and emotionally better. Each time I leave, I have clarity in my mind, peace in my soul and joy in my heart. My body feels new and nothing can ruin my day.

Thank you, Dr. Barrett, for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and gift of healing. I could never thank you enough for all that you do.”

Jihan C.:  “I have a moderately herniated disc @ L5/S1. I have already undergone 2 epidural injections to help me with my LBP and Sciatica. Unfortunately, they don’t last. Well this time I decided to try acupuncture and found John. Let me tell you something, JOHN IS THE REAL DEAL! My pain was gone from the very 1st session and I’ve been pain free ever since (4wks & counting). He also taught me how to stretch and how to improve my eating. I’ve lost 3 lbs and I feel great! Just go. You’ll be glad that you did. The office is so well-appointed and his office assistant Natalie is a doll! And I just love the treatment rooms. John turns down the lights, lights the candles, gives me my lavender oil aroma stick, turns on the heat lamp then cues up my favorite CD “Spirit Wind” by Richard Warner. I even bought a copy to play at home! LOL! It’s the closest to bliss that you’ll ever feel in a doctor’s office.”

Jared W.:  “I went in two days ago for back and neck pain. I am not in pain right now, despite having been in pain continuously for months, so I’m giving this business five stars.

I’m sure I’ll be in pain again, perhaps sooner than later. I know this is just the nature of an injury; it takes time to heal, and anything I get from an hour-long session is just going to be temporary relief. With that in mind, I’m pleased that part of my diagnosis and treatment included an analysis and nutritional recommendations. So instead of just treating the pain in the short term, I was also given a way to work on the long term healing aspect of these injuries.

My experience with the medical community has mostly involved prescription pain killers and anti-inflammatory meds, coupled with the advice that I quit my sport and athletic pursuits and take up recreational walking. My experience with chiropractic care has generally been more positive, but the adjustments, despite usually providing short term relief, also seem to fade quickly, and they occasionally still end with me walking out in more pain than what I was experiencing when I went into the place. So the medical approach has been unproductive and unintelligent, while the chiropractic approach has just made me more dependent on chiropractic care. I’d rather be told to address the problem (not just the symptoms) through long term diet and lifestyle changes. And that’s what I got from my trip to Barrett’s office, along with two days (so far) of relief from pain. That’s what I was hoping for, so I’m pleased with the experience and I highly recommend this.”

Bardia S.:  “First off Adry who works at the front desk is amazing! Super friendly and her willingness to accommodate my schedule was great!!
Dr Barrett is a wonderful acupuncturist. He truly cares about his patients and spent literally an hour to understand all my pains and helped me get the best treatment I possibly can get. He is fun, compassionate and a very knowledgeable doctor! I am so blessed as I had neck and back spasms and could not take pain medication. After less than 8 treatments of acupuncture with Dr Barrett I have no more spasms! My stress and anxiety are under control. Highly recommended everyone needs to get acupuncture treatment to reduce their pain and stress.”

Ps. He wrote a book ( caveman bodies in a corporate jungle) read it. It’s life changing!

Paul F:  “Dr Barrett is amazing. I was in an accident four months ago and had 7 bulging discs and muscle spasms. I had constant pain and had tried multiple different types of therapy.  After my first visit I felt immediately better than before. And with my returning visits my condition has improved dramatically. Dr Barrett is great at explaining how the body works and how his treatment is helping and he gave me many practices to assist with my recovery.

I cannot emphasize enough how great he is. I recommend him to all of my friends and family. The treatment has done wonders for my quality of life. Dr. Barrett is the best acupuncturist I have been a patient of.  He starts his treatment with a thorough evaluation of your pulses, diet and tongue.  Then he evaluates your diet and makes suggestions that will benefit your health. His use of traditional needles along with electrical stimulation dramatically speeds the healing.  In my case a very painful joint pain in my foot was healed after several treatments.  It’s very obvious that he has a sincere passion to help his patients and makes you feel you are in good hands.”

Michael M.:  “Excellent doctor. I have had 5 treatments with Dr. Barrett for my chronic back pain and he has helped feel much better again. I would recommend him to anyone looking for the best Acupuncture in Los Angeles.” 

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Bell's Palsy

Tara C:  “Dr. Barrett is kind and compassionate. Suffering from Bell’s Palsy and facial paralysis, I was referred to Dr. Barrett. He assured me I should not worry as he had treated several similar cases, all with success. His confidence and compassion were reassuring in the interim period throughout my treatments. Since I frequently speak in public, I was acutely conscious about my appearance and my ability to speak clearly. Due to Dr. Barrett’s knowledge and effective treatments, I was able to eat, drink fluids and speak clearly. Most signs of any paralysis significantly disappeared and my life has returned to normal. I highly recommend Dr. Barrett, without reservations, to anyone needing a caring and skilled doctor.”

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Bruising Easily

Shirley:  ”I first went to see Dr. Barrett after taking antibiotics for a week in order to fight the flu. My chief complaint was residual symptoms from the flu that the antibiotics did not seem to help. These were fatigue and difficulty breathing. I could not believe that after one treatment both symptoms were permanently relieved. My second visit to Dr. Barrett was due to lower back pain which I have experienced off and on ever since my pregnancy eight years ago. After one massage my symptoms were permanently relieved.  My third treatment from Dr. Barrett was due to a urinary track infection with blood in my urine and excessive bleeding during menstruation. Normally I would have chosen antibiotics as a preferred treatment, however, he assured me of a reliable herbal solution to be taken in pill form. After day one, the blood stopped in my urine, and after three days the infection had disappeared as well. Additionally, my next menstrual period had decreased from my usual seven days with two days of heavy bleeding down to four days with no heavy bleeding. During my third treatment Dr. Barrett noticed a discoloration of my skin due to a bruise which never completely healed. I told him that I bruised easily. For this he prescribed an herbal formula which I took for three weeks. During that time the discoloration which I had for over three-years disappeared and I have not noticed any further bruising. I also saw Dr. Barrett for an acute shoulder injury from strenuous exercise. The injury had hurt so badly, I could not focus on my work. After one treatment from Dr. Barrett the pain had decreased 75% and he assured me it would be gone the next day…and it was. Dr. Barrett has convinced me that TOM is very effective in so many ways that I never imagined possible. Instead of immediately seeing an MD, I prefer to see Dr. Barrett first as my primary care physician.”

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Griselda D.:  “I had several appts now. Office very clean and staff very nice.  Dr Barrett is extremely knowledgeable. I had severe carpal tunnel on my left hand could not even drive with my hand. After two treatments I was able to drive with my left hand. I could not believe how much it worked. I highly recommend Dr Barrett for acupuncture he made me a believer.”

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Chronic Back Pain

Michael M.:  “Excellent doctor. I have had 5 treatments with Dr. Barrett for my chronic back pain and he has helped feel much better again. I would recommend him to anyone looking for the best Acupuncture in Los Angeles.”

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Cold Hands and Cold Feet

Lacee K., 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 you 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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Constipation

Toby, Age 87:  “THANK YOU, Dr. John. You gave me my life back. I had seen several different doctors and I was given no hope to control my blood pressure and constipation, as a result of the medication. I was told I am 86 years old and to expect a difficult time and learn to cope with this. My quality of life was badly impaired. Your approach was so different. No matter what the age, our bodies must work in synch to get a smooth running system. After a few treatments it worked for me. I am very grateful to you. You really did give me my life back. May God continue to bless your ability to help people. Most Sincerely, Mrs. Toby” 

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Cranial Fracture

Lauren:  “John is my second acupuncturist. After a horse-riding accident which left my face drooping, partially paralyzed and fractured in nine places, I had to be rushed for immediate reconstructive surgery. After a miraculous surgery, I still suffered from paralysis, numbness and lack of muscle tone on the left side of my face. Luckily my surgeon Dr. Brian Kinney, shares office space with John and referred me for acupuncture and herbal treatments. John carefully took the time to review the complexity of my surgery with Dr. Kinney as to completely understand the physical problems from a neuromuscular standpoint. He then quickly combined this with his amazing knowledge of the energetics of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He had me taking Chinese herbal formulas orally and applying them topically to minimize scar tissue and promote circulation. He also applied acupuncture directly to my face and other parts of my body. As John explained, he was not just healing my face, but enhancing wellness of my body, mind and spirit to promote the best healing process. It worked!!!! Through John’s skillful care, I was able to avoid two further surgeries and completely restore feeling and muscle tone to my face. Most people are amazed as you cannot tell anything ever happened. I feel I have experienced a miracle in the healing process subsequent to such a traumatic injury. I highly recommend John as anyone’s healthcare provider.”

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Eczema

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.” 

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Elbow Pain

Susie J.,:  “I’ve always been very skeptical when it comes to acupuncture until I actually had it done to me by Dr. Barrett in 2005.  I had “trigger” fingers on both hands and after having surgery to correct the “locking”, the knuckles of my middle fingers on both hands were bruised and would not straighten out.  I consulted Dr. Barrett and he was very positive in his approach.  He didn’t candy-coat anything and was very honest and straightforward about his procedure.  Believe it or not, after 1 treatment, my fingers are now straight and the bruising on the knuckles has been gone a long time.

For the past 3 years, I have been having a problem with tendonitis in my right elbow and have had quite a few cortisone shots over the years to try and remedy the problem. They are no longer working anymore.  I finally decided to revisit Dr. Barrett and was once again very satisfied.  I’ve only had one treatment so far and while my elbow is still very sensitive, I know I will have to return for at least one more treatment.  In the meantime, I am very happy to report that his recent treatment took away quite a bit of the inflammation and throbbing that was driving me crazy.

I’m very fortunate to have met Dr. Barrett and would highly recommend him for any ailments you may have.  They might not go away after 1 or 2 treatments like mine did, but Dr. Barrett’s approach and professionalism to resolving your problem is very honest and sincere and he puts you at ease while being very informative and helpful.  I am actually looking forward to a 2nd visit regarding my elbow as I feel confident enough in Dr. Barrett’s ability.

Keep up the good work!”

Marty B.:  “Having recently started playing tennis after years of being on the bench, I soon discovered that I was a little out of shape and that due to some over zealous efforts, I experienced tennis elbow. I was very disappointed as I thought perhaps my game was over. After visiting a physical therapist, I was referred to Dr. Barrett who saw me for two treatments. I still am not the powerhouse on the court that I seem to remember being, but my elbow is not the reason. Thanks to Dr. Barrett I am totally pain free in my elbow and my family and I enjoy playing tennis regularly.”

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Excessive Menstruation/ Menorrhagia

Shirley:  ”I first went to see Dr. Barrett after taking antibiotics for a week in order to fight the flu. My chief complaint was residual symptoms from the flu that the antibiotics did not seem to help. These were fatigue and difficulty breathing. I could not believe that after one treatment both symptoms were permanently relieved. My second visit to Dr. Barrett was due to lower back pain which I have experienced off and on ever since my pregnancy eight years ago. After one massage my symptoms were permanently relieved.  My third treatment from Dr. Barrett was due to a urinary track infection with blood in my urine and excessive bleeding during menstruation. Normally I would have chosen antibiotics as a preferred treatment, however, he assured me of a reliable herbal solution to be taken in pill form. After day one, the blood stopped in my urine, and after three days the infection had disappeared as well. Additionally, my next menstrual period had decreased from my usual seven days with two days of heavy bleeding down to four days with no heavy bleeding. During my third treatment Dr. Barrett noticed a discoloration of my skin due to a bruise which never completely healed. I told him that I bruised easily. For this he prescribed an herbal formula which I took for three weeks. During that time the discoloration which I had for over three-years disappeared and I have not noticed any further bruising. I also saw Dr. Barrett for an acute shoulder injury from strenuous exercise. The injury had hurt so badly, I could not focus on my work. After one treatment from Dr. Barrett the pain had decreased 75% and he assured me it would be gone the next day…and it was. Dr. Barrett has convinced me that TOM is very effective in so many ways that I never imagined possible. Instead of immediately seeing an MD, I prefer to see Dr. Barrett first as my primary care physician.”

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Facial Paralysis

Lauren:  “John is my second acupuncturist. After a horse-riding accident which left my face drooping, partially paralyzed and fractured in nine places, I had to be rushed for immediate reconstructive surgery. After a miraculous surgery, I still suffered from paralysis, numbness and lack of muscle tone on the left side of my face. Luckily my surgeon Dr. Brian Kinney, shares office space with John and referred me for acupuncture and herbal treatments. John carefully took the time to review the complexity of my surgery with Dr. Kinney as to completely understand the physical problems from a neuromuscular standpoint. He then quickly combined this with his amazing knowledge of the energetics of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He had me taking Chinese herbal formulas orally and applying them topically to minimize scar tissue and promote circulation. He also applied acupuncture directly to my face and other parts of my body. As John explained, he was not just healing my face, but enhancing wellness of my body, mind and spirit to promote the best healing process. It worked!!!! Through John’s skillful care, I was able to avoid two further surgeries and completely restore feeling and muscle tone to my face. Most people are amazed as you cannot tell anything ever happened. I feel I have experienced a miracle in the healing process subsequent to such a traumatic injury. I highly recommend John as anyone’s healthcare provider.”

Tara C:  “Dr. Barrett is kind and compassionate. Suffering from Bell’s Palsy and facial paralysis, I was referred to Dr. Barrett. He assured me I should not worry as he had treated several similar cases, all with success. His confidence and compassion were reassuring in the interim period throughout my treatments. Since I frequently speak in public, I was acutely conscious about my appearance and my ability to speak clearly. Due to Dr. Barrett’s knowledge and effective treatments, I was able to eat, drink fluids and speak clearly. Most signs of any paralysis significantly disappeared and my life has returned to normal. I highly recommend Dr. Barrett, without reservations, to anyone needing a caring and skilled doctor.”

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Flu

Rich C.:  “Having landed in Los Angeles on business, I suddenly came down with a sore throat, fever and flu. Having found Dr. Barrett on the internet, I called to make an appointment and Dr. Barrett was willing to stay late and meet me that evening. Upon arrival my throat was extremely painful and I had a 100.1degree fever. Dr. Barrett gave me a treatment which reduced 75% of the pain in my throat and reduced my fever to 99.1. He then gave me some herbal pills to take and the next morning I felt fine. I was simply amazed at how quickly acupuncture and herbs could treat my condition and save my business trip.”

Shirley:  ”I first went to see Dr. Barrett after taking antibiotics for a week in order to fight the flu. My chief complaint was residual symptoms from the flu that the antibiotics did not seem to help. These were fatigue and difficulty breathing. I could not believe that after one treatment both symptoms were permanently relieved. My second visit to Dr. Barrett was due to lower back pain which I have experienced off and on ever since my pregnancy eight years ago. After one massage my symptoms were permanently relieved.  My third treatment from Dr. Barrett was due to a urinary track infection with blood in my urine and excessive bleeding during menstruation. Normally I would have chosen antibiotics as a preferred treatment, however, he assured me of a reliable herbal solution to be taken in pill form. After day one, the blood stopped in my urine, and after three days the infection had disappeared as well. Additionally, my next menstrual period had decreased from my usual seven days with two days of heavy bleeding down to four days with no heavy bleeding. During my third treatment Dr. Barrett noticed a discoloration of my skin due to a bruise which never completely healed. I told him that I bruised easily. For this he prescribed an herbal formula which I took for three weeks. During that time the discoloration which I had for over three-years disappeared and I have not noticed any further bruising. I also saw Dr. Barrett for an acute shoulder injury from strenuous exercise. The injury had hurt so badly, I could not focus on my work. After one treatment from Dr. Barrett the pain had decreased 75% and he assured me it would be gone the next day…and it was. Dr. Barrett has convinced me that TOM is very effective in so many ways that I never imagined possible. Instead of immediately seeing an MD, I prefer to see Dr. Barrett first as my primary care physician.”

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Fatigue

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 TOM 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 TOM, 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 TOM 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.”

A Google User:  “Dr. Barrett has always taken the time to fully discuss any issue that I have had treated by him. He is compassionate, informative and cares about the patient as an individual-not just an appointment. I have had successful treatments from Dr. Barrett for allergies, PMS and fatigue. I do and I would happily refer anyone to him.” 

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Foot Pain

Jont J:  “Dr. Barrett is not just an incredible doctor, but he’s also the reason I believe in acupuncture as a healing practice.

Over the past four years I’ve been dealing with an intense arch pain in my left foot. I was all but ready to give up and just deal with the pain for the rest of my life. However, a couple of months ago, I started visiting his office. After the first few appointments I noticed that my foot was beginning to feel better and the tightness and tenderness that I experience in my arch went away for long periods of time. Whenever it does pop back up, I go back to him and usually book in a 3 to 6 session package.

Besides helping me with my pain, Dr. Barrett is also just a really great guy. We have great conversations and discuss more than just the pain I’m suffering, which makes me feel like he cares about me as a patient and as a human being. His staff at the front desk, Christine and Natalie, are sweet as can be and always extremely accommodating to my hectic schedule. They even give me tea at the end of each session!

It’s all so amazing. 

One thing Dr. Barrett does that sets him apart from other acupuncturists is his use of stim on my foot and other parts of my body. This increases blood flow to the areas of pain and really makes me feel like I’m getting a lot out of each treatment. He’s not just another acupuncturist.

He is certainly the best acupuncturist I’ve ever been to. I cannot recommend him enough.

A side note: this is my first post on Yelp. I just left his office and was inspired to sign-up simply to post this. Happy healing!”

Paul F:  “Dr Barrett is amazing. I was in an accident four months ago and had 7 bulging discs and muscle spasms. I had constant pain and had tried multiple different types of therapy.  After my first visit I felt immediately better than before. And with my returning visits my condition has improved dramatically. Dr Barrett is great at explaining how the body works and how his treatment is helping and he gave me many practices to assist with my recovery. 

I cannot emphasize enough how great he is. I recommend him to all of my friends and family. The treatment has done wonders for my quality of life. Dr. Barrett is the best acupuncturist I have been a patient of.  He starts his treatment with a thorough evaluation of your pulses, diet and tongue.  Then he evaluates your diet and makes suggestions that will benefit your health. His use of traditional needles along with electrical stimulation dramatically speeds the healing.  In my case a very painful joint pain in my foot was healed after several treatments.  It’s very obvious that he has a sincere passion to help his patients and makes you feel you are in good hands.”

Lacee K., 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 you 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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Frozen Shoulder

Michelle N.  “Dr.  Barrett is a highly compassionate and devoted professional who has cared more about my health needs than I have.  I had severe shoulder pain (“frozen shoulder”) that would interfere with sleep and work, but as a workaholic, I put aside my health concerns and cancelled appointments due to my late hours at work.
Dr. Barrett generously accommodated my late work schedule and spent time explaining my diagnosis and my treatment plan, which included acupuncture, herbs, a change in my diet, and even exercises that really helped me regain strength in my shoulder and arm.
So not only did he help reduce my pain through my visits, but he also taught me how to practice pain management and prevention on my own time.
He would personally call me to see how I was feeling, displaying his genuine concern and compassion for his patients.
I have continued seeking Dr. Barrett’s help for my medical concerns, and have referred my family members and co-workers, and will continue doing so.
If you’re seeking a medical professional who is knowledgeable, experienced, and truly cares about his patients, call Dr. Barrett’s office!” 

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Gastrointestinal Issues

Rachel K., Age 26:  “Dr. Barrett is by far the best! I have been in doctors’ offices for years due to stomach problems that most doctors couldn’t figure out and would just throw some pills at me and say here try this. So I got fed up with western medicine and sought out the eastern way. Dr. Barrett really helped me and got my stomach back to normal, and he replaced the pills they were giving me with Chinese herbs and I had way better results. The staff is really friendly and the best part is that they take insurance. The staff works really hard to call your insurance company for you and see if your insurance is accepted because they know how to talk to the insurance companies so they found out I could get the benefits even though I had been told I was not covered. Unfortunately my parents switched insurance companies and now I am not covered and cannot afford to go very often, but before I was going twice a week for over a year! Dr. Barrett is highly recommended to help any type of pain or illness. He listens and is very caring and compassionate. One of the best doctors I have ever met!”

Toby, Age 87:  “THANK YOU, Dr. John. You gave me my life back. I had seen several different doctors and I was given no hope to control my blood pressure and constipation, as a result of the medication. I was told I am 86 years old and to expect a difficult time and learn to cope with this. My quality of life was badly impaired. Your approach was so different. No matter what the age, our bodies must work in synch to get a smooth running system. After a few treatments it worked for me. I am very grateful to you. You really did give me my life back. May God continue to bless your ability to help people. Most Sincerely, Mrs. Toby”

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High Blood Pressure - Hypertension

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 TOM 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 TOM, 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 TOM 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.”

Toby, Age 87:  “THANK YOU, Dr. John. You gave me my life back. I had seen several different doctors and I was given no hope to control my blood pressure and constipation, as a result of the medication. I was told I am 86 years old and to expect a difficult time and learn to cope with this. My quality of life was badly impaired. Your approach was so different. No matter what the age, our bodies must work in synch to get a smooth running system. After a few treatments it worked for me. I am very grateful to you. You really did give me my life back. May God continue to bless your ability to help people. Most Sincerely, Mrs. Toby”

Bill and Family:  “Dear Dr. Barrett, It’s really difficult to convey our thanks for all that you have done for our entire family. Your healing abilities have done more for us than western science. Your compassion and patience have added years to my mom’s life (age 87 with high blood pressure)….and is enabling her to fill those years with life; and your generosity and inspiration have helped us throughout the past year. We send you our heartfelt wishes for a great holiday season and wonderful New Year.

All the Best, Bill and Family”

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Hip Pain

Jeff B.:  “John Barrett is unique for a health care professional in that he’s had a previous career in business. This background enables him to understand the stresses and challenges of business people who are his patients. Furthermore, the fact that he made the transition to TOM out of choice from a strong career, underscores his commitment to the field. John is an excellent and empathetic listener, who interacts with me to tailor the treatment to my specific issues and objectives. One of my health challenges is osteoarthritis of both hips. Although I have been pursuing other non-traditional modalities (e.g., Feldenkrais, Pilates, etc.), after working with John through both acupuncture and herbal medicine for approximately two months, my condition is 90% to 95% improved.”

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Hives

Julie H.:  “Dr. John Barrett is amazing. I’m a scientist w/ a PhD and although Im 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!”

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Hormonal Imbalance

Claudia:  “When I went to my acupuncturist, Dr. John Barrett, it was for difficult menstrual cycles. I was having severe cramps and vomiting. My sexual energy was unfocused and erratic. Years ago I had terminated a pregnancy and since then had developed these horrible menstrual periods. I didn’t see the connection until after my treatments with Dr. Barrett. He always greeted me with a warm smile. His nonjudgmental presence allowed me to open up about this issue and others while embracing my healing. I felt my way through the process not really knowing what was happening internally because my focus was on less painful periods. He remained sensitive during my treatment and afterwards. I remember feeling like tons of bricks were lifted off me. A few months after my treatment my cramps got better and I became pregnant which was an amazing gift that I didn’t know was coming. I embraced it with joy. I feel that the treatments he did on me balanced me physically and emotionally while unblocking my creativity. Even my complexion improved, and the breakouts I had for years stopped completely. My female creative energy is flowing more freely. I thank Dr. Barrett profoundly because I believe the work he does has a deeper foundation than the obvious, and the benefits are endless.”

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.”

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Hyperhidrosis - Sweating Excessively

Lorenda:  “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 peri-menopause: 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!”

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.”

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Infertility

Donique, Age 42: “Dr. Barrett I do miss our sessions. You are a wonderful acupuncturist. I wanted to let you know that finally I got my wish and will have a baby in May. Thank you for all the encouragement and therapy, I know for sure that it is what helped me to conceive. All the best to you and your staff. Donique”

Georgeanna, Age 35: “Dr. Barrett, Thank you very much for helping me achieve a healthy balance in my body that allowed my husband and I to successfully conceive our son. He is truly a joy and light in our lives! I really do not think I could have had him without your help. All the Best, Georgeanna”

Heidy, Age 38: “Dear Dr. Barrett, I just want to thank you for all your wonderful care and treatments to help me physically and for helping me conceive my child. It’s been a long road that I thought would never happen, but with your help it has and I am truly grateful. Thank you again. Sincerely, Heidi”

Margaret, Age 39: “Dear Dr. John Barrett, I am terribly sorry this is slow in arriving. Before another day goes by, I want to stop and thank you for the part you played in helping bing my son into this world. He is a happy, healthy thriving baby who just stated crawling today. I couldn’t-we- couldn’t be happier. Thank you again for your magic needles, your engaging sense of humor, and mantra for change. I wish you ALL the best! Love, Margaret”

Alex L.:  My wife and I were having trouble getting pregnant. From the minute we got there and had our first consultation, he was optimistic, friendly, professional, fun, skilled, and gentle! This review is long overdue but I’m happy to report that our baby is almost 1 year old. There’s no question his skills and attention played a major role in our success. Thanks Dr B!

Claudia:  “When I went to my acupuncturist, Dr. John Barrett, it was for difficult menstrual cycles. I was having severe cramps and vomiting. My sexual energy was unfocused and erratic. Years ago I had terminated a pregnancy and since then had developed these horrible menstrual periods. I didn’t see the connection until after my treatments with Dr. Barrett. He always greeted me with a warm smile. His nonjudgmental presence allowed me to open up about this issue and others while embracing my healing. I felt my way through the process not really knowing what was happening internally because my focus was on less painful periods. He remained sensitive during my treatment and afterwards. I remember feeling like tons of bricks were lifted off me. A few months after my treatment my cramps got better and I became pregnant which was an amazing gift that I didn’t know was coming. I embraced it with joy. I feel that the treatments he did on me balanced me physically and emotionally while unblocking my creativity. Even my complexion improved, and the breakouts I had for years stopped completely. My female creative energy is flowing more freely. I thank Dr. Barrett profoundly because I believe the work he does has a deeper foundation than the obvious, and the benefits are endless.” 

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Inflammation

Susie J.,:  “I’ve always been very skeptical when it comes to acupuncture until I actually had it done to me by Dr. Barrett in 2005.  I had “trigger” fingers on both hands and after having surgery to correct the “locking”, the knuckles of my middle fingers on both hands were bruised and would not straighten out.  I consulted Dr. Barrett and he was very positive in his approach.  He didn’t candy-coat anything and was very honest and straightforward about his procedure.  Believe it or not, after 1 treatment, my fingers are now straight and the bruising on the knuckles has been gone a long time.

For the past 3 years, I have been having a problem with tendonitis in my right elbow and have had quite a few cortisone shots over the years to try and remedy the problem. They are no longer working anymore.  I finally decided to revisit Dr. Barrett and was once again very satisfied.  I’ve only had one treatment so far and while my elbow is still very sensitive, I know I will have to return for at least one more treatment.  In the meantime, I am very happy to report that his recent treatment took away quite a bit of the inflammation and throbbing that was driving me crazy.

I’m very fortunate to have met Dr. Barrett and would highly recommend him for any ailments you may have.  They might not go away after 1 or 2 treatments like mine did, but Dr. Barrett’s approach and professionalism to resolving your problem is very honest and sincere and he puts you at ease while being very informative and helpful.  I am actually looking forward to a 2nd visit regarding my elbow as I feel confident enough in Dr. Barrett’s ability.

Keep up the good work!”

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.”

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Insomnia

Sherry, Age 31: “I went to John to find out if there was a natural way to help me with my anxiety and insomnia. He recommended acupuncture and Chinese herbs. After one session of acupuncture I could tell a huge difference. I have been sleeping much better now and feel far less stressed. The experience was painless and comfortable. The environment that he has created in very soothing! He even plays relaxing music during the acupuncture procedure. I would have never thought that after only 2 treatments of acupuncture I could feel this good!”

Christina, Age 28: “Dear John, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help and attention with acupuncture and for being so generous with your time. It feels so great to finally be having some decent sleep. I cannot tell you how relieved I feel. You are a wonderful doctor. Sincerely, Christina”

Tony, Age 54 “Two days of good sleep and counting! My first night after treatment last Monday resulted in a deeper sleep while waking up twice. I slept through the night the second day and hope to do the same tonight thanks to yolesur treatment and herbal supplements. Meanwhile, I hope all is well and look forward to seeing you soon.”

Asia W:  “Dr. Barrett is a god. Here’s why:
I’d received a referral from my orthopedist, Dr. Robert Spektor, (whom I love even more for telling me about Dr. Barrett), and I’d promptly dropped by his office to set up an appointment. His friendly and lovely staff gave me the information I sought and was confident I’d feel better after seeing him.

Having lived in Asia for over 2 decades and worked in the spa industry for years, I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of herbs, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. But nothing convinces me more than the sessions I have with Dr. Barrett.

I was giggling and giddy with happiness at the end of my first session. For the first time in 10 months since I’d been rear-ended on the freeway and totaled my car, I was free from pain.

I have a couple of herniated discs in my neck and lower back and haven’t been able to engage in physical activities such as hiking or going to the gym etc., all the things I love and took for granted. Dr. Barrett gives me hope that I will once again be able to lead an active lifestyle.

I hadn’t been able to sleep without waking up in the middle of the night from the pain and yet the night of that wonderful day when I first tried acupuncture, I slept like a baby, and i’ve had uninterrupted sleep since then. I couldn’t believe it when I woke up the next day. I remember crying from sheer relief and gratitude. I even canceled my appointment for an epidural lumbar cortisone shot because I no longer needed it.

Dr. Barrett is brilliant. Period. What I love about him is that he explains how everything is inter-connected and addresses everything that contributes to your ailments. He has a holistic approach, gives you in-depth analyses on what you’re experiencing and offers guidance to live in a way that fosters healing and promotes one’s well-being.

Do yourself a favor and experience acupuncture with Dr. Barrett. Everyone deserves to feel physically, mentally and emotionally better. Each time I leave, I have clarity in my mind, peace in my soul and joy in my heart. My body feels new and nothing can ruin my day.

Thank you, Dr. Barrett, for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and gift of healing. I could never thank you enough for all that you do.” 

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Lower Back Pain

Asia W., Age 28:  “Dr. Barrett is a god. Here’s why:
I’d received a referral from my orthopedist, Dr. Robert Spektor, (whom I love even more for telling me about Dr. Barrett), and I’d promptly dropped by his office to set up an appointment. His friendly and lovely staff gave me the information I sought and was confident I’d feel better after seeing him.

Having lived in Asia for over 2 decades and worked in the spa industry for years, I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of herbs, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. But nothing convinces me more than the sessions I have with Dr. Barrett.

I was giggling and giddy with happiness at the end of my first session. For the first time in 10 months since I’d been rear-ended on the freeway and totaled my car, I was free from pain.

I have a couple of herniated discs in my neck and lower back and haven’t been able to engage in physical activities such as hiking or going to the gym etc., all the things I love and took for granted. Dr. Barrett gives me hope that I will once again be able to lead an active lifestyle.

I hadn’t been able to sleep without waking up in the middle of the night from the pain and yet the night of that wonderful day when I first tried acupuncture, I slept like a baby, and i’ve had uninterrupted sleep since then. I couldn’t believe it when I woke up the next day. I remember crying from sheer relief and gratitude. I even canceled my appointment for an epidural lumbar cortisone shot because I no longer needed it.

Dr. Barrett is brilliant. Period. What I love about him is that he explains how everything is inter-connected and addresses everything that contributes to your ailments. He has a holistic approach, gives you in-depth analyses on what you’re experiencing and offers guidance to live in a way that fosters healing and promotes one’s well-being.

Do yourself a favor and experience acupuncture with Dr. Barrett. Everyone deserves to feel physically, mentally and emotionally better. Each time I leave, I have clarity in my mind, peace in my soul and joy in my heart. My body feels new and nothing can ruin my day.

Thank you, Dr. Barrett, for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and gift of healing. I could never thank you enough for all that you do.”

Jihan C.:  “I have a moderately herniated disc @ L5/S1. I have already undergone 2 epidural injections to help me with my LBP and Sciatica. Unfortunately, they don’t last. Well this time I decided to try acupuncture and found John. Let me tell you something, JOHN IS THE REAL DEAL! My pain was gone from the very 1st session and I’ve been pain free ever since (4wks & counting). He also taught me how to stretch and how to improve my eating. I’ve lost 3 lbs and I feel great! Just go. You’ll be glad that you did. The office is so well-appointed and his office assistant Natalie is a doll! And I just love the treatment rooms. John turns down the lights, lights the candles, gives me my lavender oil aroma stick, turns on the heat lamp then cues up my favorite CD “Spirit Wind” by Richard Warner. I even bought a copy to play at home! LOL! It’s the closest to bliss that you’ll ever feel in a doctor’s office.”

Shirley:  “I first went to see Dr. Barrett after taking antibiotics for a week in order to fight the flu. My chief complaint was residual symptoms from the flu that the antibiotics did not seem to help. These were fatigue and difficulty breathing. I could not believe that after one treatment both symptoms were permanently relieved. My second visit to Dr. Barrett was due to lower back pain which I have experienced off and on ever since my pregnancy eight years ago. After one massage my symptoms were permanently relieved.  My third treatment from Dr. Barrett was due to a urinary track infection with blood in my urine and excessive bleeding during menstruation. Normally I would have chosen antibiotics as a preferred treatment, however, he assured me of a reliable herbal solution to be taken in pill form. After day one, the blood stopped in my urine, and after three days the infection had disappeared as well. Additionally, my next menstrual period had decreased from my usual seven days with two days of heavy bleeding down to four days with no heavy bleeding. During my third treatment Dr. Barrett noticed a discoloration of my skin due to a bruise which never completely healed. I told him that I bruised easily. For this he prescribed an herbal formula which I took for three weeks. During that time the discoloration which I had for over three-years disappeared and I have not noticed any further bruising. I also saw Dr. Barrett for an acute shoulder injury from strenuous exercise. The injury had hurt so badly, I could not focus on my work. After one treatment from Dr. Barrett the pain had decreased 75% and he assured me it would be gone the next day…and it was. Dr. Barrett has convinced me that TOM is very effective in so many ways that I never imagined possible. Instead of immediately seeing an MD, I prefer to see Dr. Barrett first as my primary care physician.”

Craig:  Dr. Barrett helped me with a lower back injury from basketball. After the injury my back was stiff. The next day it grew worse, and it became visibly noticeable that I was not walking normally. I immediately scheduled an appointment with Dr. Barrett. I am not quite sure how needles in my hands and knees cure a back injury but, Dr. Barrett was able to relieve the stiffness and restore my range of motion with one treatment. I was about 75% better immediately after his treatment and 100% better the next day.”

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Lower Back Pain from Pregnancy

Shirley:  “I first went to see Dr. Barrett after taking antibiotics for a week in order to fight the flu. My chief complaint was residual symptoms from the flu that the antibiotics did not seem to help. These were fatigue and difficulty breathing. I could not believe that after one treatment both symptoms were permanently relieved. My second visit to Dr. Barrett was due to lower back pain which I have experienced off and on ever since my pregnancy eight years ago. After one massage my symptoms were permanently relieved.  My third treatment from Dr. Barrett was due to a urinary track infection with blood in my urine and excessive bleeding during menstruation. Normally I would have chosen antibiotics as a preferred treatment, however, he assured me of a reliable herbal solution to be taken in pill form. After day one, the blood stopped in my urine, and after three days the infection had disappeared as well. Additionally, my next menstrual period had decreased from my usual seven days with two days of heavy bleeding down to four days with no heavy bleeding. During my third treatment Dr. Barrett noticed a discoloration of my skin due to a bruise which never completely healed. I told him that I bruised easily. For this he prescribed an herbal formula which I took for three weeks. During that time the discoloration which I had for over three-years disappeared and I have not noticed any further bruising. I also saw Dr. Barrett for an acute shoulder injury from strenuous exercise. The injury had hurt so badly, I could not focus on my work. After one treatment from Dr. Barrett the pain had decreased 75% and he assured me it would be gone the next day…and it was. Dr. Barrett has convinced me that TOM is very effective in so many ways that I never imagined possible. Instead of immediately seeing an MD, I prefer to see Dr. Barrett first as my primary care physician.”

 

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Memory Loss

Lorenda:  “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 peri-menopause: 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!”

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Menstrual Cramps - Pain - Dysmenorrhea

Claudia:  “When I went to my acupuncturist, Dr. John Barrett, it was for difficult menstrual cycles. I was having severe cramps and vomiting. My sexual energy was unfocused and erratic. Years ago I had terminated a pregnancy and since then had developed these horrible menstrual periods. I didn’t see the connection until after my treatments with Dr. Barrett. He always greeted me with a warm smile. His nonjudgmental presence allowed me to open up about this issue and others while embracing my healing. I felt my way through the process not really knowing what was happening internally because my focus was on less painful periods. He remained sensitive during my treatment and afterwards. I remember feeling like tons of bricks were lifted off me. A few months after my treatment my cramps got better and I became pregnant which was an amazing gift that I didn’t know was coming. I embraced it with joy. I feel that the treatments he did on me balanced me physically and emotionally while unblocking my creativity. Even my complexion improved, and the breakouts I had for years stopped completely. My female creative energy is flowing more freely. I thank Dr. Barrett profoundly because I believe the work he does has a deeper foundation than the obvious, and the benefits are endless.”

A Google User:  “Dr. Barrett has always taken the time to fully discuss any issue that I have had treated by him. He is compassionate, informative and cares about the patient as an individual-not just an appointment. I have had successful treatments from Dr. Barrett for allergies, PMS and fatigue. I do and I would happily refer anyone to him.”

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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!”

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Muscle Pain

Gale L., Age 31: “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.”

Troy L.: ”Dr. Barrett and his staff have been exceptional when it comes to facilitating the healing process.  I’ve been in treatments with him for over 3 years.  He has demonstrated concern and has been exceptionally diligent in his practice when treating my conditions.  From pulled muscles to sinus inflammation to hair loss, he has tailored a treatment plan specific to my needs.  With his assistance, I have gained trust in tradition oriental medicine and the practice of acupuncture.  Additionally, knowing he is associated with a premiere medical facility in close proximity, if there were ever a need, leaves me at ease.  Scheduling is convenient, billing is effortless and his trained and friendly staff are warm and welcoming.  He differentiates his practice in many ways, but one i have to say is a nice touch…he even offers aromatherapy as a form of relaxation with every treatment. 

Overall a must try!!! …would recommend to anyone.”

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Neck Pain

A Google User:  “Dr. Barrett truly cares about his patients. From the moment I stepped into his office, I knew that I would be taken care of. I had hurt my neck during the summer and when I went to see Dr. Barrett, he and his staff took care of me in setting up a treatment plan. His flexible hours and the willingness of the staff to accommodate my schedule was great! Within a few treatments, I regained the motion in my neck and was able to move it. Now I am completely better and it is all because of Dr. Barrett!!!”

Tom B.: From spending allot of time on the phone for my job, my neck became very sensitive with some dull aching and stiffness. One weekend, after stacking a cord of wood, my neck became extremely painful and stiff. However, I had to travel to Los Angeles for a business trip on Monday morning. Upon arrival, I could barely move my head. I thought the trip was a waste until my business contact referred me to Dr. Barrett in Century City. Dr. Barrett was able to see me that day and after one treatment I felt a 70 percent relief of pain and was able to complete my trip.”

Asia W. Age 28:  “Dr. Barrett is a god. Here’s why:
I’d received a referral from my orthopedist, Dr. Robert Spektor, (whom I love even more for telling me about Dr. Barrett), and I’d promptly dropped by his office to set up an appointment. His friendly and lovely staff gave me the information I sought and was confident I’d feel better after seeing him.

Having lived in Asia for over 2 decades and worked in the spa industry for years, I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of herbs, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. But nothing convinces me more than the sessions I have with Dr. Barrett.

I was giggling and giddy with happiness at the end of my first session. For the first time in 10 months since I’d been rear-ended on the freeway and totaled my car, I was free from pain.

I have a couple of herniated discs in my neck and lower back and haven’t been able to engage in physical activities such as hiking or going to the gym etc., all the things I love and took for granted. Dr. Barrett gives me hope that I will once again be able to lead an active lifestyle.

I hadn’t been able to sleep without waking up in the middle of the night from the pain and yet the night of that wonderful day when I first tried acupuncture, I slept like a baby, and i’ve had uninterrupted sleep since then. I couldn’t believe it when I woke up the next day. I remember crying from sheer relief and gratitude. I even canceled my appointment for an epidural lumbar cortisone shot because I no longer needed it.

Dr. Barrett is brilliant. Period. What I love about him is that he explains how everything is inter-connected and addresses everything that contributes to your ailments. He has a holistic approach, gives you in-depth analyses on what you’re experiencing and offers guidance to live in a way that fosters healing and promotes one’s well-being.

Do yourself a favor and experience acupuncture with Dr. Barrett. Everyone deserves to feel physically, mentally and emotionally better. Each time I leave, I have clarity in my mind, peace in my soul and joy in my heart. My body feels new and nothing can ruin my day.

Thank you, Dr. Barrett, for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and gift of healing. I could never thank you enough for all that you do.”

Jared W.:  “I went in two days ago for back and neck pain. I am not in pain right now, despite having been in pain continuously for months, so I’m giving this business five stars.

I’m sure I’ll be in pain again, perhaps sooner than later. I know this is just the nature of an injury; it takes time to heal, and anything I get from an hour-long session is just going to be temporary relief. With that in mind, I’m pleased that part of my diagnosis and treatment included an analysis and nutritional recommendations. So instead of just treating the pain in the short term, I was also given a way to work on the long term healing aspect of these injuries.

My experience with the medical community has mostly involved prescription pain killers and anti-inflammatory meds, coupled with the advice that I quit my sport and athletic pursuits and take up recreational walking. My experience with chiropractic care has generally been more positive, but the adjustments, despite usually providing short term relief, also seem to fade quickly, and they occasionally still end with me walking out in more pain than what I was experiencing when I went into the place. So the medical approach has been unproductive and unintelligent, while the chiropractic approach has just made me more dependent on chiropractic care. I’d rather be told to address the problem (not just the symptoms) through long term diet and lifestyle changes. And that’s what I got from my trip to Barrett’s office, along with two days (so far) of relief from pain. That’s what I was hoping for, so I’m pleased with the experience and I highly recommend this.”

Bardia S.:  “First off Adry who works at the front desk is amazing! Super friendly and her willingness to accommodate my schedule was great!!
Dr Barrett is a wonderful acupuncturist. He truly cares about his patients and spent literally an hour to understand all my pains and helped me get the best treatment I possibly can get. He is fun, compassionate and a very knowledgeable doctor! I am so blessed as I had neck and back spasms and could not take pain medication. After less than 8 treatments of acupuncture with Dr Barrett I have no more spasms! My stress and anxiety are under control. Highly recommended everyone needs to get acupuncture treatment to reduce their pain and stress.”

Ps. He wrote a book ( caveman bodies in a corporate jungle) read it. It’s life changing!

Paul F:  “Dr Barrett is amazing. I was in an accident four months ago and had 7 bulging discs and muscle spasms. I had constant pain and had tried multiple different types of therapy.  After my first visit I felt immediately better than before. And with my returning visits my condition has improved dramatically. Dr Barrett is great at explaining how the body works and how his treatment is helping and he gave me many practices to assist with my recovery.

I cannot emphasize enough how great he is. I recommend him to all of my friends and family. The treatment has done wonders for my quality of life. Dr. Barrett is the best acupuncturist I have been a patient of.  He starts his treatment with a thorough evaluation of your pulses, diet and tongue.  Then he evaluates your diet and makes suggestions that will benefit your health. His use of traditional needles along with electrical stimulation dramatically speeds the healing.  In my case a very painful joint pain in my foot was healed after several treatments.  It’s very obvious that he has a sincere passion to help his patients and makes you feel you are in good hands.”

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Neck Stiffness

Tom B.: From spending allot of time on the phone for my job, my neck became very sensitive with some dull aching and stiffness. One weekend, after stacking a cord of wood, my neck became extremely painful and stiff. However, I had to travel to Los Angeles for a business trip on Monday morning. Upon arrival, I could barely move my head. I thought the trip was a waste until my business contact referred me to Dr. Barrett in Century City. Dr. Barrett was able to see me that day and after one treatment I felt a 70 percent relief of pain and was able to complete my trip.”

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Osteoarthritis

Jeff B.:  “John Barrett is unique for a health care professional in that he’s had a previous career in business. This background enables him to understand the stresses and challenges of business people who are his patients. Furthermore, the fact that he made the transition to TOM out of choice from a strong career, underscores his commitment to the field. John is an excellent and empathetic listener, who interacts with me to tailor the treatment to my specific issues and objectives. One of my health challenges is osteoarthritis of both hips. Although I have been pursuing other non-traditional modalities (e.g., Feldenkrais, Pilates, etc.), after working with John through both acupuncture and herbal medicine for approximately two months, my condition is 90% to 95% improved.”

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Ovarian Cysts

Priscilla, Age 36: “Having been diagnosed with an enlarging tumor on my right ovary, I was informed by my doctor that I would need immediate surgery. It occurred to me that cutting a growth was merely treating the symptom of the problem and not the root. I opted to pursue acupuncture as an alternative treatment for the tumor and ultimate surgery. After working with John for about 7 weeks, I was retested to find that the growth had disappeared – rendering the surgery unnecessary. It was a magical and rapid result. I am very grateful to have worked with John in pursuing this treatment and recommend him without hesitation.”

Elizabeth, Age 32: “Just wanted to let you know that I went in today and my OB/Gyn determined that the cyst was gone. So, any way that is great news, just thought I’d let you know.”

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Panic Attacks

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.”

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Paralysis

Lauren:  “John is my second acupuncturist. After a horse-riding accident which left my face drooping, partially paralyzed and fractured in nine places, I had to be rushed for immediate reconstructive surgery. After a miraculous surgery, I still suffered from paralysis, numbness and lack of muscle tone on the left side of my face. Luckily my surgeon Dr. Brian Kinney, shares office space with John and referred me for acupuncture and herbal treatments. John carefully took the time to review the complexity of my surgery with Dr. Kinney as to completely understand the physical problems from a neuromuscular standpoint. He then quickly combined this with his amazing knowledge of the energetics of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He had me taking Chinese herbal formulas orally and applying them topically to minimize scar tissue and promote circulation. He also applied acupuncture directly to my face and other parts of my body. As John explained, he was not just healing my face, but enhancing wellness of my body, mind and spirit to promote the best healing process. It worked!!!! Through John’s skillful care, I was able to avoid two further surgeries and completely restore feeling and muscle tone to my face. Most people are amazed as you cannot tell anything ever happened. I feel I have experienced a miracle in the healing process subsequent to such a traumatic injury. I highly recommend John as anyone’s healthcare provider.”

Tara C:  “Dr. Barrett is kind and compassionate. Suffering from Bell’s Palsy and facial paralysis, I was referred to Dr. Barrett. He assured me I should not worry as he had treated several similar cases, all with success. His confidence and compassion were reassuring in the interim period throughout my treatments. Since I frequently speak in public, I was acutely conscious about my appearance and my ability to speak clearly. Due to Dr. Barrett’s knowledge and effective treatments, I was able to eat, drink fluids and speak clearly. Most signs of any paralysis significantly disappeared and my life has returned to normal. I highly recommend Dr. Barrett, without reservations, to anyone needing a caring and skilled doctor.” 

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Parkinson's Disease

Louis C. :  I am a Vietnam veteran with certain issues including Parkinson’s Disease. I went to Dr. John Barret for acupuncture treatments and I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, and very patient. He took all the time in my treatment that was necessary and I never felt rushed. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Barrett. Not only for the overall very attentive treatment I received, but he is also a great guy.

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Peri-Menopause Anxiety

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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Peri-Menopause Hot Flashes

Elizabeth T.: “Dr Barrett is astonishingly good at what he does. After months of suffering from hot flashes, I went from 10 a day to one or two a day after just one week of treatment. I also found him to have a great bedside manner and someone that I can confide in about the challenges in my life and his treatment brings great peace and relaxation. I have been under tremendous stress and that has dissipated due to his acupuncture treatment plan and the herbs that I have been taking. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

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 on 1/31/04 lifting the garage door. I did not feel the pain until 2/3/04, 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.”

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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Peri-Menopause Mood Swings

Lorenda:  “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 peri-menopause: 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!”

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Peri-Menopause Night Sweats

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 peri-menopause: 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!”

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Peri-Menopause Insomnia

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 peri-menopause: 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!”

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Peri-Menopause Symptoms

Elizabeth T.: “Dr Barrett is astonishingly good at what he does. After months of suffering from hot flashes, I went from 10 a day to one or two a day after just one week of treatment. I also found him to have a great bedside manner and someone that I can confide in about the challenges in my life and his treatment brings great peace and relaxation. I have been under tremendous stress and that has dissipated due to his acupuncture treatment plan and the herbs that I have been taking. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

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 on 1/31/04 lifting the garage door. I did not feel the pain until 2/3/04, 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.”

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.”

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 peri-menopause: 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!”

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PMS - PMDD

A Google User:  “Dr. Barrett has always taken the time to fully discuss any issue that I have had treated by him. He is compassionate, informative and cares about the patient as an individual-not just an appointment. I have had successful treatments from Dr. Barrett for allergies, PMS and fatigue. I do and I would happily refer anyone to him.”

Claudia:  “When I went to my acupuncturist, Dr. John Barrett, it was for difficult menstrual cycles. I was having severe cramps and vomiting. My sexual energy was unfocused and erratic. Years ago I had terminated a pregnancy and since then had developed these horrible menstrual periods. I didn’t see the connection until after my treatments with Dr. Barrett. He always greeted me with a warm smile. His nonjudgmental presence allowed me to open up about this issue and others while embracing my healing. I felt my way through the process not really knowing what was happening internally because my focus was on less painful periods. He remained sensitive during my treatment and afterwards. I remember feeling like tons of bricks were lifted off me. A few months after my treatment my cramps got better and I became pregnant which was an amazing gift that I didn’t know was coming. I embraced it with joy. I feel that the treatments he did on me balanced me physically and emotionally while unblocking my creativity. Even my complexion improved, and the breakouts I had for years stopped completely. My female creative energy is flowing more freely. I thank Dr. Barrett profoundly because I believe the work he does has a deeper foundation than the obvious, and the benefits are endless.”

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.”

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Post Heart Attack Care

Gregory:  “To Whom It May Concern: I was 6′ 3″ and weighed 300 pounds. As a former athlete, I used to be in decent shape. Then middle age and a sedentary lifestyle added 80 pounds too much to my large frame. Failing at every diet that I had tried, I remained overweight for over 10 years. Then I had a heart attack. Obviously, a change in lifestyle was needed. Then I met Dr. John Barrett and he introduced me to his weight control system. In 6 weeks I lost 16.5 pounds while not having hunger pains nor any other diet related problems. Dr. Barrett explains to you so well, that he in fact teaches you a lifestyle so that you can control your diet. Thanks to him, I now know how to eat properly for weight control and can do it on my own. Thanks a million John. Sincerely,Gregory”

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Post-Operative Reconstructive Surgical Recovery

Lauren:  “John is my second acupuncturist. After a horse-riding accident which left my face drooping, partially paralyzed and fractured in nine places, I had to be rushed for immediate reconstructive surgery. After a miraculous surgery, I still suffered from paralysis, numbness and lack of muscle tone on the left side of my face. Luckily my surgeon Dr. Brian Kinney, shares office space with John and referred me for acupuncture and herbal treatments. John carefully took the time to review the complexity of my surgery with Dr. Kinney as to completely understand the physical problems from a neuromuscular standpoint. He then quickly combined this with his amazing knowledge of the energetics of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He had me taking Chinese herbal formulas orally and applying them topically to minimize scar tissue and promote circulation. He also applied acupuncture directly to my face and other parts of my body. As John explained, he was not just healing my face, but enhancing wellness of my body, mind and spirit to promote the best healing process. It worked!!!! Through John’s skillful care, I was able to avoid two further surgeries and completely restore feeling and muscle tone to my face. Most people are amazed as you cannot tell anything ever happened. I feel I have experienced a miracle in the healing process subsequent to such a traumatic injury. I highly recommend John as anyone’s healthcare provider.”

Gladys W.:  Dr. Barrett, is the only Doctor that actually has listen to what I had to say. He took the time on my first visit to ask many question about me! He was able to relive my post surgery shoulder pain.
Dr. Barrett guided me to a better way of living through exercise and eating the best foods for me. I will be going to Dr. Barrett for any other issues I have in the future.

Susanne: After having reconstructive surgery done on my nose, I began to experience severe sinus pain. Being referred to Dr. Barrett by my primary care physician, I was willing to try acupuncture. To my surprise after three treatments with Dr. Barrett my pain was reduced to nothing. Being a skeptic, I was greatly pleased with the results of acupuncture.

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Post Surgical Sinus Pain

Susanne: After having reconstructive surgery done on my nose, I began to experience severe sinus pain. Being referred to Dr. Barrett by my primary care physician, I was willing to try acupuncture. To my surprise after three treatments with Dr. Barrett my pain was reduced to nothing. Being a skeptic, I was greatly pleased with the results of acupuncture.

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Post Surgical Recovery

Lauren:  “John is my second acupuncturist. After a horse-riding accident which left my face drooping, partially paralyzed and fractured in nine places, I had to be rushed for immediate reconstructive surgery. After a miraculous surgery, I still suffered from paralysis, numbness and lack of muscle tone on the left side of my face. Luckily my surgeon Dr. Brian Kinney, shares office space with John and referred me for acupuncture and herbal treatments. John carefully took the time to review the complexity of my surgery with Dr. Kinney as to completely understand the physical problems from a neuromuscular standpoint. He then quickly combined this with his amazing knowledge of the energetics of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He had me taking Chinese herbal formulas orally and applying them topically to minimize scar tissue and promote circulation. He also applied acupuncture directly to my face and other parts of my body. As John explained, he was not just healing my face, but enhancing wellness of my body, mind and spirit to promote the best healing process. It worked!!!! Through John’s skillful care, I was able to avoid two further surgeries and completely restore feeling and muscle tone to my face. Most people are amazed as you cannot tell anything ever happened. I feel I have experienced a miracle in the healing process subsequent to such a traumatic injury. I highly recommend John as anyone’s healthcare provider.”

Gladys W.:  Dr. Barrett, is the only Doctor that actually has listen to what I had to say. He took the time on my first visit to ask many question about me! He was able to relive my post surgery shoulder pain.
Dr. Barrett guided me to a better way of living through exercise and eating the best foods for me. I will be going to Dr. Barrett for any other issues I have in the future.

Susanne: After having reconstructive surgery done on my nose, I began to experience severe sinus pain. Being referred to Dr. Barrett by my primary care physician, I was willing to try acupuncture. To my surprise after three treatments with Dr. Barrett my pain was reduced to nothing. Being a skeptic, I was greatly pleased with the results of acupuncture.

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Quality of Care and Office Services

Laurie A. :  “I have been getting Acupuncture and Osteopathic Medicine for over 15 years and of all the doctors that I have seen such as; a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, a Medical Acupuncturist 3x a week for almost a year, then I went twice a week for 5 years to a Japanese Style Acupuncturists, and a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturists every Saturday for 9 years and I was still not healing properly.  I believe that I didn’t have the correct diagnosis until I saw Dr. Barrett and at that point, I would have done anything that would have helped me clear my mind, body and soul.  After being at a loss for so many years, I decided I would travel to Los Angeles to see Dr. Barrett because he came highly recommended from friends and family and his diagnosis and treatment was right on the money.  After one visit and an herbal prescription I am well on my way to being 100 % better.  I have already planned on going back to California just to see him.”

Angelina P.:  “Dr. Barrett is a friendly, attentive, compassionate expert acupuncturist. Along with the soothing music and aromatic essential oils, his holistic treatment leaves you feeling rejuvenated and serene.”

Jazzmin, J.: “Dr. Barrett is the nicest man, I have going to him for about a year and I have never felt better! I have a lot of pain due to arthritis and he has helped me alleviate that so much! I recommend anyone seeing him for any kind of chronic pain. The office is clean and the office staff is friendly and professional. I look forward to my appointment every month.”

Phillip R.:  “I have seen several Acupuncturists over the years and Dr. Barrett is by far the best I’ve seen. He makes you feel comfortable and he listens to your concerns and your input. I always feel brand new and refreshed after seeing Dr. Barrett. I would definitely suggest him to anyone looking for an excellent Acupuncturist.”

Krysten S.: “Dr. Barrett is a holistic practitioner who treats the mind, body and spirit through acupuncture, herbs, and advice on nutrition, relaxation, meditation and exercise. It’s obvious to me that he really cares about his patients and is devoted to his practice. I have seen him for several issues and each time I learn more about my body and how to have it function in a healthier and happier way. I would and have recommended Dr. Barret to all my friends and co-workers.”

Google User: “I had Acupuncture for the first time a few days ago and let me tell you I was scared! I don’t like needles and I certainly don’t like the idea of several of them sticking out of me at once! I expressed my fears to Dr. Barrett and he was so understanding and patient, he assured me I would be just fine and I was! I had a great experience and realized I was afraid for no reason. I will be seeing him every two weeks and I could not be more excited. Dr. John Barret is great!”

 

Google User: “Dr. Barrett is by far the best Acupuncturist I have ever seen. I’ve used Acupuncture for years and it has never been more effective. The staff in Dr.Barrett’s office is always ready to help. This office is always running on time and they go out of their way to make appointments that fit your schedule.”

Google User: “I had a wonderful experience at Dr. Barrert’s office, he is very personable and explains things so that you can understand. The staff is helpful and the office is clean.”

Christina, Age 32: “Dr. Barrett is a wonderful acupuncturist and I would highly recommend him. I have gotten acupuncture treatments for the past ten years in both L.A. and N.Y.C. and I would have to say that Dr. Barrett is one of the best, if not the best acupuncturist that I have had. He has a wonderful bedside manner, is professional and on time, affordable and really gets to the root of what you are dealing with health-wise. I have been a patient for the past 5 years and continue to be. Dr. Barrett has greatly contributed to my overall well-being.”

Kathy, Age 42: Dr. Barrett is a holistic practitioner who treats the mind, body and spirit through acupuncture, herbs, and advice on nutrition, relaxation, meditation and exercise. It’s obvious to me that he really cares about his patients and is devoted to his practice. I have seen him for several issues and each time I learn more about my body and how to have it function in a healthier and happier way. I would and have recommended Dr. Barret to all my friends and co-workers.”

Ty, Age 68:  “Most compassionate, understanding and caring professional. He has greatly helped me. Street parking available”

Mr. B. : “It’s always hard to find an acupuncturist you like and trust.   Not only is he very generous in his treatment method, but also he’s a down-to-earth guy who’s genuinely interested in your healing and continual health. Been to him more than a dozen times and would highly recommend him.  Especially if it’s your first time to acupuncture.  He keeps it approachable. The office is in a great building, comfortable, and all around a good experience.” 

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Rosacea

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.”

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Scar Prevention

Lauren:  “John is my second acupuncturist. After a horse-riding accident which left my face drooping, partially paralyzed and fractured in nine places, I had to be rushed for immediate reconstructive surgery. After a miraculous surgery, I still suffered from paralysis, numbness and lack of muscle tone on the left side of my face. Luckily my surgeon Dr. Brian Kinney, shares office space with John and referred me for acupuncture and herbal treatments. John carefully took the time to review the complexity of my surgery with Dr. Kinney as to completely understand the physical problems from a neuromuscular standpoint. He then quickly combined this with his amazing knowledge of the energetics of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He had me taking Chinese herbal formulas orally and applying them topically to minimize scar tissue and promote circulation. He also applied acupuncture directly to my face and other parts of my body. As John explained, he was not just healing my face, but enhancing wellness of my body, mind and spirit to promote the best healing process. It worked!!!! Through John’s skillful care, I was able to avoid two further surgeries and completely restore feeling and muscle tone to my face. Most people are amazed as you cannot tell anything ever happened. I feel I have experienced a miracle in the healing process subsequent to such a traumatic injury. I highly recommend John as anyone’s healthcare provider.”

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Sciatica

Jihan C.:  “I have a moderately herniated disc @ L5/S1. I have already undergone 2 epidural injections to help me with my LBP and Sciatica. Unfortunately, they don’t last. Well this time I decided to try acupuncture and found John. Let me tell you something, JOHN IS THE REAL DEAL! My pain was gone from the very 1st session and I’ve been pain free ever since (4wks & counting). He also taught me how to stretch and how to improve my eating. I’ve lost 3 lbs and I feel great! Just go. You’ll be glad that you did. The office is so well-appointed and his office assistant Natalie is a doll! And I just love the treatment rooms. John turns down the lights, lights the candles, gives me my lavender oil aroma stick, turns on the heat lamp then cues up my favorite CD “Spirit Wind” by Richard Warner. I even bought a copy to play at home! LOL! It’s the closest to bliss that you’ll ever feel in a doctor’s office.”

A Google User:  “An Excellent doctor! I have had 3 treatments with Dr. Barrett for my sciatica issue and now I feel much better and ready to return to work. Dr. Barrett is extremely knowledgeable explaining my diagnosis, kind, friendly, a good listener, patient and a very caring person. Also his staff are extremely friendly and helpful to accommodate me with scheduling appointments.” 

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Shoulder Pain

Shirley:  ”I first went to see Dr. Barrett after taking antibiotics for a week in order to fight the flu. My chief complaint was residual symptoms from the flu that the antibiotics did not seem to help. These were fatigue and difficulty breathing. I could not believe that after one treatment both symptoms were permanently relieved. My second visit to Dr. Barrett was due to lower back pain which I have experienced off and on ever since my pregnancy eight years ago. After one massage my symptoms were permanently relieved.  My third treatment from Dr. Barrett was due to a urinary track infection with blood in my urine and excessive bleeding during menstruation. Normally I would have chosen antibiotics as a preferred treatment, however, he assured me of a reliable herbal solution to be taken in pill form. After day one, the blood stopped in my urine, and after three days the infection had disappeared as well. Additionally, my next menstrual period had decreased from my usual seven days with two days of heavy bleeding down to four days with no heavy bleeding. During my third treatment Dr. Barrett noticed a discoloration of my skin due to a bruise which never completely healed. I told him that I bruised easily. For this he prescribed an herbal formula which I took for three weeks. During that time the discoloration which I had for over three-years disappeared and I have not noticed any further bruising. I also saw Dr. Barrett for an acute shoulder injury from strenuous exercise. The injury had hurt so badly, I could not focus on my work. After one treatment from Dr. Barrett the pain had decreased 75% and he assured me it would be gone the next day…and it was. Dr. Barrett has convinced me that TOM is very effective in so many ways that I never imagined possible. Instead of immediately seeing an MD, I prefer to see Dr. Barrett first as my primary care physician.”

Jeanette:  “A friend recommended me to Dr. Barrett for severe neck and shoulder pain. Dr. Barrett was able to give me 100% relief after two treatments. Dr. Barrett further explained that tight muscles can contribute to misalignment of the vertebrae which can then lead to bone spurs and severe pain twenty years from now. He gave me a list of yoga stretches to do on a daily basis. I followed his instructions and have been free of pain ever since.”

Aisha W:  “Dr. Barrett is a god. Here’s why:
I’d received a referral from my orthopedist, Dr. Robert Spektor, (whom I love even more for telling me about Dr. Barrett), and I’d promptly dropped by his office to set up an appointment. His friendly and lovely staff gave me the information I sought and was confident I’d feel better after seeing him.

Having lived in Asia for over 2 decades and worked in the spa industry for years, I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of herbs, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. But nothing convinces me more than the sessions I have with Dr. Barrett.

I was giggling and giddy with happiness at the end of my first session. For the first time in 10 months since I’d been rear-ended on the freeway and totaled my car, I was free from pain.

I have a couple of herniated discs in my neck and lower back and haven’t been able to engage in physical activities such as hiking or going to the gym etc., all the things I love and took for granted. Dr. Barrett gives me hope that I will once again be able to lead an active lifestyle.

I hadn’t been able to sleep without waking up in the middle of the night from the pain and yet the night of that wonderful day when I first tried acupuncture, I slept like a baby, and i’ve had uninterrupted sleep since then. I couldn’t believe it when I woke up the next day. I remember crying from sheer relief and gratitude. I even canceled my appointment for an epidural lumbar cortisone shot because I no longer needed it.

Dr. Barrett is brilliant. Period. What I love about him is that he explains how everything is inter-connected and addresses everything that contributes to your ailments. He has a holistic approach, gives you in-depth analyses on what you’re experiencing and offers guidance to live in a way that fosters healing and promotes one’s well-being.

Do yourself a favor and experience acupuncture with Dr. Barrett. Everyone deserves to feel physically, mentally and emotionally better. Each time I leave, I have clarity in my mind, peace in my soul and joy in my heart. My body feels new and nothing can ruin my day.

Thank you, Dr. Barrett, for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and gift of healing. I could never thank you enough for all that you do.”

Gladys W.:  Dr. Barrett, is the only Doctor that actually has listen to what I had to say. He took the time on my first visit to ask many question about me!  He was able to relive my post surgery shoulder pain.

Dr. Barrett guided me to a better way of living through exercise and eating the best foods for me. I will be going to Dr. Barrett for any other issues I have in the future.

Michelle N.  “Dr.  Barrett is a highly compassionate and devoted professional who has cared more about my health needs than I have.  I had severe shoulder pain (“frozen shoulder”) that would interfere with sleep and work, but as a workaholic, I put aside my health concerns and cancelled appointments due to my late hours at work.

Dr. Barrett generously accommodated my late work schedule and spent time explaining my diagnosis and my treatment plan, which included acupuncture, herbs, a change in my diet, and even exercises that really helped me regain strength in my shoulder and arm.
So not onlydid he help reduce my pain through my visits, but he also taught me how to practice pain management and prevention on my own time.

He would personally call me to see how I was feeling, displaying his genuine concern and compassion for his patients.
I have continued seeking Dr. Barrett’s help for my medical concerns, and have referred my family members and co-workers, and will continue doing so.

If you’re seeking a medical professional who is knowledgeable, experienced, and truly cares about his patients, call Dr. Barrett’s office!”

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Side Effects of Blood Pressure Medication

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 TOM 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 TOM, 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 TOM 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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Sinusitis

Troy L.: ”Dr. Barrett and his staff have been exceptional when it comes to facilitating the healing process.  I’ve been in treatments with him for over 3 years.  He has demonstrated concern and has been exceptionally diligent in his practice when treating my conditions.  From pulled muscles to sinus inflammation to hair loss, he has tailored a treatment plan specific to my needs.  With his assistance, I have gained trust in tradition oriental medicine and the practice of acupuncture.  Additionally, knowing he is associated with a premiere medical facility in close proximity, if there were ever a need, leaves me at ease.  Scheduling is convenient, billing is effortless and his trained and friendly staff are warm and welcoming.  He differentiates his practice in many ways, but one i have to say is a nice touch…he even offers aromatherapy as a form of relaxation with every treatment.

Dan B., Age 31: “A throat and nose specialist suggested I spend the night under observation in a sleep clinic. If everything was as expected, he recommended that I have my tonsils removed and that all would be fine. After visiting Dr. Barrett, he recommended an herbal formula which he had designed to eliminate snoring. After my first cup of his formula, I noticed that my lungs, sinuses, and bronchioles were considerably more open, and my breath was much freer. That night I slept extremely well with neither sleep apnea nor snoring. I continued to drink this formula over the next couple of weeks, and it has been two years without any recurring effect. Being well aware of the pain, side effects, and recovery time to heal from having one’s tonsils removed, my wife and I are most thankful for Dr. Barrett’s advice and treatment.”

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Sleep Apnea

Dan B., Age31: “A throat and nose specialist suggested I spend the night under observation in a sleep clinic. If everything was as expected, he recommended that I have my tonsils removed and that all would be fine. After visiting Dr. Barrett, he recommended an herbal formula which he had designed to eliminate snoring. After my first cup of his formula, I noticed that my lungs, sinuses, and bronchioles were considerably more open, and my breath was much freer. That night I slept extremely well with neither sleep apnea nor snoring. I continued to drink this formula over the next couple of weeks, and it has been two years without any recurring effect. Being well aware of the pain, side effects, and recovery time to heal from having one’s tonsils removed, my wife and I are most thankful for Dr. Barrett’s advice and treatment.”

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Snoring

Dan B., Age 31: “A throat and nose specialist suggested I spend the night under observation in a sleep clinic. If everything was as expected, he recommended that I have my tonsils removed and that all would be fine. After visiting Dr. Barrett, he recommended an herbal formula which he had designed to eliminate snoring. After my first cup of his formula, I noticed that my lungs, sinuses, and bronchioles were considerably more open, and my breath was much freer. That night I slept extremely well with neither sleep apnea nor snoring. I continued to drink this formula over the next couple of weeks, and it has been two years without any recurring effect. Being well aware of the pain, side effects, and recovery time to heal from having one’s tonsils removed, my wife and I are most thankful for Dr. Barrett’s advice and treatment.”

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Social Anxiety

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.”

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Sore Throat

Rich C.:  “Having landed in Los Angeles on business, I suddenly came down with a sore throat, fever and flu. Having found Dr. Barrett on the internet, I called to make an appointment and Dr. Barrett was willing to stay late and meet me that evening. Upon arrival my throat was extremely painful and I had a 100.1degree fever. Dr. Barrett gave me a treatment which reduced 75% of the pain in my throat and reduced my fever to 99.1. He then gave me some herbal pills to take and the next morning I felt fine. I was simply amazed at how quickly acupuncture and herbs could treat my condition and save my business trip.”

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Stress

Sherry, Age 31: “I went to John to find out if there was a natural way to help me with my anxiety and insomnia. He recommended acupuncture and Chinese herbs. After one session of acupuncture I could tell a huge difference. I have been sleeping much better now and feel far less stressed. The experience was painless and comfortable. The environment that he has created in very soothing! He even plays relaxing music during the acupuncture procedure. I would have never thought that after only 2 treatments of acupuncture I could feel this good!”

Sue, Age 52 “Dr. Barrett, just wanted to let you know I felt great after seeing you this afternoon. I really feel like I’m on the right path as to getting back to “normal” per se. Sue”

Elizabeth T.: “Dr Barrett is astonishingly good at what he does. After months of suffering from hot flashes, I went from 10 a day to one or two a day after just one week of treatment. I also found him to have a great bedside manner and someone that I can confide in about the challenges in my life and his treatment brings great peace and relaxation. I have been under tremendous stress and that has dissipated due to his acupuncture treatment plan and the herbs that I have been taking. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Bardia S.:  “First off Adry who works at the front desk is amazing! Super friendly and her willingness to accommodate my schedule was great!!
Dr Barrett is a wonderful acupuncturist. He truly cares about his patients and spent literally an hour to understand all my pains and helped me get the best treatment I possibly can get. He is fun, compassionate and a very knowledgeable doctor! I am so blessed as I had neck and back spasms and could not take pain medication. After less than 8 treatments of acupuncture with Dr Barrett I have no more spasms! My stress and anxiety are under control. Highly recommended everyone needs to get acupuncture treatment to reduce their pain and stress.”

Ps. He wrote a book ( caveman bodies in a corporate jungle) read it. It’s life changing!

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Tendonitis

Susie J.,:  “I’ve always been very skeptical when it comes to acupuncture until I actually had it done to me by Dr. Barrett in 2005.  I had “trigger” fingers on both hands and after having surgery to correct the “locking”, the knuckles of my middle fingers on both hands were bruised and would not straighten out.  I consulted Dr. Barrett and he was very positive in his approach.  He didn’t candy-coat anything and was very honest and straightforward about his procedure.  Believe it or not, after 1 treatment, my fingers are now straight and the bruising on the knuckles has been gone a long time.

For the past 3 years, I have been having a problem with tendonitis in my right elbow and have had quite a few cortisone shots over the years to try and remedy the problem. They are no longer working anymore.  I finally decided to revisit Dr. Barrett and was once again very satisfied.  I’ve only had one treatment so far and while my elbow is still very sensitive, I know I will have to return for at least one more treatment.  In the meantime, I am very happy to report that his recent treatment took away quite a bit of the inflammation and throbbing that was driving me crazy.

I’m very fortunate to have met Dr. Barrett and would highly recommend him for any ailments you may have.  They might not go away after 1 or 2 treatments like mine did, but Dr. Barrett’s approach and professionalism to resolving your problem is very honest and sincere and he puts you at ease while being very informative and helpful.  I am actually looking forward to a 2nd visit regarding my elbow as I feel confident enough in Dr. Barrett’s ability.

Keep up the good work!”

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Tennis Elbow

Marty B.:  “Having recently started playing tennis after years of being on the bench, I soon discovered that I was a little out of shape and that due to some over zealous efforts, I experienced tennis elbow. I was very disappointed as I thought perhaps my game was over. After visiting a physical therapist, I was referred to Dr. Barrett who saw me for two treatments. I still am not the powerhouse on the court that I seem to remember being, but my elbow is not the reason. Thanks to Dr. Barrett I am totally pain free in my elbow and my family and I enjoy playing tennis regularly.”

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Tension Headaches

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 TOM 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 TOM, 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 TOM 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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Tinnitus

Richard:  “I went to Dr. Barrett after my ENT said that there was nothing that could be done for my tinnitus. It was preventing me from sleeping and was incredibly annoying. Dr. Barrett helped me, and I am now over 95 % better. Many days, I am 100 % better. He’s very caring and explains things in a compassionate, helping manner. I am very lucky to have found him.”

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 TOM 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 TOM, 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 TOM 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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TMJ - Tempero-Mandibular Joint Pain

Google User:  “Seeing Dr. Barrett has been nothing short of life-changing. I seldom write reviews but felt compelled to write one on my experiences with Dr. Barrett and his staff in the event that my situation can help even one person out there that feels as hopeless in feeling better, achieving mental lucidity, becoming pain-free and exponentially increasing the quality of their life and the state of their being.

I am 28 years old. I was dealing with eczema, acne, rosacea (brought on by a sluggish digestion and subsequent inflammation. Dermatologist wanted to put me on antibiotics), excessive sweating, crippling social anxiety (in part due to how bad my skin had become), panic attacks, horrific PMDD, very heavy periods and recent baseline panel blood test done by my OBGYN had shown that my hormones were completely out of whack. In addition to this, my TMJ had flared up. I was waking up every morning feeling sluggish, depressed and beat up. Stress had gotten the best of me; I had tried everything. I was spending hours every week researching my symptoms and what the best and most natural approach to take could be. I exercise daily, eat only whole, healthy, organic foods and seemed to be doing everything (including wasting a great deal of money and time on natural supplements that would only prove to work for a week or so until the symptoms returned) it was maddening.  My doctor had recommended that I go on the pill and get on anti-depressants immediately. This was the last thing I wanted to do, as I knew that there must be a more natural way to get out of this state. I didn’t know where to turn. I had become a shell of who I used to be and was so frustrated, not being able to pin point the problem. Life had just lost its luster and it got to the point where I felt like a prisoner to the ailments I was experiencing.

In the middle of the night, I woke up, unable to sleep from the TMJ. I stared google searching and read an article on the benefits of acupuncture. I thought “Why not? This is about the only thing that I haven’t tried.” That next morning, I did a google search of acupuncturists in Los Angeles. Dr. Barrett’s office was the furthest away from where I lived, but after reading his other reviews and going through his very thorough website coupled with the warm reception I received from his secretary, Orit, on the phone, I knew I had found the right place. Orit not only exhibited a great deal of tact and kindness, but I could tell that she actually cared and took the time to listen when every other place I had called was extremely dismissive, monotone and just wanted to book an appointment and get off the phone. Orit explained to me that I would be emailed paperwork to fill out and to email it back to their office the day prior to my appointment (which they were able to book right away).

I got to my appointment and was greeted with a smile and the same genuine kindness by Orit that was displayed in the phone; I was taken back right away. Dr. Barrett came in shortly thereafter and I will start off right away by saying that beyond being extraordinarily kind, wise, accredited and patient, Dr. Barrett is the ONLY medical professional I have ever seen that actually took the time to listen to every last thing that I had to say. I could tell right away that he had really read and studied my paperwork and became familiar with what I had been experiencing. I could tell that he really cared; from the concern in his tone to the questions he asked; most importantly, I could tell that that he really loves what he does. When he told me that he could help, I have to admit although I wanted to be skeptical, I knew deep down that I had come to the right place and for the first time had hope for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

Three months later and my skin is GLOWING, eczema is completely  gone, TMJ has drastically decreased as well as the pain it was causing, anxiety is a thing of the past, digestion has improved (by the fact that I can now eat a small snack and not uncomfortably bloat and belch). I recently got another baseline panel blood test for my hormones and my doctor could not believe the results: all of my levels had normalized; my progesterone levels had been restored, estrogen was back down. My PMDD is GONE. I can’t believe how close I was to almost giving up and surrendering to the misery I was experiencing before seeing Dr. Barrett.

I never thought that I could feel this good again.

The absolute best gift I could give anyone is a referral to Dr. Barrett. I have referred not only my own family members, but numerous friends and co-workers to his office (for everything from weight loss, to pain, to acne, to fertility) and have never heard anything other than how wonderful Dr. Barrett and his staff are, how amazing Dr. Barrett is as what he does, how much he has helped them and how they will never find a way to adequately thank me for the referral.”

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Tonsillitis

Dan B., Age 31: “A throat and nose specialist suggested I spend the night under observation in a sleep clinic. If everything was as expected, he recommended that I have my tonsils removed and that all would be fine. After visiting Dr. Barrett, he recommended an herbal formula which he had designed to eliminate snoring. After my first cup of his formula, I noticed that my lungs, sinuses, and bronchioles were considerably more open, and my breath was much freer. That night I slept extremely well with neither sleep apnea nor snoring. I continued to drink this formula over the next couple of weeks, and it has been two years without any recurring effect. Being well aware of the pain, side effects, and recovery time to heal from having one’s tonsils removed, my wife and I are most thankful for Dr. Barrett’s advice and treatment.”

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Trigger Finger

Susie J.,:  “I’ve always been very skeptical when it comes to acupuncture until I actually had it done to me by Dr. Barrett in 2005.  I had “trigger” fingers on both hands and after having surgery to correct the “locking”, the knuckles of my middle fingers on both hands were bruised and would not straighten out.  I consulted Dr. Barrett and he was very positive in his approach.  He didn’t candy-coat anything and was very honest and straightforward about his procedure.  Believe it or not, after 1 treatment, my fingers are now straight and the bruising on the knuckles has been gone a long time.

For the past 3 years, I have been having a problem with tendonitis in my right elbow and have had quite a few cortisone shots over the years to try and remedy the problem. They are no longer working anymore.  I finally decided to revisit Dr. Barrett and was once again very satisfied.  I’ve only had one treatment so far and while my elbow is still very sensitive, I know I will have to return for at least one more treatment.  In the meantime, I am very happy to report that his recent treatment took away quite a bit of the inflammation and throbbing that was driving me crazy.

I’m very fortunate to have met Dr. Barrett and would highly recommend him for any ailments you may have.  They might not go away after 1 or 2 treatments like mine did, but Dr. Barrett’s approach and professionalism to resolving your problem is very honest and sincere and he puts you at ease while being very informative and helpful.  I am actually looking forward to a 2nd visit regarding my elbow as I feel confident enough in Dr. Barrett’s ability.

Keep up the good work!”

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Urinary Tract Infection - UTI

Shirley:  “I first went to see Dr. Barrett after taking antibiotics for a week in order to fight the flu. My chief complaint was residual symptoms from the flu that the antibiotics did not seem to help. These were fatigue and difficulty breathing. I could not believe that after one treatment both symptoms were permanently relieved. My second visit to Dr. Barrett was due to lower back pain which I have experienced off and on ever since my pregnancy eight years ago. After one massage my symptoms were permanently relieved.  My third treatment from Dr. Barrett was due to a urinary track infection with blood in my urine and excessive bleeding during menstruation. Normally I would have chosen antibiotics as a preferred treatment, however, he assured me of a reliable herbal solution to be taken in pill form. After day one, the blood stopped in my urine, and after three days the infection had disappeared as well. Additionally, my next menstrual period had decreased from my usual seven days with two days of heavy bleeding down to four days with no heavy bleeding. During my third treatment Dr. Barrett noticed a discoloration of my skin due to a bruise which never completely healed. I told him that I bruised easily. For this he prescribed an herbal formula which I took for three weeks. During that time the discoloration which I had for over three-years disappeared and I have not noticed any further bruising. I also saw Dr. Barrett for an acute shoulder injury from strenuous exercise. The injury had hurt so badly, I could not focus on my work. After one treatment from Dr. Barrett the pain had decreased 75% and he assured me it would be gone the next day…and it was. Dr. Barrett has convinced me that TOM is very effective in so many ways that I never imagined possible. Instead of immediately seeing an MD, I prefer to see Dr. Barrett first as my primary care physician.”

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Uterine Fibroids

Priscilla, Age 36: “Having been diagnosed with an enlarging tumor on my right ovary, I was informed by my doctor that I would need immediate surgery. It occurred to me that cutting a growth was merely treating the symptom of the problem and not the root. I opted to pursue acupuncture as an alternative treatment for the tumor and ultimate surgery. After working with John for about 7 weeks, I was retested to find that the growth had disappeared – rendering the surgery unnecessary. It was a magical and rapid result. I am very grateful to have worked with John in pursuing this treatment and recommend him without hesitation.”

Elizabeth, Age 32: “Just wanted to let you know that I went in today and my OB/Gyn determined that the cyst was gone So any way that is great news, just thought I’d let you know.”

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Vomiting

Claudia:  “When I went to my acupuncturist, Dr. John Barrett, it was for difficult menstrual cycles. I was having severe cramps and vomiting. My sexual energy was unfocused and erratic. Years ago I had terminated a pregnancy and since then had developed these horrible menstrual periods. I didn’t see the connection until after my treatments with Dr. Barrett. He always greeted me with a warm smile. His nonjudgmental presence allowed me to open up about this issue and others while embracing my healing. I felt my way through the process not really knowing what was happening internally because my focus was on less painful periods. He remained sensitive during my treatment and afterwards. I remember feeling like tons of bricks were lifted off me. A few months after my treatment my cramps got better and I became pregnant which was an amazing gift that I didn’t know was coming. I embraced it with joy. I feel that the treatments he did on me balanced me physically and emotionally while unblocking my creativity. Even my complexion improved, and the breakouts I had for years stopped completely. My female creative energy is flowing more freely. I thank Dr. Barrett profoundly because I believe the work he does has a deeper foundation than the obvious, and the benefits are endless.”

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Weight Loss

Gregory:  “To Whom It May Concern: I was 6′ 3″ and weighed 300 pounds. As a former athlete, I used to be in decent shape. Then middle age and a sedentary lifestyle added 80 pounds too much to my large frame. Failing at every diet that I had tried, I remained overweight for over 10 years. Then I had a heart attack. Obviously, a change in lifestyle was needed. Then I met Dr. John Barrett and he introduced me to his weight control system. In 6 weeks I lost 16.5 pounds while not having hunger pains nor any other diet related problems. Dr. Barrett explains to you so well, that he in fact teaches you a lifestyle so that you can control your diet. Thanks to him, I now know how to eat properly for weight control and can do it on my own. Thanks a million John. Sincerely,Gregory”

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Wellness

Christina, Age 32: “Dr. Barrett is a wonderful acupuncturist and I would highly recommend him. I have gotten acupuncture treatments for the past ten years in both L.A. and N.Y.C. and I would have to say that Dr. Barrett is one of the best, if not the best acupuncturist that I have had. He has a wonderful bedside manner, is professional and on time, affordable and really gets to the root of what you are dealing with health-wise. I have been a patient for the past 5 years and continue to be. Dr. Barrett has greatly contributed to my overall well-being.”

Kathy, Age 42: “Dr. Barrett is a holistic practitioner who treats the mind, body and spirit through acupuncture, herbs, and advice on nutrition, relaxation, meditation and exercise. It’s obvious to me that he really cares about his patients and is devoted to his practice. I have seen him for several issues and each time I learn more about my body and how to have it function in a healthier and happier way. I would and have recommended Dr. Barret to all my friends and co-workers.”

Ty, Age 68: Wellness:  “Most compassionate, understanding and caring professional. He has greatly helped me. Street parking available”

Zack, Age 42:  “Great professional that help me solved a bunch of health problem that no one else could solve before, in a very few sessions. I really appreciated to don’t have to deal with the famous “you have to come to me every week for a year”. Probably the best in Los Angeles on top of being very affordable.”

Mr. B. : “It’s always hard to find an acupuncturist you like and trust.   Not only is he very generous in his treatment method, but also he’s a down-to-earth guy who’s genuinely interested in your healing and continual health. Been to him more than a dozen times and would highly recommend him.  Especially if it’s your first time to acupuncture.  He keeps it approachable. The office is in a great building, comfortable, and all around a good experience.”

Kristen:  I’m going to refrain from posting my medical issue on-line, but I think it is important to post what a great acupuncturist Dr. Barrett is and how supportive and calming his demeanor. I often find relief from the physical issues that cause me to seek care from Dr. Barrett and the bonus is the emotional support I receive as well.

Thank you Dr. Barrett. Much success and happiness in 2015.

Laurie A:  “I have been getting Acupuncture and Osteopathic Medicine for over 15 years and of all the doctors that I have seen such as; a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, a Medical Acupuncturist 3x a week for almost a year, then I went twice a week for 5 years to a Japanese Style Acupuncturists, and a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturists every Saturday for 9 years and I was still not healing properly.  I believe that I didn’t have the correct diagnosis until I saw Dr. Barrett and at that point, I would have done anything that would have helped me clear my mind, body and soul.  After being at a loss for so many years, I decided I would travel to Los Angeles to see Dr. Barrett because he came highly recommended from friends and family and his diagnosis and treatment was right on the money.  After one visit and an herbal prescription I am well on my way to being 100 % better.  I have already planned on going back to California just to see him.”

Angelina P.:  “Dr. Barrett is a friendly, attentive, compassionate expert acupuncturist. Along with the soothing music and aromatic essential oils, his holistic treatment leaves you feeling rejuvenated and serene.”

Jazzmin, J.: “Dr. Barrett is the nicest man, I have going to him for about a year and I have never felt better! I have a lot of pain due to arthritis and he has helped me alleviate that so much! I recommend anyone seeing him for any kind of chronic pain. The office is clean and the office staff is friendly and professional. I look forward to my appointment every month.”

Phillip R.:  “I have seen several Acupuncturists over the years and Dr. Barrett is by far the best I’ve seen. He makes you feel comfortable and he listens to your concerns and your input. I always feel brand new and refreshed after seeing Dr. Barrett. I would definitely suggest him to anyone looking for an excellent Acupuncturist.”

Krysten S.:  “Dr. Barrett is a holistic practitioner who treats the mind, body and spirit through acupuncture, herbs, and advice on nutrition, relaxation, meditation and exercise. It’s obvious to me that he really cares about his patients and is devoted to his practice. I have seen him for several issues and each time I learn more about my body and how to have it function in a healthier and happier way. I would and have recommended Dr. Barret to all my friends and co-workers.”

Google User: “I had a wonderful experience at Dr. Barrert’s office, he is very personable and explains things so that you can understand. The staff is helpful and the office is clean.”

Google User: “Dr. Barrett is by far the best Acupuncturist I have ever seen. I’ve used Acupuncture for years and it has never been more effective. The staff in Dr.Barrett’s office is always ready to help. This office is always running on time and they go out of their way to make appointments that fit your schedule.”

Google User: “I had Acupuncture for the first time a few days ago and let me tell you I was scared! I don’t like needles and I certainly don’t like the idea of several of them sticking out of me at once! I expressed my fears to Dr. Barrett and he was so understanding and patient, he assured me I would be just fine and I was! I had a great experience and realized I was afraid for no reason. I will be seeing him every two weeks and I could not be more excited. Dr. John Barret is great!”

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

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Caveman Bodies in a Corporate Jungle:  How to Stay Healthy While Excelling in a Work Environment
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