Century City Medical Plaza

2080 Century Park E., Ste 1501

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Served 15 Years on Staff
Cedars Sinai

Over 20 Years

Author - Speaker

Studied in United States & China


Why Acupuncture & East-West Medicine are 92% Effective Treating PMS/PMDD

Treating Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) with East-West Functional Medicine means state of the art treatments that take advantage of both Western Scientific Advances and the Safe, Effective, Natural, and Self-Sustaining Functional Approach of Eastern Medicine.  Eastern Functional Medicine includes Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is the only medicine in the world backed by 2,000 years of Written, Empirical Clinical Evidence to treat PMS/PMDD.  Approximately 75% of all woman suffer from PMS or PMDD.  Modern Clinical Evidence documents that the Functional Medicine Approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a 92% clinical cure success rate for treating PMS/PMDD.

The Functional Medicine Approach of Tradition Chinese Medicine includes Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbology, Diet & Nutrition, Exercise, and Stress Management.  Traditional Chinese Medicine rejuvenates the reproductive system by improving your Central Nervous System’s ability to balance hormones and improve circulation in the ovaries and uterus.  Hormonal imbalances and poor circulation lead to many psychological and physical symptoms of PMS or PMDD.  Psychological symptoms of PMS or PMDD can be intense emotions leading to sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, cravings, social withdrawal and poor mental focus.  Physical symptoms may of PMS or PMDD may be abdominal bloating, diarrhea, muscle aches, headaches, weight gain, acne, fatigue and insomnia. Severe PMS is known as PMDD. Most prescription drug treatments for PMS or PMDD are minimally effective with long term side effects such as fibroids, infertility and severe peri-menopause symptoms.

In addition to the 92% clinical cure for PMS or PMDD, the Functional Medicine Approach of East-West Medicine are self-sustaining and will lead to a happier life and minimal risk of harsh gynecological problems later in life.

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Patient Testimonials For PMS/PMDD

Treating Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) with Acupuncture and East-West Medicine:
Claudia, Age 36: “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.”

Treating Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) with Acupuncture and East-West Medicine:
Shirley, Age 32: “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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Clinical Trials For PMS/PMDD

Acupuncture Offers a 92% Clinical Cure for PMS
Li et al., Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1992, 12(3): 245-246

Acupuncture and East-West Medicine More Effective than “The Pill” to Regulate Menstrual Cycle
Peng Dan, Du Anyang (2018) “Therapeutic effect of Xiao Yao San combined with acupuncture on patients with menstrual irregularity due to liver depression and spleen deficiency” World’s Latest Medical Information Digest Vol. 18 (82) pp. 145.

Acupuncture and East-West Medicine Better Than Ibuprofen for Menstrual Pain (Dysmenorrhea)
Peng Yao (2018) “Clinical Study on the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea with Acupuncture Combined with Huo Xue Hua Yu Decoction” Jiangxi Traditional Chinese Medicine Vol.49 (430) pp.53-55.

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Dr. Barrett's Comprehensive Functional Approach

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

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

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

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Your Sustainable Wellness Track™

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

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

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

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Have a Specific Question About PMS/PMDD?

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

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Caveman Bodies in a Corporate Jungle:  How to Stay Healthy While Excelling in a Work Environment
By Dr. John Barrett

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