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Women’s Health

Why Treating Women's Health with Acupuncture & East-West Medicine is Highly Effective

Treating Women’s Health 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 supported by 2,000 years of Written, Empirical Clinical Evidence to treat Women’s Health.

Most unique aspects of women’s health pertain to reproductive health such as PMS, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, blocked Fallopian tubes, infertility, and menopause. Also, woman are more prone to urinary tract infections and the effects of an STD can be more severe for woman. Many times conventional medicine is quick to resolve women’s health issues with medications and surgical interventions. However, sometimes these solutions can be ineffective in the long term and lead to life altering side effects including infertility and a hysterectomy. The Functional Medicine Approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture, Traditional Herbology, Diet & Nutrition, Exercise and Stress Management, offers the only treatments for women’s health that are safe, effective, natural, self-sustaining and backed by the wisdom of 2000 years of evidence based, empirical, written clinical support.

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Patient Testimonials For Women's Health

Treating Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) with Acupuncture:
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:
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.

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”

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Clinical Trials For Women's Health

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.

Clinical Trials for Fibroids and Cysts

94% Clinical Cure for Ovarian Fibroids Under 5cm
Ma RH et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 1997, 17(7):395-396

Clinical Trials for Fertility

75% Pregnancy Rate after Fallopian Tube Obstruction
Ji P et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 1996, 16(9):469-470

77% Clinical Cure for Ovulatory Dysfunction
Ma RH et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 1997, 17(7):395-396

230% Increased Success for In Vitro Fertilization
Liang, Lifang O.M.D., PH.D., L.A.C. Acupuncture & IVF. Boulder: Blue Poppy Press, 2003

Acupuncture is 89.7% Effective Regulating Hormones and Increasing Fertility Quotient with PCOS
Zheng HM, Lv GY, Wang YJ, Hou WG, Chen YL, Zeng YJ. (2013). Advances in Clinical Research on Acupuncture moxibustion Treatment for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 32(9). Et al.

Clinical Trials For Menopause

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

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

Clinical Trials for Endometriosis

Acupuncture and East-West Medicine 90% Effective in Treating Endometriosis
Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment Regulations [J]. Gynaecology Committee of Chinese Medical Association, Beijing: 2006.

Clinical Trials for PCOS

Acupuncture and East-West Medicine Significantly Effective in Treating PCOS and Regulating Menstruation
Elizabeth Jedel, et al., Impact of electro-acupuncture and physical exercise on hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 300: E37–E45, 2011.

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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 demands of your career, family life, lifestyle, workstyle, and how to maintain a positive attitude.  If necessary, he will discuss the benefits of genome medicine and Western forms of functional medicine.

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

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Your Sustainable Wellness Track™

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

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

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

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Have a Specific Question About Women's Health?

Women’s Health can be complex and involve a combination of PMS/PMDD, Fibroids, Cysts, Infertility or Peri-Menopause symptoms.  If you need to know more about your condition and Women’s Health, call Dr. Barrett for a FREE telephone consult.  Dr. Barrett specializes in difficult cases and would be happy to help guide you to the best care possible.

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