About Janet Barrows

MSOM, L. Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and Qigong Practitioner

Janet Barrows | Santa Rosa CAI am a California State Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.) practicing acupuncture and integrative medicine in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County. My practice includes acupuncture, natural herbs, essential oils, facial rejuvenation, nutrition, and medical qigong.

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College - Berkeley

I earned my Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medical College—Berkeley. As an intern in the clinic, and subsequently as a practitioner, I have worked in a wide variety of areas, including pain management, respiratory illness, trauma and depression, gastro-intestinal disorders, nutrition, and women’s health. The addition of qigong to my treatments has made a big difference to many people.


Located in the Heart of Santa Rosa

My office is centrally located in the heart of Santa Rosa on Fourth Street. In addition to my private practice, I have worked at the Rohnert Park Jewish Community Free Clinic and the Acupuncture and Integrative Medical College in Berkeley.


Combining Ancient Practices with Modern Science

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I chose my particular Chinese medical school intentionally, because the training included hundreds of hours of Western medical classes.  I can therefore talk with my patients in the Western terminology that we are all familiar with, and then I can apply the traditional Chinese medicine to help them. My training has created an effective bridge between modern science and the wisdom and brilliance of ancient practices.  This blended approach ensures that my patients receive the benefits of both worlds—Eastern and Western.  When needed, I can readily make referrals to doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and psychologists.

Speaker on Chinese Medicine

I am a frequent speaker about this, my favorite topic, because I am convinced that the more people learn of the effectiveness of Chinese Medicine, the more they will try it and benefit from it. I would be delighted to address your group to speak on Chinese Medicine in general or on a specific topic of your choice, like pain management, menopausal issues, back pain, etc.

Patient Reviews

  • Cassie T. Avatar
    Cassie T.
    8/01/2016 - Google

    I have been seeing Janet for approximately 9 months. I would like to thank her for alleviating what could have become a much more serious health issue. Through regular treatments, my health and emotional balance was restored. I highly recommend Janet to anyone who has never tried acupuncture before and also to those who have and are well aware of... read more

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    AJ A.
    12/29/2017 - Google

    Suffering with piriformis syndrome for several months, I felt as if a machete was continually slicing through my back muscles and glutes, tearing into my sciatic nerve, while the nerve endings in my calf and ankle left me feeling as if my right leg was going to give way whenever I stood up or drove. Having had several interactions over... read more

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    Dolores B.
    2/16/2015 - Google

    I have only been to an acupuncture treatment twice and on my second visit Janet made a special trip to the office on a Saturday just to help me out. She is a loving and warm hearted person and she has made each of my sessions a wonderful experience. She listens to everything I have to say and has helped... read more

    Erick Z. Avatar
    Erick Z.
    5 star rating
    11/30/2017 - Yelp

    Janet was simply amazing. I had some doubts about the acupuncture treatment as I have never had it done before. From the beginning Janet listened to me and made me feel very welcomed. She even waited for me until after work to have an appointment with her. Janet completely vanished my stress in one session through acupuncture therapy. I will... read more

  • Grace L. Avatar
    Grace L.
    5 star rating
    10/14/2016 - Yelp

    For the last few years, I had been suffering from multiple ailments stemming from C5 & L5 disc herniations. I had attempted every possible type of medically prescribed treatment available in be form of: epidurals, trigger points, Botox (for freezing nerves), laser nerve burns, narcotic pain meds, muscle relaxers, etc. In conjunction with physical therapy, Janet's acupuncture and dry cupping... read more

    Megan S. Avatar
    Megan S.
    5 star rating
    5/15/2019 - Yelp

    Janet is an amazing acupuncturist! She is kind and caring and genuinely wants to know what's going on in your life to better your session.
    I came in with chronic migraines that were an almost daily occurrence. After sessions with her we've cut them back to only a couple times a month. I cannot thank her enough for that.
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  • Rob M. Avatar
    Rob M.
    5 star rating
    1/17/2016 - Yelp

    I had been in constant pain from a sciatic pain issue for 3 months. I got in touch with Janet and she advised me that this type of issue could take up to 3 treatments and she could take me in 4 days. I booked that appointment but within the next 2 hours she texted me that she... read more

    Katie G. Avatar
    Katie G.
    5 star rating
    3/07/2014 - Yelp

    I highly recommend Janet! Amazing person!! Her approach is gentle and she is really is invested in your health. You never feel rushed and always feel so taken care of. Her knowledge, experience , and passion for helping others is the best! I love each and every time I can go see her .
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  • Sam R. Avatar
    Sam R.
    9/17/2015 - Google

    Like a lot of people, I had some trepidation about acupuncture. Janet Barrows made my visit so relaxing, I was completely at ease. She has a calming, centered presence about her and is fantastic at her art. I didn't even feel some of the needles she put in! I was so relaxed, I even fell... read more

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    Eliz G.
    5 star rating
    7/31/2014 - Yelp

    I would like to personally give my best of reviews to Janet Barrows, Acupuncturist, Santa Rosa, CA. I cannot recommend Janet Barrows enough. She is kind, knowledgeable, professional, gentle and very helpful above and beyond anything I could have expected. When I went to see Janet Barrows, for different health issues, she provided a clear, comprehensive, holistic assessment and made... read more

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    shana r.
    5 star rating
    2/19/2018 - Yelp

    Janet Barrows is a kind and skillful acupuncturist; I am a client of hers and always find my sessions with her to be restful and rejuvenating. She is excellent at placing the needles without any discomfort, and I always feel better when l leave her office than when I came in. This is the true test of any practitioner.
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    Katie G. Avatar
    Katie G.
    9/15/2015 - Google

    Janet Barrows is the best! She has helped me with pain relief, stress, and illnesses like cold and flu. She is so caring and really takes the time to listen and help. She is dedicated to her profession, and helping people. And she can help you. She has a wide variety of knowledge. I hope... read more

  • Patty S. Avatar
    Patty S.
    5 star rating
    11/13/2013 - Yelp

    I take leaving reviews very seriously. I found Janet Barrows through first a web search then I did my homework researching her. On paper (or computer screen) she seemed like a good fit for me. Well, I have to say that after meeting her in person, and within five minutes of my first treatment, I can not recommend Janet Barrows... read more

    Kristen W. Avatar
    Kristen W.
    5 star rating
    10/27/2014 - Yelp

    Janet has had a tremendous impact on my life. I get immediate pain and stress relief from my visits. Janet makes me feel completely taken care of and safe during treatment. She is no less than amazing at her job, and I am so grateful to have found her!

  • Ann B. Avatar
    Ann B.
    5 star rating
    7/29/2016 - Yelp

    Janet Barrows is a highly effective, skilled and knowledgable practitioner who is also deeply intuitive, kind and caring. I came to her because my nervous system was in shreds and terribly reactive since the sudden loss of two of our children in separate accidents three years previously. Over several weeks Janet's careful, gentle acupuncture treatments and Chi Gong,... read more

    Ilene R. Avatar
    Ilene R.
    5 star rating
    5/31/2013 - Yelp

    I would like to personally give my best of reviews to Janet Barrows, Acupuncturist. Janet has such a gentle touch and a kindness that comes from within her heart as she treats her patients. I have never felt such compassion and genuine care for my health needs. You will be well taken care of by Janet.

  • Julie B. Avatar
    Julie B.
    5 star rating
    12/12/2013 - Yelp

    I rarely review anything, but when I am provided with excellent service, I feel compelled to do so. When I went to see Janet Barrows, for different health issues, she provided a clear, comprehensive, holistic assessment and made recommendations including diet, exercise, nutrition and Chinese herbs. I had never had acupuncture before and wasn't sure what to expect,... read more

    Junelle P. Avatar
    Junelle P.
    5 star rating
    1/08/2012 - Yelp

    Dr. Barrows helped me with rotator cuff problem that was causing a lot of pain and stiffness on one side of my neck, shoulder and upper arm. I got a lot of relief just after the first session. Those needles are magic. I barley felt her put them in. In a few sessions the pain is... read more

  • Linda P. Avatar
    Linda P.
    5 star rating
    3/04/2016 - Yelp

    I injured my back while gardening. It was one of those times when nothing specific happened, but after coming inside I could hardly move - sitting or lying down was extremely painful. I contacted Janet Barrows and fortunately she was able to see me the very next day. My husband drove me to her office and had to help me... read more

    Joanna R. Avatar
    Joanna R.
    5 star rating
    9/16/2015 - Yelp

    Janet Barrows' calm and caring presence relaxes you from the moment you enter her office. She takes time with you to really understand your symptoms and plan her treatment. She is gentle and effective. I have been to numerous acupuncturists and Janet is among the best.

  • Elvia O. Avatar
    Elvia O.
    5 star rating
    9/23/2019 - Yelp

    Amazing!! Janet has been great with my back, after 2 cortisone shots, I decided to try her services and now I'm walking with no pain, she provided me great relief with acupuncture. She is the best!

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    david H.
    6/27/2017 - Google

    Janet Barrows. WOW, WOW, WOW..If you had told me five years ago that I would be receiving acupuncture I'd have looked at you as if you had two heads and were from a planet outside our galaxy. What a life changing experience since seeing Janet on a weekly basis. She is compassionate, dedicated, always cheerful... read more

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Thank You!

My business is generated mainly by word-of-mouth. If you have a loved one or friend who is struggling with their health, I would be honored to speak with them to see if my services might help. I am also connected to other acupuncturists and health professionals, and I would not hesitate to try to help you find the best fit. I look forward to working with you!

Your highest compliment is the referral of your family and friends. Please post a review to help me grow my practice and teach more people about acupuncture! 

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