I Love What I Do as an Acupuncturist!

Pain and Chronic Conditions Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Depression, Migraines As with so many people, Fred came into my office with more than one issue plaguing him. He was limping slightly, so I knew that something was up with his low back/hip area. But IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) had become chronic since the loss of.. read more →

Essential Oils and Acupuncture: AMAZING!

Essential Oils – Just Perfumes? I was quite skeptical when I attended my first weekend training on the use of essential oils in acupuncture treatments. Apart from some pleasant aromatherapy scents that might be a calming introduction to my office for our clients, I wasn’t sure if I was wasting time and money on this.. read more →

Try Acupuncture for Pain Before Drugs

Pain — a Four-Letter Word Sooner or later, we run into this four letter word in our lives, and it’s been around a long time in our evolution. But the way we treat pain varies widely across time and cultures. There is no doubt about it: pain is still a big deal. The Rise of.. read more →

What to Expect from My Gentle Acupuncture Treatment

What to Expect I am going to begin by telling you what to expect when you come into my office and receive an acupuncture treatment — a gentle, relaxing acupuncture treatment with me, Janet Barrows. Fear of Needles? What I have learned in my years in this profession is that a huge percentage of people.. read more →

Migraine Relief with Acupuncture

Migraine Pain Of all the clients who come into my office with various aches, pains, and illnesses, those suffering the most acutely are dealing with migraine headaches. These headaches are excruciating, and life with chronic migraines is quite a struggle. Some folks are out of commission for as many as fifteen days a month. Western medicine.. read more →

Treating Stress and Anxiety with Acupuncture

The role of acupuncture, qigong, and Chinese herbal medicines for treating stress and anxiety has become undisputed as the evidence piles in. Almost one in five of the calls coming into my office are related to stress and anxiety. And questions about the effectiveness of Chinese medicine to manage these conditions are common. Almost 20%.. read more →

Energy Pathways of Chinese Medicine

How Acupuncture Works People keep asking me how this medicine works, so I thought I’d try to explain it as the Chinese viewed the body over 3000 years ago.  What actually happens within the body is still cloaked in some mystery.  But I’m getting an intuition and feel for it, and will attempt to explain.. read more →

Stress & Lifestyle

The American Way While a typical American diet (low in fruits and vegetables) is a causative factor in diseases, stress may share fully half the blame or more. The body responds magnificently to the occasional heart-stopping snap of a twig outside a tent flap. But the constant assault of fast-paced modern life is damaging. For.. read more →