Dr. John Barrett of The Acupuncture Wellness Center
Dr. John Barrett
The Acupuncture Wellness Center
Century City Medical Plaza | 2080 Century Park East, Ste 1501 | 

Los Angeles, CA 90067 US
(310) 277-7179
(310) 277-7179
19 Years Experience
Proud Member of Staff Cedars-Sinai
Studied in<br> United States and China
Insurance Accepted FREE Parking Available
19 Years Experience
Proud Member of Staff Cedars-Sinai
Studied in<br> United States and China
Insurance Accepted FREE Parking Available

Testimonials

For your convenience we are proud to present Testimonials w Acupuncture & Dr Barrett. Being trained in both Eastern & Western Medicine, Dr. Barrett is on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has a private practice at the Century City Medical Plaza in Los Angeles CA. See About Dr. Barrett for more information.

Infertility, PMS, Menstrual Cramps, Vomiting, Hormonal Imbalance and Acne
Excessive Menstruation, Urinary Tract Infection, Lower Back Pain after Pregnancy
Back Pain and High Blood Pressure
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Lower Back Injury
Neck Injury
Sore Throat, Flu
High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Post Surgical Sinus Pain
Tennis Elbow
Paralysis, Cranial Fracture, Post Op Recovery
Hot Flashes, Back Injury
Menopausal Hot Flashes, Anxiety
Weight Loss
Osteoporosis Of Hip
Insomnia, Anxiety

 

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.

Claudia: Infertility, PMS, Menstrual Cramps, Vomiting, Hormonal Imbalance and Acne

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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.

Shirley: Excessive Menstruation, Urinary Tract Infection, Lower Back Pain after Pregnancy

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Dear Dr. Barrett, It’s really difficult to convey our thanks for all that you’Ave 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”

Bill and Family: Back Pain and High Blood Pressure

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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.”

Dan: Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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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.”

Craig: Lower Back Injury

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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.”

Tom: Neck Injury

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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. “

Rich: Sore Throat, Flu

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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”

Toby: High Blood Pressure

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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.”

Wilma: High Blood Pressure

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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. “

Jeanette: Neck and Shoulder Pain

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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 “

Susanne: Post Surgical Sinus Pain

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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 power house 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.”

Marty: Tennis Elbow

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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.”

Lauren: Paralysis, Cranial Fracture, Post Op Recovery

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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 1/3/05, 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.”

Sharon: Hot Flashes, Back Injury

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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.”

Leslie: Menopausal Hot Flashes, Anxiety

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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. Thanks a million John. Sincerely,Gregory”

Gregory: Weight Loss

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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.”

Jeff: Osteoporosis Of Hip

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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!”

Sherry: Insomnia, Anxiety

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