Kathleen Barber is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) and registered Acupuncturist in Michigan. She received a Master of Science of Acupuncture from one of the world’s leading centers for natural medicine, Bastyr University and a Master of Science of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Bachelor of Science of Nutrition from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. She was first introduced to Acupuncture & Chinese medicine while working as an HIV Case Manager in Chicago and witnessed the profound, transformative impact that it had on her clients’ quality of life, health and emotional well-being.
Through her own personal history with anxiety, Kathleen has a perspective that encompasses both experiential knowledge and compassion. When anxiety, insomnia and vertigo began to affect all aspects of her daily life, she decided to give Acupuncture a try. With consistent weekly treatments, Kathleen ceased having panic attacks, anxiety decreased, sleep quality improved and she was able to manage stress more effectively. She discovered that her symptoms were inter-related and received tools and resources to be utilized outside of the treatment room. As a result, Kathleen was inspired to learn more about Chinese medicine and ultimately based her career path on helping patients experience their own freedom from physical & emotional imbalances.
Kathleen’s clinical experience and mental health background led her to specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, attention disorders, anxiety, depression, substance use and recovery, sleep disorders and pain management. In addition, she has specialized, post-graduate training in pediatrics, fertility and women’s reproductive health and digestive disorders. Treatment focuses on individualized, patient care that values and supports a holistic, integrated approach in treating the body, mind and spirit. Kathleen has a passion and commitment in facilitating patients’ optimal health and well-being through Acupuncture, Chinese herbal supplements and whole foods nutrition. As treatment progresses, patients experience increased states of integration, wholeness & balance.