Barbara is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. Raised with Traditional Chinese Medicine as an integral part of health in daily life, she considers it an honour and a privilege to be able to share it with others. She is dedicated to assisting clients with their natural ability to heal.

Barbara treats a myriad of health concerns, and has special interests in women's health, pain management, sleep issues, digestive issues, stress management and preventative care. In addition to acupuncture, she is trained in classical modalities such as Ba Guan (cupping), Gua Sha (skin scraping), Tuina (push grasp therapy), auricular acupuncture and traditional Chinese nutritional therapy. These may be included when appropriate, as part of your holistic care and treatment.

When not in clinic, you will find Barbara reading the Traditional Chinese Medicine classics, spending time with her family, enjoying the cultural richness of the city and breathing deeply to cultivate Qi.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into your body's surface. A practiced acupuncturist causes little or no pain at all on insertion, because the needles are so fine and need to be inserted only a very minute amount. Also, the needles are solid (not hollow like hypodermic needles) and so they can bypass surface skin receptors. You may feel a slight pinch or a dull ache at some points, but the sensation should not be uncomfortable for more than a brief moment before the needle feels completely normal, and possibly even quite invigorating.

At Yellow Gazebo Natural Health Care, you are treated with only the best, sterilized needles, which are used just once and then are disposed of in accordance with the Clean Needle Technique (CNT).

Acupuncture can help reduce symptoms of almost any condition that does not require antibiotics or surgery.