Barbara Burns, L.Ac.
Voted “Best Acupuncturist” by San Gabriel Valley Core Media Group weekly newspaper readership three years in a row and Pasadena Weekly in 2011, Barbara was graduated with a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from SAMRA University in Los Angeles with a perfect 4.0 academic average. In practice in Sierra Madre and Arcadia since l997, Barbara is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Since graduation in l996, she has pursued specialized studies in fertility and musculoskeletal conditions, including a year-long course in orthopedic acupuncture and is a certified specialist in the NADA addiction cessation protocol.
Barbara has given presentations on acupuncture's wide-ranging medical applications for the Los Angeles Diabetic Association, Methodist Hospital's Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group and
many counseling centers, service clubs and women's groups in the area.
Before returning to acupuncture school, Barbara enjoyed a career in hospitality and tourism marketing and public relations as national media manager for a Beverly Hills-based hotel chain, then as vice-president of high-end hotel and restaurant public relations firm, and, before moving to Beverly Hills, as director of public relations for the Seattle-King County Visitor and Convention Bureau. She is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and currently resides in San Gabriel with her husband Jim.
Lynette Lee serves as the Office Manager, taking care of scheduling, most business, and herbal and product inventory here at the clinic.
With Barbara now since '05, she is comfortable in continuing to be a steady helping aspect in a healing/health environment. She is a Yoga teacher in the Kripalu tradition, teaching classes to youth and adults, as well as private sessions, and is a BioSonics tuning forks practitioner.