Acupuncture Specialist

Clara Barnett, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Physician & Acupuncturist located in Seattle, WA

More than 200 health conditions can be improved with acupuncture, an ancient and highly effective healing practice. Dr. Clara Barnett, ND, LAc, offers acupuncture treatments to men and women in Seattle, Washington. Call the office to learn more about how acupuncture can help relieve pain, depression, and fatigue or book a consultation online.


What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic health protocol that originates from traditional Chinese medicine. A trained practitioner, like Dr. Barnett, inserts ultra-thin needles into designated places, called acupuncture points, on your body.

Stimulation of these acupuncture points floods your body with hormones that decrease pain and boost your immune system function. Dr. Barnett chooses acupuncture points that correspond with your symptoms and pulse and tongue diagnostics.

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is used to treat a bevy of health conditions, such as:

  • Back problems
  • Chronic pain 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Digestive disorders
  • Mood swings
  • Nerve pain
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Joint tenderness
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility

Does acupuncture hurt?

It’s critical to choose an acupuncture specialist with the highest training and credentials. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Barnett is vigilant about conducting treatments in a safe, clean environment. As a longtime acupuncturist, she skillfully and gently places the needles under your skin.

During the treatment, you may feel tingling or pressure, but most of Dr. Barnett’s patients report feeling no pain during the session. If you do feel a little sore, it’s only temporary and will subside on its own.

Because the protocol triggers the release of endorphins, many men and women say they feel extremely relaxed and have a general sense of wellbeing during and after the session.

How many treatments do I need?

Before your first acupuncture treatment, you’ll know exactly what to expect. Depending on what your needs are, Dr. Barnett tailors a plan that outlines how many sessions it may take for you to get positive results. Most appointments are between 15 and 60 minutes and are spread out over several weeks.

If you have a chronic condition, it may take two or three sessions a week for a few months to counteract the long-term effects of the problem. If your problem is sudden or acute in nature, Dr. Barnett will likely recommend more frequent appointments to stabilize your health and alleviate your pain.

For more information about the ancient healing art of acupuncture and how it can help you, call the office to book a consultation or book an appointment online.