Dr. Ana Barforough, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Ana Barforough, DACM, L.Ac. Dr. Ana Nicole completed her graduate education at Pacific College of Health and Sciences in San Diego, California, and California state certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, holding both her Master of Science in Traditional and Oriental Medicine and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She has spent the last nine years focusing her career path on holistic modalities, including her undergraduate education at the University of Redlands, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in “Holistic Health: Integrating Body and Mind”.

Dr. Ana’s specialty is in Japanese Meridian Therapy, a style of Acupuncture that utilizes very thin needles, which help to support those who tend towards needle sensitivity. Other tools she incorporates in her practice include cupping therapy, prescription of Chinese herbal formulas, moxibustion, gua sha, manual techniques, and lifestyle advice.

Each treatment provided is designed to be uniquely tailored to each individual’s health needs by addressing the root cause of an illness. She uses Traditional East Asian diagnostic assessments to gather information from the patient and come up with an appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Ana’s mission is to give patients a place to transform and tap into the wisdom of their body in order to achieve abundant health and balance in their day to day lives. Her goal as a practitioner is to empower her patients to feel like they can become active participants in the decision-making process of their healthcare by working together and co-creating a positive healing experience.

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