Katy S. Barry, L. Ac.
Katy Barry is a California-licensed, nationally certified acupuncturist.
Katy takes a holistic approach treating body, mind and spirit. She works with the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself. Her passions and specialties include:
- Women’s health and fertility
- Men’s fertility
- Pregnancy, labour and induction
- Muscle pain/strains from sports injuries or accidents
- Emotional balancing
Katy and her patients explore lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and emotions to identify unhealthy habits and foster balance. Her mission is to help patients achieve and maintain their health and wellness goals.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She began teaching environmental science for Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Boat on the Hudson River; and for a school on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Katy went on to teach special education at the Navajo Indian Reservation in Window Rock, Arizona.
Katy discovered her passion for healing while living and working for three years in a Quaker community near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1998 she began a career in massage therapy and Reiki. Over the next few years, she received acupuncture treatments to address her own ailments and emotions; it changed her life.
Fascinated with the healing power of acupuncture, Katy decided to study the ancient art. So she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to study at Tai Hsuan Institute. Two years later, she transferred to Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California.
While in school, Katy interned in a Chinese hospital and travelled to Japan and Korea to explore different styles of acupuncture. After six years of study, Katy graduated with certificate specialties in Medical Qigong, Five –Element Acupuncture, and Sports Injury Medicine. Since graduating, she has continued an in-depth study of both women’s and men’s fertility.
Katy's greatest joy is helping people through the healing art of acupuncture.