Our Team

We have helped thousands of patients over the last 20 to improve their health and reach their goals. Our combination of traditional experience and cutting edge techniques has allowed us to successfully treat a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. Our practice is dedicated to providing the very best of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to the central Florida community. We customize our treatments to each individual patient and strive to deliver the best experience as well as excellent results. Our Acupuncture physicians have over 4,000 hours of training, are State of Florida Licensed, and National Board certified.

 

John Barnett, AP 1567
Dr. Rachel Arenz, AP 3515

John Barnett, AP

John Barnett, AP

John Barnett has a unique background and training. He did his undergraduate studies in physics at the University of Florida. He then went to California to study at the prestigious Yo San University, and trained with the world famous 38th generation acupuncturist Dr. Maoshing Ni. Dr. Barnett has trained with many of the top acupuncturists in the world over the past 20 years gaining experience and a variety of treatment approaches. He currently works closely with other health care professionals including Physical therapists, Massage therapists, chiropractors, ARNPs, and M.D.s to expand the field of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Barnett’s specialties include chronic pain, and complex immune conditions such as fibromyalgia, and COPD. His extensive training in Chinese herbs is uncommon in Florida. Chinese Herbal medicines allow us to treat a wider variety of conditions than acupuncture alone. We are also able to makes custom herb formulas for patients when their conditions require more specific treatment.

Credentials:

Personal Statement from John Barnett, AP

E= mc2 : This equation defines the relationship between matter and energy. At the University of Florida I studied this and numerous other equations and concepts while I was in the honors physics program. This experience gave me a deep appreciation of what this equation tells us about the natural world, and how physical matter and energy interact. At the forefront of modern science is the search for a single rule or understanding of how all phenomena in the universe function. While in school I stumbled across an ancient Chinese text that revealed this understanding. The book is the 2500 yr old Hua Hu Ching, a less well known work by the author of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu. I was amazed to discover that the ancient Chinese had developed a sophisticated understanding of these natural laws and the forces that govern all life. Upon further study I also found out that the Chinese applied this knowledge to human life as a foundation to the complete medical system of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

It was this understanding that attracted me to Chinese Medicine. Using their knowledge of energy relationships the Chinese have developed a unique system of medicine that is very powerful. Chinese Medicine recognizes disease as an imbalance of the body’s natural energy. Healing is achieved by simply rebalancing the body’s energy. Because the physical state of the body is “mirrored” by its energy configuration balancing of a person’s energy will alter their physical health and well being. This also means that Chinese Medicine can be used to treat conditions that have unknown physical mechanisms or causes such as emotional disorders and fibromyalgia.
In my experience I have seen firsthand how this energy rebalancing, Acupuncture, can eliminate pain instantly, and provide lasting relief from a wide variety of symptoms. By combining Acupuncture with Chinese Herbal Medicine and other facets of Chinese Medicine dramatic results can be obtained. These results have been verified by modern scientific studies that confirm their effectiveness.

We are entering a new era in health care, an era that recognizes the importance of preventive medicine. Chinese Medicine transcends the common health paradigm of using prescription drugs to treat symptoms rather then people. Chinese Medicine focuses on restoring health by considering the totality of an person and all of their symptoms. Acupuncture, herbs, and other modalities are the used to balance the person and restore harmony, rather the simply treating individual symptoms.

 


Dr. Rachel Arenz, AP

Dr. Rachel Arenz, AP

Dr. Arenz is a second generation physician from South Korea. She brings a level of professionalism and acupuncture expertise that is hard to find in America. She studied Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She then graduated summa cum laude in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine here in Orlando. Dr. Arnez specializes in fertility and women’s health with a passion for fertility, pregnancy, beauty, and well-being.

She is a licensed doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture and certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

“When I first started on my journey in medicine, I wanted to guide people to better health, but wasn’t sure where to focus. Through my own personal experience of dealing with health issues, it became clear. I wanted to improve my health, not just manage symptoms. More importantly I wanted to do it without harmful medications or procedures. It became clear.”

She found her mission- to empower, educate and support individuals to achieve a happier, healthier in all phases of life providing safe, natural health care.

I specialize in reproductive and gynecological conditions through every stage in life, with a passion for fertility, pregnancy, beauty, and well-being.