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Male; age 91, Retired

Having lower back problems for years, at 91- 1/2, I desperately sought help from Barbara Hughes at Stanwood Acupuncture Clinic in Stanwood. After 3 appointments I am now enjoying life again. JES

Female; age 63, Retired

I met Barbara Hughes 3 years ago. I had suffered from pinched & bulging cervical discs from working as an OB nurse. After 6 months of physical therapy I still had occasional re-occurances of horrific pain. Barbara took a thorough medical history, including all my medications. Three treatments later the pain was gone. Now I freely spread the word - if you have pain out of your control, you really need to visit Barbara. She knows her business! And her bedside manner is very kind hearted, oozing with confidence and compassion. I highly recommend her. K.I.

Male; age 53, Boat Builder

Dear Barbara, I just wanted to write you a note to say thank you. I've had migraines since I was about 4 years old. Over the years I have taken lots of medications, several of which have been pulled off the market due to significant side effects. (Like heart problems, death...). One of my triggers was perfumes and other chemicals. My doctor's advice was to try to avoid contact with those triggers. That's good advice, but in practice it pretty much means you can't be around people. Since being treated by you, I can walk down the soap aisle at the store. I even walked through the perfume section of a department store without having that familiar old "ice pick sliding in over my eye" feeling. That's an amazing accomplishment. I can go out in public again. I have had very few migraines since being treated by you and when they do appear, they come on slowly enough and with such significantly less pain that conventional pain meds do the job. I no longer lose days due to all of that. It has been nothing short of life changing. Thank you. Sincerely, P.H.

Male; age 69, Retired

I went to see Barbara after friends encouraged me to do so because of arthritis in my hands and trigger finger on one hand as well. After 3 or 4 treatments the swelling in my joints went away and so did the trigger finger. No longer do I have to wait for the joints to warm up in the morning before my hands are functional. R.B.

Female; age 56, Registered Nurse

Having been an RN for 35 years, I have become increasingly alarmed & dismayed at the overwhelming number of pharmaceuticals used to treat millions of patients. Seeking an alternative, I found Barbara Hughes and acupuncture. I have been treated by Barbara for both tendonitis & arthritic pain and immobility. My treatments have been very successful due to Barbara's skills as an acupuncturist. I thank her on a daily basis. L.H.

Female, age 60, Medical Intuitive

Barbara Hughes is an outstanding acupuncturist. I am a medical intuitive who works with her on a consistent basis with client referrals both ways. She is a magician with her needles and leaves no question unanswered for her clients. She is an excellent resource in the world of alternative medicine here in our town. In addition I refer many individuals to her not only for Chinese based acupuncture but also for her energy medicine protocols like NAET, Jaffee-Mellor, and Bioset.  MG

Female, age 66, Retired School Psychologist 

I have been receiving acupuncture treatments for approximately 13 years.  They have provided me a quality of health and wellness beyond traditional medical practices from managing stress and its related problems to aiding the healing processes of spinal and neck injuries.  Barbara is an excellent practitioner who provides very personal and caring services.  MW 

Female, age 57, Data Processor

I had heel pain for almost a year.  After three treatments the pain is completely gone.  It's a pleasure to comfortably walk again.  SB

Barbara Hughes, EAMP, L.Ac.
10018 270th Street NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
(360) 629-0801