I'm Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac
I help with wellness goals that range from a painless period, to a successful pregnancy to supporting facial health and beauty naturally. My focus is on women's physical and emotional health as well as non-invasive cosmetic procedures to address the effects of aging.
I'm a Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the CTCMPAO and look forward to being a part of your journey in health.
My training in Traditional Chinese Medicine spans advanced studies in women's reproductive health, acupuncture and the art of facial rejuvenation. I've studied and interned with numerous experts in this field and have helped thousands of patients over the past 8+ years.
My Acupuncture Story
My own experience with endometriosis has been the basis of a longstanding interest in women’s health. It is what led me to to study Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the first place. I’d always wanted to focus on the particular health needs of women, and especially those with issues that are not easily resolved by Western Medicine.
Throughout my teenage years and into my twenties I had horrible, painful periods. Doctors did tests, and then advised I had “bad luck” but that nothing was really wrong with me. My digestion was also “off” and I had debilitating migraines on a regular basis (for years on Fridays, like clockwork). I was on and off various medications, without much really to explain what was going on. Some things helped me for a while, while other things had unhappy side effects.
Eventually I just got used to it, tired of asking for answers. I looked pretty healthy, even though I did not feel it. I tried to make the best of it, not knowing where else to turn for help.
In my thirties, after 18 years of looking to put a name to my health issues – I finally found one: “endometriosis”. Surgery confirmed Stage 4 Endometriosis, which meant lots of cysts and painful adhesions. Putting a name to it helped, as I got to dive in and learn all I could. This helped me feel somewhat more in control. But I still had to have a second laparoscopy when the cysts returned.
My newest doctor had a special take on things: he was an expert endometriosis surgeon but also a firm believer in the innate healing power of the body. After surgery, he suggested complementary medicine approaches such as diet and energy work, alongside conventional monitoring.
Finally, A Healing Shift
The missing pieces started to fall into place – and I felt the healing shift happen. Results started to last. Combining modern medicine with the best of ancient healing techniques is what made a real difference for me.
I was so impressed that I decided to change up even more in my life, and enrolled to study Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. This approach continues to fascinate me, and I am excited to make this work my calling.
I'm forever grateful to the expert MD whose wisdom led me to health and my chosen work. Thank you Dr. L!