Following the early and unexpected death of his father at a pivotal age, Ross decided to dedicate his life and career to health & wellness, specifically Eastern Medicine and Acupuncture.
Twenty years later, Ross is a leading expert in natural fertility treatments and general wellbeing.
A sought after practitioner based in London, celebrated for both his warm approach and the results he achieves, his work is regularly featured in the national press and has made him the acupuncturist of choice in both the fashion and beauty industries and beyond.
Ross joins Elizabeth Day on her Podcast to talk about what acupuncture has taught him, coping with grief, understanding balance, treating survivors of the Cambodian genocide and why what connects us is stronger than what sets us apart. On the lighter side, the conversation also covers what his mum said when she found out he was treating royalty and why we all need to be 'a bit more 1990s' about life.
Barr tailors each treatment to his client's needs and his roster of clients is proof of his knack for gently treating all manner of emotional issues.
Like most women I don't have time to follow complicated diets or exercise regimen. Bi-monthly sessions with Ross, however, have helped enormously
While the needles were uncomfortable, the experience brought me more in tune with my emotions. I felt at peace with myself and the tension in my neck and shoulders had virtually gone.
At a time when you can feel immensely out of control, acupuncture can make you feel sane again. It's also particularly supportive if you're going down the stressful IVF route, helping enhance its efficacy.
Barr specialises in fertility but also in grief and heartbreak. Being able to fix broken hearts is no mean feat but, judging by his testimonials, Barr seems to have nailed it, one needle at a time.