Ross J. Barr (BSc Hons, MBAcC) is a registered acupuncturist and widely recognised as one of the leading health and wellness experts. With specialities ranging from women’s health and fertility to stress management and grief support, he has over the past fifteen years become known as one of the foremost practitioners in his field.
I felt like my post-summer brain wasn’t at full capacity so the other day he Frankenstein-ed me and put needles in my head. The next day, I swear to God, I had too many ideas.
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.
It was Ross' own personal experience that first drew him to acupuncture. Following his father's sudden passing, his mother, herself an advocate of alternative medicine, persuaded Ross that acupuncture might help him deal with the debilitating grief of losing a parent. "After my initial session, I remember it vividly even now, I walked out of the clinic with the feeling that despite everything it was going to be okay. With every passing week I felt better, and gradually, I began to fall in love with the medicine more and more." Soon after, Ross took the decision to switch careers and retrained to become an acupuncture practitioner himself.
Ross also studied Japanese Seitai Chiropractic Body Therapy under the renowned Master Tatsuo Nakamura. Specialising in Five Element Acupuncture – the ancient Chinese theory that mind, body and spirit are made up of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water - through his treatments he strives to keep these creative and controlling energies in perfect balance to achieve ultimate wellbeing.
Harnessing in-clinic know-how, 2020 saw the launch of Ross J. Barr supplements and patches, a range dedicated to supporting the everyday health and wellness of men and women beyond the treatment rooms. Inspired by natural remedies, and in the case of the supplements, made from food state ingredients, the ever–expanding line-up promotes optimised health across various categories such as immunity and fertility, as well as overall healing, sleep and calmness.