“The ability to create a safe container is priceless. Bonnie is present and listens deeply. My initial work with her was to support some significant life changes. Then a family member fell critically ill, unexpectedly requiring full time care. Bonnie flowed right with me and started supporting my needs for emotional and physical recharging. She has been one of my biggest resources during this extended period. I always felt heard and seen.
She is humble and her intuition spot-on. Her work is technically sound, effective and Heart-filled. I always know I will feel better, restored and brought back to my center. I am grateful to know her!” ~Nova – Chapel Hill NC
“In a world where verbal hyperbole is now the norm, I find it very difficult to give Bonnie Barrow her full due. How to express the level of care I’ve received, and the results achieved without sounding like a person who only knows superlatives?
Here’s a true anecdote. I began treatments with Bonnie to address a short list of complaints. Each session with Bonnie led to levels of relief from lessening discomfort to complete release from pain. As a born cynic, I still had some doubts. Then I noticed the healing of a problem I had not even thought to address through acupuncture. Recurring eczema that I’d had on my hands and arms for years began to heal. And heal. And completely disappear. By working with Bonnie to get my energy and body within balance, my immune system provided visible proof that it was now working much more efficiently. Doubts gone.
Five Element Acupuncture is difficult to describe, elusive and a valid ancient mode of wholistic health care. Bonnie Barrow is a talented, insightful and compassionate practitioner. She “hears” her patients and can translate symptoms into clues of what and where to treat. She is patient, kind and very thoughtful. And she’s fun to be around. Just sayin’.” ~Eileen Gunipero – Pittsboro NC
“I started with Bonnie a year ago. I was curious about acupuncture but too scared to try it. Bonnie was able to answer all my questions, she was very patient and kind. I was not convinced that I would be able to notice any difference. Bonnie would ask how I was feeling, and my answer was okay I guess, not sure how to answer her question. I noticed subtle changes and I became more aware of those changes.
I was seeing a chiropractor every 2-3 weeks, getting massage therapy, and still hurting with no answers from medical doctors. Lose weight, eat healthier, try these pills, were the answers I was getting.
Bonnie suggested that I give acupuncture a try. She was convinced that she could help me feel better. Bonnie is so calm and reassuring that my fears subsided. I no longer have the joint pain that I did before acupuncture. She was able to help me with a severe sinus infection.
Through this process I can acknowledge that I have seasonal mood changes. I never knew this was what was happening before. Acupuncture still alludes me. Bonnie and I laugh that I am still her biggest skeptic and I look forward to seeing her at every appointment. It has been an adventure learning to read my body. Bonnie takes her time and talks you through the whole process. You cannot go wrong with her as your acupuncturist.” ~ Jennifer – Pittsboro NC
“Bonnie Barrow has a gift. She has an uncanny ability to combine science and intuition. Her work has helped me truly balance mind, body and spirit.
She is grounded in knowledge and wisdom as well as present to her patient’s myriad of needs. Her Pittsboro office is a little sanctuary in this busy world.” ~Barbara Moore – Pittsboro NC
“I have been a patient of Bonnie’s for four or five months now, mainly for knee pain due to arthritis and cartilage loss. I have been very impressed with her Chinese based 5 Element approach to acupuncture for improving health and relieving pain.
I think her massage skills further compliment her practice and provide other options for pain relief. I have benefited greatly from my sessions with her and I would recommend her enthusiastically for general health issues as well as specific complaints.” ~Charles Loops, DVM – Pittsboro NC
“Compassionate & insightful. First impressions of Bonnie which have been born out over a year of frequent sessions with her. From the beginning I felt invited to be reflective about the energies moving within me.
Because I know Bonnie will listen deeply and I always feel empowered to share and I appreciate that I am a co-creator in my treatment plan, sessions with her feel both gently and potent.” ~Jane – Pittsboro NC
“I have worked with Bonnie for many years and watched her evolution as a Practitioner. First, she was my massage therapist then I started seeing her again after her return from 4 years of education in Five Element acupuncture.
Though I practiced Western Medicine for many years, I am impressed with my results from receiving Five Element acupuncture treatments with Bonnie. The effects of Five Element acupuncture left me emotionally calmer as well as alleviating the pain I came in for originally.
Bonnie is a gem and has the healing touch. She is smart, empathetic, and quite adept at her specialty of Five Element acupuncture. She demonstrates calm and directed energy, asks questions and listens to your answers then adjusts the treatments according to the updated answers. A big plus in this day and age where patient visits are severely limited in both time and dialogue with your physician.” ~Dr. JJ Gunipero – Pittsboro NC
“Best stick for your buck! Heart-centered, gentle, compassionate treatment. Wildly effective.” ~Linda J – Pittsboro NC
“Within moments after our introduction I experienced the welcoming hospitality that naturally flows from Bonnie.
Her professionalism coupled with her intentionality for the wholeness of her patient made it easy for me to trust the treatment she chose for my benefit.
The appointments that followed were filled with me becoming more aware of myself, which led to me better communicating to Bonnie where my body, emotions and spiritual state had been and was since my last treatment. She was always encouraging and genuinely celebrated breakthroughs with me as I pursued wellness with the help of acupuncture.” ~Jacob Larson, Vineyard Pastor and Pub Owner – Gainesville FL
“As a person who had previously never received an acupuncture treatment, I had plenty of trepidation on the day of my first appointment. Little did I know what good hands I would be in.
Bonnie is one of those people that in every subtlety of personality puts you at ease. With a depth of caring that is always clear and present and keen awareness, Bonnie laid to rest, one by one, each of my fears. She helped me find more energy and get better sleep, not only with needles but also with dietary suggestions. Bonnie is truly a one of a kind practitioner.” ~Lem – Gainesville FL
“I started seeing Bonnie back in 2015 during her clinic year of schooling for both physical and mental issues ranging from back pain, stomach issues and being sick to mental health and sleep issues. Bonnie is a great practitioner and always tentative to my ever changing needs. Some days we would plan on working on my back pain but instead I needed a mental boost and Bonnie always made it happen. I always felt better when I left then when I got there.
My chief issue was mental health either being fatigue, stress, anxiety, etc. She would come up with a treatment for me that left me feeling more relaxed, less stressed or more energized. When I came in with muscular issues such as back or hip pain Bonnie knew what to do!
Her background as a massage therapist paired perfectly with acupuncture in that she knew what to target to help with my pain, and the targeted massages during the treatment also helped as well! It’s a shame that she had to leave but I know whoever goes to see her for treatment will leave in a much better state then when they came in!” ~Alex – Gainesville FL
“I have been getting Five Element Acupuncture over the past 30-plus years, sometimes for specific ailments or injuries, and sometimes just for a general “seasonal” tune-up. I believe in the efficacy of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. I have known Bonnie Barrow for over 5 years while she trained at the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, Florida and I saw her for regular sessions during her clinical residency.
Bonnie is down to earth, personable and friendly. I like her enthusiasm for holistic health and I trust her excellent clinical judgment. I find that regular acupuncture treatments make me feel calm and trusting in my body’s self-healing capacities.
The balancing effects of treatment with the Five Element Acupuncture approach make sense to me, and provide confidence in my staying healthy.” ~Mary – Gainesville FL