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Niantic, CT: Margaret Barili

Fast facts
Practice type: Hybrid
Specialties: Allergies, depression, general wellness, musculoskeletal pain, stress
Styles: Auricular (ear) acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, trigger point acupuncture

Why did you become an acupuncturist?
My choice to become an acupuncturist has been a pursuit of passion. As have many others, I have repeatedly observed and experienced how Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has existed for thousands of years, is a compassionate and effective healing method.

What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
By combining my knowledge and experience as both a Western and Eastern healthcare practitioner, I serve my clients well. I have found that many routine health problems and chronic conditions for which drugs and surgery are only partially effective or not effective at all benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
I am in awe of this incredible medicine every moment of my practice and life. Every day I see what can be construed as minor or even major miracles, whether it is alleviation of stress, anxiety, depression, acute or chronic pain, or the breaking up of vicious cycles of illness and emotional turmoil. Having been an RN in critical and emergency care for decades, and now as a practitioner of Oriental medicine for more than 10 years, I have developed a deep confidence in the effectiveness of this medicine. Its success lies in its emphasis on identifying and treating the root cause as well as the symptoms of a problem.

What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
The biggest misconception regarding Oriental medicine is that it is mostly a treatment for pain. Often, it is regarded as a last-resort treatment. Oriental medicine needs to become well known as a truly preventive and first-resort medicine that covers a wide range of health issues.

How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I am constantly working to maintain and improve my health and wellbeing. I get acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and craniosacral treatments regularly. I take herbs when needed. I see an MD who practices functional medicine. I take regular supplements and eat only organic and whole foods that I cook at home. I bike and walk regularly. I start my mornings slowly, making a wonderful breakfast, having quiet, meditative time to myself. Most days I practice a rather simple and short qigong routine.

Learn more and get in touch
(860) 451-5558

17 Hope Street, Niantic, CT 06357