Jaime Barbato, M.S., L.Ac.
Jaime Barbato earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA) in New York City, where she graduated with honors. She has also completed advanced acupuncture training in Japan and is currently on the clinical faculty at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. The basis of Jaime’s approach is the foundational principles of modern Western pathophysiology. This evidence-based approach allows her to maximize therapeutic benefits and interface with a patient’s other healthcare providers to provide optimal, patient-centered care.
Ironically, it was a fear of needles that deterred Jaime from a childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Instead she went to architecture school and designed buildings until a repetitive strain injury caused her to seek acupuncture treatment. Surprisingly, the needles were not scary or painful, and the immediate, effective results went beyond just helping her injury. Ultimately it inspired her to change careers from building homes to helping people feel more at home in their body.
Jaime approaches each new patient with an empathetic, investigative interest and the goal of discovering the root of their individual issue. This is why every new patient interaction begins with a thorough medical history and evaluation so as to understand a patient’s unique constellation of pain and dysfunction. This analysis forms the core of her treatment program, utilizing acupuncture, hands-on treatment and corrective exercise. Oftentimes lifestyle recommendations or self-care techniques are suggested to enhance the treatment. Throughout, there is always a deep respect of each individual’s needs, goals, and tolerances.
As with her own experiences with pain and injury, Jaime has found feeling better physically can have added benefits beyond pain relief. Often her patients report better body awareness, self-understanding, and even a renewed sense of purpose or optimism as part of their recovery process.
Licensed in the state of New York and as a Diplomat of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Jaime also volunteers with the Global Healthworks Foundation, providing free integrative healthcare to underserved communities in Quiche, Guatemala.