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About Deborah

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Aloha! My name is Deborah Barry. Welcome to my website. Thank you for welcoming me to your beautiful community. I’d like to introduce myself. I’m originally from Kansas, where I did my undergraduate studying at the University of Kansas, and received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology. After college, I moved to St. Croix, USVI, where I worked for a pharmaceutical company as a chemist. During my time there, I sustained a wrist injury while ocean kayaking. In seeking pain relief, I had my first acupuncture treatment. I was amazed how great I felt after the treatment. My wrist pain was almost completely gone and I literally felt euphoric. After more treatments and talking with the acupuncturist, I finally found my career. I moved to San Diego and began my acupuncture studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, known now as Pacific College of Health and Sciences.   After completing the four year program, I opened up a practice in La Mesa, CA. I had a successful practice there for 17 years before moving to Naalehu last year. I love the Aloha spirit in Hawaii and have wanted to move here for years. My sister and her family live in Oahu, and I have been coming to the Big Island for retreats for the last 11 years. So now my dreams have been fulfilled by doing work that I love and living in Hawaii, which I love... I have a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, am a graduate of the Worsley Classical 5 Element Acupuncture, and am a Board Certified Acupuncturist in both Hawaii and California.