High Vitality Health Care

(Previously Barefoot Acupuncture Clinic)


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I am no longer providing in-person services in the Phoenix, AZ area.  I provide herbal medicine and functional medicine services via telemedicine to anyone located in the continental USA.

I provide in-person cold laser acupoint therapy at offices in Lambertville, MI and Toledo, OH..

When was the last time you felt awesome?

High Vitality Health Care focuses on helping you reclaim or maintain high vitality with functional nutrition, professional herbal medicine and cold laser acupuncture.


  • Provides deep nourishment
  • Corrects deficiencies
  • Enhances detoxification systems
  • Supports healthy structure and function
  • Enhances metabolism
  • Improves body composition
  • Promotes health and longevity

Functional nutrition and herbal medicines are the oldest continually practiced medical methods in the world.  

Functional nutrition consists of giving your body the  nutrients it needs to maintain structure, function and metabolism. It will promote physical, mental and emotional health, as well as longer life. If you give your body what it needs, it does an amazing job of healing itself.

Herbal medicines are a type of intensive nutrition therapy. Humans have been using minerals, plants and animals for medicine for literally millions of years.  

You have probably already used at least one herbal medicine product: Aspirin.  Aspirin is salicylic acid, a phenol phytochemical derived from and named after white willow  (Latin: Salix alba) bark.  

Since health food stores sell many herbs over the counter, many people erroneously believe that no special training is required for successful use of herbal medicine.  Why hire a professional herbalist when you can just pick something up at the health food store guided by an untrained clerk?

Herbs are powerful foods, and not every herb is good for every person. Wrong use of herbs without sufficient knowledge can at best produce no benefit and at worst cause serious problems.  

For example, many people have been told to use echinacea herb for to treat or prevent colds.  The problem is that echinacea is a cold natured herb which is appropriate for treatment of a condition involving excess heat.  Not all upper respiratory issues involve excess heat (marked by fever, thirst, sore throat, swollen glands), and taking echinacea when you actually have a cold condition will not improve the condition and can even make the condition markedly worse.  

For another common example, many people are advised to use cayenne pepper for various purposes.  Cayenne is a very hot and drying herb.  If you have a condition known as deficiency heat cayenne will probably make you feel much worse.

Another problem is that without proper training, people tend to use herbs to treat symptoms rather than underlying causes.  For example, a woman going through menopause and suffering from hot flashes might assume she has too much heat and use a cooling herb like black cohosh to treat it.  Black cohosh can complicate the problem because it does not address the cause of the hot flashes.

Another problem is dose.  Without proper training, you may use a dose too small to be effective, or too large to be safe.  

A highly trained national board certified herbalist knows how to properly design or prescribe herbal medicines in specific doses tailored to your individual condition.   

Chinese medicine has preserved an ancient knowledge of how to use God's gifts to support the body to heal itself. Herbs can support physical, mental and emotional balance and health. 


Acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical methods in the world.  It stimulates your body's natural healing responses to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance emotions, increase fertility, and enhance health.  


  • Relaxes tense muscles 
  • Induces deep relaxation
  • Improves sleep
  • Releases natural pain killers
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Increases energy
  • Enhances digestion 
  • Improves mood and focus
  • Boosts immune function


Laser acupuncture is a safe, effective, drugless method to promote self-healing.

A traditional acupuncture treatment involves insertion and manipulation of fine, flexible needles into specific locations on the body.  However, since many people do not like needles, and laser acupuncture is less invasive with a lower potential for side effects, I primarily use laser acupuncture and red and infrared light therapy (photobiomodulation) instead.   

The images below are from a study of laser acupuncture technique on a single point on the forearm.  

(a) before (left) and after (right) laser acupuncture on Neiguan (P6) point about 2 inches above the wrist crease between the tendons.

(b) before (left) and after (right) laser acupuncture on a non-specific point near Neiguan.

As you can see, proper application of the cold laser properly on a genuine acupoint (top images) results in a dramatic increase in blood flow and warmth (red areas) of the arm.  This increased blood flow induces relaxation, repair and revitalization of the body.

We also offer cosmetic acupuncture, which stimulates skin regeneration, reduces wrinkles, and improves skin tone, texture and hydration.


Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Stimulates skin regeneration
  • Softens wrinkles
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Enhances skin hydration
  • Improves skin tone and texture


Acupuncture is more effective and safer than opioids!

Watch the video to learn more.

Combined, acupuncture, herbal medicine and functional nutrition are very powerful for resolving disorder and achieving health. 

Additional Services 

We provide other holistic, natural health care services including:

We are national board certified and Arizona, Ohio and Michigan state licensed, and have more than 13 years experience in practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine.  In addition we have more than 30 years combined experience with nutrition and holistic medicine.   

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