Barton Acupuncture

Meet Nancy Barton

Nancy Barton, LAC

Nancy is an Arizona-licensed Acupuncturist with more than three decades of experience as a Registered Nurse and professional body therapist (trained in Massage, Shiatsu and Cranio-Sacral Therapy). She has helped many clients who have suffered from headaches, poor sleep, fatigue, back pain, depression, anxiety, and has successfully treated women with difficult menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes.

Nancy’s approach to each client is to address the presenting symptoms of a health problem until the root cause is uncovered, identified and treated.  She specializes in combining body therapies (e.g., Shiatsu or Cranio-Sacral Therapy) with acupuncture to enhance the overall effectiveness of each treatment.

Nancy began her healing career in 1982 after receiving her RN degree from Pima Community College with a specialty in psychiatric nursing. In 1985, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS degree. After working in the nursing profession, she attended the Desert Institute of Healing Arts and was licensed as a Massage Therapist in 1987.  In 1991, she began her studies in Cranio-Sacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute so that she could impact clients’ healing on a deeper level. Continuing in her desire to help clients heal, she studied Shiatsu in 1999 at the Providence Institute.  She graduated with a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Asian Institute of Medical Studies in 2005.  She also studied at the Institute of Chinese Herbology.

Since 2014, Nancy has been treating clients using a Japanese acupuncture method developed by Kiiko Matsumoto. KMS-style acupuncture emphasizes a palpation-based approach with immediate feedback and treatment. Palpation of the abdomen helps map energetic blocks and weaknesses that are then cleared with acupuncture points.

Each session is guided by her training, compassion, intuition, and purpose which is summarized by this haiku:

Grounded listening
Creating stillness within

As healing begins.


She looks forward to meeting and working with you and applying  her knowledge, understanding and unique blend of Eastern and Western methodologies.