Chinese medicine is a lot like detective work. It requires a curious, analytical mind and a tenacious spirit. 

And because Chinese medicine has aspects of both art and science, it takes a unique combination of knowledge, empathy, and wisdom to be practiced most effectively.

Like a personal archeology, Chinese medicine offers the ability to explore the deep dynamics of the mind & body while looking for patterns, obstructions, and potentials. It can be used directly to alleviate pain and suffering, as well as more globally to stimulate the body’s underlying ability to heal itself. It works extraordinarily well for conditions that are affected by the emotions, for all types of pain, and for the peculiar.

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In all the most important ways, Chinese medicine chose me.

It calls upon my natural inclinations towards ideation and intuition, and orients my introspective nature towards the intersecting perspectives of my own life experiences and those of others.

Compassion and depth balanced by a playful and artistic heart.
— Dr. Gina Perez-Baron, MD

Having lost my mother to cancer in childhood, I have a personal appreciation for the depth of exploration, transformative work, and resilience that people are capable of. My most successful patients are committed to a new approach to their physical and emotional health, even if they are uncertain of how Chinese medicine might work for them.

I welcome people in crisis and transition, and invite them to an ongoing commitment to grow and evolve out of trauma, addiction, and compulsive patterning. My approach is a blend of compassionate acknowledgement and reflection of how my patient’s conditions developed combined with my own strategic perspectives as a practitioner.

Education and Credentials

Leadership and Community Engagement

  • Acupuncture Association of Missouri, Executive Commitee

    • Vice President - 2013 to 2014

    • President - 2014 to 2015

  • The Whole Person, Board of Directors

    • Vice President and Governance Committee Chair from 2014 to 2016

  • Community Disaster Resiliency Network with the Mid-America Regional Council

    • Co-Chair from 2015 to 2016

  • Brian Phelps Memorial Foundation, Advisory Board Member

Wildlife Conservation

VETPAW - Veterans Empowered To Protect African Wildlife

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Missouri Prairie Foundation and GrowNative!