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.

My Perspective as a Healer

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 the peculiar.


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

It calls upon my natural inclinations towards ideation and intuition, and invites my introspective nature into an infinitely unfolding perspective of my own life experiences and those of others.

Having experienced the loss of my mother 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 experience and strategic perspective as a practitioner.

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

Education and Credentials

Leadership and Community Engagement

  • Vice President – Acupuncture Association of Missouri, August 2013 to June 2014

  • President – Acupuncture Association of Missouri, June 2014 to June 2016

  • Board of Directors – The Whole Person from September 2014 to September 2016

  • Co-Chair – Community Disaster Resiliency Network with the Mid-America Regional Council from 2015 to 2016

    Jennifer also donates gift certificates for the silent auctions at KC Spay & Neuter’s Spay-ghetti and No Balls and the Great Plains SPCA’s Pawtini events annually.

    Her dog, Ernst, was adopted from KC Pet Project in February 2018.