About Botanarchy

Botanarchy is committed to providing accessible, radical healthcare, while giving a voice to alternative viewpoints from marginalized areas of medicine. It rejoices in the archaic and the alembic, celebrating the cacophonous chaos and arboreal awesomeness found in the wisdom of botanical medicine. An homage to the cabalistic power of plants, Botanarchy bows down before their profound provocations of healing and gnosis, for those who seek out the magic in the Milkwort, the mysteries in the Mandrake, the lasciviousness in the Lichen, and the ecstasy in the Eleuthero.

About The Acupuncturist, Carolyn Barron

I am a licensed and California Board certified acupuncturist, herbalist, and nutritionist based out of Los Angeles, CA. I went down this path because for-profit industrialized medicine made me feel hopeless and disenfranchised, and I longed for the tools to take care of myself and my family when the system failed to protect and sustain us. As an acupuncturist at the Venice Family Clinic Integrative Medicine Chronic Pain Program, a clinical intern at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and as the manager of a functional medicine practice specializing in chronic disease, I have spent over 10 years in a clinical setting, supporting patients and their families through nutrition, needles, and natural medicines. Enshrined in my temple of saps, twigs, roots and resins, the gristle of my life has been teaching myself and others how to master the arcane as a vehicle for self-healing and self-reliance. Committed to destroying the institutionalized lies our culture propagates about food, wellness, consciousness and the body, I teach my clients self-governance through ritual and DIY medicine, as tools of healing, self-care, body mastery, and eradication of externally-imposed dogma.