In Colombia, Dr. Barreto was trained as a medical doctor, then went on to specialize in alternative medicine, studying homeopathy, acupuncture, and a variety of other modalities. He worked for over fifteen years as a family physician, providing mainstream as well as alternative health care. In that time, he learned the importance of taking the time to see patients holistically (spirit, mind and body) and that a healthy lifestyle is fundamental in the prevention, treatment and recuperation from pain and illness.
Dr. Barreto continued his studies after moving to Canada, and is currently a full member of the Pan European Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Societies and a certified Natural Health Consultant. As well, Dr. Barreto works with ACU-acupuncture Services Ltd., teaching Introductory and Advanced Certificate courses and workshops to healthcare professionals wanting to expand their skills and knowledge in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In Winnipeg, attends patients at Nature Doctors, Manitoba's largest alternative medical clinic. He offers the following services:
Services offered at Nature Doctors include:
- Cancer care treatments
- IV treatments of vitamins and minerals
- Food sensitivity and allergy testing
- Urine, saliva and blood tests
- Heavy metal analysis
- Lyme Disease testing
- Lectures and events
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