Shiva Barton, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist who treats adults and children who have acute, chronic, or difficult/unusual conditions. Barton has been practicing in the Boston Metro area since 1985. He was awarded the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ Physician of the Year Award in 2011. He is the founder of the first internet-based clinical support group for naturopathic doctors. Barton is a frequent contributor at national and regional naturopathic conferences. Barton's other interests include his family, dark chocolate, being out in nature, shooting hoops, and playing loud music on the guitar.