Who We Are

We are a women-owned and operated Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clinic in Northern New Jersey.  As a pair of long-time friends and Chinese Medicine nerds, we continuously consult, challenge, and inspire each other to provide the best care for our patients.  We believe in taking the time to know each person who comes to us as a unique individual, and we never stop studying, refining, and developing our skills in advanced Acupuncture Techniques and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Read more about us below...


Beth Leatherman, L.Ac., MSTOM,  Founder of Twelve Rivers Acupuncture

Beth Leatherman is licensed to practice acupuncture in New Jersey, and holds a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, NY.  She is certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  She is also certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in clean needle technique.

Beth has been treating pain, internal medicine, and women’s health since 2010, first in her solo practice in New York City, and for the past three years at Princeton Integrative Health Center as an associate acupuncturist.  She opened her solo practice in Hackettstown, NJ in January 2015, and continues to treat patients in Princeton as well.

Beth specializes in pain management, women’s health, infertility, and internal medicine.  She has a high success rate treating many different types of acute and chronic pain, including neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, knee pain, arthritis, abdominal and epigastric pain, and headache.  In the area of women’s health she treats dysmenorrhea (painful periods), amenorrhea, endometriosis, menopause symptoms, fibrocystic breasts, irregular periods and PMS, fibroids, and pregnancy-related issues.  Beth treats many infertility issues such as PCOS, endometriosis, luteal phase deficiency, high FSH, infertility due to advanced maternal age, unexplained infertility,  male factor infertility, and recurrent miscarriage.  She also treats other conditions, including depression and anxiety, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, oncology support, allergies, autoimmune disorders, and common cold.

Angela Barbara, L.Ac., MSTOM

Angela Barbara is licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of New York and New Jersey.  She earned her Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College in New York City.  Angela is nationally board-certified by the NCCAOM, and she also holds certifications in Clean Needle Technique and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.  She has been in private practice in New York City since 2014, and is very excited to be joining Twelve Rivers Acupuncture in Hackettstown, NJ.

Angela found her calling to Traditional Chinese Medicine through her study and practice of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts.  She has been training with Sifu Henry Moy since 2006, and is proud to be a Senior Instructor of Ving Tsun Kung Fu and Taichichuan at Moy Yee San Jong in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY. 

Originally trained as a visual artist and designer, Angela found a special connection to the philosophy behind this elegant medicine with its diagnostic and treatment theories and methods based on universal patterns of the natural world.  

Angela is committed to her continuing development and training in the pursuit of health and well-being, as well as making this medicine more accessible to everyone.  As a practitioner who welcomes all those seeking help to achieve their wellness goals, she has a special interest in women's health, endocrinology, injury recovery, and stress-related conditions.  In addition to her private practice, she spent two years post-graduation working in community-style acupuncture in Manhattan.  Through this high-volume practice in the Financial District, she completed thousands of treatments and had the opportunity to treat and help a very diverse patient population with a wide range of health concerns,  including  autoimmune conditions, fertility, irregular and painful periods, migraines, arthritis, insomnia, anxiety, and digestive and metabolic disorders.  Angela keeps her herbal knowledge and business acumen sharp by working as a consultant for Kamwo Meridian Herbs in Chinatown, NYC, promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine to a wider audience for the oldest Chinese Herbal Dispensary on the East Coast.