From a young age, Julie was interested in wellness and was on her way to medical school to help people control their health issues. After working in clinical research and palliative medicine, she ultimately discovered preventative care. The do-no-harm, non-invasive, non-exclusionary, and preventive care of acupuncture resonated with Julie - she had found her calling. Herbal medicine, women's health, mental health, and the natural management of acute and chronic pain are her specialties.
Originally from Florida, Julie arrived in the Bay Area in 1999. After returning to Florida from India and Southeast Asia, Julie wasn't ready for her adventure to end. She hopped on a plane, moved to San Francisco, and started her journey in acupuncture. Now, as a full-fledge acupuncturist, Julie loves to share her knowledge of Chinese medicine and acupuncture with friends and patients alike. Julie enjoys hiking the great outdoors, practicing yoga, and spending time in the company of good friends.
"My regular sessions with Julie have helped my to manage my daily work and life stress, plus I was finally able to quit smoking. Additionally, I lost over 20 lbs with a combination of acupuncture, herbs, and Julie's advice on nutrition.
"I went to acupuncture for a persistent skin condition that markedly improved for the first time in years following a handful of treatments. I also felt my overall health and well being benefited from the sessions.
"Julie has helped me gain control over my anxiety and depression with better success than any of the Western methods I've tried. I feel Julie listens and provides a safe and accepting atmosphere and takes a personal interest in providing help.
"It worked! Saw Julie one time for insomnia - I kept waking nightly with my thoughts racing. She gave me ear seeds and told me to squeeze them tightly and take three deep breaths. Amazing, I was able to sleep almost immediately.
"My treatments at Bu Tong are very helpful for my overall health and well-being. I have been getting acupuncture with Julie for stress relief, sinus and digestive issues for the past couple of years and I find my body stronger. I highly recommend Bu Tong Acupuncture.