Julie Laura Rose
Her path began as a hobby to stay out of the offices of Dr’s who were prescribing antibiotics, but not helping her sore throats and swollen glands. She began taking high dosages of Vitamin C. She then progressed to studying natural healing, including bodywork, herbs, foods, and nutrition systems. At 15, she read about how acupuncture was used post-surgically to stop pain in Chinese medicine. That became her goal. However, there were no colleges for acupuncture in the U.S., so she spent the next 20 years studying herbs, foods, “qi” (life force energy), and fundamental ways to address and reverse imbalances that become illness. She got to school with much experience about natural healing in many cultures, and the mental/emotional/physical connection that can lead to imbalances we call illness. She spent five years in Latin America (including Peace Corps in Costa Rica), and seven years at New York Newsday, winning six awards for excellence in journalism. She spent the final 15 months before graduate school at Lincoln Recovery Center, in the Bronx, volunteering to learn the auricular acu-detox protocol (acu-detox on www.acuwoman.com) and as an apprentice to an herbalist. She has a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1996, she became a state licensed acupuncturist, from at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. She is nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbalism. Her learning centers around the many factors in people’s daily lives that can cause or contribute to disturbances of physical or emotional well-being Her learning has led to the conclusion that most imbalances that lead to a chronic problem are “repetitive strain injuries”: too much of anything, even something good, can cause an imbalance. Her goal is to empower people to change their condition and avoid recurrences.