About Julia

Julia is a doctor of acupuncture and chinese medicine (DACM) as well as a certified and licensed acupuncturist (LAc.) by the California Acupuncture Board and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  She is a nationally certified massage therapist by the National Certification of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB), and a certified ART™ (Active Release Techniques) Total Body Provider, as well as a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Julia’s clinical experience includes completion of the Oriental Medicine and Asian Body Therapist program, with over 3,500 hours of training in Western and Eastern medicine. She interned at AcuSport Health Center, RIMAC sports facility at UCSD, San Diego Senior’s (Geriatric) Clinic, and was a Teacher’s Assistant at PCOM for the Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders. She is the Founder and Owner of AcuLife which opened its doors in the Spring of 2010. She is completing her Doctorate in Chinese Medicine, and has interned with Orthopedic Surgeons, Naturopathic Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. Her focus is on sports medicine, pain management, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Julia’s love of treating athletes has led her to volunteer in the medical tent at the California IronMan 70.3 in Oceanside. She is also the Official Team Acupuncturist for Breakaway Training; the Official Training Program of the San Diego Triathlon Series.  She has sponsored the La Jolla High School Football Team, as well as City Ballet San Diego. Julia was featured as the local acupuncturist on NBC San Diego News for a Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation segment and was voted Best Acupuncture by La Jolla Village News every year since 2012.

Julia ran her first 1-mile race when she was 3 years old; and swam competitively on a USS team for 13 years. She has a fundamental connection to the physical body and a great appreciation for overall health. Most importantly, she values balance in life: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Julia’s mission is to empower her patients to create a lifestyle and wellness program that promotes their healthiest and happiest version of themselves.



California Acupuncture Board

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine


Certified Massage Therapist

Certified ART® Provider

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