Julia has worked with acupuncture since 2001, offering traditional acupuncture for health and facial acupuncture for cosmetic and beauty purposes in Sussex, UK.
“I have had a tremendous improvement in my quality of life since having acupuncture with Julia. It has given me a wide range of benefits, principally relief of pain from osteoarthritis and bursitis, but also it has improved my sleep pattern and other bodily functions, as her approach is an holistic one. I find Julia to be a warm and caring person, an ideal therapist in this field.”
“Over seven years I have received acupuncture treatment from Julia and have found it extremely beneficial. An extremely painful knee, causing me to limp, improved greatly with treatment, enabling me to walk comfortably. I continue to visit Julia every six to eight weeks for a booster for my general health. I very much appreciate how she has helped me in this.”
A complete health-care system which works to re-balance the energy circulation in your body thereby helping many conditions and improving quality of life. Acupuncture treatment can be particularly effective for:
- pain (e.g. back pain, arthritic pain, strains and muscular pain)
- energy levels/stamina
- improved digestion
- emotional difficulties (e.g. stress, grief/bereavement)
- hormonal imbalance, PMT and infertility
- support with addiction (e.g. stopping smoking, reducing alcohol consumption)
- urinary tract infection and candida
Often a course of acupuncture additionally results in greater relaxation and a general improved sense of wellbeing.
“I had a course of FRA last year and have since followed it up with a top-up every couple of months. Friends have commented and I have noticed myself how much brighter and less tired my face appears. One friend said how luminous my face looked not knowing that I had FRA treatments. The treatment itself finishes with a facial massage and I have to say how surprisingly relaxing I find the whole process. An added bonus is Julia’s knowledge on health issues – I have received valued advice from her.”
“Julia treats with empathy, using her inner ability to tune in very quickly to the source of the problem. For me it was unique in the fact that the treatment was applied directly to the problem area. Holistically any issues were recognised as part of the process and included in the diagnosis. I am interested in keeping in contact with Julia to continue the acupuncture therapy as part of my long-term healing process.”
Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture (FRA)
(Previously known as facial rejuvenation, also known as cosmetic acupuncture.)
An effective beauty treatment using acupuncture and massage on the face. This treatment also combines traditional acupuncture points on the body bringing about greater vitality and health. A course of FRA often results in the following;
- reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- increased collagen production locally hence increased elasticity and firmness of face
- improved skin condition and softness
- reduction of facial puffiness and dark circles under eyes
- reduced scar tissue
- alleviation of facial neuralgia, bell’s palsy and facial paralysis
- relief of jaw tension and eye strain
- increased circulation leading to greater radiance and aliveness of face and expression
Often these facial treatments also help the person to get more familiar with their own body and health, and in looking better can result in increased sense of self esteem and happiness.
Julia trained at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) which teaches acupuncture as a four year, full-time course. Julia is also qualified in Therapeutic Massage. As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) Julia is bound by the Council’s code of ethics with regard to professional practice. The BAcC website: www.acupuncture.org.uk
Graduating from ICOM in 2001 Julia continues to attend post-graduate seminars.These include two Facial Revitalisation acupuncture trainings; one with Jamie Hedger at the London College of Traditional acupuncture, the other with Virginia Doran at The College of Traditional acupuncture, Warwick. Julia has practiced Traditional acupuncture since graduating in 2001 and began working with FRA in 2004.
Julia is featured in Suzi Grant’s fantastic book “Alternative ageing”. Have a look at Suzi’s comments on FRA and other anti-aging ideas!
Published by Penguin Books 2006.
Suzi’s website: www.suzigrant.com