Dr. Julie first experienced the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine when she developed Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in her arms from computer use. The pain was virtually incapacitating. Her doctor referred her to an acupuncturist as a last resort after she had tried physical therapy, chiropractic care, biofeedback, and occupational therapy. After a couple of months, she began to notice profound changes from the acupuncture treatments, and eventually the pain completely resolved. Dr. Julie decided to pursue the study of Chinese Medicine so that she could offer people the same benefits that she had experienced.
Dr. Julie has been in practice since 2005, and has worked with several leading acupuncturists in the fields of pediatrics, orthopedics, and women’s health and infertility. In her practice, Dr. Julie focuses on the mental and emotional aspects of health and wellness, working to find the root cause of whatever malady is afflicting the patient. She specializes in the treatment of digestive disorders such as IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), women’s health issues, including: infertility, pregnancy, menstrual disorders, and peri-menopause; and mental and emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, and stress management. She has a holistic and comprehensive approach, using acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle suggestions, qi gong, and stress-management techniques to achieve the patient’s desired goals.
Dr. Julie Hutsell-Starling, L.Ac has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley (1997), a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego (2004), and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA (2016). She is nationally licensed and board certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and she maintains state licensure in both North Carolina and California. She is also a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, certified by the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners).
In April 2014, she founded Exponential Wellness, so that she could focus on her passion: combining 5-Element Acupuncture style, nutrition, and health coaching to exponentially transform her patients’ health and lives for the better.