JulieAnn Nugent-Head MD (China)
After completion of a master’s degree in Oriental medicine in the United States, and hospital internships in China during the summers of 2003 and 2004, JulieAnn moved to China full time to document two of Beijing’s most famous traditional practitioners Dr Li Hongxiang (1924-2018) and Dr Chen Tongyun (1922 -). This exposure to classically based clinical medicine led JulieAnn to understand the naturalistic perspective and utter practicality of Chinese medicine in a new light. Encouraged by Dr Li to complete doctoral level studies, JulieAnn’s thesis focused on the classical perspective of herbs investigating the flavor and nature of the herbal substances applied in the Shanghan Lun.
After eight and a half years living in China, JulieAnn returned to the United States due to changing visa and regulations for foreigners practicing medicine. Now residing in Asheville, North Carolina, JulieAnn treats patients at the Alternative Clinic, oversees development of Appalasia tea and herb farm, and teaches post graduate herb programs in Zurich, London and Frankfurt.