JulieAnn Nugent-Head MD (China)
JulieAnn completed her masters degree in Oriental medicine and opened a private practice in Boulder Colorado. Feeling that her USA based training was not sufficient to treat the seriously ill, JulieAnn spent the summers of 2004 and 2005 in internships at Kuan Jie hospital in Beijing. These internships only further emphasized the necessity for dedicated & long term medical residency. JulieAnn moved to China full time in 2006 to learn Chinese and study under two of Beijing’s most famous practitioners Dr Li Hongxiang (1924- ) and Dr Chen Tongyun (1922 -). During the next 8 years while working with these great teachers, JulieAnn provided medical care to the migrant workers and expat population of Beijing.
Escaping the pollution of Beijing after the birth of her third child, JulieAnn & Andrew relocated to the rural tea mountains of Hangzhou, living amongst the simple farmers of the Dragon Well tea village. While in Hangzhou, JulieAnn completed her doctorate level medical degree in Chinese Medicine at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine.
JulieAnn’s emphasis on the classical perspective of Chinese herb use has resulted in three published articles in the Journal of Chinese medicine. She teaches a 60 hour online herbal program to reframe the modern application of Chinese herbs. JulieAnn lectures internationally and treats patients locally in Asheville, NC.