JulieAnn Nugent-Head MD (China)
JulieAnn completed her masters degree in Oriental medicine in the United States, and summer internships at Beijing’s Kuanjie Hospital in 2003 & 2004. Interning under skilled clinicians stressed the importance of internship, thus JulieAnn moved to China full time to learn Chinese and study under two of Beijing’s most famous traditional practitioners Dr Li Hongxiang (1924-2018) and Dr Chen Tongyun (1922 -).
While continuing to document these scholars, JulieAnn and husband Andrew escaped Beijing’s pollution and moved to the rural tea mountains of Hangzhou, living amongst the farmers of the Dragon Well tea village. Commuting between Beijing and Hangzhou, JulieAnn completed her doctorate level medical degree, focusing on the classical perspective of herbs.
Returning to the US in 2014, JulieAnn is thrilled to call Asheville, NC her permanent home. She and husband Andrew have a tea and herb farm, treat patients at the Alternative Clinic, and teach internationally.