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 in China stresed the importance of a meaningful medical residency, 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 -).
After five years studying with these great doctors, 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. While in Hangzhou JulieAnn completed her doctorate level medical degree in the Chinese program at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine, focusing on the classical perspective of herbs.
Returning to the US in 2014, JulieAnn calls Asheville, NC home. She and husband Andrew have a 35 acre tea and herb farm, treat patients at the Alternative Clinic, and share their tangible application of Chinese medicine through internship and clinical observation programs. JulieAnn has written extensively for the Journal of Chinese medicine, created an 60 hour online herbal curriculum and shares her enthusiasm about herbs teaching internationally.