Meet the Founder
Michael Julien is the founder and primary acupuncturist of Julien Wellness. He is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist. Michael opened Julien Wellness in 2009 and has worked in holistic medicine since 2004.
Michael’s passion for people, their health and well-being led him to pursue his Master’s Degree from the renowned Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. His passion for participating in sports led him to specialize in sports medicine and the treatment of orthopedic disorders. It became clear that many of his patients also wanted help with hormonal imbalance, fertility and women’s health issues. This led Michael to pursue expertise in treating these health issues to provide truly integrative, holistic care.
Michael’s love for his work translates into a thorough, calm and caring approach to patient treatment.
Michael has worked with UCSD RIMAC, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego Seniors Clinic, AcuSport Health, and the Pacific College Clinic.
- Diplomate Oriental Medicine
- Certified 5 Element Functional Medicine Practitioner
- California Licensed Acupuncturist
- Master of Science, Traditional Oriental Medicine
- Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturist
- H.H.P. Licensed Holistic Health Practitioner
- Bachelor of Arts
- Supervisor Acupuncture Therapy, Pacific College / UCSD RIMAC (2011-2012)
- Massage Therapy Instructor (2009-2010)
- Teaching Assistant, Sports Medicine Acupuncture® Certification Program (2014-2018)
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Or, just call (858) 216-4419 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Consistent Track Record of Excellence
Our Powerful Combination of Therapies Includes
Acupuncture boosts your body’s natural healing capabilities to reduce pain and restore healthy function with lasting effects. It is also deeply relaxing and calming.
Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat hormonal issues including menstrual disorders, thyroid issues, mood problems, sleeping issues and fertility. At Julien Wellness, herbal formulas are prescribed for you and your specific health history. Chinese herbal formulas are not used as a “one pill fits all” solution. These are powerful formulas designed especially for your unique body.
Functional Nutrition Therapy
When your cells, glands and other tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need, they naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because your body’s systems are optimized.
In addition, for Our Orthopedic Pain and Injury Patients We Include
Sports Medicine Acupuncture® and Classical Acupuncture
We integrate two styles of acupuncture to employ the best of contemporary and ancient healing methods boosting your body’s natural healing capabilities to reduce, pain and inflammation and optimize muscle and nerve function.
Targeted Massage Techniques
This is not spa type massage. Rather it is strategic healing therapy designed to restore full functionality and reduce pain in the targeted area. We may incorporate any combination of the following Myofascial Release, Tui Na, Soft Tissue Release, and PNF (assisted stretching). We have studied, delivered and taught these techniques extensively. Your practitioner chooses the most effective combination for your treatment plan to further the healing process.
Strategic Exercise Therapy
We’ll guide you in the process of furthering your own healing through therapeutic exercise instruction to correct range of motion, posture and muscle function issues. These simple but powerful exercises restore neuromuscular function and reduce pain for a new level of everyday vitality and performance. This helps you heal up now and empowers you to avoid further injury and dysfunction in the future. This means less degeneration, less pain, better performance and more happiness!