Julie Ormonde, L.Ac., M.Sci
In 1997 I suffered from Narcolepsy. I tried everything western medicine had to offer me. I went to specialists, I took many different kinds of medications, nothing helped. I finally got to a point where my life wasn't worth living and I was desperate. On a whim I tried acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Within a month I started getting my life back, my sleep cycles started to regulate and the extreme fatigue was lifting. Within three months I did have my life back and I fell in love with Chinese medicine! I started school the very next semester and have never looked back. I have continued treatments off an on and I am always conscious of maintaining my health and sleep. Over 17 years later I am still free of any symptoms. I have also used it to regulate my menstrual cycles in order to get pregnant. Chinese medicine has been such a blessing in my life and I look forward to helping as many people as I can become aware of what a beautiful and powerful medicine it is.
Julie graduated with a Masters of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. Since graduating Julie has studied extensively with Dr. Tan and practices the Balance Method, a highly effective style of acupuncture that is not taught in schools.
Specialization - Fertility and Women's Health:
Fertility and women's health is Julie's passion. She has studied the work of Jane Lyttleton, Dr. Ray Rubio, and Randine Lewis who are leaders in the infertility field. She loves being able to offer quality fertility care at an affordable price as this field is extremely expensive with an average treatment priced at $200. Come in and check out our baby board, it is sure to make you smile!
Julie currently maintains state licensure to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in California. She is also a Diplomate of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Asian Healing Arts Practitioner
Certified Shiatsu Therapist
Suzanne's interest in the healing arts began as a young child in her parents’ natural food store. Her exposure to natural remedies and herbs contributed to a life-long study of plants as food and medicine. Suzanne began a yoga practice as a teenager. In 1990, she was introduced to Iyengar instructor and massage therapist, Amy Cooper. Intrigued by the idea of bodywork, Suzanne later enrolled in a 9 month healing arts program at Heartwood Institute. She has been practicing Asian Healing Arts and Shiatsu acupressure since graduating in 1996.
Suzanne's continuing education has included a three-year apprenticeship with Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition and, an externship with Peter Stern, Licensed Acupuncturist. She more recently studied Heart and Mind Shiatsu with Matthew Sweigart.
Suzanne is certified in many bodywork styles including: Thai, Breema, Zen Shiatsu, and animal acupressure. Suzanne is currently offering therapeutic Shiatsu sessions at Auburn Community Acupuncture with other therapies available by request. Please contact her directly at 530-334-0287.