About Julia

julia-edmondsWelcome to the Edinburgh Acupuncture Clinic and East Lothian Acupuncture Clinic. Julia Edmonds offers Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM at both of her acupuncture clinics in Edinburgh and East Linton.  Julia has run her acupuncture clinic in Edinburgh since qualifying as an acupuncturist in 1998 which is when she became a Member of the British Acupuncture Council to find out where the Edinburgh Acupunctue Clinic is please click on the following link: Acupuncture Edinburgh. She started to study Five Element Acupuncture in in 1995 having received acupuncture herself and went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine as a post graduate .  Julia had already received training as a massage therapist gaining a qualification from ITEC in 1993, this gave her an introduction to Complimentary Healthcare.

Julia gained her License to practice Acupuncture in March 1998 from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa.  This is a recognized degree level course and allows Julia to use Lic. Ac. (Licensed Acupuncture Practitioner) after name. This course gave Julia a grounding in Five Element acupuncture , click on the following Five Element link to find out more.  She subsequently became a Member of the British Acupuncture council and went on to do four further years post graduate study at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine at Reading. Julia studied Traditional Chinese medicine also known as TCM on this course, click on the following Traditional Chinese Medicine and TCM link to find out more.  Julia feels that by studying both Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as an Acupuncture Practitioner, she can offer a complete range of treatments to suit the individual.   Julia continues to undertake courses as part of her continuous professional development and has taken many courses including:acupuncture and pregnancy; acupuncture for back pain; acupuncture for knee pain: acupuncture and fertility problems; acupuncture and anxiety; acupuncture for pain;  muscular and skeletal disorders; acupuncture for arthritis; acupuncture to stop smoking; acupuncture for weight issues; acupuncture for anxiety and depression and many more emotional and physical conditions. Julia is required to submit her her Continued Professional Development programme to the British Acupuncture Council every year.

Julia went to study in China in the autumn of 2013, look on her Blog posts to find out more. 

Julia is a Regional Representative for the British Acupuncture Council in Edinburgh and East lothian and is active in the development of Acupuncture in Scotland and the UK. Julia also receives peer group supervision for assistance with case work and her Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine Studies.

Julia‚Äôs first degree was in Communication Studies from Coventry University in 1983.  She also worked with the Citizens Advice Bureau advising people with debt and mortgage problems and Birmingham City Council in the Anti Poverty Unit Providing Court Representation for people undergoing mortgage repossession. Learning Acupuncture was a complete departure! 

BAcCThe British Acupuncture Council

Julia has been a Member of the British Acupuncture Council for 15 years. It is recommended that anyone seeking acupuncture should ensure that the acupuncture practitioner has full membership. Members of the British Acupuncture Council are required to complete at least three years study to degree standard at a recognized college. the British Acupuncture Council maintains common standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times.  Members are covered by Medical Malpractice and Public Liability insurance.

Client Testimonials

I personally will always attribute Julia's treatment to be the predominant factor in my extended period of remission from Crohn's disease. Julia is both a trusted friend and therapist and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an alternative therapy.

Haley Creasey

My aches and pains in ankles, knees, hips and lower back disappear and my energy levels are given a very good boost too! It is 45 minutes or so of relaxation in a busy schedule. She keeps up to date with modern acupuncture techniques and has recently returned from a trip to China to experience these new techniques first hand. I cannot recommend Julia highly enough

Christopher Spencer

I consider myself very fortunate to have found Julia's Acupuncture Practice 2 years ago, when I decided to try acupuncture for back problems. After a few treatments the problems were solved. Since I have every confidence in Julia's ability, each treatment is a very relaxing and worthwhile experience.

Jean Osborne

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