Julee Haar Chui Biography
toward becoming an acupuncturist began with an interest in herbal medicine. After completing my bachelor's
degree at UC Santa Barbara, I began studying local western and native American herbs. At the time, I was inspired
to try and help my mom through some health problems she was having. I eventually discovered the incredible
system of Chinese herbal medicine, and was fascinated by its depth and scope.
This elaborate time-tested system
of medicine has been evolving, passed down and well preserved for over 2000 years. I knew I had found something amazing
and powerful, and was eager to begin studying and understanding it. I was impressed by the longevity of this
form of medicine, and embraced the holistic approach. I was not familiar with acupuncture, and a bit needle shy, but
my fears were eased on my first acupuncture treatment, by Joann Tall, L.Ac., the president of the Santa Barbara College of
Oriental Medicine. Her gentle technique and tiny needles used made it so I surprisingly didn't feel any discomfort,
and in fact found it quite relaxing.
Once I began studying, I knew I was going
to make this my life's practice, and use it to help other people improve and maintain their health in a natural way. I began
my training at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine and received my master's degree in Traditional
Chinese Medicine in 1999. I continue to study and learn through seminars and experience with my patients,
friends and family. Now, I use acupuncture and herbal remedies as a regular part of my lifestyle to maintain
balance and address any health issues that arise. I am a state board licensed acupuncturist, and currently have a private
practice in Torrance, California.