JULIE R SMITH L.Ac., Dipl. Ac
I first became interested in acupuncture and Chinese medicine over fifteen years ago, while working and living in China. During that time I interned in several acupuncture and herb clinics. This experience profoundly influenced the way I thought about medicine and healing. In 1997 I graduated from Seattle Instiute of Oriental Medicine. Since that time, I have been in private practice on the Front Range and taught at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO.
I practice a gentle, pain free, style of acupuncture, using very thin needles and mostly superficial insertion. I find these methods are better suited to our fast paced, high stress lifestyle. In most of my treatments, I also incorporate the use of moxabustion. Moxabustion invovles burning the leaves and stems of a specific variety of artemisia, a plant that has been used medicinally within the practice of acupuncture for thousands of years, on or near the surface of the skin. While this may sound strange, it is actually quite pleasant. The practice of moxa has diminished considerably in modern times, as it takes dedication and skill on the part of the practitioner to apply it. I find that the moxabustion techniques I employ, when combined with acupuncture, increase the efficacy of my treatments by 50%. Many of my patients enjoy the pleasant aroma associated with moxa. I hope you will give this ancient art and efficacious style of treatment a try!
"I have been a client at the Lyons Community Acupuncture Clinic, working with Julie Smith for the past year and a half. Julie has worked with me while trying to conceive, throughout my pregnancy and post partum. Acupuncture was, and is, a critical part of my self-care, and Julie is the ideal practitioner. I leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated whether going in for a routine session, or seeking specific healing for a cold, sleeplessness, or other ailment. It is without hesitation that I recommend the clinic to others seeking alternative health care options." -Julia
“We are so thankful for finding Julie Smith and her approach to treating my son's challenges instead of just treating his symptoms. I truly feel that that my son would still be struggling if we
had stuck with the Western medicine approach we were following before we met Julie. We felt horrible about administering the medications, including steroids, and now we instead offer him natural
tinctures and minerals. With Julie's help we have realized we do have options to treatment.” -Mandy