Dr. Julie Armstrong, DACM, LAc, MS BME

Meet Our Founder & Primary Practitioner
Dr. Julie Armstrong, DACM, LAc, MS BME              Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine              Biomedical Engineer | Neurorehabilitation Specialist    Reiki Grand Master – Usui Shiki Ryoho                  President and Founder, Smiles For Jo Foundation    Board of Directors and Membership Committee Chair, Asian Medicine Acupuncturists of Arizona

Dr. Armstrong’s passion for medicine stems from her son’s struggles after a severe traumatic birth injury which left him with spastic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and a severe seizure disorder. He was prescribed Phenobarbital, a barbiturate which is toxic to the liver and kidneys, sedating and elicits hallucinations. Dr. Armstrong had major reservations in giving her newborn child this drug; so she researched and found that Chinese herbs could stop the seizure activity safely and naturally. Because she also wanted to “fix” his brain, she became a Biomedical Engineer to work on brain implants to take over the function of his damaged brain. Dr. Armstrong helped develop implantable neurostimulators for rehabilitation from brain injuries like her son’s, managed clinical trials around the world and trained world-renowned neurosurgeons in the implantation of neurostimulators. She finally decided she did not want to implant her son with these devices, especially since Chinese medicine helped him so much.

Dr. Armstrong is a licensed acupuncturist in the states of Arizona and California. She actively serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian Medicine Acupuncturists of Arizona, an organization dedicated to promoting the science of Eastern medicine and acupuncture while concurrently advocating for high educational and professional standards in Arizona  Dr. Armstrong also spent several years on the faculty at the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ASAOM) in Tucson, AZ teaching Chinese herbs and nutrition, internal medicine and gynecology courses.

Dr. Armstrong earned a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2006, specializing in Neuroscience and Medical Device Development. She received her MS in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University Los Angeles in 2012 and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2018. Prior to beginning Envision Wellness in 2014, Dr. Armstrong practiced Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Armstrong specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine for:

  • Internal Medicine and Primary Care
  • Chronic Disorders (Auto-Immune, Respiratory, Digestive, Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Psychological, Skin)
  • Scalp & kinetic acupuncture for neurorehabilitation
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics

In 2000, Dr. Armstrong was certified as a Reiki Master/Teacher, and continues to practice and teach Reiki to thousands of students around the world, as well as consulting for large organizations. She was deemed the youngest Grand Master to date, due to her prolific teaching. In addition to providing Reiki treatments and classes at Envision Wellness, Dr. Armstrong has extensively trained most of the staff to provide Reiki for patients as well.

For providing patients with the best natural healthcare, Dr. Armstrong utilizes her deep knowledge of physiology and medicine, the intuitive sense derived from her Reiki practice and the passion of a mother’s pursuit to help her son.

Dr. Armstrong is a mother to 2 adult sons and 2 children, ages 11 and 13. You may find Dr. Armstrong in her free-time on a hiking trail, attending a musical, dance recital or youth basketball game or playing a competitive game of pickleball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Availability for Appointments
Mondays: 9am–12pm & 2pm–6pm

Wednesdays: 9am–12pm & 2pm–6pm

Fridays: 9am–12pm & 2pm–6pm

Note: The last appointment time for morning is 11 am and the last appointment time for the afternoon is 5pm.