Julie worked in Ophthamology for 14 years, graduating from the University of Florida COMT program in 2000. In that time she worked for several prominant Ophthamologists around Jacksonville, FL gaining valuable experience working with various doctors as well as patients. She gained a thorough understanding of the nuances of healthcare from how to run a medical office, display proper office etiquette, to the best ways to communicate with patients and be attentive to their needs. She's experienced the things that do and don't work in an office environment and wanted to someday have a practice of her own to apply this knowledge.
In 2007 a motorist ran a red light and T-Boned her car resulting in injuries to her rotator cuff, SI joint and discs in her back as well as neck. She refused to have surgeries knowing there had to be a better way which prompted her to enroll at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, FL to learn about Eastern medicine.
With combined backgrounds in Western medicine, Eastern medicine, and knowing the pains of an accident victim, Julie has the unique perspective to truly understand the patient's point of view while being able to effectively communicate Eastern concepts with Western doctors. This experience summed with her passion for helping people and constant drive to stay ahead of the curve with technology sets her apart from other practitioners.
Julie Palmer, AP
Licensed Acupuncture Physician
Santa Fe Community College Associate of Arts Degree
University of Florida Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)
Bachelor of Professional Health Studies Florida College of Integrative Medicine
Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine Florida College of Integrative Medicine
Certifications / Training
Dry Needling I & II - Myopain Seminars (Jan Dommerholt, Rob Stanborough)
Trigger Point Manual Therapy - Stewart Wild
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) David Rindge and Vital Principle Institute
Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy - David
Master Tung's Acupuncture - Robert Chu and Brad Whisnant
Michael Peluso - Medical Pulse Diagnosis
Essentials of Chinese Medicine Pediatrics - Dr. Stephan Cowan
Pediatric Acupuncture and Herbs for Gastrointestinal Issues - David Miller
Pediatric Acupuncture and Herbs for Autism, Asthma, and ADHD - David Miller
Spotlight on Children's Health how to customize herbal formulas for children - David Miller
ADD/ADHD - Robin Green
Treatment of Cognitive dysfunction - Heiner Freuhauf
Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorders - Michael Tierra
Iridology for Acupuncturists - Gillian Marsollier
Tao of Nutrition - Cathy McNease
Harmonizing Food with the Seasons - Cathy McNease
Healing with Food - Cathy McNease
Energetics of Food - Cathy McNease
Nutrition with Herbs and Spices - Michael Tierra
Gastrointestinal Disorders - Michael Tierra
Orthopedic Sports Acupuncture
Chad Bong MS., L.OM, L.MT, CSCS
So this is Rich Hazel the amazing man responsible for getting me into Orthopedic Acupuncture. I cannot thank him enough for making learning Anatomy & Muscles fun. Until I found him I never would have believed how quickly Acupuncture could change someone's life. Thanks to him I get the "WOW" effect all the time with patient's that have been in chronic pain for as long as they can remember.
Enter Anthony Lombardi the amazing Chiropractor known for treating professional athletes and his world renowned bow tie. He put more jokes and quirkie sayings into his teachings than anyone I have ever met. Most seminars by the afternoon it can be a struggle to stay engaged definately not the case for his classes. He developed his own system of Orthopedic Muscle Testing called EXSTORE where he uses a very quick way to find out what muscles have dysfunction and turn them back on again.
So Chad Bong was lucky enough to work with Whitfield Reeves a world renowned Orthopedic Acupuncturist and write a book as well as now teach Whitfield Reeves material. He has a very hands on teaching style making sure that you get a lot of time to practice what he is teaching you. Those of you that know me know that I am a complete nerd for soaking up knowledge and always have my continuing education done way in advance and take extra classes all the time for the knowledge. If I think something is beneficial for my patients I am there learning it!
So I am always looking for natural ways to look younger. My background in Ophthalmology exposed me to Botox, Filler and Laser Resurfacing. You get the immediate wow effect with them. I had convinced myself at age 25 that I needed a brow lift so I had to step back and realize I needed to find natural alternatives. I started getting botox at age 21 for migraines but loved the effect it gave me of lifting my eyebrows and obliterated my deep forehead wrinkles. I was hooked. The next thing I had done was laser resurfacing for large pores but it did nothing. Then in 2018 I was lucky enough to meet Dr. Travall Croom who works on Victoria Secret models and Hollywood Elite. His background is in Trigger Point Acupuncture as well so he combined that and developed his own style of aesthetic acupuncture to improve the appearance of the wrinkles on the face. I love his teaching style. For aging you have to work on the outside and the inside to maintain the results therefore this process involves a whole topical and oral beauty regime. I found the skincare line osmosis in 2018 and fell in love with some of there products so that is the skincare line used in the office and that I carry for you to take home as well.
Martin Bales I met in 2018 he introduced me to the amazing world of Thermography and Biophoton. For anything muslce related he is your man. He is doing a study right now with a stronger version of the biophoton machine for Lyme disease, Parkinson's as well as Dementia to study the effects. This was my favorite new machine I added in 2018.
Ayurvedic & TCM Training
Sifu Nadine Shozuya, L.Ac., C.A.P
Richard Hazel, LAC - Trigger Point & Motor Point Acupuncture
Anthony Lombardi, DC - EXSTORE System
Dr. Travall Croom
Martin Bales, LAC (father invented first thermography camera)
Trained in Pain Thermography
Wendy Sellens, LAC
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Then after graduating high school she joined the U.S. Air Force. She served 20 years as a personnel specialist in locations such as Italy, Utah, New Mexico, Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas. While serving in the military she earned her bachelors in Human Resources at Ashford University. She retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2016 at which time she and her son relocated to Jacksonville Florida. Since moving to Jacksonville she has been working as a real estate agent. She is excited about being apart of Palmer Acupuncture so she can do what she’s most passionate about, helping people.