Today we’d like to introduce you to Jules Liang.
Hi Dr. Liang, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I find that life has a funny way of directing you where you’re supposed to go. I’ve always been driven, even at an early age, to determine what my purpose is and what it is I’ve been put on this earth to do. I knew I wanted to be of service and to help people in some way but was unsure of which avenue I would take to pursue that calling. Fast forward several years and my road to becoming an Acupuncturist came much later in life than I had anticipated. A serious car accident was the catalyst that made me aware of just how powerful our bodies really are. A chance encounter introduced me to acupuncture, and from the very first treatment I fell in awe and in love with the medicine, something I still feel to this day. I chose acupuncture as my avenue for helping others because I truly believe in healing the body naturally and holistically. “Pain is a symptom. It’s never the cause.” Understanding that concept has helped me to treat a wide variety of underlying conditions that my patients have been experiencing, sometimes for years. I’ve used acupuncture to relieve many of my own personal health issues through the years. I’ve suffered from insomnia, irritability, had depression, anxiety, and just recently suffered a strained deltoid. I grew up with the worst allergies as a kid taking so many allergy meds and after doing acupuncture consistently, I take a pill maybe a handful of times a year when my hay-fever gets really bad. All these things I’ve been able to relieve with acupuncture and herbal medicine. The human body is a fascinating and beautiful machine, and it works incredibly hard so my professional aim is to help each of my patients feel like their body is running on premium fuel and functioning at its highest level.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I’d love to say everything fell into place and it was smooth sailing, but how often does that actually happen? The journey to becoming a Doctor of Acupuncture was definitely bumpy in the beginning. My biggest struggle was taking the leap and leaving a secure job to go back to school after ten years in the real world. It was an incredibly daunting and scary step, but I made the commitment and took the plunge. I spent 6 years getting my Master’s and Doctorate degree and working at the same time so needless to say it got tough! Looking back now, I don’t regret my decision to follow this path one bit. The hurdles have helped me grow and evolve in ways I couldn’t have imagined and I feel incredibly fortunate that I found this career. I wake up every day grateful that I get to help people in the way that I do.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
I love pain! Let me clarify. I love alleviating pain! I practice a combination of Japanese and Chinese style acupuncture as well as a lot of orthopedic/musculoskeletal work to bring function and stability back to the body. Times are crazy right now, and so many people are suffering from anxiety, stress, insomnia, ptsd, neck pain, back pain, you name it! So when the body begins to suffer from all these various ailments consistently, it’s inevitable things will get stuck and that you’re going to feel out of whack, out of balance, and in PAIN. That’s where I come in! Through acupuncture I improve circulation, restore function, flush your body with feel-good hormones and balance your nervous system so you can sleep better, move better, and just feel better overall. I’m always incredibly curious and I love learning so I’m constantly educating myself on diseases, new methods, and new styles. My practice is conveniently located inside Leucadia Chiropractic Clinic which also offers chiropractic care and massage therapy and we often refer to patients to each other. I believe that every modality has a place in healing and I’m not afraid to refer my patient’s to the best care for them. I believe in healing the natural way and if I can be the starting point before pharmaceutical drugs are needed I’m happy and my patients are happy.
Apart from acupuncture, I also love doing cosmetic microneedling. I treat skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun spots, scars, and even hair loss. I love the beautiful glow my patients still have the next time I see them and how good they’re feeling in their skin. It’s so important that we feel good on the inside and out. My microneedling sessions include a mini acupuncture session as I am always working on balancing the whole body!
What were you like growing up?
I was a quiet kid with a stubborn side and a lippy mouth (laughs). I loved playing sports growing up, specifically volleyball and tennis and looked forward to practicing every day. I read a lot and would get lost in a book for hours, usually having to read them cover to cover in one sitting! I was definitely more introverted in my younger days. Even around friends I would be the one that quietly listened and observed. I’ve blossomed since then and now consider myself an “extroverted introvert”. But I feel those traits as a kid have definitely helped me in treating my patients today. I always focus on having great energy and being an attentive listener. I often hear or notice things that would typically get lost in the conversation during a session.
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