Meet the Founder
Michael Julien is the founder and primary acupuncturist of Cypress Acupuncture. He is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist certified in the treatment of orthopedic disorders and sports injuries.
Michael’s passion for people, their health and well-being led him to pursue his Master’s Degree from the renowned Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. His passion for participating in sports led him to specialize in sports medicine and the treatment of orthopedic disorders. It became clear that many of his female patients also wanted help with hormonal imbalance and menstrual problems and related endocrine issues. This led Michael to pursue expertise in treating these health issues to provide truly integrative, holistic care. His own recovery from a chronic pain condition, informs his daily practice.
Michael’s love for his work translates into a thorough, calm and caring approach to patient treatment.
Michael has worked with UCSD RIMAC athletic training, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego Seniors Clinic, AcuSport Health, and the Pacific College Clinic.
- Teaching Assistant, Sports Medicine Acupuncture® Certification Program (2014-Present)
- Supervisor Acupuncture Therapy, Pacific College / UCSD RIMAC athletic training (2011-2012)
- Massage Therapy Instructor (2009-2010)
- Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturist
- California Licensed Acupuncturist
- Master of Science, Traditional Oriental Medicine
- Diplomate Oriental Medicine
- H.H.P. Licensed Holistic Health Practitioner
- Bachelor of Arts
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Consistent Track Record of Excellence
This Stuff Works.
Our unique blend of holistic and orthopedic therapies gets ALL your body’s healing resources going in the same direction…
Sports Medicine Acupuncture® and Classical Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s innate healing process. It gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. We integrate two styles of acupuncture to employ the best of contemporary and ancient healing methods boosting your body’s natural healing capabilities to reduce, pain and inflammation and optimize muscle and nerve function.
Targeted Massage Techniques
This is not spa type massage. Rather it is strategic healing therapy designed to restore full functionality and reduce pain in the targeted area. We may incorporate any combination of the following Myofascial Release, Tui Na, Soft Tissue Release, and PNF (assisted stretching). We have studied, delivered and taught these techniques extensively. Your practitioner chooses the most effective combination for your treatment plan to further the healing process.
Strategic Exercise Therapy
We’ll guide you in the process of furthering your own healing through therapeutic exercise instruction to correct range of motion, posture and muscle function issues. These simple but powerful exercises restore neuromuscular function and reduce pain for a new level of everyday vitality and performance. This helps you heal up now and empowers you to avoid further injury and dysfunction in the future. This means less degeneration, less pain, better performance and more happiness!
Herbal Supplementation & Nutrition
Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine which makes it very well suited to treat chronic pain conditions. Herbal formulas are prescribed for you and your specific issues. Our herbal formulas are not used as a “one pill fits all” solution. These are powerful formulas designed especially for your body and the issues we want to heal.