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Naturopathic Doctor / Acupuncturist / Herbalist / Owner

Dr. Julianna Englund San Luis Obispo Acupuncture


I confess! I am in love with the Central Coast of California. Growing up in Los Osos, I was surrounded by a bay teeming with life, sparkling sand dunes, and the vibrant Pacific Ocean. Eucalyptus trees were everywhere and the smell of eucalyptus oil was my first introduction to essential oils. A bird sanctuary was at my back door and I could watch the great blue herons nest around the bay. This region awakened my inherent desire to learn about the natural world and to protect its fragile balance.

As I grew up, I became more and more aware of environmental issues and the delicate balance between human health and nature. Extensive education, mentorship from both medical doctors and Chinese doctors (including Jean Yu of course!) and many glorious adventures overseas have formed me as a healer. Through my travels, exposure to back-to-basics western medicine (nutrition, herbs, etc.) and other cultural healing methods ignited my passion for wellness and have made me a champion for health.


As a dually licensed doctor, I bring a unique medical approach to the San Luis Obispo area by integrating Western and Eastern medical perspectives. As one of the only doctors in the area who is also an acupuncturist, I provide my patients with complete holistic care – Body, Mind and Spirit.

I am a California State Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist and Cal Poly alumni!  My education includes:

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University

Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Bastyr University

Chinese herbal medicine certificate, Bastyr University

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Cal Poly State University

I practiced naturopathic medicine and acupuncture in both Seattle, WA and Bali, Indonesia before my return to the Central Coast.  Here, I received the honor of being invited to assume Dr. Jean Yu’s acupuncture clinic in lieu of her retirement.


My focus is to relieve your symptoms, and most importantly, to identify and treat the root cause of your health challenges. At the heart of my practice is education and empowerment so that each patient may learn to heal themselves and experience optimal health. I utilize many natural therapies to treat each patient individually including:

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Western and Chinese Herbs
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion
  • Aromatherapy
  • Lifestyle counseling.

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, “Give a man a fish and he won’t starve for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won’t starve for his entire life.”  At East West, I dedicate my practice to empowering each and every patient with the tools and methods to foster their own health so that they can experience wellness for the rest of their lives. I welcome you to East West Natural Medicine Center, where warmth and compassion combine with education and experience to provide you with the best integrative medical care.

– Dr. Julianna Englund, N.D., L.Ac

  • Contact Info

    East West Natural Medicine Center
    1415 Higuera St
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Phone: (805)543-8958


1415 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: 805.543.8958


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