A funny AcuCare testimonial

I am a hairstylist and I’ve recently been having troubles with my shoulder from having my arms up all day. I have also always had issues with my immune system since I was young. I’ve been seeing Julie for 4 months now and since I’ve been seeing her I have felt healthier and better in my everyday life. Her consultations are extremely thorough and get down to the nitty gritty. I feel like she really pieces together the issues of my every day habits that effect my immune system. I have an anxiety when it comes to needles but with Julie I barely feel my heart begin to rush. Its painless and the sessions are extremely relaxing. With every treatment I feel refreshed, rested, and I feel a positive result after every treatment. My shoulder is nearly back to normal. Now if I am to get sick, its over with quicker and the symptoms affect me with less of an impact then before. She is extremely personable and a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend Julie to anyone with immune system issues and are nervous when it comes to the thought of acupuncture.



My appointment at Acucare with Julie was great. She was very informative which allowed me to learn quite a bit about her practice during our session. Her welcoming and friendly personality made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely make a return visit and refer her to others as I had an enjoyable first experience with acupuncture. Thanks Julie!

-Richelle Garcia

Richelle Garcia

In 2009 I was in a severe car accident that has me in chronic pain. I obtained many injuries, ranging from broken bones to soft tissue damage. Over the last three years I have had over 30 hours of surgery to repair my injuries and improve my condition. I have tried many different kinds of treatment for pain, particularly for early onset arthritis, nerve damage, swelling, and joint and muscle pain. I have tried things from arthrotec to percocet, pain management from cognitive behavioural therapy, and al in addition to attending physio for at least 10 hours a week. To date, I have had three treatments from Julie, and have never had more relief from my ailments. After the first session there was an immediate reduction in swelling and joint pain, and with every session my condition improves. Being 24 years old, it is with great happiness I can say that my treatments with Julie gives me hope that my pain actually can be managed and be far more comfortable living with my injuries. After years of trying different treatments, it is not only exciting for me, but my medical team as well, that Julie has had such a positive impact on reducing my pain levels, and thus assisting me in leading a more normal life.

Chelsea P.

Chelsea P

I came in for Facial acupuncture, and noticed a 40% improvement in two sessions with my frown line. I was extremely happy with the overall course of relaxing treatments, and continue with maintenance sessions monthly!


I had an acupuncture treatment yesterday with Julie Shillabeer, R.Ac., of Acucare Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation.  I already knew that I could expect a calm, gentle, professional manner as I have seen her before but this time felt a bit different so I wanted to blog about it.  Julie does the usual pulse and tongue check that all acupuncturists do.  Then she does a few different things.

E.g. tuning forks are used as they balance the left and right brain and ground the body (more info on her website and my previous blog).  I felt very relaxed immediately from the tuning forks and this helped me not feel as tense or anxious about having needles in me (even though the needles are very small).  This tuning fork treatment in advance is a huge advantage if you are scared of needles as the calming effect was very noticeable as I have never had anyone else do that prior to acupuncture.

Then Julie did muscle testing to get to the DNA/cellular level, constitutional level (root cause), and defensive level – this level deals with “tension” in the body.  Julie mentioned that all acupuncturists work on the constitutional (root cause) level but not all acupuncturists work on DNA/cellular and defensive level.  She said it is rare to find an acupuncturist who combines all 3 levels as she does.  To me, this was an added bonus as I felt I was getting extra value to my treatment.  I was wanting stress relief, more energy and a hand with my eczema/digestive issues.

I noticed more energy and was definitely calmer yesterday and today I still feel the positive effects from the treatment.  My skin is less inflamed too.

As a bonus she referred me to her website where she gave me a Magic Seeds recipe to help digestion and anti-aging.  (Julie tells me she has been doing this recipe for the past month and her skin glows so much (I commented on it too before she told me about the recipe) that she told me someone on the street even stopped her and commented on her glowing skin!)

Here’s Julie’s website so can you find out more about her.  You can see that acupuncture helps many things including pain, TMJ, digestion, skin issues, frozen shoulder, stress, insomnia, asthma, infertility, etc.  She tells me she has a very high success rate with TMJ!

Donna Sam
“Acupuncture not only distressed my body and mind but it also helped me regain 50% of my vocal loss after just one session. As a professional actress and singer, this was more effective than any treatment or remedy I’ve tried.”
Kelly -From the cast of Wicked

A few weeks ago I went to see Julie Shillabeer for an acupuncture treatment.  Although I have recommended acupuncture often to my patients over the years and know the potential benefits of this ancient therapy, I had never actually experienced it personally.  My expectations were high.

What were my first impressions? Julie was professional, precise, and pleasant.  Professional because she first took a detailed history to understand me better, and while she was working she explained everything in enough detail, without hesitation, to make me understand there was intention and reason behind where she put her needles.

Which brings me to precision.  The needles were effortlessly placed and I could literally feel my body’s channels opening up.  I know, this is an esoteric, subjective, and hardly a scientific observation, but better that than the opposite sensation any day.  I loved the way it made me feel!

My last ‘P’ is pleasant… well, have you met Julie?

I would and will highly recommend Julie to my patients and can hardly wait to go back!

Dr. Tony McDougall

Dr. Tony McDougall

I have been a patient since fall 2009. I had severe sciatica. After the second treatment I was able to sleep and the pain began to ease. The treatments also reduced most of the numbness in my feet. In fact, one foot is almost fully recovered. With the advice of Julie I also made it through the winter months completely healthy. I have recommended AcuCare to my friends. They have also agreed with me after their treatments.

Nancy Stewart

“Julie is an asset to Royal Caribbean. In addition to being excellent at acupuncture, she

makes her clients feel comfortable and very cared for. It was a pleasure to have her facial


Jean Zack