Our Founder – Julie Shillabeer R.Ac


Founder of AcuCare Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation



After years of migraines and back pain due to a car accident, Julie tried acupuncture and her life was changed. She had tried many forms of pain relief before, however the chronic pain throughout her body was unable to be resolved by any other method than Acupuncture. This profound and lasting change inspired Julie to dedicate her studies to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The only Gold-standard Masters Trained Cosmetic Acupuncture Specialist in Canada, Julie graduated with Honors from the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program in 2005 – with extensive knowledge in Western Medical training.

Always a high achiever, Julie completed her 7 year training in 4.5 years. Following her clinical practice in China, Julie trained with the prestigious Steiner Academy in London and worked with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, becoming one of their top five Acupuncturists internationally. Due to the high volume and variety of clients in this environment, her knowledge in internal medicine is vast. Julie also has 10 years assisting teaching with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield – the leading Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture expert in the world. Julie is the only teacher in Canada certified to teach practitioners this exclusive modality. She also continues to assist Wakefield throughout North America with all 5 levels of Facial Soundscapes courses. Though her continuing education, she has trained in sports medicine and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS).

Whether you are a seasoned acupuncture patient or keen to experience it for the first time, you are placing your health and your beauty in the best hands with Julie.

A great interview with Julie Shillabeer, R.Ac