About Julia Nayak
When I came to Boston’s Chinatown to study martial arts, I was a pudgy 19 year-old, skeptical of mystical notions. I was horrifically out of shape, had struggled with frequent illnesses, insomnia, and back pain my whole life. Over two years I honed my body and my mind, and my skepticism slowly decreased. I discovered meditation, qigong, and energy healing. One day I wondered what I should do with my life and asked my kung fu master. He told me “Julia, have you even considered acupuncture?”
The next morning I ran into an acquaintance of mine, an acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist named Pär Scott. Within a week I had my first treatment, and over the next few months an old shoulder injury no longer bothered me, my back pain and I had started to get a decent night’s sleep for the first time in my life. I was amazed, and went from a skeptic of alternative medicine to a believer. I signed up for classes part-time at the New England School of Acupuncture before becoming a full-time student.
I studied full-time at NESA for four years, taking up to 8 classes in a semester, organizing study groups, and working at an art gallery on the side. After graduating, I travelled to Israel and France. When I got back I made a temporary move to California and found a post-graduate internship in acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and qigong with Adam Atman. 8 years after I started training meditation, I finished my post-grad internship and returned to Massachusetts to began my life as a professional acupuncturist.
I’m excited to be working with Richard at Brookline Community Acupuncture! My years with acupuncture and meditation have made a world of difference in my life. Has acupuncture solved all my problems? No. But today I am pain-free, well-rested, almost never catch a cold, and I’ve learned a lot getting to that point. Let’s see how what I’ve learned can help you.