Julie Bear Don't Walk
Julie Bear Don’t Walk's greatest passion is helping people feel better in their bodies and their lives. As a healer, mother and wife, Julie understands that life and health are creative processes, continually evolving with the different phases of our lives. As a licensed acupuncturist and integrative health practitioner, she partners with her patients to find their best path to wholehearted health.
Julie decided to study acupuncture and integrative health after experiencing the profound healing effects of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Plagued with monstrous PMS, anxiety, depression and a family history of addiction, she sought help 16 years ago from an acupuncturist in Seattle. After her first acupuncture treatment, she understood that there was help and hope — that she could actually feel and get better, and that her long family history of depression, trauma, pain, addiction and suffering did not have to be her path. With this deep clarity, she left her career in the arts, and decided to study acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is truly one of the best decisions she has ever made in her life. Each day, Julie is full of gratitude to help her patients live their lives with less pain, more energy, vibrant health and joy.
Julie excels at meeting her patients where they are on their road to health; whether taking those first step toward better health, or honing years of health-awareness. With over 25 years of experience in mind-body health, meditation practice, and healing, she is passionate about sharing her wisdom when and where it is appropriate. Some of her areas of expertise include: hormonal and reproductive health, digestive issues, fatigue, back and neck pain, mental health, chronic, complicated conditions, dermatology, allergies and asthma.
Julie received her Master’s degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago. During her six years of coursework, she completed 3,000 hours of training. She continues to pursue specialized training in cosmetic acupuncture, reproductive health, nutrition, and qi gong. Julie also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative History of Ideas, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture, both from University of Washington, Seattle.
Julie’s last name, Bear Don’t Walk, comes from her husband, Scott Bear Don’t Walk, an American Indian and a member of Crow Tribe of Montana. The name originates in a vision his great grandfather had of a very old bear hunting for salmon in a river, which represents sacred healing and lifelong wellbeing. By taking this name, Julie accepts the responsibility and privilege that comes with helping people follow their path to wellbeing.