Dr. Julia Bartrop

Acupuncture And Massage

I believe in the treatment of the person as a whole rather than just treating the symptoms of the disease

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She uses an integrated approach which incorporates the emotional and the spiritual level along with compassion and empathy to ensure a complete treatment to help the individual regain their health and vitality. Julia believes that every patient is a unique individual and thus deserving of individualized treatment. One of her main concerns is the early prevention and the timely management of DIS-EASE (disease). Julia considers herself fortunate to be able to incorporate an eastern traditional philosophy in her treatment. Julia believes in a gentle approach. You will find Julia listens to the stories of her patients’ lives and works in partnership with them to maximize their health in a natural way. Julia wants to ensure that her patients are rebalanced, revitalized, and rejuvenated.

Julia’s approach to treatment, first and foremost, starts with a compassionate ear and a passion to bring you back to your ultimate health status. She believes in attentive and compassionate listening, so that what you have to say is heard and you feel cared for and understood as an individual. Julia also includes diet advice and therapy in her consultations.

Areas of Special Interest

Julia has a special interest in:

  • Women’s health
  • Fertility support
  • Pregnancy and Post natal care
  • Digestive disorders
  • Anxiety, stress, depression
  • Pain management
  • Preventative medicine


Prior to Chinese Medicine, Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Science at Curtin University of Technology in 1999. Julia worked as a multidisciplinary scientist in pathology before specializing in Cytopathology. She has worked in pathology for 15 years, and it was this work, as well as a traumatic car accident which almost cost her her life, which lead to Julia seeking a more personal and positive approach to medicine and thereby studying Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Julia is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) as well as a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Like all regulated health practitioners, Julia is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPHRA).

Private health insurance rebates can be claimed for consultation fees for Traditonal Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (subject to provider and/or level of private health insurance cover).


Bachelor of Applied Science – (Chinese Medicine/Human Biology) ( Hons), Bachelor of Science – Medical Science. Certificate IV in Massage from Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy.

Julia has studied Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in both Australia and China. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine/Human Biology) at RMIT in 2013. In the same year, Julia also completed a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital, Nanjing, China. After her internship in China, Julia travelled throughout China extensively soaking up the Chinese culture and country side. Her greatest passion apart from Chinese Medicine is travelling and exploring different countries and cultures.