• www.facebook.com/BlackBirdPhotographyMNwww.facebook.com/BlackBirdPhotographyMN“When I was considering trying acupuncture for fertility, I was quickly informed “you have to go see Julie Colby”.  Eastern Medicine was new to me and I was interested… and frankly a bit anxious.  I knew after the first session that Julie was the right match for me.  She is one of those rare, beautiful hearts who truly listens to understand.  She is knowledgeable, kind, warm, funny, inspiring and non-judgmental.  She supports my approach to blend western and eastern medicine. She offers options and tailors my treatment plan.  I trust her. My fertility journey has been one of the most challenging times of my life; physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.  Julie has been helpful, effective and supportive. She has helped me find light and calm during times when my heart was broken. Most recently, I was at my doctor’s office with soaring blood pressure readings, feeling out of balance and not well.  I spent some time talking with Julie today, my blood pressure returned to normal and after the treatment actually decreased to 100/80.  She is amazing and I cherish how much she has helped me. I am so grateful she is a part of this journey, I can’t imagine it any other way.”

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  • “Since we began to see her, about 4 months ago, Julie has provided the impetus, information, and emotional, intellectual, and medicinal support that my partner and I needed to effect immense changes in our lives. Julie has been present with us for the duration of our healing, always open and interested in our own sense of our bodies and their reactions, constructing a larger picture of our health in order to fully support us in our continuing journey toward whole-body balance and health. Her generosity, keen intelligence and problem solving skills, empathy, and groundedness have given me a fundamental trust in Julie that I have never felt in any medical practitioner thus far in my life. With every visit, I am reminded that for Julie, healing is a way of life, not just a means to living.”

 

  • “I have been living with AIDS for 13 years, and though my viral load has been undetectable and my T cell count has risen over the years, the “cocktail” of meds has diminished my quality of life with extreme nausea, cramps, and diarrhea every day. When I went to my first consult with Julie she prescribed dietary changes and herbal remedies, after the consult she did acupuncture, I have had acupuncture before, this experience was too profound to put in words. after a couple days on my new diet and supplements all the side effects ceased, not eased, Ceased, it has been 2 years! Julie gave me my life back! There are many reasons to see Julie, they are all good, GO… HEAL”

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  • “Seeing Julie is the one thing I look forward to the most every week. For one hour, I am able to focus on my self, away from my stressful life. Julie is attentive and accommodating to my needs during our session. Since I started with her, I have noticed a general improvement in my energy level and attitude. I feel happier and healthier!”

 

  • “For over 30 years I have suffered from debilitating migraines – because I have a fairly stressful life, they are often difficult to control. Julie worked with me to treat not only my headaches, but my overall life. By using acupuncture, herbal supplements, small dietary changes and other minor changes in my daily routines…I have been able to better control my stress and in turn reduced my headaches from once a week to once a month; and they are less severe than they were in the past. In addition to that, I sleep better, I’m more relaxed…and in general, a happier person.”

 

  • “Julie’s compassionate attunement to my emotional and psychological ailments, combined with her broad experience and expertise in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary healing, has awakened me to the power of healing with whole foods, and has served as a catalyst for some of the most significant energetic and emotional transformations I have experienced.”

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  • “We tried conceiving for two years and went through extensive infertility testing. The doctors labeled our infertility “unexplained”, leaving us frustrated and confused. I had good experience with acupuncture in the past and had read that Chinese Medicine could be useful for infertility patients. I was connected to Julie through a mutual friend and she was very optimistic about my situation. Julie analyzed me, suspecting a yang deficiency and told me, ‘I think I can help you.’ She started me on herbs, a nutrition plan and acupuncture. The nutrition plan was easy to follow because many of the items were already in my diet. Immediately, I began to feel the affects of the herbs. I was making big batches of tea out of the herbs she gave me every day and drinking it three times a day. Soon, I began to crave the herbs when I didn’t have them. My body responded to the herbs and acupuncture very well. I noticed changes in my body and symptoms begin to slip away. After three months of working with Julie, I was pregnant. Julie remained positive through the entire process, which was very encouraging. She offered books and resources for me to use and encouraged me to get involved. Without her encouragement and support, I believe that we would not have been as successful. I would reccomend anyone who is curious about Chinese Medicine to Julie. She is honest, open and provides a very nurturing and holistic environment for patients to learn about themselves and heal in a natural way.”

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  • “Our doula (Julie Colby) was available as soon as our journey began and attended our (very long) birth.  During this time, she provided great support for my husband and myself.  Because my labor was not progressing, she helped educate us about our decisions along the way and feel trusting in the process. This was huge for me.  Many things came into our birth experience that we were not anticipating and our doula helped us to be OK with our choices and trust the hospital staff.  This positively influenced my labor and delivery because I could surrender to the process, trust, continue to breath and remain calm.   Julie helped remove the fear, doubt, and unknown as it bubbled up throughout our birth.   She always used positive and encouraging words.  She honored the mantras, images, and sounds I chose for our birth.  There was absolutely no judgment and she was instrumental to our successful vaginal delivery and arrival of our precious son, Nolan.”

 

  • “Julie is a phenomenal practitioner! She has a deep understanding of the human condition and how to promote health, healing, and wholeness to resurface in a very stressed out body. She has helped me and my children in only two sessions! That is so wonderful! She has treated me for my back pain, which is gone, and my chronically weak lungs, that already feel stronger. My son has stopped coughing and finally slept, really slept for the first time in a long time. Thank you for your knowledge, your skill, and your passion! I can hardly wait to return for my next session with you.”

 

  • “Julie’s compassionate attunement to my emotional and psychological ailments, combined with her broad experience and expertise in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary healing, has awakened me to the power of healing with whole foods, and has served as a catalyst for some of the most significant energetic and emotional transformations I have experienced.”

 

  • “I have to say I felt an immediate improvement in my energy level right away! My family and co-workers noticed it too. When I first consulted with Julie at Lady’s Slipper Wellness I had very specific health concerns which I figured would take many appointments to address. So, I was very pleased to learn that Julie offered community acupuncture which made my treatment very affordable. But, most importantly, I felt an immediate improvement in my mood, skin tone (circulation) and energy level, even after just a few treatments. The overall sense of well-being that I feel after a session with Julie has kept me coming back weekly for community acupuncture. I highly recommend Julie as a caring and professional healer who can help you stay healthy and feel great!  Sarah Merrill  (Community acupuncture participant for over 4 months)!”

 

  • “Julie has been a great provider, resource, advocate, and friend during our quest to get pregnant. When I first came to Julie, over 2-years ago, my periods were extremely irregular and we questioned if pregnancy was attainable. Julie walked this journey with us, treating me with herbs and acupuncture to get a more regular cycle, supporting us and adjusting my treatments when we chose to include more western medicine, and rejoicing with us when I did get pregnant. Julie continues to be a great resource as we plan for our child’s birth.”