Julia Graves is a master herbalist, flower essence practitioner, - creator, and homeopath. She was raised in Germany by an herbalist mother and orthopedic surgeon father. As a teenager, Julia studied herbalism, traditional European medicine, and anthroposophic massage as well as cupping, and went on to study medicine at Kiel University for four years. She wrote her doctoral thesis on her ethno-medical field research on traditional midwives and healers in a remote area of Zimbabwe. Thereafter, Julia trained as a Gestalt psychotherapist. While working as a flower essence counselor for the past 25 years, she has focused on working with children, women, and families, as well as using flower essences in energy bodywork.
Her international teaching activities include flower essence and cupping trainings in Minnesota, flower essence and herbal summer courses at her farm in France, the International Herbal Symposium and Women’s Herbal Conference, lecturing at Herbfest in Britain and Botanica 2014 in Dublin, as well as at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. In 2010, she founded the Naturopathic Earthquake Survivor Relief Clinic in response to the devastating earthquake to Haiti and has headed the clinic in its missions that has offered free treatment to 70,000 impoverished people to date (haiti.citronia.com). She co-produced the first series of the free online radio show Unlock Your Health with Dr. Vijay Murthy.
Julia is the author of The Language of Plants, a detailed guide to the Doctrine of Signatures, which became an instant classic since its publication in 2012. She brings 30 years of clinical experience to her work.