JulieAnn Nugent-Head obtained her master’s in Oriental medicine in the United States, interned at Beijing’s Kuanjie Hospital in 2003 and 2004, then moved to Beijing to study under Drs. Li Hongxiang and Chen Tongyun. Continuing to document these famous scholars, she and her husband Andrew moved to the rural tea mountains of Hangzhou, living amongst the farmers of the Dragon Well tea village. While commuting between Beijing and Hangzhou, Nugent-Head completed her doctorate in medicine with a focus upon the classical perspective of herbs. Since returning to the U.S. in 2014, she now calls Asheville, NC home. She and husband Andrew have a tea and herb farm, treat patients at the Alternative Clinic, and teach internationally.