Grannan Health

Medical Acupuncture Kiiko Acupuncture

Our Story

Julie Grannan, FNP

Julie Grannan is a Medical Acupuncturist and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Indiana University Southeast in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and in 2004 she completed a Master’s degree from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. Julie is a Southern Indiana native and has served the community for over 25 years. As Primary Care Provider, she has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients for over 20 years. Most recently she has worked in hospital medicine caring for the acutely ill, further increasing her knowledge of providing quality care to those most in need.

In 2022, Julie experienced acupuncture for the first time. The experience had such profoundly positive effects on her health and wellbeing that she became deeply curious about why and how it worked. She is now a graduate of the Integrated Structural Acupuncture Course by Acumed. This American Board of Medical Acupuncture approved training course is based on the Japanese style of Kiiko acupuncture. While this education teaches traditional Chinese Medical theory, it focuses on palpatory diagnostic findings to guide individualized treatment. Julie is excited to fully shift her focus to Eastern Medicine while bringing with her, her many years of experience in Western Medicine. She looks forward to guiding patients down the path to wellness and renewed health.

Helping You Heal

Practice Areas


Palpatory Healing

Palpatory Findings to Guide Treatment


Kiiko Acupuncture

This Japanese approach to acupuncture combines Traditional Chinese acupuncture with palpatory findings to guide treatment. 

Trusted & Certified

Julie Grannan

Family Nurse Practitioner

Julie Grannan, Nurse Practitioner and Medical Acupuncturist is a student of Kiiko Style Acupuncture. This Japanese approach to acupuncture combines Traditional Chinese acupuncture with palpatory findings to guide treatment.


Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Graduate of the Integrated Structural Acupuncture course through AcuMed which is affiliated with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture has been practiced for at least 2500 years. It gained worldwide popularity in the 1970s. In 1996, the FDA gave acupuncture its seal of approval. In 1998 the National Institute of Health consensus statement was published in the Journal of American Medical Association.

Mental Health








Acute & Chronic Pain



Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Neck & Back Pain




Women's Health


Menstrual Pain

Menopause Symptoms


Low Libido


Overactive Bladder

Men’s Health

Low Libido



Respiratory Disorders



Long Haul COVID


Bowel Issues

Irritable Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Chronic Constipation

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect with your first visit?

This 90 minute visit includes in-depth discussion of your intake form followed by a physical exam then acupuncture. This exam includes the healthcare provider feeling with her hands; your head, neck, face, chest, abdomen, pelvis, hands, and feet. Acupuncture needles will then be inserted into points based on your history and the exam findings. You will lay on a massage table or in an anti-gravity chair with needles in the front for 20-25 minutes. Then the needles will be removed from the front of the body. You will then be comfortably positioned for acupuncture to be done on your back. You will be with needles in the back for another 15-20 minutes. Then the needles will be removed. You will then discuss your treatment plan with the provider.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Eating about 2 hours prior to the appointment is helpful. You don’t want to be hungry or overfull. Wearing comfortable, loose clothing is important. Wear a shirt with short sleeves or sleeves that can come above the elbow and a loose collar. Wear shorts or loose pants that can be pushed up above the knee. You will be asked to take off shoes and socks as well as your watch and bracelets. Rings can stay on. If you have jewelry that is hard to take off or that you prefer to leave on, it’s ok. We can work around it. Plan to relax and enjoy the rest of your day.  Your comfort is the priority.

What to expect after your visit?

It is important after your visit to hydrate with plenty of water. You may experience an emotional release, feel fatigued, or could have more energy after you visit. These are all expected and completely normal reactions.

Take time after your session to relax and know you just experienced something amazing!