In 1972, having attended law school in the United States and realizing law would not be her career path, in her search to find something meaningful she happened to read a book on acupuncture. Feeling inspired she traveled the United States in search of the best possible teacher. In the spring of 1973 she found the inspirational teacher she had been searching for in England: J.R. Worsley, and began her training.
Between 1973 and 1983 she received her Licentiate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Certifications. Under Worsley’s direction, she practiced, taught and supervised at the College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA) until 1995. During this time Judy and J.R. opened the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture (WICA), an undergraduate program in the USA and in 1991 they were married.
In 1996 J.R. & Judy created the Master Apprentice Program (MAP™) for ongoing postgraduate work.
In 1998 J.R. publicly announced that Judy succeed him as leader of this tradition, should he pre-decease her. In his final years he intensified his work with her, preparing her for the responsibility that would follow.
One of Judy’s designated responsibilities is to be affiliated with teaching organizations that are in a current professional relationship with her, and who demonstrate that they practice and/or teach Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture both in content and spirit as taught by Professor J.R. Worsley.