Julian Scott obtained a PhD in physics at Cambridge, and followed it by research in semiconductors. He then went on to study acupuncture at ICOM in East Grinstead, England, completing in 1976; then in Nanjing, China in 1982. He has a special interest in treating children and is the author, with Teresa Barlow, of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children and other books.
He has always had a special interest in eye diseases, and is the author of Acupuncture for the Eyes. He has given courses in many countries in Europe, the USA and elsewhere. He is a fellow of the British Acupuncture Association and member of the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners. At present he has a practice in Bath, England.