Brian C. Mears and Jenna R. Mears are the co-owners of Mountain Spirit Acupuncture. Both are certified nationally by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and are Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac.) in the State of Colorado. As parents of 3 young children, they strive to strike a balance between being compassionate working professionals and lovingly invested parents. Regardless of whether they are at home or the office they bring a warm heart and patient understanding to all facets of their lives.
Jenna R. Mears
Jenna R. Mears is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the State of Colorado and co-owner of Mountain Spirit Acupuncture. She is certified nationally as a Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Jenna attended Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado and graduated with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture (MSAc) in 2012. While at SWAC she completed over 2500 hours of didactic work in the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medical pathologies in addition to over 1000 hours of clinical experience. Jenna was fortunate enough to study Japanese Acupuncture, as well as participate in the Kototama clinic with Ted Hall of Boulder Colorado. Ted was a student of the late Sensei M. Nakazono, Aikido and Natural therapy master at the Kototama institute. This form of Japanese Acupuncture is gentle and effective, using pulse balancing to help return the body to a healthy state of equilibrium while simultaneously treating the symptoms present. Jenna's training also includes adjunct therapies such as Moxibustion, Cupping, Guasha, Auriculotherapy, and Shiastu. She also integrates diet and nutritional information from a Chinese medical perspective to help maintain a healthy foundation for lasting health. From her extensive training, Jenna is confident in addressing a variety of health concerns such as pain, back pain, insomnia, headaches, common cold and flu symptoms, stress, depression and many other conditions.
Jenna's passion is treating women through all stages of their life, including emotional and hormonal balancing, menstrual dis-ease, fertility, pregnancy support, postpartum support, peri-menopause and menopausal symptoms. In Fall 2013, she will begin taking the required courses to become Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Reproductive Medicine by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) with the intentions of qualifying to sit for the exam which will result in her being a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). ABORM's course of study includes advanced competencies in both Western Bio-Medical and Chinese Medical Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Urology, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.
Jenna treats from a place of understanding and compassion. She considers herself a catalyst to promote the change that helps the body find its path back to wellness and looks forward to diligently working with her patients to help them achieve their health goals.
Brian C. Mears
Brian C. Mears is an Acupuncturist, Ancient Chinese Herbalist and co-owner of Mountain Spirit Acupuncture. Brian is certified nationally as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the State of Colorado.
He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College (SWAC) in Boulder Colorado and graduated with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) in 2007. While at SWAC he completed 3000 hours of in class training as well as over 2000 hours of clinical training. In addition, Brian has had the privilege of studying Japanese Acupuncture with Ted Hall of Boulder Colorado. Ted was a student of the late Sensei M. Nakazono, Aikido and Natural therapy master at the Kototama institute. This form of Japanese Acupuncture is gentle and effective, using pulse balancing to help return the body to a healthy state of equilibrium. In 2009, Brian traveled to Shanghai, China to receive advanced acupuncture training with the international organization Acupuncture Without Borders as well as study ancient Chinese herbology with Dr. Li Xin. Brian has also spent hundreds of hours furthering his education by studying a global balancing approach to acupuncture treatments with Dr. Richard Tan as well as studying Chinese herbal diagnosis and prescribing with Dr. Li Xin.
Outside of the Oriental Medical Arts, Brian has training in Ancient Himalayan Cranial Therapy and holds certifications as a Master Practitioner in both the Usui System of Reiki and Karuna Healing Energy. These Japanese energetic healing modalities are based on the concept that the universal life force energy that surrounds, binds, and interconnects everything can be focused to pass through the practitioner's hands and into the patient's body to help correct imbalances in energy flow. He uses these skills to enhance his conceptualization and sensitivity to the energy signature of the patient's body and to that of the universal whole, as well as to further the efficacy of his acupuncture treatments.
Brian's extensive training and broad experience allow him to treat anyone for nearly any condition presented, and he specializes in pain management, emotional balancing, female health concerns, gastro-intestinal disorders, and in building up the inner strength of his patients. He utilizes a hybrid of the gentle Japanese style of acupuncture and the global balancing methods he has learned. The hybrid approach to treatment is based primarily on pulse reading, which allows Brian to monitor his patient's conditions during the course of treatment and get consistent results. The treatment process is very interactive, and is largely based on balancing the patient's pulses.
He believes that the body is responsible for its own healing and that the practitioner is simply there to assist it in re-discovering balance. Treatments with Brian typically include acupuncture and moxa, and often include cranial sacral, herbal prescriptions, and other modalities that build on the body's resources and make tangible progress toward health.
In addition to his private practice Brian was a staff acupuncturist at Kaiser Permanente's Complementary Care Medicine Clinic at the Westminster Facility for 2 years. He also operated a community style acupuncture clinic for Stout Street Foundation which is a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center dedicated to helping addicts overcome their addictions. Prior to his training in the Oriental Medical Arts, Brian was a Certified Pharmacy Technician with Kaiser Permanente Colorado for 8 years.