Instructors

There are health issues that may or may not be temporarily relieved with acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, physical therapy and/or steroid injections but the same issues return over and over again.  Drs. Susan Shultz and Kris Justesen aim to provide you, the practitioner, with tools to resolve the underlying conditions that lead to these chronic frustrating issues.

Drs. Shultz and Justesen are pleased to bring Acupoint Regenerative Therapies to you.  They will arm you with additional techniques and procedure,  skills  for your toolkit to assist patients with their health challenges, and struggles with persistent pain.

Point injection therapy deals mainly with muscular, nerve and fascia pain;  the type of pain that usually remains after a bad car accident or other major injury.  Common locations to use this injection technique are the neck, TMJ, shoulder region or low back.  Over time, muscle/fascia tension and imbalance, combined with decreased blood flow, cause abnormal forces to the joints resulting in patterns of abnormal movement which lead to arthritic changes.

We look forward to teaching you how to evaluate which patients with lingering pain will respond to acupoint, even for years, after a traumatic event.  We frequently see patients who have been suffering for as long as twenty years without relief from other modalities.  Within a few acupoint treatments they are pain free.  We treat the cause of the pain not the symptoms.

 

Susan K. Shultz, D.C. LAc

 

In 1991, Dr Shultz began her study of acupuncture and Asian medicine so she could provide more comprehensive care to her patients. She graduated from OCOM with a masters in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Her specialties include musculoskeletal injuries, extremity orthopedics, and an integration of eastern and western medicine.

Dr. Susan Shultz is not a “do as I say; not as I do,” practitioner. She walks a path by example and hopes her patients will follow. She lives a green lifestyle with the goal of producing zero waste; tends to her organic garden, and enjoys long hours riding her bicycle. She is actively working to increase public awareness and acceptance of Asian medicine and has been a board member from 2005-2011 of the Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association (WAEMA).  Dr. Shultz has been involved in the passing of three bills further defining the scope of practice including point injection therapy in Washington State.  She continues to be involved in WAEMA as a member of the Public Policy committee. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Shultz, please visit her website at http://cascadiahealthcare.com

Kris Justesen, OMD, LAc

 

Kris Justesen, OMD earned her Masters degree in Acupuncture from San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (SFCAOM) in 1986, and her Oriental Medical Doctor (OMD) degree from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine (IICM) in Santa Fe in 1990. She studied in China in 1999 for a short period of time, and in 2005, received her Naturopath Degree from Breyer State University. She practices in Central Utah and
Salt Lake City.

Dr. Justesen has utilized Acupoint injections since beginning her practice. She studied advanced injection training in Colorado, Canada and Utah. She has developed a mastery that can only be achieved by teaching, and has done so since 2015 in Salt Lake City.
She has served on the Acupuncture Licensing Board and has held several positions within the profession in Utah and national organizations. She is currently licensed in Utah
and Colorado.

Dr. Justesen’s passion and dedication for action has fueled her impressive career and her love of the outdoors and nature. She enjoys doves, quail & a variety of wild birds that frequent her environment which includes injured birds brought by friends for her to work with. Dr. Kris credits treating the injured animals in helping her to think outside the box in her approach to healing and regenerative therapies that she uses with her patients.

She enjoys motorcycle rides, racquetball, beekeeping, and kayaking with her 2 American Eskimo dogs when she isn’t working in her garden, sometimes having to compete with her chickens for first take of fresh ripened fruits and vegetables.

Register Now!

 

Don’t Delay! Information from practitioners tell us that other injection classes have extremely limited hands-on practical training.  This is a rare opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and ability that you only get from this course.  We provide you with the confidence and tools that you can use immediately in your practice.

Register now to secure your place.

Questions? Contact us!