Jack Schaefer, founder of Mountain West Wellness and Colorado native, is a NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist and NCCAOM certified herbalist. His Master's Degree is from one of the top U.S. schools of its kind, the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). Jack also did post-graduate study at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China, where he specialized in advanced acupuncture techniques and treatments, Oncology (cancer) and tuina bodywork. Jack performed a residency at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing in China, and went on to practice and lecture in Lisbon, Portugal.
Jack is currently a Professor at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, where has taught acupuncture point energetics, acupuncture techniques, advanced tuina, and currently teaches Internal Medicine, Traumatology, and Qi Gong. Jack has also been responsible for being the primary mentor of a dozen great acupuncturists around the country.
A featured speaker at Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, a continuing education provider for acupuncturists, Jack has published in the Lantern and The Journal of Chinese Medicine, professional journals for Chinese medicine. In his private practice, Jack has worked extensively with pain syndromes, athletes, the elderly, women's issues, drug rehabilitation, and general health and wellness maintenance. Jack's specialties include herbal therapy, tuina bodywork, and classical acupuncture. Jack, a professional member of the National Qigong Association, also practices a Chinese body/energy work system from Yin Style Ba Gua. As a system it dates back to the Qing Dynasty and is taught in a lineage format not in large institutional classes. This system involves healing with massage and qi gong.
Jack is also one of only two acupuncturists in the state of Colorado accepted as a member of the American Academy of Pain Management.
To continue development and education, Jack makes regular trips to China, both to consult on difficult cases, and to further his knowledge and experience in this unique field.
Jack is also a lifelong martial artist, studying Chinese, Japanese martial arts, and and is a Brazilian Jiujitsu Blackbelt. He has also taught martial arts extensively.
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"My first experience with acupuncture has set the bar extremely high for future acupuncture specialists. As far as I'm concerned, Jack is the best there is. My own family medical practitioner has never been as caring, understanding, personal and thorough as Jack."-Kristin Westminster, CO
I found Jack and MWW a few years ago and am so grateful. Jack has "fixed" pretty much every ailment with which I have sought his help: anxiety, digestive issues, fatigue & low energy, colds and flu symptoms, allergies, and musculoskeletal issues resulting from a car accident and other injuries--mostly relating to my back, neck, and hamstrings. He is incredibly skilled, knowledgeable, intuitive, and compassionate. I have referred many friends and colleagues to Jack. He is truly a gifted healer. -E.D.
"Jack is amazing. I recommend him to my friends and co-workers. I found Jack by pure chance when I was looking into a new acupuncturist. I am happy that I did. He listens very attentively to my symptoms and works with me for a solution to get me to feel better. And I relax so well when I am in his office, I am always taking a nap within 5 minutes of having acupuncture."- Amy Longmont, CO
Jack is the most professional, efficient, knowledgeable, acupuncturist in town! My husband sees him too and loves him. Even when my family visits from out of town they all go see him. Best of the best. - CF, Louisville
I have seen Jack at Mountain West on and off for over 7 years. My husband sees him and my kids have seen him. I have referred him to countless friends and neighbors who have all had only positive things to say about him. In fact, I have friends who swear they have the best acupuncturist or herbalist and then eventually, for one reason or another, try Jack and stay with him. He is a soothing/calming person, just lovely. He is a great listener and totally non judgmental. He mixes custom herbal formulas and also carries patent formulas. His acupuncture treatments are always spot on and very relaxing. I could not recommend him more highly for just about any ailment and even just over all wellness. - Scarlett K, Boulder