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About Us

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About the Clinic

We wanted to make our skillset available to our community here in Iron Mountain. We keep afternoon and evening hours to work around your daily schedules, offering treatment plans that suit you and keep you in optimal health.

 

American Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine is here to provide natural remedies for acute and chronic health concerns for the whole family, including "no needles" pediatric services and a full suite of complementary therapies like cupping, auricular, electro-stim, tui na and gua sha. We also offer facial rejuvenation and microneedling to help you look and feel your best.  

 

We look forward to working with you!
 

Your providers:

Dr. Lulu Ashmun

&

Dr. Mark Ashmun

After my 17-year Army career as a linguist, I decided to go to Chinese medicine school in Denver, Colorado. I have been fascinated by Chinese herbal medicine since my childhood in Hawaii watching my grand parents take care of the family with natural remedies.

 

Since graduating in 2011, I have worked in private practice and for the Veterans Health Administration in Grand Junction, Boston, and Iron Mountain. Along the way, I completed my Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and further studies in geriatrics, pediatrics, and facial rejuvenation.

 

When I have the time, I enjoy root language word studies in the Bible, painting, photography, beading and gardening. 

 

I started my acupuncture career in 1997 after being treated by an acupuncturist for a lower back injury. I was amazed that he was able to relieve my back pain with one treatment. I knew then that I'd be making a career change. 

 

After graduating from the masters program in 2001, I opened a private practice in Denver, Colorado and worked in a multi-disciplinary clinic. Eventually, I ended up back at the Chinese acupuncture school as an instructor from 2004-2014. I have been working as a staff acupuncturist at the V.A. since 2019. In my career, I have been fortunate to treat a wide population of patients and honed my skills to specialize in chronic pain patterns, PTSD, and addictions. 

 

I am a former board member of the Colorado Acupuncture Association and worked closely with the Michigan Society of Acupuncturists and legislators to achieve state licensing in 2020. I graduated from Pacific College of Health and Science with a clinical doctorate in 2023.

 

In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, mountain biking, gardening with my wife, and walking our Great Pyrenees dog, “Ginger.” 

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