Susan Spencer - D.O.M., LAc., MS, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. CH.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Susan Spencer

Susan has 19 years of experience practicing Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture Plus is a general Traditional Chinese Medicine practice using acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Cosmetic Acupuncture, nutritional counseling and dietary recommendations. In addition, Susan uses other body mind modalities including Reiki, Sotai, and Hakomi.

Susan sees many patients with a variety of conditions including chronic pain, sports injuries, immune deficiency problems including allergies and respiratory illness as well as stress, anxiety, digestive and menopausal disturbances.

Susan also has experience working with physical and emotional trauma and its mental, emotional and physical effects. She was on the staff at the New Mexico Veterans Wellness Retreats in Angel Fire, NM where she worked with Veterans and their spouses experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Susan is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a Diplomate in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She is licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado.

Susan is also a Certified Reiki Master.


Susan received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM in 1999. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

She has continued her studies with a focus on Hakomi, which is a method using a mindfulness centered approach to reach a deeper awareness of the body mind connection to facilitate healing, and Sotai which is a form of Japanese bodywork which aligns the body without using manipulation.

professional path

Prior to studying Chinese and Energy Medicine Susan worked for years in the financial industry, finally changing careers after nine years with Shearson Lehman Brothers/Smith Barney in New York City. She left New York and took time off before pursuing her studies in Chinese Medicine. She became interested in Chinese Medicine through her own health challenges which could not be addressed with Western medicine, but were remedied quite successfully with acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.

After 18 years in New Mexico, Susan relocated to Colorado where she lives with her husband, Michael. Through her practice she serves Silverthorne and surrounding areas such as Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge, and Keystone. 

Susan did a great job controlling my back pain and helping me with herbal compounds. Of the six practitioners I have used over the years, I got the best results from her care. Highly recommended.
— Wes L.