LAc, MAcOM, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM) 

For the past 10 years, I have been focused on the management of cancer and chronic disease. When I finished my training in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005, I began to work closely with Donald Yance, founder of the Mederi Foundation in Ashland, OR. Since then I have worked with hundreds of cancer patients, helping them find their way through the challenge of navigating the many choices and decisions that a cancer diagnosis brings. I have also developed a large network of colleagues of many doctrines that all work together to bring our patients the best possible care. This requires staying abreast of the most up-to-date scientific research regarding botanical and nutritional medicine, as well as what cutting edge biomedical treatment options are available for a given disease.  

As the disease of our time, cancer affects all of us. Even with all of our efforts to find a "cure" for this challenging disease, cancer occurrence rates continue to soar. My work bridges the time honored theory and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern biomedical therapies and diagnostic tools. Through what I call "layering the lenses", I am able to integrate the best of both worlds, and give my patients a holistic perspective on their condition and how to treat it. Listening is one of the most important elements of my practice, and I spend as much time as I need with my patients in order to hear their story in full detail. In addition to my Traditional Chinese Medical analysis, including pulse and tongue diagnosis, my assessment includes a thorough review of tumor pathology, lab reports, and imaging studies. By looking at as many elements as possible relative to a particular case, I am able to make sound recommendations for therapeutic interventions, and develop comprehensive protocols for truly collaborative treatments. 

In May of 2017 I began a year long doctoral program through the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. In May of 2018 I will receive the degree title "DACM", "Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine". 

If you'd like to know more about how I got to where I am today, here is a little bit more about me. 

Jason began his passionate study of science and medicine in high school through the International Baccalaureate Program. In his 3rd year at the University of Minnesota, Jason became a student teacher at the University’s general college where he instructed biology lab, and served as teaching assistant and adjunct lecturer for general chemistry. After his third year of premedical study, Jason traveled extensively throughout Central America and Polynesia, where he began his independent study of botanical medicine. During this time he began to realize the nature of human “dis-ease” as a direct product of human action, and began his study of permaculture and alternative energy systems. 

After steering away from premedical studies, Jason went on to complete his undergraduate degree in Physical and Energetic Sciences at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1996. Upon graduation, Jason began to pursue permaculture and alternative energy systems while working on several organic farms. In 1998, he and his wife Kara started a small farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in Southern Oregon.

In 2005 Jason received his master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR. Later that same year he went to Nanjing, China and completed a postgraduate internship at Nanjing's, “House of Celebrity Doctors.” Jason is formally trained in Asian Bodywork therapy and attained certification as an Applied Kinesiologist through the International College of Applied Kinesiology in 2005. In his Ashland based clinic, Jade Mountain Medicine, he specializes in the management of patients with pain, cancer, diabetes, and neuromuscular disorders.

For the past 10 years, Jason has worked closely with a group of distinguished colleagues, including Donald Yance CN, RH (AHG), Jonathan Treasure MNIMH (UK), and Dwight McKee MD. His work with Donnie's Mederi Foundation consisted of consulting with cancer patients and their doctors to develop integrative protocols, and facilitation of weekly round table discussions for a large group of practitioners participating in collaborative care for cancer patients. Jason also served as the medical consultant and technical writer for Natura Health Products from Spring 2006 through Dec 2011, and was a core faculty member for Mederi's clinical training program from 2008-2012. For links to some of Jason's writing and lectures, visit our links page.

Currently, Jason's practice is multi-faceted, with most cases presenting with severe forms of chronic disease. In-house visits consist of thorough questioning, elaborate physical diagnostic tests, a review of all relevant labs, imaging and pathology reports, muscle testing, bodywork therapy, acupuncture, and protocol development.

Jason continues to teach his work through practitioner consults, writing, and through his lectures.
Jason lectures around the United States on botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the modern clinic, and on specific topics related to chronic disease. He has also been featured on several radio programs in the last 2 years.


Jason's 2017 Lectures: 

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium June 2 – 5, at beautiful Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

I’ll be giving three talks:

1. The Yin and Yang of Inflammation – Botanical Compounds and Formulas for Regulating the Inflammatory Cascade
2. Botanical Medicine in Oncology: Building a Comprehensive Protocol, Part 1
3. Botanical Medicine in Oncology: Building a Comprehensive Protocol, Part 2

Plus participating in two panel discussions:

Sunday Panel: Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine: New Science and Ancient Tradition

Closing Panel: Medicinal Uses of Salvia Miltiorrhiza (Dan Shen)


Information: www.botanicalmedicine.org or call 541-482-3016


Jason's 2016 lectures: See our links page for audio and video links to Jason's talks. 

Jason's 2014 lectures: See our links page for audio and video links to Jason's talks.

Jason's 2013 lectures: See our links page for audio and video links to Jason's talks.

Jason's 2012 lectures: See our links page for audio and video links to Jason's talks.