Our Team

Spencer Ames MS, L.A.c., Dipl. OM

Founder, C0-Director

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Spencer earned a Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009, and received his B.A. in Integral Psychology with a minor in Ethnobotany from Prescott College. Much of his undergraduate studies of ethnobotany took place in Belize, Mexico and the United States. Spencer has studied with teachers from a variety of indigenous and alternative medicine traditions, with a focus on mind-body therapy.

Spencer is NCCAOM certified in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is licensed by the states of Utah, New Hampsire and Massachusetts. He is also certified in Clean Needle acupuncture technique. 

He has further developed his practice of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through continued studies and training with master teachers of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, Shonishin pediatric treatments, Dr. Shi Xue-Min’s Stroke Rehabilitation Protocol, treatment of pain and muscular skeletal disorders, acupuncture for trauma, and Auricular medicine. Spencer was a professor and assistant clinical supervisor for the Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine program at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine for 5 years.

Spencer is a nationally certified Chinese Herbalist with over 18 years of herbal medicine studies and training in Eastern, Western and other global herbal traditions. Spencer has a lifelong passion for the study and practice of natural and herbal medicine which he is continually exploring from both a traditional and modern scientific perspective. 

In order to offer his patients the best insights and tools of Eastern and Western, traditional and modern medicine, Spencer incorporates aspects of Functional and Integrative medicine into his practice of holistic medicine. He has trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine, Apex Energetics as well as many other teachers of Functional and Integrative medicine. Spencer practiced Functional Medicine and acupuncture for 3 years at East West Health in Salt Lake City. During that time he taught Functional Medicine to healthcare providers through GoWellness.  

Spencer is the founder and clinical director of Clear Stream Integrative Medicine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides community education in all aspects of health, including our communities, environment, cultures and individual health. As part of this mission Spencer provides health education training in the community and to healthcare providers both locally and globally. Spencer was the project director for Clear Stream Integrative Medicine’s education and treatment programs in Tanzania and Cambodia. 

Currently Spencer is furthering the scope of Clear Stream by offering acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Functional medicine services in Haverhill, MA. In his clinical practice he brings together the best of Eastern and Western medicine to offer patients access to a more comprehensive and holistic health care. 

Isshaela Ingham MS, MA


Isshaela Ingham has an MS in Oriental Medicine and an MA in Liberal Studies. She was introduced to Iyengar yoga and Oriental Medicine in 2000 and Medical Qigong in 2007. She has worked in the student clinic, herbal pharmacy and medical library at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also has taught and studied Iyengar yoga since 2001 and practices under the close guidance of a well-respected east/west doctor and Level IV qigong master.

The integration of effective healing modalities has inspired her work in the field of Oriental Medicine and in her classes she focuses on healing the mind, body and emotions at a subtle level. Isshaela has her own practice through which she focuses on Tui Na (a form of Asian meridian massage) and tailors herbology, qigong and yoga for her patients. Currently she teaches qi yoga at Living Yoga Denver and qi gong at the Oriental Art of Healing.

Isshaela continually promotes the education of Asian healing modalities through public education and women's support groups and has spoken at several educational and cultural institutions in the Denver area. Isshaela is a marketing consultant for the Oriental Art of Healing and the Yao Clinic as well as other local practices. She is on the board of the Asian Art Association at the Denver Art Museum and is a Treasurer and Director of Development for Clear Stream Integrative Medicine through which she focuses on fund-raising and educational programming for the community.  In 2015 she founded the program "Medicine as Art" that cross-educates local and national art and medical communities and produced its first full-day program at the Denver Art Museum. 

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 Phone: (978)494-4864                E-mail:  info@clearstreammedicine.com              501(c)(3) EIN 45-4338056                     © Spencer Ames 2014