Ageless Mind & Body
Ageless Mind & Body is an evolving source of information and services with the goal of helping you navigate through the Information Age as you try to improve your health and your quality of life. We believe that an integrative approach results in better solutions, learning from many aspects of “medicine” to discover knowledge that will make us the best we can be!
Kristina Masuga, MD
Dr. Masuga is a local physician who was unable to continue family practice & teaching after 2008 due to advanced lupus and adrenal insufficiency. Upon returning home with no treatments remaining, Dr. Masuga sought out many kinds of information that helped improve her symptoms enough that she is now able to share this with others.
Dr. Masuga attributes the pursuit of strategic genetics–applying individual gene results to treat individual problems–as the key to the greatest improvements in her health and the health of her patients along the way. She studied the work of Dr. Ben Lynch (naturopath & geneticist) since 2016 and after completing his genetic training continues to expand her knowledge of nutrition and naturopathic medicine to assist patients in healing themselves.
Now, after studying a variety of medical philosophies, Dr. Masuga is a proponent for an integrative medicine approach to health care and opened an office in town where she hopes to cultivate an environment where the many types of health care can grow.
Mark Ashmun, MA.L.Ac
Mark Ashmun completed his Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, CO focusing on soft tissue muscular-skeletal pain, mental and emotional disorders, and detoxification and even incorporates Chinese herbs, cupping, tui na and electrical stimulation (E-stem) to treat patients.
While in Colorado, Mark was Clinical Instructor for 10 years and served on the Board of the Colorado Acupuncture Association as the Community Committee Chair. Currently, he is a member of the Michigan Acupuncture Association who is working on changing legislation in the state of Michigan towards formally recognizing acupuncture as a valid practice.
In 2017, Mark initially moved from Grand Junction, CO to Midland, Michigan and then more recently to the west end of the Upper Peninsula to a practice that is working to reduce the need for narcotic pain medication use in chronic pain. He enjoys his trips to the Sault providing acupuncture in a setting that encompasses a variety of medical approaches to help patients feel the best they can!
Barbara Gregory, Naturopathic Student
Barb is a naturopathic student attending an accredited college of naturopathy and will be a Naturopathic Doctor upon graduation. Throughout her several year program she will be accumulating many holistic skills and can discuss and advise on topics such as nutrition, mineral assessments, homeopathy and much more. Barb is still assisting Dr. Masuga during office visits and will be happy to discuss naturopathic and holistic topics!
Annie Robinette, BASN
Annie is a registered nurse who, in addition to working in the local emergency department, has pursued her passion in aesthetics by starting Beauty Marks in downtown Sault Ste Marie. After becoming certified in permanent cosmetics , Annie has improved many a first impression with micro-blading eyebrows, lips and eyeliner at her current business Beauty Marks.
Annie couldn’t wait to add Botox and fillers to her list of services, which she can now perform under the direction of Dr. Kristina Masuga at the office of Ageless Mind & Body.