Eastern Medicine for Westerners
Acupuncture, Cupping and Gua Sha
Custom Blended Herbal Medicine
Individualized Dietary Therapy
Complete Women's Health: Menarche to Menopause
Sports Medicine: Pain, Performance, Function
Integrative Fertility and Obstetrics
Tui Na and Abdominal Massage
Functional Medicine and Laboratory Testing

Unique Vision of Health and Wellness

Alameda Acupuncture offers integrative health care for the whole family using acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, tui na (orthopedic massage), Arvigo Mayan abdominal massage and the latest in western medical laboratory testing.

Husband and wife team, Dr. John Nieters, L.Ac, DAOM and Jennifer Nieters, L.Ac. DACM (c) offer compassionate healthcare informed by the latest research.  Traditional Chinese Medicine tailors each diagnosis or “pattern” to the individual.   The premise of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is that we are naturally healthy and vital.   Practitioners strive to restore the natural balance.  Most people describe the experience as restorative and rejuvenating.

Services

Acupuncture and Herbs

Integrative Medicine and Laboratory Testing

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Cupping and Gua Sha

Tui Na and Abdominal Massage

Alameda Acupuncture is deeply committed to education and awareness within our field and for the public.  To educate about the practical applications and relevancy of Traditional Chinese Medicine,  John teaches at acupuncture colleges, hosts The Balancing Point radio show and podcast (since 2005), has co-authored Practical Fertility, The 90 Day Plan and publishes the blog  Alameda Fertility.   John works  with many acupuncturists to deepen their understanding in the practical clinical applications of Chinese Medical theory, advanced herbal formulation, herb-drug interactions, and how to integrate with Western medicine. He is a professor of Chinese medical Fertility and Gynecology and advanced Chinese medical theory,  he is certified by the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (NBAO) and certified by Xin Hua Hospital, China in Integrative Diabetes Protocol.  He also served as President of the third oldest acupuncture college in the United States for three years.

Jenny teaches in the field of sports medicine, with colleague, Whitfield Reaves in his Sports Medicine Apprenticeship program.  Jenny loves helping acupuncturists to develop and refine skills needed for the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries.

Both Jenny and John value being a part of the global community of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners as teachers and as lifelong students of this fascinating medicine.

We offer care for victims of auto accidents, visit the Pain & Injury page for more information.

The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs

As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain physical, mental and

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