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 Dr. Jennifer Nieters, L.Ac. DACM 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, hosted The Balancing Point radio show and podcast (2005-2018).   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.

4 Tips for an Energizing, Joyful Summer

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity. In nature, everything is at its peak growth during the summer, so TCM sees our energy as its most active and exuberant. Summer is the time of

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Healthy Eating from Early to Late Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason,

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Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the

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