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.

Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France in

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Why am I so cold?

Everyone feels cold sometimes, but some people are perpetually chilled to a point where it interferes with their lives.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in the body: full cold and empty cold. Full cold refers to a condition where there is an excess of cold-type energy in the body

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The Bladder in Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bladder is one of the six yang organs, paired with one of the six yin organs. The yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, blood, yin, and yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying. The bladder is a perfect example of a yang organ.

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