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), abdominal chi massage and the latest in western medical laboratory testing.

Husband and wife team, Dr. John Nieters, L.Ac. and Jennifer Nieters, L.Ac. 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

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 also teaches, assisting her mentor in sports medicine, 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.

Heart Afire: The Fire Element

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the heart.

The heart season is summer, and heart is considered the most yang: hot, bountiful and abundant. Yang is what is

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Valentine’s Day, TCM and Heart Health

Every February men all over the world flock to the local flower shops and jewelry stores in search of the perfect bouquet or piece of jewelry to express their undying love to their significant other. Why?  Nobody knows for certain, but there are at least a couple of theories.

One theory is a Catholic priest, Valentine, was imprisoned for helping

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Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

The flu, also known

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