3 AcuPoints for Anxiety

One of the most wonderful things about being an acupuncturist is the ability to stimulate points on my own body when I need to. If I get a headache, or feel a cold coming on, I can always hop up on my table for a quick tune-up with some needles. Even when I’m not at the office, the magic of acupuncture can still work for me – as long as I know where the points are and what they do, I can press on them and get results. continue reading »


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 12 primary channels when they are depleted. continue reading »


Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these are the collateral vessels that break off of the 12 main channels. Next, the reservoirs become full, which are the 12 primary channels. When they are full, they overflow into the Extraordinary Vessels, which are deep and vast lakes of energy within the body. continue reading »


Acupuncture Sports Medicine Review: Anatomically Significant Points

This 2-day course is open to all licensed acupuncturists that have completed The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program.  The purpose of this course is primarily to review the location, palpation, and needling of common sites of injury and dysfunction.

Secondarily, we will review orthopedic testing and assessment. These are the conditions that are most frequently seen in the acupuncture clinic.

What: Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program Review: Anatomically Significant Points

When: June 23-24, 2019

Where: Alameda Acupuncture Annex, 2258 Santa Clara Ave, Ste 3, Alameda, CA 94501

Instructors: Dr. Jenny Nieters, L.Ac. DACM and Kenji Hirabayashi, L.Ac.

Cost: $450


UC Berkeley Lecture: Sports Acupuncture for Athletic Performance and Recovery

November 4, 2017 – Silicon Valley Sevens Rugby – Avala Stadium, San Jose, California, USA (Credit Image: Connie Hatfield/KLC fotos)

The Integrative Medicine DeCal course at UC Berkeley is a survey course on a diversity of healing sciences, and medical practices. It encompasses specific fields of healthcare and medicine from all over the world as well as fields expanding in the United States. Professionals from practices such as: allopathy (modern western medicine), osteopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, midwifery, Native American Medicine, acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Taoist Medicine, ayurveda, ethnobotany, yoga, energy medicine, meditation, psychiatry, chiropractic, and many other fields to share their insight and knowledge in the healing arts of medicine across cultures.

The goal of this course is to promote awareness and expose students to the different types of complimentary and alternative therapies in the medical field. The aim is for each student to walk away with a basic awareness of what each medical therapy and health practice is about and how to evaluate evidence scientifically. We hope that this knowledge will be sufficient to intrigue curiosity and encourage students to search for more information on their own.

Date: April 15, 2019

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Where: UC Berkeley

Topic: Sports Acupuncture for Athletic Performance and Recovery

Presenter:  Dr. Jenny Nieters, L.Ac. DACM