Jenny Nieters

Jenny Nieters, L.Ac.

Jenny Nieters, L.Ac.

Areas of Specialization

Jenny specializes in sports medicine, which includes orthopedic injuries, rehabilitation and performance enhancement.  In addition to her private clinical practice, she teaches with colleague Whitfield Reaves in his Sports Medicine Apprentice Program, advanced training for acupuncturists. She also works with a nationally ranked collegiate rugby team. Jenny loves helping athletes achieve their personal best. Professional athletes can be assured of the utmost discretion.

She sees that Chinese Medicine is perfect modality to support body, mind and spirit for all athletes from weekend warriors to serious competitors.

Jenny employs many modalities including, acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, gua sha therapy, cupping therapy, tui na massage, dietary therapy and herbal medicine.  Patients may be given corrective exercises as part of their treatment program.


“When we stop seeing the spiritual as ‘other’, then we are treating the spirit all the time.  Spirit follows form.  Function follows structure.”

Whitfield Reaves, Author, The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain

Some conditions Jenny treats are:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hip Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Acromio-Clavicular Joint Dysfunction
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Angle Sprains
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Shin Splints
  • Chronic and Degenerative Arthritis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Neck pain
  • Heel and foot pain
  • Inflammation
  • Sports Performance: Pre and Post Event



  • Co-owner, Alameda Acupuncture
  • Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Tai Ji Instructor, Certified Cheng Hsin School
  • Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Program Coordinator and Teaching Assistant, 2016 to Present, San Francisco Bay Area Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program


  • U.C. Berkeley, 1990-1994, Bachelors of Arts, Native American Studies
  • Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences, 2011-2014, Master of Science Degree, Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) candidate
  • Apprenticeship with Peter Ralston, founder of Cheng Hsin
  • Apprenticeship with Inbal Kashtan, co-founder of BayNVC
  • Apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves, Sports Medicine Acupuncturist and author, The Acupuncture Handbook Of Sports Injuries & Pain


Certificate of Achievement in Acupuncture Sports Medicine, 2015

  • Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship
  • Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Extremity
  • Low Back, Hip, and Pelvis
  • Lower Extremity

NeuroKinetic Therapy Seminars

  • Level One NeuroKinetic Therapy Corrective Movement  System, David Weinstock, 2015
  • Manual Muscle Testing, Thomas Wells, 2015

Seminar with Matt Callison  2013

  • Assessment and Treatment of Low Back and Hip

Teaching Assistant to Whitfield Reaves 2015-Present

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN, 2015-2016

  • Acupuncture Treatment of Pain in the Upper Extremity
  • Acupuncture Treatment of Pain in the Lower Extremity

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), San Francisco, CA, 2016

  • DAOM Module: Care of the Lumbar Spine

Pacific Symposium, San Diego, CA 2016

  • Common Sports Injuries and Pain Syndromes and their Assessment and Treatment Protocols

West Coast Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program:

This program is designed as three weekend modules, usually taken over the course of six months. This totals sixty (60) hours of instruction. Each weekend is approved for PDAs/CEUs by the NCCAOM and the state of California. Each module may be taken individually, however most practitioners take all three weekends, and earn a Certificate of Achievement in Acupuncture Sports Medicine.

  • Weekend #1: The Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Extremity
  • Weekend #2: The Low Back, Hip, and Pelvis
  • Weekend #3: The Lower Extremity

Apprenticeship Programs are small groups, utilizing a mentorship-style training environment. . Whitfield Reaves is the primary instructor and supervisor. Sign up at