Jenny Nieters

Jenny Nieters, L.Ac. – Sports Medicine Specialist

Areas of Specialization

Jenny specializes in sports medicine, including orthopedic injuries, rehabilitation and performance enhancement.  In addition to her private clinical practice, she is an Associate Professor at the University of East-West Medicine and also teaches with Whitfield Reaves in his Sports Medicine Apprentice Program, an advanced training for acupuncturists. She works with a nationally ranked collegiate men’s rugby team and is the event acupuncturist for the Silicon Valley Sevens international rugby tournament and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament.

Chinese Medicine is a perfect modality to support body, mind and spirit for serious competitors.   Jenny loves helping athletes achieve their personal best.

Athletes are assessed individually.  Jenny will draw from many modalities to craft a treatment protocol, including: traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture, dry needling, motor point acupuncture, trigger point 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.




  • Co-owner, Alameda Acupuncture
  • Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Team Acupuncturist, St. Mary’s College Men’s Rugby
  • Event Acupuncturist, Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018
  • Event Acupuncturist, Silicon Valley Sevens
  • Associated Professor, University of East-West Medicine
  • Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley, Integrative Medicine
  • Presenter, 9th International Conference on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Dublin, Ireland 2018
  • Tai Ji Instructor, Certified Cheng Hsin School
  • Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
  • Teaching Assistant, 2016 to Present, Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship
  • Continuing Education Instructor, Acupuncture Sports Medicine Review and Practicum Course
  • Teaching Assistant to Whitfield Reaves 2015-Present:

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN, 2015-2016, Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), San Francisco, CA, 2016, Doctoral Module: Care of the Lumbar Spine

Pacific Symposium, San Diego, CA 2016 Common Sports Injuries and Pain Syndromes and their Assessment and Treatment Protocols

Sports Acupuncture Alliance 2017, Philadelphia, PA, Anatomically Significant Points

Bastyr University, Seattle, WA 2017, Doctoral Module: Lower Extremity


  • 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, 2017-2018 Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (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


Motor Point Needling, 2018

  • Chinese Medicine that Works

Human Anatomy Lab for Health and Fitness Professionals, 2017

  • Cadaver lab,t Life West Chiropractic College

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