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Jenny Nieters

Dr. Jenny Nieters, L.Ac. DACM


Areas of Specialization

Jenny specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic injuries and athletic performance.  In addition to her private clinical practice, she is the team acupuncturist for the San Francisco 49ers and the Saint Mary’s College Men’s Rugby teams.  She teaches sports acupuncture with Whitfield Reaves in his Sports Medicine Apprentice Program, an advanced training for acupuncturists. She works with professional and Olympic athletes including MLB and NFL players.  She also served as event acupuncturist for international rugby tournaments, including the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, the Silicon Valley Sevens and the Las Vegas Sevens. She traveled with the Samoan Sevens team to support their efforts at the Paris 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.




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

Sports Acupuncture Alliance 2018, San Jose, CA


  • 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
  • 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


Anatomy Angel: Pelvic Floor Health with Dr. Kathy Dooley, 2020

Face It: Safety Skills & Strategies for Head and Neck Acupuncture, 2020

The Shoulder Complex: Advanced Assessment & Treatment Skills, 2020

  • Jame Chaves

Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture: Extremities, 2019 

  • Poney Chiang

ID 1: Core Concepts, 2019

ID 2: Lower Extremity, 2019

  • Immaculate Dissection

Motor Point Needling, 2018

  • Chinese Medicine that Works

Human Anatomy Lab for Health and Fitness Professionals, 2017 & 2019

  • Cadaver lab, 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
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