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The Business of Living: Alameda Acupuncture

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

It's hard to argue with the wisdom of over 5,000 years of Chinese medicine. At Alameda Acupuncture, practitioners bring the Eastern practice of healing to the United States, and their slogan says just that: "Eastern Medicine for Westerners." Licensed Acupuncturists Dr. John Nieters and his wife, Jenny, are co-owners of this healthcare business that uses a range of modalities acupuncture, moxabustion, custom polypharmacy herbal medicine and dietary therapy, tui na massage therapy and qi gong energy medicine to foster wellness in their patients.

Taking advantage of traditional Chinese practices does have to mean abandoning Western medicine. As Jenny explains, "We also offer integration with Western medicine and can work as a primary care provider or in partnership with your Western physician."

Aside from overall healthcare treatments which may include lifestyle changes and nutrition, specialties are incorporated, depending on the practitioner's post-graduate training. John, who also is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and has trained extensively in China, is a professor, speaker, author, podcaster, blogger, and ask-the-expert respondent with many years of hands-on experience. He is skilled in treating chronic and degenerative conditions, orthopedic injuries, diabetes, and fertility and is a custom herbal formulary master.

Jenny's specialty is in orthopedic injuries, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. Her treatments help each patient be their competitive best, not only in body but in mind and spirit too. She has apprenticed with Whitfield Reaves and studied with Matt Callison, who are two of the world's top sports medicine acupuncture practitioners. Conditions Jenny treats range from lower back or shoulder pain to sciatica, shin splints, and arthritis. Her treatments can also help with before and after performance at sporting events.

Office practitioner expertise also includes autoimmune disorders, pain, and facial rejuvenation a natural alternative to surgery and Botox. This treatment uses acupuncture to target skin concerns on the face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and acne scars, while herbal infusion masks, facial massage, and other therapies are used to balance the body for overall better-looking skin.

"To promote better health and awareness of healthy lifestyle choices, Alameda Acupuncture offers free community lectures in public spaces, health food stores, street fairs and local businesses," says Jenny of their philosophy. "Our goal is to help as many people as possible and be vibrantly engaged in the business of living."

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