Meet Dr. John Nieters

Dr. John Nieters L.Ac, DAOM, hosts The Balancing Point. A weekly video series which focuses on education, lifestyle, classical wisdom and health. Dr. John Nieters has been serving the Bay Area community for over 35 years. In his practice at Alameda Acupuncture, he provides a combination of Chinese medicine with functional medicine to those dealing […]
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Red Tongue Tip – What Does It Mean?

Did you know the tongue can reveal quite a bit about what is going on with your health. If the tip of your tongue is redder than the rest of the tongue, this can indicate you are experiencing a lot of stress, anxiety and/or insomnia. Symptoms could include: Over thinking Agitated Uneasy feeling Easy Anger […]
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Insomnia and Acupuncture

Insomnia is when you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia side effects could include – fatigue, mental sluggishness, brain fog, irritability, depression, anxiety, excessive worry, difficulty focusing, and even accidents. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees insomnia as an imbalance of energies (or Qi) throughout the body. Insomnia can be from Qi Stagnation – […]
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Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hepatic Hypothesis

Dr. John Nieters, L.Ac, DAOM discusses a case study from his practice of a man who was experiencing chronic cellulitis, delirium tremens, cirrhosis and fatty liver. Hear how the symptoms were presented and treatments given. Dr. John Nieters has been serving the Bay Area community for over 35 years. In his practice at Alameda Acupuncture, […]
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Tai Qi: Separate Left Foot

The next phase of the 24-Tai Qi Series – Separate Left Foot. Dr. John Nieters reviews the previous moves, then demonstrates the Brush Knee and Twist movement. Dr. John Nieters began studying Tai Qi with Master YC Chang almost 50 years ago. He also studied Wing Chun and small circle Jiu Jitsu. He started his […]
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Finding the Right Acupuncturist

Dr. John Nieters was recently interviewed on Holistic Medicine Gurus. Transcript: It is exciting to have Dr. John Nieters, L.Ac., DAOM of Alameda Acupuncture in Alameda, California on our show Holistic Medicine Gurus as Dr. Nieters covers the topic of finding the right acupuncturist in Alameda and the surrounding areas. Dr. John Nieters gives viewers […]
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Tai Qi: Brush Knee & Twist

The next phase of the 24-Tai Qi Series – Brush Knee and Twist. Dr. John Nieters reviews the previous moves, then demonstrates the Brush Knee and Twist movement. Dr. John Nieters began studying Tai Qi with Master YC Chang almost 50 years ago. He also studied Wing Chun and small circle Jiu Jitsu. He started […]
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Sherlock Holmes comes to Alameda Acupuncture

The Curious Case of the Drunken Teetotaler Doctors are perplexed and a wife doesn’t know what to do when her husband displays erratic behaviors. Dr. John Nieters L.Ac, DAOM is often known as the Sherlock Holmes of Acupuncture. Hear an actual case study where his specialized skills are utilized to help this family. Synopsis: Male […]
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Opening Car Door… Tai Qi Style

Did you know you can apply Tai Qi movements to everyday tasks? Dr. John Nieters demonstrates how using your core to open the car door can be effortless and reduce the chance of injury. Dr. John Nieters began studying Tai Qi with Master YC Chang almost 50 years ago. He also studied Wing Chun and […]
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Tai Qi: The Source of the Force

Dr. John Nieters discusses the the Tai Qi principles on the importance of alignment and applying all movements through the core. Dr. John Nieters began studying Tai Qi with Master YC Chang almost 50 years ago. He also studied Wing Chun and small circle Jiu Jitsu. He started his studies with Peter Ralston – who […]
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Qi Gong Observations

More insight into Qi Gong and ways to practice it throughout your life. How to practice and not stress: Know it will take a long time to learn the Tai Qi set Key is to NOT STRESS! Takes about 4 months, of 2 days a week practice to learn a Tai Qi set Different way […]
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Otzi the “Ice Man”

Have you found health benefits from your tattoos? Dr. John Nieters L.Ac, DAOM talks about how the tattoo’s found on Otzi match the acupuncture meridians. Through this knowledge, they were able to explore more on health problems he may have dealt with.

Tai Qi 3: Pie in the Face

3rd phase of 24 set Tai Qi series, “Pie in the Face” Dr. John Nieters began studying Tai Qi with Master YC Chang almost 50 years ago. He also studied Wing Chun and small circle Jiu Jitsu. He started his studies with Peter Ralston – who won the full contact World Championships held in China […]
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Different Types of Needling Techniques

Dr. Jenny Nieters L.Ac, DACM, talks about how different needling techniques should be used based on the athletes current needs. Acupuncture does not need to be painful. Most of Dr. Jenny’s patients report barely feeling the needles, yet seeing amazing results. Excerpt taken from UC Berkeley Guest Lecture Zoom Presentation – April 20, 2020. To […]
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Qi Gong Exercise – Playing the Fingers

A simple Qi Gong exercise you can do while waiting in line at the supermarket. Dr. John Nieters began studying Tai Qi with Master YC Chang almost 50 years ago. He also studied Wing Chun and small circle Jiu Jitsu. He started his studies with Peter Ralston – who won the full contact World Championships […]
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Safety of Chinese Herbs

Dr. John Nieters L.Ac, DAOM discusses the safety of Chinese herbs study conducted at Cleveland Hospital. Excerpt taken from UC Berkeley Guest Lecture Zoom Presentation – April 13, 2020.

Tai Qi Part 2 – Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail

2nd phase of 24 set Tai Qi series, “Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail.” Tai Qi may help improve immunity, strengthen lung function, increase flexibility, balance and calm the mind. Dr. John Nieters began studying Tai Qi with Master YC Chang almost 50 years ago. He also studied Wing Chun and small circle Jiu Jitsu. He started […]
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TCM during Epidemics

Dr. John Nieters L.Ac, DAOM, talks about what China has successfully found to work during Epidemics. Excerpt taken from Guest Lecture Zoom Presentation at UC Berkeley, April 13, 2020.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr. John Nieters L.Ac, DAOM explains what current Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is and how it came to be. Excerpt taken from a Guest Lecture Zoom Presentation at UC Berkeley, April 13, 2020.

Tai Qi Commencement (Part 1)

Dr John Nieters L.Ac, DAOM teaches the first part of a simplified 24 move Tai Qi sequence – “The Commencement” Tai Qi may help improve immunity, strengthen lung function, increase flexibility, balance and calm the mind.

Free Tai Qi Class – Intro

Come join us, as we delve into the world of Tai Qi. Dr. John Nieters will be doing weekly training of a simplified 24 move Tai Qi sequence along with powerful Qi Gong training. Tai Qi may help improve immunity, strengthen lung function, increase flexibility, balance and calm the mind. Dr. John Nieters began studying […]
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