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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Exciting Announcements

Do you know why Telehealth is becoming so successful? Besides the convenience for the patient, it also increases the hormone “Oxytocin.” Oxytocin is the hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It decreases stress, relieves anxiety and helps with healing. Eye contact is one way to increase oxytocin. Dr. John Nieters is currently […]
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My Personal Immune Support Protocol

Dr. John Nieters, discusses supplements he personally takes to support his immune system during the COVID 19 epidemic. DAILY Modified Ketogenic Diet Orthomolecular – InflammaCORE Orthomolecular – MitoCORE Orthomolecular – Buffered Lemon C (2,000mg Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium) Orthomolecular – K-Force (Vitamin D3, 180mcg Vit K2) Source Naturals – Benfotiamine (helps with sepsis) TH1 Stimulators […]
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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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Commonwealth Club: Electroacupuncture and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Reignite the Spark! ELECTROACUPUNCTURE FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES   Hear of the latest research behind electroacupuncture and neurological diseases: Alzheimer’s disease/ Dementia Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Motor Neuron Disease Parkinson’s Multiple Sclerosis Neurological disease is an increasingly common issue in our lives today, but research is building on the different ways acupuncture can […]
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Our Last Episode; Benefits of Tai Chi; a Healthy Diet; Mammograms; 07.27.2018

When the level of vitamin D is not where one would suspect than always have a calcitrol test done.  Calcitrol is the active form of vitamin D with a half life of 15 hours. Invest in breast health but be careful about mammograms. For good general health, eat seasonally, organic and all the greens you […]
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Being a Meditator; EMF; Environmental Toxins; 05.04.2018

Recommended book:  12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson.  One of his 12 rules: always be comparing yourself to yourself.  Strive to be better today than yesterday.  If we are not moving forward we are sliding backwards. The lipoprotein profile includes:  LDL (low density lipoprotein cholesterol), HDL (high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and Triglycerides (fats carried in […]
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The Blood Brain Barrier; Iodine; What to Ask Your Doctor 4.27.2018

As we move into May, it is a time of creativity; of moving and growing. It is important to ask for specific labs at you annual visit with you MD:  1) a blood test, including a CBC (complete blood count); 2) a chem panel; and 3) a urinalysis. Iodine is necessary for the functioning of […]
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Blood Stasis; Meditation; PreDiabetes; Vaccines; 4.20.2018

The longer we can put off being vaccinated the less damage is done. Body movement is important for healthy blood flow.  The body is dependent on healthy blood flow to carry oxygen in, nutrients in to feed muscles, and to take the cellular waste out.   Artificial electromagnetic frequencies that we are overly exposed to can […]
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Wheat; Lead Testing; Ear Wax; Cell Phone Radiation; 04.13.2018

There has been an upsurge in laboratories doing testing for conditions and issues that historically hav been very difficult to get good testing for. An example of such testing is the Wheat Zoomer Test.  There are numerous potential problems, issues and sensitivties associated with eating wheat that, in the past, were rarely tested for.  The […]
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Dry Needling; Orthopedics; Grovers Disease; 4.06.2018

  Dry needling is a technique used for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle. Acupuncture needles are very small – almost as thin as a strand of hair Grover’s disease is a rare, temporary skin condition. […]
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Chinese Medicine; Governing Channel; Bakers Cyst 3.30.2018

  Chinese Medicine has proven to be tremendously effective at reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow. A Bakers Cyst is usually the result of knee joint conditions, such as arthritis or torn cartilage, that cause the knee to produce too much lubricating fluid. Turmeric, Frankincense and Myrrh is a superb herbal combination for inflammation. The […]
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Leaky Gut; Spleen Qi Deficiency; Mammograms; 3.23.2018

  The gut is our area of most dangerous exposure to bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.  We need an acidic stomach in order to pull out iron, B12, calcium and a host of other things. Secretory IGA – one of several lines of defense in the gut. Consistent or overuse of NSAIDS can contribute to leaky […]
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SIBO; Sun Exposure; Testosterone; 01.05.2018

  A breath test is the standard diagnostic tool used by medical doctors in diagnosing SIBO or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth.  It is a condition where particular strains of bacteria have colonized the small intestine. Dr. Siebecker has a good example chart of a specific carbohydrate diet that is beneficial when dealing with SIBO. Video […]
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