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Welcome to RiverWest Acupuncture...

A healing oasis dedicated to providing you with a positive and relaxing, total healing experience. Utilizing a combination of acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine, our insightful and skilled professionals offer natural solutions to promote good health on a deeper, long-lasting basis through personalized care.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a safe and effective, drug-free option for diagnosing and treating the imbalances that can cause disease and related symptoms. We look forward to treating you and your family.

Our Practitioners

Lisa C. Francolini

Women 50+ Thriving

Lisa C. Francolini, L.Ac., Owner is committed to rewriting the “50+ women are past their prime” story and empowering them to dream big and thrive through both physical and mental agility. After 20 years as a licensed acupuncturist, she is knowledgeable and passionate about helping her Peri-to-Post menopausal patients flourish in their later years.

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Other services

Other services available at RiverWest Acupuncture:
Chiropractic Care,
Massage,
Personal Training And
Facial/Skin Care Services.

Sheridan Horning

Physical, Mental & Emotional Pain

Sheridan Horning, L.Ac. specializes in treating the physical, mental, and emotional components of pain. When most people are in pain, it’s almost impossible for them to be as brilliant as this world needs them to be. “That is simply not OK on my watch!” explains Sheridan.

Meet Sheridan
Affordable Acupuncture

RiverWest Community Acupuncture Portland

Experience personalized, yet affordable, acupuncture care in a group setting. Treatments are simple and concise. The points treated are on the front of the body – legs, arms, hands, feet and ears, so everyone remains fully clothed. Come join us. Pick a lounge chair, zone out and relax.

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Pulse Lines: RiverWest Health News

acupuncture helps urinary incontinence

Acupuncture helps urinary incontinence?

June 27, 2017

It goes something like this.   You are holding your newborn baby.  It starts with a sneeze. And you think, did I just pee my pants?   With a certain amount of shock, you realize, it’s true.  You did just wet your pants. This inconvenient and at times, embarrassing, little problem is urinary incontinence.   It is not a rare problem. Lots of women — regardless […]

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Alternative to Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

June 22, 2017

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has long been known to use a specific protocol for facial rejuvenation.   Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation treatments were popular among the wealthy in China before the Communist takeover. Now, with aging Baby Boomers trying to stave off wrinkles, the technique is gathering steam again. The needle therapy can also be used to treat acne, lighten or erase freckles and age spots.  The […]

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Can acupuncture help neuropathy

Can acupuncture help neuropathy?

May 24, 2017

“Can acupuncture help neuropathy?” is a question that I often get.  Frequently the question is in reference to peripheral neuropathy.  I’ll start with what is neuropathy? What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy is a term that refers to general diseases or malfunctions of the nerves. It shows up as weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage. It is most common in the hands […]

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What is moxa

What is Moxa?

March 18, 2017

I’m hearing a lot of coughing as patients come into the clinic.  Moxibustion or Moxa is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves burning an herb called Mugwort, to promote healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years. It is debatable which came first, moxibustion or acupuncture? The purpose of moxa is to stimulate the flow of qi and […]

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Recurring Events


Community Acupuncture

Tuesdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (in by 12:00)
Wednesdays: 10:00 – 1:00 pm (in by 12:00)
Thursdays: 4:00 – 7:00 pm (in by 6:00)
Saturdays: 10:00 am (First and third Saturdays of each month)

Meditation (for Regular People)

Mondays: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm