“Even in times of social isolation we’re here to help!” ~Lisa Nicholson, L.Ac.

When it’s impossible or impractical for you to be seen “in person”, WE CAN STILL HELP!  With secure and effective Virtual Visits we can give you the tools to manage your symptoms and feel your best.

(And, by the way, it won’t even cost too many bucks!)



First, you book an appointment. At your scheduled time, we get on a call through Zoom. We’ll sent you a unique and secure link, and all you need to do is be in front of your computer or phone and click the link at the appropriate time.

We’ll have a chat about what is going on. We may ask you to show us your tongue or have you demonstrate how you are able (or NOT able) to move.

Then we’ll give you simple, real-life recommendations for self-care which will help you feel better fast. Suggestions may include stretches, exercises, diet recommendations, acupressure or self-massage techniques, hot or cold packs, over the counter remedies, and more. If we decide herbs or supplements will be helpful, we’ll ship them directly to your door. And if we think you REALLY need to see your doctor, we’ll let you know!

Easy. Straight forward. Effective. Medicine direct from us to you, connected through the internet.

What Can I Use Virtual Visits For?

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stress symptoms
  • Stomach upset
  • Cold/flu symptoms
  • Anything you WANT help with
***Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors.

Frequently Asked Questions About Virtual Visits

Is it Secure?

Absolutely! Our conferencing soft-ware uses the highest grade encryption to secure the communication channel, and is compliant with all State and Federal privacy regulations.

Why Do a Virtual Visit?

Active Patients: Continue focus on your treatment plan so you can continue to make progress towards your goals.

Active and Returning Patients: Time to get sage and “chill” advice from your clinician during this unique time in history.

Returning Patients: Catch up and get recommendations for supporting your immune system, managing stress and anxiety, and ANYTHING you want to talk to us about.

Obviously we won’t do acupuncture, but we WILL update your herb and supplement recommendations and give you the same time-tested PROVEN guidance we provide at every in-person visit. And we’ll ship herbs and supplements you need directly to your door.

How Do I Schedule My Virtual Visit?

Easy, peasy! It’s just like scheduling any other appointment in our office. Simply click the link below, input your name, email address, and phone number, choose your appointment date and time, then click “Book” and you’re DONE!”

You’ll receive an email confirming your appointment and instructions for connecting with us at your scheduled time.

Lisa Nicholson, L.Ac., DNBAO is a master acupuncturist, licensed in California and nationally certified. She is a skilled nutritionist and wellness coach, with a passion for helping people experiencing physical and emotional pain to reconnect with their passion for living. As a breast cancer survivor, she is uniquely aware of what breast cancer patients experience from the moment of diagnosis through the entire treatment process.

The child of a teacher and a dentist in a family chock full of physicians, psychologists, and lawyers, Lisa chose a different path. Since childhood, Lisa has been drawn to helping people overcome physical and emotional challenges to live fulfilling and rich lives. Although she was pre-med with her psychology major at SUNY Albany, she found she didn’t resonate with “conventional” medicine and instead, went on to complete a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. After 8 years of working with people struggling with mental illness and addiction, she was looking for a new challenge. As a career counselor, Lisa “tried on” nearly every medical tradition, ultimately settling on Chinese Medicine because it was the one system which fully embraced her philosophy about the interconnectedness of mind and body and offered a treatment system which simultaneously addresses both

Lisa is an endurance athlete who has participated in competitive swimming, cross-country, downhill and water skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, and cycling. At age 29, a water skiing crash left her with a major injury to her back, neck, and shoulders, and threatened to disable her. But Lisa was determined to get back into her athletic pursuits. Because all of her injuries were non-surgical soft-tissue problems, conventional medicine had nothing to offer except drugs. Lisa instead turned to chiropractic and her yoga practice to gradually heal her injuries. It was during a yoga teacher training class where she had an epiphany that much of her ongoing pain was due her fear and resistance to feeling more pain. Through a meditation with a partner, she gradually and gently unlocked the spasms which had bound her back for months, guiding herself back to the movement she needed to heal. Since then, she has continued her yoga practice and taken up first rock climbing and then cycling, training over a period of years to the ultra-cycling world. Now, 100 miles is a training ride, and Lisa has successfully finished events including Race Across the West and Paris-Brest-Paris.

As a breast cancer survivor, Lisa is particularly passionate about helping other breast cancer patients to get through their treatment and restore their health and well being. She has experienced the pain of surgery, the nausea and fatigue of chemotherapy, the fear and frustration of landing in the emergency room with sepsis following one of her treatments, and the skin irritation associated with radiation therapy.  She has successfully returned to her athletic lifestyle following treatment. As someone who has participated in multi-day timed athletic events, she is intimately familiar with the experience of being alone in the dark physically exhausted and afraid, while trying to keep enough forward movement to finish the event. This makes her uniquely suited to working with people undergoing cancer treatment.

Lisa loves to travel, and especially likes to experience other cultures through their food. She is a skilled gourmet cook, and brings her fascination with all things culinary into the clinic with nutrition recommendations, recipes, and more

When she’s not in the clinic or on her bike, you can find Lisa at home in her kitchen or reading with her husband and Percy, the cat who shares her spirit of adventure and zest for fine food

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