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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

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.

Meet Lisa

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

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

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


Two Cold and Flu Remedies

December 1, 2016

Acupuncture in Portland and the Flu Season.  It sounds like a kids story doesn’t it.  Well, the story is that Flu season is definitely here. Everywhere I go I hear people coughing and hacking.  I have seen and treated many patients that are fighting it, and have had several last minute cancellations, due to patients just wanting to head home and […]


What is the problem with sugar

What is the problem with sugar?

October 28, 2016

What is the problem with sugar? And why does it have such a bad rap. Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, the spleen is affected by any food that is sweet, cold, raw, or fat. Sugar is one of the biggest influence on creating symptoms in the spleen, i.e. the gut.   […]


Acupuncture for a cold tools

Acupuncture for a cold

September 27, 2016

Acupuncture for a Cold?  Yes! It’s started already.  Our patients are coming in because they feel like a cold is coming on, or they already have symptoms and are miserable.  And yes, of course, we can  use acupuncture for a cold.  Last month I posted the weird picture of Bev with dots stuck to her face, illustrating the points to press […]


Can acupuncture help with transition

Can Acupuncture help with Transitions?

September 1, 2016

Can acupuncture help with transitions? As we head into fall, I did say that didn’t I? We start to go through many transitions. First there is the seasonal transition of summer to fall. Kids go back to school. Teachers go back to school. Kids go off to college. Parents become empty nesters. Mom’s wonder what to do now that their […]


Recurring Events

Community Acupuncture (Tuesday)
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Community Acupuncture (Tuesday)

Experience RiverWest’s affordable Community Acupuncture option for only $20 per treatment!

Community Acupuncture (Wednesday)
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Community Acupuncture (Wednesday) @ Portland | Oregon | United States

Experience RiverWests affordable Community Acupuncture option for only $20 per treatment!

Community Acupuncture (Thursday)
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Acupuncture (Thursday)

Experience RiverWest’s affordable Community Acupuncture option for only $20 per treatment!

Community Acupuncture (Tuesday)
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Community Acupuncture (Tuesday)

Experience RiverWest’s affordable Community Acupuncture option for only $20 per treatment!