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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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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 […]


Acupuncture helps grief

How Acupuncture helps Grief

July 27, 2016

Did you know that Acupuncture helps grief? Really?  Acupuncture helps grief?  YES!!  I once took a class that opened my eyes in a profound way.  It was called Mastering Loss and Change. I initially thought, “Why would I take this class?” I’ve had a great life, I really haven’t had any loss. My parents are still alive. At the time, my […]



Does heat help weight loss?

June 29, 2016

We have already had a hotter than normal spring.  Seeing temperatures in the 80’s in April and the 90’s in May and 100 in June is just not what we expect here in the Northwest.   As it heats up and we tend to wear less clothing, then the diets start, and I hear both stories from my patients either about […]


Recurring Events

Community Acupuncture (Tuesday)
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Community Acupuncture (Tuesday)

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

Community Acupuncture (Wednesday)
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Community Acupuncture (Wednesday) @ Portland | Oregon | United States

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

Emotion Code Workshop @ RiverWest Acupuncture
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm



WHEN: Tuesday, September 13th, 6:00-7:30pm

WHERE: RiverWest Acupuncture

WHY: This stuff is groundbreaking and seriously powerful!




The results have been simply outstanding! Pain, either COMPLETELY gone or reduced SIGNIFICANTLY in 5-10 minutes. Come prepared to move and be moved!

In this complimentary workshop, certified Emotion Code practitioner Lisa C. Francolini will talk about and demonstrate her latest learning around emotional baggage and healing chronic pain! This process is called THE EMOTION CODE. It’s all about getting rid of pain and blockages, whether they are physical or emotional.

What is the Emotion Code?

“The Emotion Code is an energy healing technique that helps us to identify and literally release trapped emotions- which are harmful emotional energies from negative past events. Trapped emotions can cause depression, anxiety, they can block people from love and happiness and make them feel disconnected from others. And because trapped emotions are made of energy, just like the rest of the body, they exert an influence on the physical tissues, and can cause acute pain and even cancer. Releasing trapped emotions makes conditions right for the body to heal- so physical and emotional difficulties often disappear or become much more manageable.”

What exactly do you mean by Trapped Emotions?

“Trapped Emotions are literally like balls of energy, vibrating at different frequencies depending on what the emotion is (for example, Anger is a different vibration than Sadness or Insecurity). Trapped Emotions are negative, destructive vibrations, and tend to affect the body wherever they are stuck, creating pain and malfunction of bodily tissues, even disease. Trapped Emotions sure can make life miserable, but you can get rid of them using The Emotion Code and lighten your load for good!”


Community Acupuncture (Thursday)
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Acupuncture (Thursday)

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