Back pain, neck, spinal pain
Headaches / Migraines
Repetitive stress injuries
Nausea / Morning Sickness
Post-partum Recovery Support
Perinatal Support / ‘Happy Baby’ Treatment
Allergies / Asthma
Anxiety, Depression, Stress
Brain Injury Support
Chemotherapy / Radiation support
Inflammatory Bowel Disease / IBS
Stroke Rehabilitation Support
She is a strong believer in an integrative medical approach, with the patient being the leader of their own healthcare team. Shawne believes that patients receive the best health outcomes when providers of different modalities can work in open-minded collaboration towards a mutual goal. In addition to acupuncture and herbal recommendations, Shawne uses nutrition, mindfulness and movement as tools to help her patients attain their individual health goals.
Shawne has practiced acupuncture in a variety of integrative medical settings. This includes Lifelong Berkeley Primary care, where she worked with a group of doctors, nurses and psychiatrists treating a diverse range of patients with chronic health issues. Shawne also spent time at California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus in San Francisco, CA, providing acupuncture treatments to patients in the Stroke & Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation unit. In addition to her experience in American medical settings, Shawne also spent time in Hangzhou, China, observing and working in various clinics within the Zhejiang Medical University.
Shawne is a Bay Area native and is passionate about serving the community in which she spent a great deal of her childhood. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting on healthy dishes in her kitchen, enjoying the outdoors, or exploring new sites with her husband and their two children.
Alyssa Grace is a state certified massage therapist, certified by the California Massage Therapy Council, and a 12-year member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). She is a graduate of National Holistic Institute and has worked in various settings including health spas, chiropractic offices, large healthcare events, as well as in private practice. Alyssa holds her Master’s of Science in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and is currently preparing for her acupuncture licensure exams.
Alyssa’s area of expertise is therapeutic medical massage. She uses a combination of Tui Na, or Chinese medical massage, static techniques on trigger points, as well as her experience working as an Acupuncture intern to customize each session. Her approach helps to encourage the body to let go of old holding patterns, while alleviating pain, improving flexibility and enhancing her patient’s general well-being.
When she's not working Alyssa enjoys painting with her little one, taking road trips with her family, broadening her culinary skills, and, when the winter season is good, snowboarding at Lake Tahoe.
Dr. Shawne Jabonero Lopes
DACM, L.Ac, CMT
Specializing in Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Women’s Health, General Wellness
Office Administrator, Medical Assistant
Selena is a Psychology major in her last year at San Francisco State University. After graduating, she hopes to spend a year volunteering in a medical facility before moving on to pursue her Master’s in psychology or nursing. Selena is passionate about working with children and adolescents in the healthcare field. She hopes to one day work in a field where she can help guide youth through the challenges and pressures of everyday life.
Selena is excited to be working in the alternative health care field, and looks forward to learning more about Chinese Medicine and all that it has to offer.
Jerome Khayree Muynila
Jerome is a Music Education student at Napa Valley College. In addition to working at Pivot Acupuncture, he also works as a marching percussion instructor for Vallejo High School, and is a member of the NorCal Indoor Percussion ensemble. Unbeknownst to most people, playing in a marching band is very demanding on the body. Because of his experience with aches and muscle injury, Jerome is excited to learn more about anatomy and the TCM approach to treating pain.
When he isn’t working or teaching, Jerome spends his time writing instrumental music, playing his ukelele, guitar, percussive drum, or one of his brass instruments.