Pivot Acupuncture


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Welcome to Pivot Acupuncture, our primary focus is on supporting and educating our patients on their journey towards reaching their health goals. We practice whole-body medicine by addressing not only your symptoms, but through also treating the root of what’s causing the physical imbalances.

Pivot Acupuncture offers both private and community-style acupuncture to the residents of Vallejo and surrounding cities. Our primary areas of expertise are pain management, women’s health and preventative wellness.


What we treat

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a medical system that uses a “Root & Branch” approach.  We not only treat the patient’s symptoms, but also treat the root causes manifesting in pain, illness, or psychoemotional unrest. Here is a short list of conditions we treat:

Acute/Chronic Pain

  • Arthritis

  • Back pain, neck, spinal pain

  • Headaches / Migraines

  • Joint pain

  • Neuropathic Pain

  • Repetitive stress injuries

  • Sciatica

  • Sports Injury

Women’s Health

  • Facial Rejuventaion

  • Hormonal Imbalances

  • Insomnia

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Menstrual Issues

  • Nausea / Morning Sickness

  • Post-partum Recovery Support

  • Perinatal Support / ‘Happy Baby’ Treatment

  • Pregnancy-related pain

  • PMS

  • Stress

General Conditions:

  • Allergies / Asthma

  • Anxiety, Depression, Stress

  • Brain Injury Support

  • Cancer Support

  • Chemotherapy / Radiation support

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Digestive Issues

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease / IBS

  • Insomnia

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Stroke Rehabilitation Support

  • Thyroid Issues


Our Space


Our Team


Shawne is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist, herbalist, and Certified Massage Therapist

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 Kendle, Massage Therapist

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
Specializing in Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Women’s Health, General Wellness

DACM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, California Institute of Integral Studies | San Francisco, CA
M.S. Traditional Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine | San Francisco, CA
Clinical Training Zhejiang Medical University | Hangzhou, China
Advanced Certification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, | Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA
Clinical Internship, California Pacific Medical Center Comprehensive Stroke & Rehabilitation Program | San Francisco, CA
Clinical Internship, Berkeley Lifelong Primary Care, Integrative Medical Clinic | Berkeley, CA
Apprenticeship, Whitfield Reaves,, LAc, Sports & Orthopedic Medicine,Oakland, CA
Mentorship, Kil-Young Yu, LAc, Acupuncturist to Golden State Warriors & San Francisco Forty Niner’s | Sports & Orthopedics Medicine, Oakland, CA
Mentorship, Christopher Randle, LAc, Former Acupuncturist to Golden State Warriors | Sports & Orthopedics Medicine, Oakland, CA


Selena Lazzarotti
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
Office Administrator

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.