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About

Alexis Richardson L.Ac. is the founder of the West Marin Acupuncture Collective, a 501c3 non-profit organization, established in 2015. She has worked in a healing capacity since 2005, utilizing her skills in acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage.  She is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (Pacific College of Health and Science) where she earned a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. 

In 2010, Alexis established an acupuncture program at the Center for Executive Health at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and has completed clinical trainings in Rady’s Childrens Hospital, San Diego Hospice and UCSD Pacific Beach Free Clinic. Alexis started her work in community acupuncture at Petaluma Community Acupuncture, where she worked from 2014-2016.  In addition, Alexis has advanced training in Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Dr. Tan’s Balance method and Qi Gong.

In 2018 Alexis joined Coastal Health Alliance as their first staff Acupuncturist, she sees patients in Point Reyes Station and Bolinas.  Alexis also has a community acupuncture clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Point Reyes Station.

Testimonials

I’ve been getting acupuncture treatments (and herbal medicines) from Alexis on and off for the past four years — first at the Petaluma acupuncture clinic and more recently in Pt. Reyes Station. Alexis is terrific … knowledgeable, experienced, intuitive and has a heart of gold. She’s been helping me with a variety of issues — anxiety, insomnia, psoriasis (yeah, it’s a long list!) … Her West Marin Acupuncture Collective provides an important and valuable service to our small, rural community, and we are deeply grateful.  Michael

I have been having acupuncture off and on since the 1980’s. It’s my preferred mode of health care. Since 2016 I have gone to Alexis in the various places she has her practice.  I have never encountered a practitioner that takes the time to find out whats going on.  I can tell her anything.  Then she takes my pulses to get additional information before the treatment which feels like I’m getting a tuneup and. being balanced where things had gotten out of whack.  The atmosphere she creates is very soothing and calming.  It’s a total healing environment and she is a true healer.   Gail

Alexis helped me gently work through my fears of needles and treated me with the goal being free of pain from endometriosis. She helped me tremendously. I look forward to seeing her every time, it’s like a mini vacation. She is warm, knowledgeable and understanding. I highly recommend her to everyone I can! Victoria

Acupuncture by Alexis is amazing. After having her treatment I felt completely relaxed and on another level. She not only helped me with my sciatica, she addressed my anxiety as well. She’s gentle but firm with her needles and is attentive to all of your needs. The only thing comparable to her needle work is her genuine bedside manner. No pain is too small, no question is too simple, she wants to know whats going on with YOU. When you’re with Alexis you’re with a healer, a friend and an expert in her craft.  Ben

I appreciate your TLC during a very challenging time and breast cancer recovery.  Thank you so much for your care, expertise and beautiful heart.  Honestly the care you gave me helped save my life.  I say this wholeheartedly because the chemo, radiation treatments and change in my hormones really impacted my body, mind and spirit.  Getting acupuncture from you was the only time I felt nurtured and healed. Suzanne 

As such many of my nursing colleagues suffer from minor to major stress-induced health issues. As a headache sufferer for most of my life I have tried everything, or so I thought. I stumbled upon acupuncture out of sheer desperation. I met Alexis, my primary acupuncturist, and after my first visit with her in which I described my many symptoms, discomforts, and frustrations I couldn’t help but think that she may think I am a bit crazy, or possibly a huge complainer. Not so! She embraced my “disease” with a gentleness, calm, and concern that I have never experienced in Western medicine.

As I sat in one of the many comfortable chairs Alexis began my treatment. I fell into such a relaxed state that I fell asleep. I awoke two hours later to the gentle Zen music playing in the room. I have never felt so relaxed and at peace in my entire life. I could feel a difference that is hard to describe but in a two words – great relief.

As my journey with discovery and healing continues I was able to experience Cupping, a very ancient treatment that one has to experience to understand the benefits. I am no longer baffled at why I feel so great, why I don’t have constant headaches and migraines any more. I know why. I opened my mind and trusted this truly gifted individual to help me. Help she did. Thank you for reading my story and I wish you health and happiness.  Siobhan

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help address a wide range of health concerns including but not limited to:

 

Women’s Health

irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, menopause, fibroids, fertility issues, morning sickness

Musculoskeletal & Neurological Conditions

chronic pain, arthritis, neuralgia, tendonitis, neuropathy, stroke, muscle spasms, Bell’s palsy, strains & sprains, bursitis, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease, epilepsy

Gastrointestinal Disorders

irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, loose stool, food allergies, ulcers, hemorrhoids, acid reflux, colitis, gas & bloating

Circulatory Disorders

high or low blood pressure, chest pain, cold hands and feet, arrhythmias, varicose veins

Respiratory Disorders

asthma, emphysema, difficulty breathing, bronchitis, pneumonia

Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat Disorders

sinusitis, seasonal allergies, common cold, hay fever, tinnitus, ear infections, night blindness, dry eyes, vertigo/dizziness, sore throat

Emotional & Psychological Conditions

anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, grief, bipolar disorder, ADD/ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder

Sleep Disturbances

insomnia, fatigue, frequent waking, vivid dreaming, restless sleep, night sweats, night terrors

Headaches

migraines, tension headaches, eye strain, hormonal

Dermatological Disorders

eczema, acne, psoriasis, hives, scars, rosacea, contact dermatitis

Urogenital Disorders

kidney stones, prostatitis, frequent urination, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction

Miscellaneous

chronic fatigue, diabetes, hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, fibromyalgia, side effects of chemotherapy, addiction

Media

Listen to Alexis’ 2016 interview on KMWR with Susan Santiago: 

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Community Acupuncture: 

Tuesdays 9am-2pm 

$75 per initial treatment / $50 per follow up treatment 

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80 4th St. Suite 207 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 

Email: westmarinacupuncturecollective@gmail.com

Call: (415) 938-4494  

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Coastal Health Alliance: 

Mondays 9am-5:30pm in Bolinas, 

Wednesdays 9am-1pm in Point Reyes Station

Call (415) 663-8666

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Home visits: 

Helpful for post-operative care, for patients with mobility issues, immunocompromised patients, hospice care, home births and private group acupuncture sessions. 

 Call (415) 938-4494/ $200 per home visit