We found 122 acupuncturists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Burbank, CA.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
621 E Campbell Avenue; Suite 7
Campbell, CA
 

Mr. Lawrence Plageman's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Plageman accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Tracy Tsaefen Young
Specializes in Acupuncture
5150 Graves Avenue; Suite 11h
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Tracy Young is an acupuncturist in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. Her clinical interests include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Ms. Young accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She speaks Taiwanese.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Pei Pei S Wang
Specializes in Acupuncture
260 S. Sunnyvale Avenue; Suite 8
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Mr. Pei Wang is an acupuncturist. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Mr. Wang is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Cancer Supportive Care, Migraine, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Shasta Tierra D.A.O.M.
Specializes in Acupuncture
1101 S Winchester Boulevard; Suite P-297
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Shasta D.A.O.M. works as an acupuncturist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include infertility and weight loss. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan insurance.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Weight Loss

Charis M Wolf
Specializes in Acupuncture
621 E Campbell Avenue; Suite 12
Campbell, CA
 

Ms. Charis Wolf specializes in acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include cancer supportive care, migraine, and cancer. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Wolf speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Supportive Care, Migraine, Cancer, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Headache, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
628 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Lana Pham is an acupuncturist. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1101 S Winchester Boulevard; L-241
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Angela Pariseau specializes in acupuncture and practices in San Jose, CA. Ms. Pariseau honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1173 C S Deanza Boulevard
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. William Wang's specialty is acupuncture. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Zhenghua Liu
Specializes in Acupuncture
20432 Silverado Avenue; Suite #1
Cupertino, CA
 

Mr. Zhenghua Liu works as an acupuncturist in Cupertino, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Stephen Eggleston
Specializes in Acupuncture
14107-k Winchester Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA
 

Mr. Stephen Eggleston works as an acupuncturist. His clinical interests include migraine, general care, and pain management. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Pain Management, General Care, Sports Health, Headache, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
693 E Remington Drive; Suite A
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sang Kim specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
414 S Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Ms. Vera Wang's area of specialization is acupuncture. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2940 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA
 

Ms. Yu Tian practices acupuncture in Santa Clara, CA. Ms. Tian is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1208 E Arques Avenue; Suite 108-1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Ms. Judy Chen works as an acupuncturist. Ms. Chen accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
777 Knowles Drive; Suite 6b
Los Gatos, CA
 

Ms. Jianyun Engelhardt's specialty is acupuncture. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
840 E El Camino Real; # C
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Ms. Zheng Liang specializes in acupuncture. Patients gave Ms. Liang an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is at least two thousand years old, although it has only recently gained popularity in North America. Practitioners of acupuncture are called acupuncturists. They may also provide other forms of TCM, or they may have learned acupuncture alone. In the United States, acupuncture providers must have three or four years of graduate level education to be licensed.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is filed with a vital energy called qi. When this energy becomes blocked or unbalanced, pain and illness result. To redirect the flow of qi, the acupuncturist inserts extremely thin, stainless steel needles (the width of a human hair) into a patient’s skin at specific points in the body (called meridians). A trained acupuncturist knows which meridians to insert the acupuncture needles into, how deeply to insert them, and how to stimulate them by raising or twisting them in order to balance the qi correctly.

Although researchers don’t know exactly how acupuncture works, they do have solid evidence that it does. Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at relieving pain, reducing nausea from chemotherapy, improving fertility, and reducing inflammation. The World Health Organization has stated that acupuncture is effective in treating 28 different conditions and may be helpful in treating many others. The Western medical view on acupuncture is not that qi is being balanced, but that the needles stimulate blood flow and endorphin production, which promote a sense of well-being.

During a typical acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will first examine the patient and ask about any complaints. The patient will lie down on a table and get comfortable. Then the acupuncturist will insert the needles, which are between 13 and 70mm long and made of stainless steel. Usually a treatment uses between 3 and 15 needles, and they are left in place for about 20 minutes. Most states require the needles to be disposable, single-use needles to reduce the chance of any infection. The needles may be twisted or moved, and in some cases, low currents of electricity are passed through them. Then they are removed, the patient is given lifestyle advice, and the appointment is over. Sessions are often repeated weekly or every other week.

Acupuncture has many benefits. Since it is extremely safe and has no side effects, it can be an excellent alternative to pain medications for those patients who cannot or choose not to take them. In addition, acupuncture is now covered by the majority of health care insurance plans in the United States. Acupuncture can be a wonderful option in your treatment plan.