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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 works as an acupuncturist in Campbell, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Tracy Young's area of specialization is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Ms. Young include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is conversant in 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 specializes in acupuncture. These areas are among Mr. Wang's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.'s specialty is acupuncture. Ms. D.A.O.M.'s areas of expertise include infertility and weight loss. She is in-network for 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 and practices in Campbell, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer supportive care, migraine, and cancer. Ms. Wolf is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She 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's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Pham is an in-network provider for 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 is an acupuncturist in San Jose, CA. She accepts 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 area of specialization is acupuncture. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Mr. Zhenghua Liu specializes in acupuncture and practices in Cupertino, CA. Mr. Liu takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Mr. Stephen Eggleston specializes in acupuncture and practices in Los Gatos, CA. Clinical interests for Mr. Eggleston include migraine, general care, and pain management. He is in-network for 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's area of specialization is 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 works as an acupuncturist in Sunnyvale, CA. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2940 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA
 

Ms. Yu Tian's specialty is acupuncture. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Ms. Judy Chen practices acupuncture in Sunnyvale, CA. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Jianyun Engelhardt works as an acupuncturist in Los Gatos, CA. She honors 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 and practices in Sunnyvale, CA. Ms. Liang's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes 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.