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Specializes in Acupuncture, Anesthesiology
34800 Bob Wilson Drive; Nmcsd, Department of Anesthesia
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Cory Gaconnet's areas of specialization are acupuncture and anesthesiology. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Gaconnet attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4638 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Jane Kastner's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Kastner (or staff) speaks Swedish and German. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Ms. Kastner has an open panel.

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Eyton J Shalom, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
3577 Louisiana Street; Main Office
San Diego, CA
 

Mr. Eyton Shalom practices acupuncture. In addition to English, Mr. Shalom (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Tamil. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Patients rated Mr. Shalom highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Migraine, Ayurveda, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

Karen C Sulger
Specializes in Acupuncture
2729 Fourth Avenue; Suite 3
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Karen Sulger's specialty is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Ms. Sulger accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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

Specializes in Acupuncture
1516 W Redwood Street; Suite 202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sterner is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in acupuncture. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Sterner an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4638 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Mr. Mark Kastner works as an acupuncturist. Mr. Kastner honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4062 Harney Street; Suite A
San Diego, CA
 

Tiffany M Jonsson
Specializes in Acupuncture
3990 Old Town Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Tiffany Jonsson's area of specialization is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Ms. Jonsson include migraine, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Sports Health, Headache, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nutrition Issues, Traditional Chinese ... (Read more)

Maring Chieko Higa
Specializes in Acupuncture
2310 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Maring Higa specializes in acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include the following: menstrual disorders, migraine, and infertility. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Higa takes.

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Clinical interests: Menstrual Disorders, Migraine, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Traditional Chinese ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
1370 Rosecrans Street; Suite. #c
San Diego, CA
 

Mr. Ha Hwang specializes in acupuncture and practices in San Diego, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2841 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
4183 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
3555 Kenyon Street; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Izelle Cloete practices acupuncture. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Ms. Cloete is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4954 Del Monte Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
4002 Park Boulevard; Suite E
San Diego, CA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
4002 Park Boulevard; Suite E
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Marianna Godes' specialty is acupuncture. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Godes welcomes new patients.

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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.
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