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We found 34 acupuncturists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near Costa Mesa, CA.

Benedict Young Il Choi
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
41 Corporate Park; Suite 270
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Benedict Choi's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic; he sees patients in Irvine, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choi include sports health, musculoskeletal problems, and traditional chinese acupuncture. Dr. Choi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Scalp Acupuncture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nam S Lee, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
425 Old Newport Boulevard; Suite E
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nam Lee specializes in acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
17456 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Ms. Lucille Wagner is an acupuncturist and physical therapist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Ms. Wagner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Tara Pierce
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
1501 Westcliff Drive; Suite 309
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Tara Pierce is an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Newport Beach, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
17122 Beach Boulevard; Suite 100
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nina Hong Quyen La's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. La accepts.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1300 Quail Street; Suite 110
Newport Beach, CA
 

Mr. Jong Hwa Lee is an acupuncturist. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8700 Warner Avenue; Suite 140
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Ms. Stefanie Bennett is an acupuncturist in Fountain Valley, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
1401 Avocado Avenue; 805
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Grace Pak's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
8700 Warner Avenue; Suite 140
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Yoorim Choi's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8840 Warner Avenue; Suite 100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Ms. Amy Swei is an acupuncturist in Fountain Valley, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2900 Bristol Street; Suite J102
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Angela Caraza works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Caraza accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8840 Warner Avenue; #201
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Mr. In Soo Lee specializes in acupuncture and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
9092 Talbert Avenue; Suite Number 4
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ta Gu's specialty is acupuncture. Dr. Gu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8840 Warner Avenue; Suite 100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Ms. Jamie Chang practices acupuncture in Fountain Valley, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
16631 Noyes Avenue
Irvine, CA
 

Ms. Shuyu Lee's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2900 Bristol Street; Bldg J-102
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Susan Ha's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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.