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Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1441 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Adam Silver specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Santa Monica, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Silver is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Silver's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Clinical interests: Ankle Sprain, Headache, Electromyography, Tendonitis, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall W Martin, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
12340 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 132
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Randy Martin specializes in acupuncture and practices in Encino, CA, Valencia, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and homeopathic treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Martin is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Homeopathic Treatment, Migraine, Nutrition Counseling, ... (Read more)

Hongmei Jane Li
Specializes in Acupuncture
6200 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Hongmei Li works as an acupuncturist in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in acupuncture treatment. Ms. Li is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Acupuncture, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
3540 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Augusta Ikhisemojie specializes in acupuncture, anesthesiology, and pain medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2554 Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wood's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Wood accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Polina Bowler
Specializes in Acupuncture
5820 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Polina Bowler works as an acupuncturist. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Bowler (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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

Min Hee Lee
Specializes in Acupuncture
3000 W. Olympic Boulevard; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Mr. Min Lee works as an acupuncturist. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Mr. Lee is conversant in Korean.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Migraine, Infertility, Headache, ... (Read more)

Michael Leonard Vercos, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
2901 Ocean Park Boulevard; Suite 126
Santa Monica, CA
 

Mr. Michael Vercos' specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Vercos's areas of expertise include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Dr. Yoko Fujimaki, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
1509 N Crescent Heights Boulevard; Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Yoko Fujimaki works as an acupuncturist in Los Gatos, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Fujimaki speaks Japanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Fujimaki include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Headache, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Cosmetic Acupuncture, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
1821 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 130
Santa Monica, CA
 

Mr. Derek Plonka practices acupuncture and physical therapy in Santa Monica, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Mr. Plonka takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
611 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Eric Dahlstrom's specialties are 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
821 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Soon Chung-Jung works as an acupuncturist in Los Angeles, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
150 N. Almont Drive; Room 101
Bevery Hills, CA
 

Mr. Young Chung practices acupuncture in Bevery Hills, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2990 S. Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Shelly Russell specializes in acupuncture. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1511 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Ms. Annji Lee is an acupuncturist. Ms. Lee takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
211 Culver Boulevard; Suite G
Playa Del Rey, CA
 

Ms. Sun Young Cho is an acupuncturist in Playa Del Rey, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/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.
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