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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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silver takes. Dr. Silver welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training 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)

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

Ms. Hongmei Li's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include acupuncture treatment. Ms. Li accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 is an acupuncturist, anesthesiologist, and pain doctor. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Ikhisemojie graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2554 Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wood is an acupuncturist and chiropractor. Dr. Wood is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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

Ms. Polina Bowler's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Bowler's areas of expertise include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Bowler (or staff) speaks Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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

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

Dr. Randy Martin's specialty is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and homeopathic treatment. On average, patients gave Dr. Martin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

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

Mr. Min Lee practices acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Mr. Lee include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He 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 works as an acupuncturist in Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Vercos include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. He honors 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 specializes in acupuncture. She is conversant in Japanese. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Fujimaki 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, Chiropractic
611 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Eric Dahlstrom is an acupuncturist and chiropractor. Dr. Dahlstrom 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 practices acupuncture. Ms. Chung-Jung accepts 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 practices acupuncture in Los Angeles, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1511 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Ms. Annji Lee practices acupuncture. She accepts 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 practices acupuncture. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
239 S La Cienega Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Ms. Danling Sun's specialty is acupuncture. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2222 Santa Monica Boulevard; #205
Santa Monica, CA
 

Ms. Julie Yu's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Yu 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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