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We found 235 acupuncturists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Culver City, CA.

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

Dr. Adam Silver's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Silver is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Silver trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He welcomes new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and homeopathic treatment. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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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 takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2554 Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wood works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Venice, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood 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 specialty is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Ms. Bowler include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, 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)

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

Mr. Min Lee's specialty is acupuncture. He speaks Korean. Clinical interests for Mr. Lee include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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 is an in-network provider for 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)

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

Mr. Derek Plonka's areas of specialization are acupuncture and physical therapy; he sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

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

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

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

Ms. Hongmei Li practices acupuncture. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Eric Dahlstrom's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
821 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Soon Chung-Jung practices acupuncture in Los Angeles, CA. She accepts 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's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Chung is in-network for 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. Ms. Russell 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's specialty is acupuncture. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
3544 W Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Kim works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Los Angeles, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts.

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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.