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3257 Camino De Los Coches; Suite 203
Carlsbad, CA
(760) 944-2911; (760) 294-1356

(Average of 4 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology, Massage Therapy, NADA (National Acupuncture ... (Read more)

Mr. Lars Nielsen practices acupuncture. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), menstrual disorders, and migraines. Mr. Nielsen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Japanese and Danish.

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Doreen (Dodie) Rufener Hemingway LAC

Specializes in Acupuncture

2210 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite E
Encinitas, CA
(760) 632-7728

Clinical interests: Acugems Facial Rejueve, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbology, NADA (National Acupuncture ... (Read more)

Ms. Doreen Hemingway is an acupuncturist. Clinical interests for Ms. Hemingway include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), menstrual disorders, and migraines.

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Mrs. Celeste Parke LAC

Specializes in Acupuncture

499 N El Camino Real; Suite C202
Encinitas, CA
(760) 230-8151

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Acupuncture

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Nancy Porter Anderson LAC, MS, OMD

Specializes in Acupuncture

634 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach, CA

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology, Life/Stress Consulting, Moxibustion, NADA ... (Read more)

Ms. Nancy Anderson works as an acupuncturist. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), migraines, and infertility.

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Leah Davida Krecu LAC

Specializes in Acupuncture

2210 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite E
Encinitas, CA
(760) 632-7728

Clinical interests: Acupuncture, licensed massage therapist, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, nutritional counseling.

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Michael Hoppe LAc

Specializes in Acupuncture

512 Via De La Valle; Suite 210
Solana Beach, CA
(858) 605-8171

Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Allergy and Immunology, Energy Healing, Mental Health, Worlsey Acupuncture, Total Body ... (Read more)

Mr. Michael Hoppe's area of specialization is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include male infertility, depression, and stress management. Mr. Hoppe is conversant in Spanish.

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285 N El Camino Real; Suite 211
Encinitas, CA
(760) 942-8100

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140 Lomas Santa Fe Drive; Suite 101
Solana Beach, CA
(858) 354-5924

(Average of 4.5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Offering Private & Community Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, & Private Yoga, Private & Community ... (Read more)

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112 Dahlia Drive
Solana Beach, CA
(858) 792-5407

(Average of 4.8 in 3 ratings)

Ms. Miriam Miller's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture

312 S Cedros Avenue; Suite 326
Solana Beach, CA
(858) 481-1438

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451 La Veta Avenue
Encinitas, CA
(760) 704-7712

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451 La Veta Avenue
Encinitas, CA

Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology, Qi Gong, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Ms. Amy Ligani practices acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), menstrual disorders, and migraines.

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Mischell Elias LAc, DiplAc

Specializes in Acupuncture

140 Lomas Santa Fe Drive; Suite 101
Solana Beach, CA
(858) 692-3874

Clinical interests: Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Women's Health, Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology, ... (Read more)

Ms. Mischell Elias' specialty is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Elias include cupping, general care, and women's health.

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1349 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
(858) 793-1104

(Average of 3.5 in 3 ratings)

Mr. Dwayne Lee's specialty is acupuncture. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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317 N El Camino Real; Suite 406
Encinitas, CA
(760) 632-1442

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Specializes in Acupuncture

462 Stevens Avenue; Suite 306
Solana Beach, CA
(858) 531-4418; (858) 481-0303

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Inflammation, pain and degeneration. Issues with auto-immune and cancer are treated with the most ... (Read more)

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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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