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Doreen (Dodie) Rufener Hemingway LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
2210 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite E
Encinitas, CA
(760) 632-7728

Ms. Doreen Hemingway practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA. Ms. Hemingway's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), menstrual disorders, and migraines.

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

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

Mr. Lars Nielsen practices acupuncture in Escondido, CA and Carlsbad, CA. Mr. Nielsen (or staff) is conversant in Japanese and Danish. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), menstrual disorders, and migraines. Patient ratings for Mr. Nielsen average 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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

Dr. Dawn Liu's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. She practices in Solana Beach, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5.

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

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture
781 Garden View Court; Ste: 201
Encinitas, CA
(760) 479-0122

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

Mischell Elias LAc, DiplAc
Specializes in Acupuncture
140 Lomas Santa Fe Drive; Suite 101
Solana Beach, CA
(858) 692-3874

Ms. Mischell Elias' area of specialization is acupuncture. These areas are among her clinical interests: cupping, traditional chinese acupuncture, and general care.

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

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

Ms. Miriam Miller practices acupuncture in Solana Beach, CA. Ms. Miller is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1054 2nd Street
Encinitas, CA
(760) 383-1460

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture
781 Garden View Court; Suite 201
Encinitas, CA
(760) 479-0133

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Specializes in Acupuncture
6494 Fairwater Place
Carlsbad, CA
(760) 470-1189

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Specializes in Acupuncture
317 N El Camino Real; Suite 106
Encinitas, CA
(760) 634-1440

Mr. Gary Chen works as an acupuncturist in Encinitas, CA. Patient ratings for Mr. Chen average 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1991 Village Park Way; Suite 206a
Encinitas, CA
(760) 710-7836

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1228 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
(858) 538-0397

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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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