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Daniel Paul Haun
Specializes in Acupuncture
535 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite 112
Encinitas, CA
 

Mr. Daniel Haun practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA and Oceanside, CA. Clinical interests for Mr. Haun include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Haun honors.

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

Lars Nielsen
Specializes in Acupuncture
3257 Camino De Los Coches; Suite 203
Carlsbad, CA
 

Mr. Lars Nielsen practices acupuncture. Mr. Nielsen's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Mr. Nielsen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Japanese and Danish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Migraine, Community Health Issues, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
451 La Veta Avenue
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Andrea Miliotis practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Amy L Ligani
Specializes in Acupuncture
451 La Veta Avenue
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Amy Ligani practices acupuncture. Ms. Ligani's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
312 S Cedros Avenue; Suite 326
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Liu is an acupuncturist and chiropractor. Dr. Liu's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2210 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite E
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Doreen Hemingway practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA. Ms. Hemingway honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
285 N El Camino Real; Suite 211
Encinitas, CA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1054 2nd Street
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Christina Leigh's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Leigh honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
499 N El Camino Real; Suite C202
Encinitas, CA
 

Mischell Elias
Specializes in Acupuncture
140 Lomas Santa Fe Drive; Suite 101
Solana Beach, CA
 

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

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues, General Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Cupping, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
317 N El Camino Real; Suite 406
Encinitas, CA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
112 Dahlia Drive
Solana Beach, CA
 

Ms. Miriam Miller works as an acupuncturist. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
781 Garden View Court; Suite 201
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Sherine Blair's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Blair accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
317 N El Camino Real; #401
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Karen Sulger practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
6494 Fairwater Place
Carlsbad, CA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
317 N El Camino Real; Suite 106
Encinitas, CA
 

Mr. Gary Chen practices acupuncture. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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.