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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. Mr. Haun's areas of expertise include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an acupuncturist in Escondido, CA and Carlsbad, CA. Mr. Nielsen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Mr. Nielsen include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Nielsen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Japanese and Danish.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
451 La Veta Avenue
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Andrea Miliotis works as an acupuncturist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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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. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Doreen Hemingway's area of specialization is acupuncture. She honors 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's specialty is acupuncture. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Sherine Blair works as an acupuncturist. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Devon Rager-Vernetti specializes in acupuncture. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
228 S Cedros Avenue; Suite C
Solana Beach, CA
 

Mr. Charles Mayberry practices acupuncture in Solana Beach, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1114 North Coast Highway; Suite 1a
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Rebecca Stewart works as an acupuncturist. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Leah Krecu's area of specialization is acupuncture. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
681 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite 316
Encinitas, CA
 

Mr. Oliver Gertzki's area of specialization is acupuncture. He accepts 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. Corrine Roby works as an acupuncturist in Encinitas, CA. Ms. Roby takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
230 Second Street; #102
Encinitas, CA
 

Mr. Raman Basha is an acupuncturist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Basha accepts.

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

Ms. Susannah Sunderland's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Sunderland takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Mr. Michael Hogan works as an acupuncturist. Mr. Hogan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.