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

Mr. Daniel Haun's area of specialization is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He accepts 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 is an acupuncturist in Escondido, CA and Carlsbad, CA. The average patient rating for Mr. Nielsen is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Mr. Nielsen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Nielsen (or staff) speaks 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' area of specialization is acupuncture. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Dawn Liu works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Solana Beach, CA. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Liu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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

Ms. Doreen Hemingway's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Hemingway takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Sherine Blair works as an acupuncturist. 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
317 N El Camino Real; #401
Encinitas, CA
 

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

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

Ms. Devon Rager-Vernetti is an acupuncturist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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

Mr. Charles Mayberry works as an acupuncturist in Solana Beach, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Rebecca Stewart is an acupuncturist. Ms. Stewart honors 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 practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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

Mr. Oliver Gertzki is an acupuncturist in Encinitas, CA. Mr. Gertzki is an in-network provider for 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 practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA. She 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 specializes in acupuncture. He 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; Suite 401
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Susannah Sunderland specializes in acupuncture. 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
 

Mr. Michael Hogan practices acupuncture. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Hogan honors.

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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.