We found 56 acupuncturists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Gardena, CA.

Dr. Grant Chu, MS, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Internal Medicine
3500 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 302
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Grant Chu's specialty is acupuncture. In addition to English, Dr. Chu speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chu is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Young Hoon Kim, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
15508 S Normandie Avenue
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Young Kim specializes in acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
2370 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite J
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Grace Kim practices acupuncture in Torrance, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3248 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Jenny Sakamoto specializes in acupuncture. Ms. Sakamoto is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
923 S Catalina Avenue
Pedondo Beach, CA
 

Ms. Elisa Wong's area of specialization is acupuncture. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Ms. Wong is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
3232 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Linda Ding practices acupuncture and chiropractic in Torrance, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ding accepts.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
21203 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite B
Torrance, CA
 

Mr. Joseph Chan's specialties are acupuncture and physical therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2204 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 104
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Christi Mendoza specializes in acupuncture. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8939 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Tara Diaz's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Diaz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2200 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 210
Hermosa Beach, CA
 

Ms. Margaret Livingston specializes in acupuncture and practices in Hermosa Beach, CA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
21320 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 225
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Nancy Brigden's specialty is acupuncture. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
555 W Redondo Beach Boulevard; Suite 111
Gardena, CA
 

Mr. Dong Park's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Park is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
15731 S Western Avenue
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Seong Hong's specialty is acupuncture. Dr. Hong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
14650 Aviation Boulevard; Suite 225
Hawthorne, CA
 

Ms. Ida Mat Aris practices acupuncture. Ms. Mat Aris honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
18051 Crenshaw Boulevard; #a
Torrance, CA
 

Mr. Daniel Suh's specialty is acupuncture. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
3447 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Chung works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts.

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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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