We found 54 acupuncturists who accept Anthem near Gardena, CA.

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

Dr. Young Kim practices acupuncture in Gardena, CA and Cypress, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Ms. Grace Kim works as an acupuncturist in Torrance, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1628 Cravens Avenue
Torrance, CA
 

Mr. Fred Ragsdale specializes in acupuncture. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3248 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Jenny Sakamoto is an acupuncturist in Torrance, CA. She is an in-network provider 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 specializes in acupuncture. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is open to new patients.

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

Ms. Nancy Brigden's area of specialization is acupuncture. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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, Chiropractic
3232 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Linda Ding's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. She practices in Torrance, CA. She accepts 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's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Mendoza takes 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. She honors 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 is an acupuncturist in Hermosa Beach, CA. Ms. Livingston accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Mr. Dong Park's area of specialization is acupuncture. He is in-network 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 specializes in acupuncture and practices in Gardena, CA. He takes 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' area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Mat Aris takes 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 area of specialization is acupuncture. He honors 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's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chung honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Mr. Joseph Chan's areas of specialization are acupuncture and physical therapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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.