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We found 87 acupuncturists who accept Blue Shield of California near La Mirada, CA.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
16200 Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kimura works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Whittier, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
4128w Commonwealth Ave 101
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Bumsin Kim practices acupuncture and chiropractic. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Senghee Jin-Kim, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
2334 W. Valencia Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Senghee Jin-Kim specializes in acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Jin-Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Cosmetic Acupuncture, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2219 S Hacienda Boulevard; #204
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Ms. Hong Jin's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Jin's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
304 N Harbor Boulevard
La Habra, CA
 

Mr. Jun Paek practices acupuncture. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Dr. Dennis Y Lee, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
15026 Imperial Highway
La Mirada, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Lee specializes in acupuncture. He is conversant in Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), migraine, and infertility. Dr. Lee takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Migraine, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1230 W Imperial Highway; Ste# H
La Habra, CA
 

Ms. Changok Kim practices acupuncture in La Habra, CA. Ms. Kim accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
16200 E Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA
 

Ms. Ju Tzu Li works as an acupuncturist. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
7002 Moody Street; Suite 111-a
La Palma, CA
 

Mr. Hyung Kim is an acupuncturist in La Palma, CA. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1201 S. Beach Boulevard; Suite 102
La Habra, CA
 

Mr. Harrison Kim specializes in acupuncture and practices in La Habra, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
11550 Rosecrans Avenue; #106
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Kang's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Kang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
16200 E Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA
 

Mr. Clifford Lee's specialty is acupuncture. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Lee honors.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
340 E Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Tsai is an acupuncture specialist in Fullerton, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include acupuncture treatment. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Tsai average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture Treatment

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Specializes in Acupuncture
15504 La Mirada Bl
La Mirada, CA
 

Mr. Jae Yang specializes in acupuncture and practices in La Mirada, CA. Mr. Yang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1813 W La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA
 

Ms. Ok Lee works as an acupuncturist. Ms. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
14632 Whittier Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Mr. David Chen's area of specialization is acupuncture. Mr. Chen accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/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.