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

Dr. Senghee Jin-Kim works as an acupuncturist in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Jin-Kim's areas of expertise include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Jin-Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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

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

Dr. Melissa Kimura practices acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Kimura is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
304 N Harbor Boulevard
La Habra, CA
 

Mr. Jun Paek works as an acupuncturist in La Habra, CA. He is an in-network provider for 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 is an acupuncturist in La Mirada, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), migraine, and infertility. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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

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

Ms. Changok Kim's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Kim accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
16200 E Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA
 

Ms. Ju Tzu Li's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Li honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Mr. Hyung Kim specializes in acupuncture and practices in La Palma, CA. Mr. Kim is in-network for 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's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Kim is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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

Dr. Joseph Kim practices acupuncture and chiropractic in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Benjamin Kang specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Kang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
340 E Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Tsai specializes in acupuncture and practices in Fullerton, CA. His clinical interests encompass acupuncture treatment. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Patients gave Dr. Tsai an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Acupuncture
15504 La Mirada Bl
La Mirada, CA
 

Mr. Jae Yang practices acupuncture. Mr. Yang honors 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 practices acupuncture. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
14632 Whittier Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Mr. David Chen specializes in acupuncture. Mr. Chen is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
15651 Imperial Highway; Suite 201a
La Mirada, CA
 

Mr. Kwang Lee is an acupuncturist. Mr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
16252 Whittier Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Mr. Raymond Huang practices acupuncture. Mr. Huang takes 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.
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