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Eric Eungsoon Park LAC, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
30110 Crown Valley Parkway; #107
Laguna Niguel, CA
(949) 249-2839

Dr. Eric Park's area of specialization is acupuncture. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer supportive care, and menstrual disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Park is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. He is conversant in Korean.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Nutrition, Oncology Support, Orthopedics, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 145
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 760-2701

Anna Navida Dolopo LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 22a
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 305-1703

Ms. Anna Dolopo is an acupuncturist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of depression and acupuncture treatment. Ms. Dolopo is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Pain Graduation, Classical Chinese Medicine, Dr. Tan's Balance Method, Acupuncture

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Specializes in Physical Therapy, Acupuncture
23521 Paseo de Valencia; Suite 210
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 597-0007

Ms. Kinnary Patel's areas of specialization are acupuncture and physical therapy; she sees patients in Laguna Hills, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Miss Shabnam Pourhassani LAC, MS, QME
Specializes in Acupuncture
180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 145
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 309-7359; (949) 453-8600

Ms. Shabnam Pourhassani's specialty is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pourhassani include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer supportive care, and menstrual disorders. Ms. Pourhassani is affiliated with Private Practice. She takes L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Clinical interests: Ear Acupressure, Mind-Body Medicine based on Harvard's program, Addiction, Allergies, Colds and ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Nutrition, Acupuncture
11 Mareblu; Suite 220-D
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 633-5844

Ms. Negin Rostamkolaei works as an acupuncturist and nutrition specialist in Aliso Viejo, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 205a
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 458-3609

Ms. Sue Yuan's area of specialization is acupuncture. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture
1401 Avocado Avenue; 805
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 718-3838

Dr. Grace Pak is an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Pak takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
11 Mareblu; 120
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 305-1790

Dr. Kris Kennedy's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Kennedy honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2865 E Coast Highway; Suite 206
Corona Del Mar, CA
(949) 673-0145

Mr. Watson Tung's area of specialization is acupuncture. The average patient rating for Mr. Tung is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
25381 Alicia Parkway; Suite T
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 951-3711

Mr. Christopher Wang's specialty is acupuncture. He is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
361 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA
(949) 407-8728

Ms. Anne Davies specializes in acupuncture. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
1000 N Coast Highway; Suite 8
Laguna Beach, CA
(949) 715-5777

Mr. Dayne Grove is an acupuncturist and naturopathic doctor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. Ata Kelly LAC, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture
25272 Bentley
Laguna Hills, CA

Dr. Ata Kelly is a specialist in acupuncture. She works in Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Kelly is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
220 Newport Center Drive; Suite 20
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 718-0012

Mr. Woo Chung is an acupuncturist in Newport Beach, CA. Mr. Chung is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
33971 Selva Road; Suite 110
Dana Point, CA
(949) 240-7773

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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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