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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 specialty is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include menstrual disorders, migraines, and infertility.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, Facial lifting Acupuncture, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physical Therapy, Acupuncture
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Ste. B-15
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 597-0007

Ms. Kinnary Patel practices acupuncture and physical therapy. Ms. Patel is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Miss Shabnam Pourhassani LAc, ADS
Specializes in Acupuncture
180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 145
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 309-7359

Ms. Shabnam Pourhassani is an acupuncturist. Patients gave Ms. Pourhassani an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture

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

Ms. Anna Dolopo practices acupuncture. In her practice, Ms. Dolopo focuses on depression. Ms. Dolopo speaks Chinese (Mandarin).

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

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

Dr. Dorine Karlin ND, LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 16C
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 206-9090

Ms. Dorine Karlin practices acupuncture and naturopathy. These areas are among Ms. Karlin's clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and applied kinesiology.

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Clinical interests: Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, Women's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kris Kennedy practices acupuncture and chiropractic in Aliso Viejo, CA. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Mr. Pedram Shojai LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
369 San Miguel Drive; Suite 265
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 955-3100

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture
5 Journey; Suite 130
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 360-1069

Susan Hopkins Jeffries LAc
Specializes in Acupuncture
28 Monarch Bay Plaza; Suite A
Dana Point, CA
(949) 412-6815; (949) 429-8787

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Specializes in Acupuncture
5 Journey; Suite 220
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 424-8956

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Nutrition
11 Mareblu; Suite 160
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 633-5844

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

Dr. Grace Soltynski DAOM
Specializes in Acupuncture
33971 Selva Road; Suite 110
Dana Point, CA
(949) 240-7773; (949) 285-1914

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

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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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