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1 . resultEric Eungsoon Park LAC, PhD
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Specializes in Acupuncture

30110 Crown Valley Parkway; #107
Laguna Niguel, CA
(949) 249-2839

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

Dr. Eric Park's specialty is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include weight loss, allergies, and stress management.

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2 . resultKinnary Rajendra Patel RPT, PT
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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 works as a physical therapist and acupuncturist in Laguna Hills, CA. She honors Medicare insurance.

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3 . resultMr. Pedram Shojai LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

369 San Miguel Drive; Suite 265
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 955-3100

(rated an average of 5 in 3 ratings)

Mr. Pedram Shojai practices acupuncture. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5.

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4 . resultAnna Navida Dolopo LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 22a
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 305-1703

Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Depression, Pain Graduation

Ms. Anna Dolopo specializes in acupuncture. Ms. Dolopo is conversant in Chinese (Mandarin). In her practice, Ms. Dolopo focuses on depression.

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5 . resultMiss Shabnam Pourhassani LAc, ADS
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Specializes in Acupuncture

180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 145
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 309-7359

Clinical interests: Acupuncture

6 . resultDr. Dorine Karlin ND, LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy

24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 16C
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 206-9090

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

Ms. Dorine Karlin is a family therapist, naturopathic doctor, and acupuncturist in Laguna Hills, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her clinical interests include allergies, fatigue, and craniosacral therapy.

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7 . resultDr. Shohre Mehvar OMD, LAc
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

Clinical interests: Acupressure, Addiction, Allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Family Practice, ... (Read more)

Ms. Shohre Mehvar practices acupuncture in Newport Beach, CA. Her areas of expertise include weight loss, allergies, and osteoporosis. She speaks Persian.

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8 . resultKris Kennedy DC
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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic

11 Mareblu; 120
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 305-1790

Dr. Kris Kennedy works as a chiropractor and acupuncturist. Dr. Kennedy is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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9 . resultMs. Sue Yuan LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

10 . resultMiss Lily Nguyen LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

11 . resultNegin Rostamkolaei LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture, Nutrition

11 Mareblu; Suite 160
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 633-5844

12 . resultDr. Grace Soltynski DAOM
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Specializes in Acupuncture

33971 Selva Road; Suite 110
Dana Point, CA
(949) 240-7773; (949) 285-1914

13 . resultSusan Hopkins Jeffries LAc
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Specializes in Acupuncture

28 Monarch Bay Plaza; Suite A
Dana Point, CA
(949) 412-6815; (949) 429-8787

14 . resultMrs. Anne F Davies DIPL OM, LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

15 . resultMr. Shao Hui Jin LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

1400 S Coast Highway; Suit 200
Laguna Beach, CA
(949) 376-6869

16 . resultMr. Watson Kong Yung Tung OMD, LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

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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