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We found 61 acupuncturists near Laguna Beach, CA.

Dr. Eung Eungsoon Park, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
30110 Crown Valley Parkway; #107
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Eric Park specializes in acupuncture and practices in Laguna Niguel, CA. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer supportive care, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Park's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Korean.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Shabnam Pourhassani, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 145
Newport Beach, CA
 

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

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Cancer Supportive Care, Migraine, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 145
Newport Beach, CA
 

Anna Navida Dolopo
Specializes in Acupuncture
24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 22a
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Ms. Anna Dolopo practices acupuncture in Laguna Hills, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression and acupuncture treatment. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Pain, Acupuncture Treatment

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 210
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Ms. Kinnary Patel is an acupuncturist and physical therapist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Patel accepts.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 205a
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Ms. Sue Yuan is an acupuncturist. Ms. Yuan is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Ruth Ann McCarty
Specializes in Acupuncture
15 Mareblu; Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA
 

Ms. Ruth McCarty specializes in acupuncture and practices in Orange, CA and Aliso Viejo, CA. Ms. McCarty is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Nutrition
11 Mareblu; Suite 220-d
Aliso Viejo, CA
 

Ms. Negin Rostamkolaei's areas of specialization are acupuncture and nutrition. Ms. Rostamkolaei is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
1401 Avocado Avenue; 805
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Grace Pak works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Newport Beach, CA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
11 Mareblu; 120
Aliso Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Kris Kennedy's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic; he sees patients in Aliso Viejo, CA. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
25381 Alicia Parkway; Suite T
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Mr. Christopher Wang is an acupuncturist. Mr. Wang is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
361 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Ms. Anne Davies' specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Davies takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
24672 San Juan Avenue; Suite #104
Dana Point, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Albertson is an acupuncturist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Albertson accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
1000 N Coast Highway; Suite 8
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Mr. Dayne Grove's specialties are acupuncture and naturopathy. Mr. Grove is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2865 E Coast Highway; Suite 206
Corona Del Mar, CA
 

Mr. Watson Tung practices acupuncture in Corona Del Mar, CA. Mr. Tung is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
220 Newport Center Drive; Suite 20
Newport Beach, CA
 

Mr. Woo Chung is an acupuncturist in Newport Beach, CA. Mr. Chung honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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.