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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 works as an acupuncturist. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer supportive care, and menstrual disorders. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He speaks 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

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Specializes in Physical Therapy, Acupuncture
23521 Paseo de Valencia; Suite 210
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, MS, QME
Specializes in Acupuncture
180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 145
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 309-7359; (949) 453-8600

Ms. Shabnam Pourhassani practices acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pourhassani include menstrual disorders, migraine, and infertility. Ms. Pourhassani is professionally affiliated with Private Practice.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Auricular DETOX/NADA, Herbology, Lifestyle Changes & Support, Mind-Body Medicine, ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Anna Dolopo's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Dolopo has a special interest in depression and acupuncture treatment. She 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 Nutrition, Acupuncture
11 Mareblu; Suite 220-D
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 633-5844

Ms. Negin Rostamkolaei's areas of specialization are acupuncture and nutrition. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Kris Kennedy practices acupuncture and chiropractic. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Ruth Ann McCarty LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
15 Mareblu; Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA
(949) 215-5437; (949) 422-1804

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

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

Mr. Watson Tung is an acupuncturist. The average patient rating for Mr. Tung is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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

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

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2 Headland Place
Aliso Viejo, CA
(714) 200-6050

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

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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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