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Eric Eungsoon Park LAC, PhD

Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

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

Dr. Eric Park is an acupuncturist in Laguna Niguel, CA and Fullerton, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include menstrual disorders, migraines, and infertility.

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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 is an acupuncturist and physical therapist. Ms. Patel accepts 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

(Average of 5 in 5 ratings)

Clinical interests: Acupuncture

Ms. Shabnam Pourhassani's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Anna Navida Dolopo LAC

Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

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

Ms. Anna Dolopo's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Dolopo speaks Chinese (Mandarin). In her practice, she is particularly interested in depression.

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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

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Dr. Dorine Karlin ND, LAC

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 specializes in acupuncture and naturopathy and practices in Laguna Hills, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Karlin include thyroid problems, depression, and applied kinesiology.

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Mr. Pedram Shojai LAC

Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(Average of 1 in 2 ratings)

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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; he sees patients in Aliso Viejo, CA. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Nutrition

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

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

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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

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

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

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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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