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We found 55 acupuncturists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Laguna Hills, CA.

Dr. Dung D Trinh, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
23512 Madero
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Dung Trinh is a specialist in acupuncture and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Trinh speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Medical Group. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trinh accepts. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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)

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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, Chiropractic
26700 Towne Centre Drive; Suite 250
Foothill Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Stefanie Singh is an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Foothill Ranch, CA. Dr. Singh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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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
23331 El Toro Road; Suite 206
Lake Forest, CA
 

Ms. Suk Kyeng Weon specializes in acupuncture. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
22762 Aspan Street; #205
Lake Forest, CA
 

Mr. David Luton works as an acupuncturist in Lake Forest, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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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
113 Waterworks Way; Suite 305
Irvine, CA
 

Mr. Xiao Qiu is an acupuncturist in Irvine, CA. He accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
24896 Chrisanta Drive; Suite 120
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Mr. Richard Bishop works as an acupuncturist. He honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
27405 Puerta Real; Suite 260
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Katalin Csoka is a specialist in acupuncture. She works in Mission Viejo, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Csoka at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
16257 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 150
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ella Ashabi's area of specialization is acupuncture. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, 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.