We found 54 acupuncturists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Laguna Hills, CA.

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

Dr. Eric Park's area of specialization is acupuncture. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer supportive care, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Park honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. He speaks Korean.

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

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

Ms. Kinnary Patel works as an acupuncturist and physical therapist in Laguna Hills, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Ms. Sue Yuan specializes in acupuncture. She is an in-network provider 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 practices acupuncture. She is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Ms. McCarty is in-network for 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 specializes in acupuncture and nutrition and practices in Aliso Viejo, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
23331 El Toro Road; Suite 206
Lake Forest, CA
 

Ms. Suk Kyeng Weon practices acupuncture in Lake Forest, CA. 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 practices acupuncture in Lake Forest, CA. Mr. Luton accepts 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 is an in-network provider 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 specializes in acupuncture. Mr. Wang honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
361 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Ms. Anne Davies specializes in acupuncture and practices in Laguna Beach, CA. Ms. Davies is an in-network provider for 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 works as an acupuncturist. He honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
25272 Bentley
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ata Kelly practices acupuncture. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
20 Solitaire Lane
Aliso Viejo, CA
 

Ms. Hsing Chu practices acupuncture in Aliso Viejo, CA. She is in-network for 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 is an acupuncturist in Mission Viejo, CA. Mr. Bishop accepts 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's specialty is acupuncture. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for 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.
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