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Tsolag Jimmy Kazandjian
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
265 E Orange Grove Avenue; Suite B
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Tsolag Kazandjian works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Kazandjian is accepting new patients.

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Mindy Minhong Dai, MSOM
Specializes in Acupuncture
2031 W Alameda Avenue; Suite 206
Burbank, CA
 

Ms. Mindy Dai's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Dai's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. She is conversant in Chinese.

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Gail Marcia Freedman
Specializes in Acupuncture
12520 Magnolia Boulevard; Suite 309
North Hollywood, CA
 

Ms. Gail Freedman's area of specialization is acupuncture. Patients rated Ms. Freedman highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine.

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Dr. Stephen Shoutien Shaw, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
3808 Riverside Drive; Suite 409
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Shaw works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor. Dr. Shaw's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Yoko Fujimaki, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
1509 N Crescent Heights Boulevard; Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Yoko Fujimaki is an acupuncturist in Los Gatos, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fujimaki include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She speaks Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Headache, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Cosmetic Acupuncture, ... (Read more)

Karen Hearn-Abbott
Specializes in Acupuncture
10000 Riverside Drive; Suite 18
Toluca Lake, CA
 

Ms. Karen Hearn-Abbott's specialty is acupuncture. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Headache, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4940 Van Nuys Boulevard; #304
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Ms. Stephanie Petrow works as an acupuncturist. Ms. Petrow is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Cupping, Women's Health Issues, Pain Management

Christina Marino
Specializes in Acupuncture
10645 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA
 

Ms. Christina Marino's specialty is acupuncture. In addition to English, Ms. Marino speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health.

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture
905 S Lake Street; 103
Burbank, CA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4849 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 206
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Ms. Hua Chuang works as an acupuncturist. Ms. Chuang is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
11419 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA
 

Mr. Sangwon Lee's area of specialization is acupuncture. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4443 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
10651 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA
 

Dr. Michael Yanagita works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Toluca Lake, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4446 Ambrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Stacy Nussenbaum-Lauren's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Nussenbaum-Lauren is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
5016 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
14838 Magnolia Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Mr. Henry Kang's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Kang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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.