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We found 7 acupuncturists who accept Blue Shield near San Bernardino, CA.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
738 S Waterman Avenue; Suite A23
San Bernardino, CA
 

Ms. Hae Yi is an acupuncturist in San Bernardino, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1911 Commercenter East; Suite 107
San Bernardino, CA
 

Mr. Yong Park works as an acupuncturist in San Bernardino, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
10431 Commerce Street; Suite A
Redlands, CA
 

Ms. Gami Yuen's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Yuen is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
556 W Valley Boulevard
Colton, CA
 

Ms. Mira Nam specializes in acupuncture and practices in Colton, CA. Ms. Nam honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1315 North D Street
San Bernardino, CA
 

Dr. Ken Tsai practices acupuncture in San Bernardino, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
10431 Commerce Street; Suite A
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yuen specializes in acupuncture. Dr. Yuen takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
11346 Mountain View Avenue; Suite A
Loma Linda, CA
 

Mr. Xiao-Ping Xu specializes in acupuncture and practices in Loma Linda, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/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.