We found 96 acupuncturists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Grant Chu, MS, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Internal Medicine
1190 W Baker Street; Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Grant Chu is an acupuncturist in Costa Mesa, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Chu is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chu honors. Dr. Chu is open to new patients.

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Benedict Young Il Choi
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
41 Corporate Park; Suite 270
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Benedict Choi specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Choi (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Choi's areas of expertise include the following: sports health, musculoskeletal problems, and traditional chinese acupuncture. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi honors.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Scalp Acupuncture, Ear ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
14785 Jeffrey Road; Suite 102
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Jim Chung's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. He practices in Irvine, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nam S Lee, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
1520 Nutmeg Place; Suite 103
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Nam Lee's specialty is acupuncture. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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

Soon Min Lee
Specializes in Acupuncture
18102 Irvine Boulevard; Suite 209
Tustin, CA
 

Mr. Soon Lee's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Lee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
741 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Carter specializes in acupuncture. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
172 N. Tustin; Suite 204
Orange, CA
 

Ms. Sepideh Said works as an acupuncturist in Long Beach, CA and Orange, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Ms. Said's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Said (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Ms. Said's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

Specializes in Acupuncture
2832 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Ms. Rosanna Gregory is an acupuncturist in Orange, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
144 E Yale Loop
Irvine, CA
 

Ms. Horyeh Darrodi's specialty is acupuncture. She takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
14151 Newport Avenue; Suite 102
Tustin, CA
 

Ms. Christine Lee's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
9681 Garden Grove Boulevard; Ste 101-102
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Baek specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
14441 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6
Garden Grove, CA
 

Mr. Hoai Bui's specialty is acupuncture. He takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
13151 Brookhurst Street
Garden Grove, CA
 

Mr. Tae Hoon Oak's specialty is acupuncture. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
520 W 17th Street; Suite 3
Santa Ana, CA
 

Mr. Hsin-Yueh Lee's area of specialization is acupuncture. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
10131 Westminster Avenue; Suite 208
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Paul Nguyen is an acupuncturist in Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Nguyen accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2512 Walnut Avenue; #4
Tustin, CA
 

Ms. Carol Mu's area of specialization is acupuncture. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and 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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