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We found 94 acupuncturists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Santa Ana, CA.

Benedict Young Il Choi
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
3500 Barranca Parkway; Suite 280
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Benedict Choi's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choi include sports health, musculoskeletal problems, and traditional chinese acupuncture. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Japanese.

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

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

Dr. Jim Chung is an acupuncturist and chiropractor. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
11752 Garden Grove Boulevard; Suite 116
Garden Grove, CA
 

Mr. Jae Youb Choo's area of specialization is acupuncture. Mr. Choo takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Mr. Soon Lee works as an acupuncturist. He honors 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's area of specialization is acupuncture. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Sepideh Said's specialty is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Ms. Said's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Said (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Ms. Said's hospital/clinic 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)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2832 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Ms. Rosanna Gregory is an acupuncturist in Orange, CA. Ms. Gregory is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
144 E Yale Loop
Irvine, CA
 

Ms. Horyeh Darrodi's area of specialization is acupuncture. She is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Christine Lee practices acupuncture. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1125 E 17th Street; Suite W-117
Santa Ana, CA
 

Mr. Amir Azizi specializes in acupuncture. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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. Dr. Baek honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Mr. Hoai Bui's area of specialization is acupuncture. Mr. Bui 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 is an acupuncturist in Garden Grove, CA. He is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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. Mr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Sunwoo Kim
Specializes in Acupuncture
Zhen Acupuncture Healing Center; Irvine/ Newport Beach
Santa Ana, CA
 

Mr. Sunwoo Kim practices acupuncture in Garden Grove, CA, Newport Beach, CA, and Placentia, CA. He honors 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.