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We found 76 acupuncturists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Santa Clara, CA.

Dr. Caiping Tang, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
21070 Homestead Road; Suite 100
Cupertino, CA
 

Dr. Caiping Tang practices acupuncture. Dr. Tang speaks Cantonese. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Tracy Tsaefen Young
Specializes in Acupuncture
5150 Graves Avenue; Suite 11h
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Tracy Young works as an acupuncturist. Clinical interests for Ms. Young include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Young speaks Taiwanese.

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

Pei Pei S Wang
Specializes in Acupuncture
260 S. Sunnyvale Avenue; Suite 8
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Mr. Pei Wang's area of specialization is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Mr. Wang accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Cancer Supportive Care, Migraine, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Karen A Brown California
Specializes in Acupuncture
1210 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 230
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Karen Brown's area of specialization is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Ms. Brown include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. She accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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
628 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Lana Pham is an acupuncturist. Ms. Pham honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
20445 Pacifica Drive; Suite A1
Cupertino, CA
 

Ms. Xiaodan Li specializes in acupuncture. She is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1314 Lincoln Avenue; Suite 2f
San Jose, CA
 

Mr. Rick Bernard works as an acupuncturist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
1288 Kifer Road; Suite 210
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Chang Chieu's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
10311 S De Anza Boulevard; #1
Cupertino, CA
 

Dr. Philip Lee works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Cupertino, CA. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
485 Los Coches Street
Milpitas, CA
 

Ms. Robin Hays' area of specialization is acupuncture. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3246 Mckinley Drive
Santa Clara, CA
 

Ms. Lin Ye specializes in acupuncture and practices in Santa Clara, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3069 Lawrence Expressway
Santa Clara, CA
 

Ms. Jeong Ae Kwon's specialty is acupuncture. She is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3720 N 1st Street; Suite 20
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Sophie Shi works as an acupuncturist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1043 S De Anza Boulevard
San Jose, CA
 

Ms. Qing Yuan Huang practices acupuncture. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4155 Moorpark Avenue; Suite 14
San Jose, CA
 

Mr. Seung Lee's area of specialization is acupuncture. Mr. Lee is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1607 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA
 

Ms. Lin Yang practices acupuncture. Ms. Yang takes Blue Shield, Anthem, 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.