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Specializes in Acupuncture
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite Ll16
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Sharareh Daghighi specializes in acupuncture and practices in Encino, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Daghighi include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Ms. Daghighi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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

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

Ms. Karen Hearn-Abbott is an acupuncturist in Toluca Lake, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Hearn-Abbott include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. She honors 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)

Specializes in Acupuncture
11419 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA
 

Mr. Sangwon Lee is an acupuncturist in Studio City, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
16161 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 104
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Rekha Lund specializes in acupuncture and physical therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Hyoweon Kang
Specializes in Acupuncture
14838 Magnolia Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Mr. Henry Kang's specialty is acupuncture. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Mr. Kang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
121 S Glenoaks Boulevard; Suite 1
Burbank, CA
 

Mr. Jay Ryu works as an acupuncturist in Burbank, CA. Mr. Ryu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
929 N Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim works as an acupuncturist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3409 W Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA
 

Mr. Jae Kim specializes in acupuncture. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
12500 Riverside Drive; Suite 202
Valley Village, CA
 

Ms. Gilian Lata practices acupuncture in Valley Village, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
13760 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
 

Ms. Yuliya Smaliy is an acupuncturist. Ms. Smaliy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8215 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 306
Panorama City, CA
 

Ms. Grace Lim's area of specialization is acupuncture. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
949 Bethany Road
Burbank, CA
 

Ms. Karine Badivian works as an acupuncturist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
5650 Woodman Avenue; Unit 102
Van Nuys, CA
 

Ms. Angela Pinto specializes in acupuncture. Ms. Pinto accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
7095 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Ling Tao practices acupuncture in Los Angeles, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
730 N Mariposa Street; Suite 101
Burbank, CA
 

Mr. Carlo St. Juste's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. St. Juste takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
15243 Vanowen Street; Suite 403
Van Nuys, CA
 

Mr. Jewon Han's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Han takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more.

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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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