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Dia Vickery
Specializes in Acupuncture
18455 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 306
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Dia Vickery specializes in acupuncture and practices in Tarzana, CA and Woodland Hills, CA. She is conversant in Sign Language. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Ms. Vickery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Vickery is open to new patients.

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Hongmei Jane Li
Specializes in Acupuncture
5435 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 207
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Hongmei Li works as an acupuncturist in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA. Her clinical interests encompass acupuncture treatment. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture Treatment

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

Ms. Sharareh Daghighi's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

Dr. Randy Martin, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
17000 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 220
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Randy Martin's specialty is acupuncture. His clinical interests include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and homeopathic treatment. Patient ratings for Dr. Martin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin accepts.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
5567 Reseda Boulevard; Suite 101
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Judy Lee is an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Tarzana, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
11419 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA
 

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

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

Mr. Henry Kang practices acupuncture. Mr. Kang's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Ms. Rekha Lund practices acupuncture and physical therapy. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
5314 Crebs Avenue
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Jeng Shiang Leu works as an acupuncturist in Tarzana, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
5567 Reseda Boulevard; 101
Tarzana, CA
 

Mr. Alejandro Katz is an acupuncturist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
17539 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills, CA
 

Mr. David Lee practices acupuncture. Mr. Lee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
10515 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 175
Granada Hills, CA
 

Mr. Jeong Oh works as an acupuncturist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
10338 1/2 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Mr. Ki Sun's area of specialization is acupuncture. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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

Ms. Gilian Lata is an acupuncturist. Ms. Lata accepts 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 practices acupuncture in Van Nuys, CA. She 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 specializes in acupuncture. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan 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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