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Marjorie Singler, MA
Specializes in Acupuncture
749 Solana Drive
Lafayette, CA
 

Ms. Marjorie Singler's specialty is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, infertility, and nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET). Ms. Singler is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, Ms. Singler (or staff) speaks Japanese and French.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
110 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Ms. Nikoo Saleh Kasmai practices acupuncture in Walnut Creek, CA. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1479 Ygnacio Valley Road; Suite 108
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Jun Yang's area of specialization is acupuncture. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3600 Clayton Road; Suite D
Concord, CA
 

Ms. Joanne Fanucchi's area of specialization is acupuncture. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1372 N Main Street; Suite 204
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Ms. Jenna Ferraiolo practices acupuncture. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1251 Monument Boulevard; Suite 120
Concord, CA
 

Mr. Kwang Woo's area of specialization is acupuncture. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1615 N Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Ms. Qun Li is an acupuncturist in Walnut Creek, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
395 Taylor Boulevard; Suite #115
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Ms. Soon Yoon specializes in acupuncture and practices in Pleasant Hill, CA. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
957 Dewing Avenue; Suite 7
Lafayette, CA
 

Ms. Lin Yang works as an acupuncturist in Lafayette, CA. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
486 Enterprise Drive
Danville, CA
 

Ms. Joey Mazzera is an acupuncturist. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2742 Concord Boulevard
Concord, CA
 

Ms. Liyun Ye's specialty is acupuncture. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1511 Treat Boulevard; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Ms. Nico Bishop works as an acupuncturist. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1981 N Broadway; Suite 255
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Ms. Anna Ritner's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Ritner takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
1844 San Miguel Drive; Suite 308a
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Katie Ngan specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ngan honors.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
325 N Wiget Lane; Suite 130
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Ms. Charlene Lincoln specializes in acupuncture. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1776 Ygnacio Valley Road; Suite 208
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Ms. Sandra Lee practices acupuncture. She accepts Blue Shield 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.