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We found 9 acupuncturists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Boca Raton, FL.

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Dr. Scott Denny, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
7301 W. Palmetto Park Road; Suite 103c-1
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Scott Denny practices acupuncture in Davie, FL, Pompano Beach, FL, and Boca Raton, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. Dr. Denny has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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
801 Meadows Road; Suite 103
Boca Raton, FL
 

Ms. Faten Daou works as an acupuncturist in Boca Raton, FL. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1700 N Dixie Highway; Suite 120
Boca Raton, FL
 

Ms. Serena Bordes' area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Bordes honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1009 Se 10th Court
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Ms. Eliziane Kennett's specialty is acupuncture. She takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
811 Se 8th Avenue; Suite 209
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Ms. Anali Garcia is an acupuncturist. She is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Matthew Stephen Enright
Specializes in Acupuncture
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 182
Boca Raton, FL
 

Mr. Matthew Enright is an acupuncturist. Patient ratings for Mr. Enright average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite #182
Boca Raton, FL
 

Mr. Andrew Agoado's specialties are massage therapy and acupuncture. He practices in Boca Raton, FL. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
7301 W Palmetto Park Road; Suite 103c
Boca Raton, FL
 

Mr. Stuart Zoll specializes in acupuncture and practices in Boca Raton, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Zoll accepts.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
500 Ne Spanish River Boulevard; Suite 31
Boca Raton, FL
 

Mr. Man Lai Cheng's area of specialization is acupuncture. He accepts United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.