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We found 10 acupuncturists who accept United Healthcare HMO near Miami, FL.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8200 Nw 33rd Street; Suite 407
Doral, FL
 

Ms. Stephney Ayres' area of specialization is acupuncture. She honors United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare Silver, and more.

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Juan Francisco Jimenez
Specializes in Acupuncture
4505 West Flagler Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Ms. Juan Jimenez specializes in acupuncture. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Jimenez accepts.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Janet Konefal works as an acupuncturist. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Konefal takes.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Counseling
4011 W Flagler Street; Suite 206
Coral Gables, FL
 

Mr. Herman Vega practices acupuncture and counseling in Coral Gables, FL. Mr. Vega takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
299 Alhambra Circle; Suite 210
Coral Gables, FL
 

Ms. Monica Costa-Moreno works as an acupuncturist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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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Specializes in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture
9330 Nw 25th Street
Doral, FL
 

Ms. Regina Oyarce practices massage therapy and acupuncture in Doral, FL. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
700 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite 700
Miami, FL
 

Ms. Eva Paglialonga Novotna works as an acupuncturist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4160 W 16 Avenue
Hialeah, FL
 

Mr. Luis Guzman practices acupuncture. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1801 Sw 22 Street; 420
Miami, FL
 

Mr. Adrian Castro works as an acupuncturist. He takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3641 S Miami Avenue; Suite 170
Miami, FL
 

Mr. Michael Fiorani specializes in acupuncture and practices in Miami, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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.