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We found 6 acupuncturists who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near Winter Park, FL.

Glenn H Osterweil, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture, Podiatry
851 S Sr; 434 Suite 1200
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Osterweil's specialties are acupuncture and podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Osterweil takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Genessee Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Moxibustion, Common Cold, Cupping, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
6906 Aloma Avenue
Winter Park, FL
 

Ms. Feng Song's area of specialization is acupuncture. The average patient rating for Ms. Song is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
400 W Fairbanks Avenue; Ste#b
Winter Park, FL
 

Mr. Jin Kim works as an acupuncturist in Winter Park, FL. Patient ratings for Mr. Kim average 5.0 stars out of 5. Mr. Kim takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2224 E Concord Street
Orlando, FL
 

Mr. John Hou is an acupuncturist. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Hou takes.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1890 State Road 436
Winter Park, FL
 

Mr. John Barnett's specialty is acupuncture. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Barnett honors.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
185 N Lakemont Avenue
Winter Park, FL
 

Ms. Marlo Rapp specializes in acupuncture. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, 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.