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We found 7 acupuncturists near Virginia Beach, VA.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine
1080 First Colonial Road; Suite 200
Va Beach, VA

Dr. Laura Sample is a physician who specializes in acupuncture and family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sample studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Sample offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Acupuncture, Anesthesiology
1060 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. Brian Murray's areas of specialization are acupuncture and anesthesiology; he sees patients in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. Dr. Murray attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Neurophysiology, Neurology
968 First Colonial Road; 103
Virginia, VA

Dr. Xianghui Cao is a physician who specializes in acupuncture, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She speaks Mandarin. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Cao attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Cao is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Internal Medicine
840 First Colonial Road; Suite 102b
Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. Jesse Broome's specialty is acupuncture. Patient ratings for Dr. Broome average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Broome graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Fellow of Advanced Medical Studies, American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery. He is affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
C/o Almloff Acupuncture; C/o Almloff Acupuncture
Virginia Beach, VA

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2245 W Great Neck Road; Suite 4
Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. Janine Lex's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. The average patient rating for Dr. Lex is 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1133 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA

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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.