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We found 6 acupuncturists near Virginia Beach, VA.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Acupuncture
1080 first colonial Road; Suite 200
va beach, VA
(757) 395-6070; (757) 395-8391

Dr. Laura Sample's areas of specialization are acupuncture and family medicine. Dr. Sample's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Sample attended Emory University School of Medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Sample is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Psychiatry & Neurology, Acupuncture
1060 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 481-5123; (757) 395-8000

Dr. Brian Murray is a specialist in acupuncture and anesthesiology. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Murray attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is conversant in French.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurophysiology, Acupuncture
968 First Colonial Road; 103
Virginia, VA
(757) 481-3808; (757) 481-2498

Dr. Xianghui Cao works as an acupuncturist, neurophysiologist, and neurologist. She is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cao is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Cao speaks Mandarin.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Acupuncture
840 First Colonial Road; Suite 102B
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 351-6226; (757) 351-6848

Dr. Jesse Broome's medical specialty is acupuncture. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Broome is affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Broome attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Fellow of Advanced Medical Studies, American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2245 W Great Neck Road; Suite 4
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 491-2598

Dr. Janine Lex's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic; she sees patients in Virginia Beach, VA. On average, patients gave Dr. Lex a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
C/O Almloff Acupuncture; C/O Almloff Acupuncture
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 216-8451




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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.