We found 172 acupuncturists near Redmond, WA.

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Dr. Mark Gary Strom, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine, Thoracic Surgery
40 Lake Bellevue Drive; Suite 100
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Mark Strom is an acupuncturist, family practice physician, and thoracic surgeon in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. Dr. Strom accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has an open panel.

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Ta-Jen Tj Lin
Specializes in Acupuncture
13401 Bel - Red Road; Suite A12
Bellevue, WA
 

Mr. Ta-Jen Lin's specialty is acupuncture. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. New patients are welcome to contact Mr. Lin's office for an appointment.

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Naomi Umehara Floyd
Specializes in Acupuncture
13401 Bel - Red Road; Suite A12
Bellevue, WA
 

Ms. Naomi Floyd practices acupuncture. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese. Ms. Floyd has an open panel.

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Lai Ha Esther Poon
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
11404 Ne 124th Street
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. L. Poon practices acupuncture and chiropractic in Kirkland, WA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Poon include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Dr. Poon speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Migraine, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture
11802 98th; Avenue Ne#5
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. David Chatham is a physician who specializes in general practice and acupuncture. Dr. Chatham is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
13400 Northup Way; #28
Bellevue, WA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
218 Main Street; #553
Kirkland, WA
 

Mia S Song, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
8529 124th Avenue Ne
Kirkland, WA
 

Ms. Mia Song is an acupuncturist. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
1611 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 126
Bellevue, WA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
14042 Ne 8th Street; Suite 210
Bellevue, WA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
13400 Ne 20th Street; Suite 28
Bellevue, WA
 

Stephen Semptimphelter
Specializes in Acupuncture
13401 Bel Red Road; Suite A-12
Bellevue, WA
 

Mr. Stephen Semptimphelter is an acupuncturist in Bellevue, WA. Mr. Semptimphelter is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
13118 121st Way Ne; Suite 100
Kirkland, WA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
14021 Ne 8th Street; Suite B
Bellevue, WA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1811 156 Avenue Ne; Suite 7
Bellevue, WA
 

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Specializes in Acupuncture
143 Park Lane; Suite 204
Kirkland, WA
 

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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.