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Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1441 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Adam Silver, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silver welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Sprain, Headache, Electromyography, Tendonitis, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
3540 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Augusta Ikhisemojie is an acupuncturist, anesthesiologist, and pain specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ikhisemojie honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Hongmei Jane Li
Specializes in Acupuncture
6200 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Hongmei Li practices acupuncture. Ms. Li is especially interested in acupuncture treatment. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2554 Lincoln Boulevard
Venice, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wood works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Venice, CA. Dr. Wood honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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Polina Bowler
Specializes in Acupuncture
5820 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Polina Bowler practices acupuncture. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Bowler (or staff) speaks Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy Martin, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
12340 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 132
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Randy Martin is an acupuncturist in Encino, CA, Valencia, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Martin include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and homeopathic treatment. Patient reviews placed Dr. Martin at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin accepts.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Homeopathic Treatment, Migraine, Nutrition Counseling, ... (Read more)

Min Hee Lee
Specializes in Acupuncture
3000 W. Olympic Boulevard; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Mr. Min Lee practices acupuncture in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Lee include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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

Michael Leonard Vercos, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
2901 Ocean Park Boulevard; Suite 126
Santa Monica, CA
 

Mr. Michael Vercos is an acupuncturist. His areas of expertise include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. Mr. Vercos accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Primary Care, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yoko Fujimaki, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
1509 N Crescent Heights Boulevard; Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Yoko Fujimaki specializes in acupuncture and practices in Los Gatos, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fujimaki include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She speaks Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Headache, Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
611 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Eric Dahlstrom practices acupuncture and chiropractic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3680 Wilshire Boulevard; #108
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Soon Chung practices acupuncture. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2990 S. Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Shelly Russell is an acupuncturist in Los Angeles, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1511 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Ms. Annji Lee's area of specialization is acupuncture. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
211 Culver Boulevard; Suite G
Playa Del Rey, CA
 

Ms. Sun Young Cho practices acupuncture in Playa Del Rey, CA. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
239 S La Cienega Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Ms. Danling Sun's area of specialization is acupuncture. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Stephen Vincent Lee Meeneghan
Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
8631 W 3rd Street, Suite 1140e; (310) 385-3353
Los Angeles, CA
 

Mr. Stephen Meeneghan practices acupuncture and naturopathy. In his practice, he is particularly interested in alternative medicine, breast cancer, and autoimmune disorders. On average, patients gave Mr. Meeneghan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Alternative Medicine, Breast Cancer, Osteoarthritis, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read 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.
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