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Specializes in Acupuncture
7811 La Mesa Boulevard; Suite B
La Mesa, CA
 

Mr. William Harris' specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Harris is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4754 Palm Avenue
La Mesa, CA
 

Ms. Christine Miller is an acupuncturist. On average, patients gave Ms. Miller a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2160 Fletcher Parkway; Suite A-3
El Cajon, CA
 

Ms. Andrea Beth Damsky works as an acupuncturist. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
9307 Carlton Hills Boulevard; A
Santee, CA
 

Ms. Heidi Handy specializes in acupuncture and practices in Santee, CA. Ms. Handy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8163 San Carlos Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Melissa Lone's specialty is acupuncture. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1149 N 2nd Street
El Cajon, CA
 

Ms. Teresa Onan's area of specialization is acupuncture. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Onan accepts.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
251 E Main Street
El Cajon, CA
 

Ms. Lisajeanne Potyk specializes in acupuncture and practices in El Cajon, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8312 Lake Murray Boulevard; Suite O
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Jane Mergens' area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Mergens accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Social Work, Acupuncture
1630 E Main Street
El Cajon, CA
 

Mr. Michael Steinweg specializes in social work and acupuncture. Mr. Steinweg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4754 Palm Avenue
La Mesa, CA
 

Ms. Patricia Jackson is an acupuncturist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8334 University Avenue
La Mesa, CA
 

Ms. Sandra Watt specializes in acupuncture. Ms. Watt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4320 Aragon Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Jessica Goldthorpe specializes in acupuncture. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
7400 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite 206
La Mesa, CA
 

Mr. Anh Trang specializes in acupuncture. Mr. Trang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1530 Jamacha Road; Suite B1
El Cajon, CA
 

Ms. Karie Rust-Wise specializes in acupuncture and practices in El Cajon, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
7960 University Avenue; Suite 210
La Mesa, CA
 

Ms. Amber Bonito works as an acupuncturist in La Mesa, CA. Ms. Bonito is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
564 Broadway
El Cajon, CA
 

Ms. Lisa Cavaliere works as an acupuncturist in El Cajon, CA. Ms. Cavaliere accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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