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Karen C Sulger
Specializes in Acupuncture
317 N El Camino Real; #401
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Karen Sulger's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Sulger's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Daniel Paul Haun
Specializes in Acupuncture
535 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite 112
Encinitas, CA
 

Mr. Daniel Haun practices acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Mr. Haun include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Mr. Haun 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
3257 Camino De Los Coches; Suite 203
Carlsbad, CA
 

Mr. Lars Nielsen is an acupuncturist in Escondido, CA and Carlsbad, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Mr. Nielsen's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Nielsen honors. Mr. Nielsen (or staff) is conversant in Japanese and Danish.

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Jennifer Lyn Fritschy
Specializes in Acupuncture
135 Liverpool Drive; Suite B
Cardiff By The Sea, CA
 

Ms. Jennifer Fritschy practices acupuncture in Encinitas, CA and Cardiff By The Sea, CA. Ms. Fritschy's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. In addition to English, she speaks Sign Language.

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Amy L Ligani
Specializes in Acupuncture
451 La Veta Avenue
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Amy Ligani's specialty is acupuncture. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Ms. Ligani is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
312 S Cedros Avenue; Suite 326
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Liu is an acupuncturist and chiropractor in Solana Beach, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2210 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite E
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Doreen Hemingway specializes in acupuncture and practices in Encinitas, CA. Ms. Hemingway accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
285 N El Camino Real; Suite 211
Encinitas, CA
 

Maring Chieko Higa
Specializes in Acupuncture
535 Encinintas Boulevard
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Maring Higa's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her clinical interests include menstrual disorders, migraine, and infertility. Ms. Higa 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
1054 2nd Street
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Christina Leigh'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
499 N El Camino Real; Suite C202
Encinitas, CA
 

Mischell Elias
Specializes in Acupuncture
140 Lomas Santa Fe Drive; Suite 101
Solana Beach, CA
 

Ms. Mischell Elias specializes in acupuncture and practices in Solana Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Elias include cupping, traditional chinese acupuncture, and internal medicine.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
112 Dahlia Drive
Solana Beach, CA
 

Ms. Miriam Miller's area of specialization is acupuncture. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
781 Garden View Court; Suite 201
Encinitas, CA
 

Ms. Sherine Blair's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Blair is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
6494 Fairwater Place
Carlsbad, CA
 

Specializes in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture
960 2nd Street; Suite 103
Encinitas, CA
 

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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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