We found 27 acupuncturists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Encinitas, CA.

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Mrs Karen C Sulger LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
317 N. El Camino Real; Suite 401
Encinitas, CA

Ms. Karen Sulger specializes in acupuncture and practices in Encinitas, CA and San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrom ... (Read more)

Mr Daniel Paul Haun LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
535 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite 112
Encinitas, CA

Mr. Daniel Haun's area of specialization is acupuncture. These areas are among Mr. Haun's clinical interests: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
312 S Cedros Avenue; Suite 326
Solana Beach, CA

Dr. Dawn Liu specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic and practices in Solana Beach, CA. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Liu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Doreen Hemingway is an acupuncturist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
781 Garden View Court; Suite 201
Encinitas, CA

Ms. Sherine Blair is an acupuncturist. Ms. Blair accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
317 N El Camino Real; Suite 401
Encinitas, CA

Ms. Devon Rager-Vernetti's specialty is acupuncture. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
228 S Cedros Avenue; Suite C
Solana Beach, CA

Mr. Charles Mayberry's specialty is acupuncture. Mr. Mayberry 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
1114 North Coast Highway; Suite 1a
Encinitas, CA

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2210 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite E
Encinitas, CA

Ms. Leah Krecu specializes in acupuncture. Ms. Krecu 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
681 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite 316
Encinitas, CA

Mr. Oliver Gertzki specializes in acupuncture. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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

Ms. Corrine Roby's area of specialization is acupuncture. 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
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3257 Camino De Los Coches; Suite 203
Carlsbad, CA

Mr. Lars Nielsen's area of specialization is acupuncture. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Mr. Nielsen 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
230 Second Street; #102
Encinitas, CA

Mr. Raman Basha specializes in acupuncture. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Basha takes.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
317 N El Camino Real; Suite 401
Encinitas, CA

Ms. Susannah Sunderland is an acupuncturist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Mr. Michael Hogan specializes in acupuncture and practices in Encinitas, CA. He 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
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
543 Encinitas Boulevard; Suite 105
Encinitas, CA

Ms. Kimberley Taylor's area of specialization is acupuncture. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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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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