We found 55 acupuncturists who accept Anthem near Gardena, CA.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine
3500 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 302
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Grant Chu specializes in acupuncture and anesthesiology. Dr. Chu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. Young Hoon Kim, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
15508 S Normandie Avenue
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Young Kim specializes in acupuncture. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Japanese.

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

Specializes in Acupuncture
2370 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite J
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Grace Kim is an acupuncturist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3248 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Jenny Sakamoto practices acupuncture. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
923 S Catalina Avenue
Pedondo Beach, CA
 

Ms. Elisa Wong specializes in acupuncture and practices in Pedondo Beach, CA and Monrovia, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Wong is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
3232 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Linda Ding works as an acupuncturist and chiropractor. Dr. Ding takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
21203 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite B
Torrance, CA
 

Mr. Joseph Chan's areas of specialization are acupuncture and physical therapy. Mr. Chan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2204 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 104
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Christi Mendoza works as an acupuncturist. Ms. Mendoza accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8939 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Tara Diaz is an acupuncturist in Los Angeles, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
2200 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 210
Hermosa Beach, CA
 

Ms. Margaret Livingston works as an acupuncturist in Hermosa Beach, CA. Ms. Livingston is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
21320 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 225
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Nancy Brigden works as an acupuncturist in Torrance, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Ms. Brigden takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
555 W Redondo Beach Boulevard; Suite 111
Gardena, CA
 

Mr. Dong Park is an acupuncturist. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
15731 S Western Avenue
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Seong Hong practices acupuncture in Gardena, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
14650 Aviation Boulevard; Suite 225
Hawthorne, CA
 

Ms. Ida Mat Aris works as an acupuncturist in Hawthorne, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
18051 Crenshaw Boulevard; #a
Torrance, CA
 

Mr. Daniel Suh practices acupuncture. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
3447 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Chung specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic and practices in Torrance, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, 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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