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Benjamin R. Saben MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Family Medicine, Acupuncture
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (329 ratings)
Address: 10670 Wexford St, San Diego, CA 92131
Clinical Interests: sports health
Mrs. Perla Figa Kimball L.AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 15644 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Ms. Sandra Rae Dougherty L. AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 11828 Bernardo Plaza Ct, San Diego, CA 92128
Mr. Kelly M. McConville M.S., TCM
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 12709 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Clinical Interests: anti-aging
Ms. Mikaila Nicole Cameron L.AC., OTR/L
Specializes in Occupational Therapy, Acupuncture
Address: 10925 Sabre Hill Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
Dr. Linda Oliver D.C., L.AC.
Specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture
Address: 9750 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92126
Ms. Debbie Rae Rodriguez L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.83 Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 13146 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Matt Alavi
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.8 Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 15611 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Ms. Roberta Anne Daugherty MSTOM, L.AC., BA
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 9820 Willow Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92131
Shu-Ming Kuo D.A.O.M.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 11939 Rancho Bernardo Rd, San Diego, CA 92128
Ms. Liman Rachels L.AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 9625 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92126
Dr. Shou Xin Wu PH.D., L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 16766 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
Tracey Marie Whitney LAC, HHP, LMT
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 15644 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Dr. Ben Wang O.M.D., L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 16769 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
Joan Y. Luk L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 14501 Highland Ranch Rd, San Diego, CA 92128
Kelly Ann Mangan LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 16486 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
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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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