We found 13 acupuncturists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Marcos, CA.

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Donna M McAdams, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
325 W 3rd Avenue; Suite 102
Escondido, CA
 

Ms. Donna McAdams specializes in acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. McAdams include menstrual disorders, cancer supportive care, and musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Ms. McAdams honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Menstrual Disorders, Cancer Supportive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, Traditional Chinese ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
280 E 3rd Avenue
Escondido, CA
 

Mr. Lars Nielsen's area of specialization is acupuncture. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Mr. Nielsen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Mr. Nielsen (or staff) is conversant in Japanese and Danish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Migraine, Community Health Issues, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
1582 W San Marcos Boulevard; Suite #101b
San Marcos, CA
 

Ms. Mina Parto practices acupuncture. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Parto honors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Nutrition Issues, Primary Care, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
337 S Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA
 

Ms. Carolyn Pole's area of specialization is acupuncture. Patient reviews placed Ms. Pole at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3231 Business Park Drive; Suite B
Vista, CA
 

Mr. Geno Diveley specializes in acupuncture. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Diveley has an open panel.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2305 S Melrose Drive; Suite 107
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Kiet Tran's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
811 W San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA
 

Mr. David Stoeber practices acupuncture in San Marcos, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
433 W Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA
 

Mr. Michael Stubblefield is an acupuncturist in Escondido, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
142 S Grape; #a
Escondido, CA
 

Ms. Farahnaz Akharan works as an acupuncturist in Escondido, CA. Ms. Akharan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1892 W El Norte Parkway
Escondido, CA
 

Ms. Dana Steindorf works as an acupuncturist. Ms. Steindorf takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
330 W Felicita Avenue; Suite D2
Escondido, CA
 

Mr. Calvine Castro practices acupuncture. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
20108c Elm Lane
Escondido, CA
 

Ms. Aubrey Kelly is an acupuncturist in Escondido, CA. Ms. Kelly 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
1363 Corte Lira
San Marcos, CA
 

Ms. Ying Wang practices acupuncture in San Marcos, CA. Ms. Wang honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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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