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Dr. Hongmei Jane Li O.M.D.
Specializes in Acupuncture
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 465w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Hongmei Li's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Li's clinical interests encompass acupuncture treatment. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Li honors.

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Clinical interests: Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Acupuncture
average rating 4.87 stars (2 ratings)
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite Ll16
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Sharareh Daghighi is an acupuncturist. Her areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. Ms. Daghighi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Daghighi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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

Karen Hearn-Abbott L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
10000 Riverside Drive; Suite 18
Toluca Lake, CA
 

Ms. Karen Hearn-Abbott's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Ms. Hearn-Abbott honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Headache, Primary Care, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
11419 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA
 

Mr. Sangwon Lee's specialty is acupuncture. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Henry Kang
Specializes in Acupuncture
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
14838 Magnolia Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Mr. Henry Kang's specialty is acupuncture. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Kang takes.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
16161 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 104
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Rekha Lund's specialties are acupuncture and physical therapy. She practices in Encino, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
121 S Glenoaks Boulevard; Suite 1
Burbank, CA
 

Mr. Jay Ryu practices acupuncture. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
929 N Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim specializes in acupuncture. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
258 S. Oxford Avenue; #202
Los Angeles, CA
 

Mr. Benjamin Lee practices acupuncture. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
3409 W Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA
 

Mr. Jae Kim specializes in acupuncture and practices in Burbank, CA. Mr. Kim accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
12500 Riverside Drive; Suite 202
Valley Village, CA
 

Ms. Gilian Lata specializes in acupuncture and practices in Valley Village, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
13760 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Acupuncture
8215 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 306
Panorama City, CA
 

Ms. Grace Lim works as an acupuncturist in Panorama City, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
949 Bethany Road
Burbank, CA
 

Ms. Karine Badivian is an acupuncturist in Burbank, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
5650 Woodman Avenue; Unit 102
Van Nuys, CA
 

Ms. Angela Pinto works as an acupuncturist. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
7095 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Ling Tao practices acupuncture in Los Angeles, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan 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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