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Specializes in Acupuncture, Internal Medicine
840 First Colonial Road; Suite 102b
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Jesse Broome is a Virginia Beach, VA physician who specializes in acupuncture. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Broome's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Broome has received the distinction of Fellow of Advanced Medical Studies, American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine
1080 First Colonial Road; Suite 200
Va Beach, VA
 

Dr. Laura Sample's areas of specialization are acupuncture and family medicine; she sees patients in Virginia Beach, VA and Va Beach, VA. Dr. Sample offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Sample is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Neurophysiology, Neurology
968 First Colonial Road; 103
Virginia, VA
 

Dr. Xianghui Cao's specialties are acupuncture, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Cao attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Cao speaks Mandarin.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Acupuncture, Anesthesiology
1060 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Brian Murray is an acupuncturist and anesthesiologist in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Murray studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Murray trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in French.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
C/o Almloff Acupuncture; C/o Almloff Acupuncture
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
2245 W Great Neck Road; Suite 4
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Janine Lex's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic; she sees patients in Virginia Beach, VA. She is rated highly by her patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
1133 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
913 First Colonial Road; Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA
 

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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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