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Ta-Jen Tj Lin
Specializes in Acupuncture
13401 Bel - Red Road; Suite A12
Bellevue, WA
 

Mr. Ta-Jen Lin is an acupuncturist in Bellevue, WA. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Mr. Lin is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mark G Strom, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine
40 Lake Bellevue Drive; Suite 100
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Mark Strom specializes in acupuncture and family medicine. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Strom is accepting new patients.

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Naomi Umehara Floyd
Specializes in Acupuncture
13401 Bel - Red Road; Suite A12
Bellevue, WA
 

Ms. Naomi Floyd works as an acupuncturist in Bellevue, WA. Ms. Floyd speaks Japanese. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Lai Ha Esther Poon
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
11404 Ne 124th Street
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. L. Poon specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic and practices in Kirkland, WA. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Dr. Poon speaks Chinese.

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

Specializes in Acupuncture
8529 124th Avenue Ne
Kirkland, WA
 

Ms. Mia Song's specialty is acupuncture. In Ms. Song's practice, she is particularly interested in gynecological problems.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems

Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture
14810 Lake Hills Boulevard; Ste A-2
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. David Chatham's specialties are general practice and acupuncture. Dr. Chatham graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
13400 Ne 20th Street; Suite 28
Bellevue, WA
 

Stephen Semptimphelter
Specializes in Acupuncture
13401 Bel Red Road; Suite A-12
Bellevue, WA
 

Mr. Stephen Semptimphelter works as an acupuncturist. New patients are welcome to contact Mr. Semptimphelter's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
13118 121st Way Ne; Suite 100
Kirkland, WA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
14021 Ne 8th Street; Suite B
Bellevue, WA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
1811 156 Avenue Ne; Suite 7
Bellevue, WA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
143 Park Lane; Suite 204
Kirkland, WA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy
4205 148th Avenue Ne; Suite 103
Bellevue, WA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Holmes' areas of specialization are acupuncture and naturopathy; she sees patients in Bellevue, WA and Seattle, WA. These areas are among Ms. Holmes's clinical interests: homeopathic treatment, depression, and pain.

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Clinical interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Depression, Pain, Stress Management, Craniosacral Therapy, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
1611 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 207
Bellevue, WA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
14021 Ne 8th Street; Suite B
Bellevue, WA
 

Specializes in Acupuncture
14042 Ne 8th Street; Suite 104
Bellevue, WA
 

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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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