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Acupuncture Westside
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David F.
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I'm pretty fit, usually feel strong and capable of anything...out of nowhere I tweaked my back and could barely move. Scary and debilitating! My PPO insurance listed Amy at the top of the suggested list and at the advice of my primary physician I reluctantly tried acupuncture for the first time. Amazing! 12 hours later, after cupping and gentle needles I felt healed! What a relief! (btw, I was fearful of the needles but it wasn't painful or stressful at all!) Amy is a miracle worker, she is someone who clearly cares about her patients and their well-being. Most services seem clinical and you feel like a number. Amy invited me into her home office, communicated with me and really listened to my pain and symptoms. She spent additional time with me and followed up the next day to check on my progress. I feel incredibly grateful that I found Amy listed and was able to slide into a same-day appointment. I'm following the stretches and advice she gave me and will become a repeat customer. Highly recommend; she not only helped me but she also taught me ways to stretch, gave me a daily mantra & I'm now more aware of my body and how to care for it than ever before.

JC Acupuncture
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha Q.
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I was diagnosed with Hives. From the advice of my allergy doctor, I took Zyrtec for 3 months but it didn't help at all. And because of the severe side effects of Zyrtec i.e. drowsiness, I stopped using Zyrtec and decided to look for an alternative treatment. I found Dr. Chen. After several treatments of acupuncture plus Chinese herbs, my symptom was completely gone. Dr. Chen went above and beyond to listen, diagnose and spend quality time to treat for my symptom. I am very thankful for his kindness and expertise.

  • 4 years in business
Alma P.
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Hip problems, lower back issues, joint pains after a few treatments there's no need to be taking any medications a little exercise change of diet and acupuncture makes a world of difference without the overpriced medicines that are prescribed by "Doctors"

  • 15 years in business
Phil H.
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I work in Shipping & Receiving and handle heavy freight which involves a lot of lifting. I also play guitar and over the years all this repetitive motion caused me chronic muscle pain throughout my left shoulder to the top of my head. It got to the point I needed professional help; I discovered Chang Oh through my church and began to visit his clinic regularly. The therapy sessions he provided relieved me of all my pain and I am now convinced acupuncture and acupressure and massage are my preferred alternative to Western drugs. I recommend Chang Oh's excellent services to anyone suffering from chronic pain! Sincerely, Phil H.

Sheri Jennings Acupuncture
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Tracy L.
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I don't like needles, but my husband had been bugging me for a long time to try acupuncture for my plantar fasciitis. Sheri was recommended by a friend and I went. With Sheri's touch, I did not even feel the needles and within 4-5 treatments my PF was gone. Very happy patient. Then I went back to Sheri for knee pain and swelling and after a few sessions I found relief. I am so glad I have found this non-invasive method for healing. Sheri is pretty awesome.

  • 4 years in business
Christiana F.
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After my second visit with Conor the extreme pain in my upper neck and arms had disappeared. I have been dealing with chronic pain for over 15 years and was more than relieved to have relief. His promptness, bedside manner and patience in explaining his craft was perfect! He has opened up the world of acupuncture to me and is a huge part of my path to healing. The great thing about Conor is that he is detailed with his treatments and answers all your questions, he has valuable advice on the whole person. Thank you! I will be a lifelong patient.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris C.
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When someone loves what they do it is easy to see. Melani genuinely loves being an acupuncturist and helping people. Constantly striving to learn more helps her practice evolve. She treats patients as family and is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met.

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Essentially, we use revolutionary treatments to increase the body's healing power and to decrease pain at a remarkably fast rate. Our patients love it! We work with PPO insurances, and we have great discounts for people who are paying out of the pocket. Our services consist of physical therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, 830 laser therapy and medical massage. Our staff is great, and we look forward to seeing you!

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Our services include: * acupuncture * herbal prescription * cupping * moxa * aroma therapy * electrical stimulation * magnet treatment * hot pack * infrared lamp * Qigong, etc.

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The services I offer are as follows: * Acupuncture (head, body and ear) * Chinese herbal medicine * Cupping * Gua sha * Moxibustion * Electroacupuncture * Qi gong

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We provide Japanese acupuncture and sports medicine. We are working for professional and Olympic athletes and regular patients by using Japanese classic acupuncture.

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Pain? Get the result today! Hello, I am a licensed acupuncturist with 12 years of experience. I develop immediate pain relief acupuncture treatments, with satisfying results. I treat a full array of conditions, including pain management, allergy, sinus, migraine headache, insomnia, herniated disc, sciatica, carpel tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, and more. To maintain utmost health for patients, I also do food therapy, which is tailored to individual body constitution. Find out your own body constitution to know what foods are right for you. You can experience a full range of traditional Chinese medicine services such as cupping, manual therapy, and herbs in addition to acupuncture, which brings the body's innate ability to heal itself naturally. For more information and to view my treatment videos, please visit my website. We accept most insurances; please call us, so we can verify your coverage.

  • 36 years in business
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We have over 30 years of experience integrating acupuncture with dental treatments, as well as chiropractic and physical therapies for pain management. Successful cases include Horner's syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports-related injuries, TMJ treatments, dental surgeries without anesthetic injections, joint dislocations, etc. Our patients come from far and wide ranging from locals in the Los Angeles area to hours driving distance as Burbank, San Bernardino, San Louis Obispo, and San Diego, cross-country flight from New York, and even overseas from China and Taiwan. We are very considerate of patient's financial situations, and therefore we charge not based on the professionalism of practice but by affordability. A one-time fee of $135 for initial office visit, consultation and treatment is charged for new patients. Thereafter, the fee varies depending on the projected number of treatments necessary. (We suggest you bring any x-rays and doctor's documentation on your first visit if you have any.)

  • 7 years in business
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Simple Health Acupuncture and Wellness is a holistic healthcare clinic dedicated to serving the people of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Cerritos, and the greater Los Angeles area. Through Acupuncture, Acupressure, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Advice, and Lifestyle Counseling, we strive to bring better health, well being, and happiness to our clients with our professional, knowledgeable, and experienced team of staff members.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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In the pursuit of high-quality integral health care in Santa Monica with individualized treatment options, we offer the premium East Asian medical services such as acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping and moxibustion for pain management, orthopedic and sports injury, infertility, hormonal balance (men or women), immune disorder, anti-aging, facial rejuvenation and weight control in our Santa Monica practice. Over the past 10 years, we have made great successes and people coming here are like our friends and families, feeling easy and comfortable and connected to each other. They get less sick and happier and are able to enjoy their lives more. We are always trying to offer the best treatment for each one of our patients.

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Shabnam Pourhassani L.Ac. is a second generation, board-certified, and Harvard Medical School trained in mind-body science and therapies, full-service acupuncturist and herbalist with a warm and innovative approach to practical whole body health. She is renowned for incorporating the principles of both Eastern and Western medicine -- the spiritual as well as the empirical, to relieve a variety of conditions and ailments that plague the population today. Her approach to managing pain, addiction and stress-related conditions stems from revered and ancient remedies for our modern and hectic times. Ms. Pourhassani is an active expert who can meet the demands of clients who are in dire need of immediate relief. Her practice accepts most PPO insurance. She is also available for some home-based treatments as required by the client’s needs. Ms. Pourhassani’s distinctive input and insights are shared throughout, in both the medical and whole body healing communities. She is a true pioneer and a testament to logical healing and caring practices. "I want my patients to live optimally. I know this is possible through alternative and traditional therapies, dietary assessment, lifestyle changes, preventive medicine and pain reduction. We live in advantageous times where both traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine along with a cornucopia of other treatments are available to us! The key is finding the most ethical, educated practitioners."

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I provide acupuncture and herb services, specializing in pain management, internal medicine gynecology, infertility, and pediatric. I also offer services to reduce stress.

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Eastern Medicine Center is a community acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic in Riverside. We specialize in the practice of all aspects of traditional Chinese medicine successfully using an integrated approach to treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.

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Acupuncture's high effectiveness in the relief of pain -- often helping when no other method can bring results -- is widely known. However, not only does acupuncture treat sick persons, but it also can benefit healthy people! It aids proper digestion and blood circulation, brightens eyesight, keeps skin smooth, helps the body in getting rid of extra body fat and thus helps people to have happier and longer lives. Dr. Jiang has practiced in LA and Orange County for over 22 years. Her patients include many familiar celebrities and prominent professionals in our community. Dr. Jiang has her MD from Beijing University Medical School in both Western and Chinese medicine.

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I am a board-certified acupuncturist with experience in needling, Chinese herbal therapy, cupping, moxibustion, and nutritional counseling. Chinese medicine is a complete system of healing, and I have helped clients with a variety of issues, including diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis. I have also helped clients with pain management, bell's palsy, thyroid conditions, gastrointestinal conditions, migraines, and sleeping issues. I am passionate about helping people help themselves. Chinese medicine is a safe, non-addictive therapy that uses the body's healing mechanisms in order to resolve dysfunction and disease. Improper nutrition, the environment and stress contribute to a slow and often unnoticed state of dysfunction. Allergies, aches and pains, indigestion, weight gain and inconsistencies in sleeping patterns become the "new normal." These seemingly age-related issues are actually signals that your body is not in an optimal state of health. With time, these minor issues may transform into life-changing conditions, such as, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, IBS and ultimately heart disease. Taking care of small changes now will prevent life-altering problems in the future. I look forward to assisting in any way that I am able.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be helpful for treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from cancer to headaches to sciatic nerve pain. It may also be useful for:

  • Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hand and foot pain, wrist and ankle pain, sciatic pain, nerve pain, arthritis, sports injuries, work-related injuries, TMJ, and carpal tunnel
  • Whiplash and injuries from automobile accidents
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Emotional issues: Anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia
  • Women’s health: Prenatal and postpartum care, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, symptoms of menopause and infertility
  • Pediatric problems such as bedwetting, digestive upset, ear infection, allergies, hyperactivity and injury treatment
  • Digestive disorders such as heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, acute and chronic cough, allergies, and chronic sinus problems
  • Men’s health problems such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, male infertility, urination difficulties and prostate problems
  • Miscellaneous conditions such as fatigue, adrenal fatigue, vertigo and dizziness, eye and vision problems, and tooth, jaw and dental issues

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

There are many proven health benefits of acupuncture, whether you’re seeking short-term relief or need help with a chronic health condition. This alternative healing is likely why millions of adults nationwide get acupuncture treatments each year. Acupuncture provides pain relief, can help speed the body’s natural healing process, and has also been proved to have positive outcomes on mental health concerns such as depression. Acupuncture can also help relieve discomfort associated with chronic and terminal illnesses. For example, acupuncture has been proved to be effective in helping cancer patients manage pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia (dry mouth), neuropathy (nervous system problems), anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances, according to Cancer.gov. Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to opioids and other pain medications, which not only are hard on the body but also present the risk of addiction. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found that people had less pain or were better able to manage pain when they received acupuncture as part of their health treatment.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s natural healing powers. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles into specific points on the body to influence the body’s energy flow and help the body heal itself in a natural way. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy (called qi in Chinese) in the body. The acupuncturist places whisper-thin needles into the arms, back, neck and other areas where the chi (or energy flow) has been blocked. The acupuncture needles stimulate points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. These pathways — called “meridians” — become re-stimulated by the needles to bring blood and healing to the body. In Western medicine, acupuncture has been proved to relieve pain and help provide healing and relief from painful symptoms associated with everything from headaches to asthma to cancer. Western medicine sees the use of the needles as a way to stimulate the body’s nervous system, thereby prompting healing.

Is it safe to use acupuncture?

The general consensus from doctors, researchers and government health organizations is that yes, it is safe to have acupuncture. As with all things, there can be some risks associated with acupuncture, but with proper attention to a few key details, your health should be in good hands when you receive treatments.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (a branch of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) states that “relatively few complications from using acupuncture have been reported. Still, complications have resulted from use of non-sterile needles and improper delivery of treatments.” Thus, the health risks associated with acupuncture are generally a result of human error (non-sterile needles and improper placement) as opposed to how acupuncture works in your body. Research your acupuncture provider to make sure they meet state regulations, and inquire about the use of FDA-regulated acupuncture needles. These are classified as medical devices for use by licensed practitioners, and the NCCIH states they are required to be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards (sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use only).

What is an acupuncture treatment?

An acupuncture treatment is a type of integrative health care session that uses needles (and sometimes heat and/or electrical stimulation) to stimulate the body’s nervous system to begin a healing process. Long practiced in traditional Chinese medicine and other Eastern cultures, acupuncture has gained widespread acceptance and use as a complementary and integrative part of healing in Western medicine. During an acupuncture treatment, the patient lies in a relaxed position on a table that is very similar to a massage table. The acupuncturist, having done a diagnosis of health concerns and determined a course of treatment, will insert thin stainless steel needles into the prescribed acupuncture points. These points are determined by the patient’s health needs. The practitioner may gently manipulate the needles to trigger a healing response in the body. Typically there is no pain associated with the treatment. A session may use anywhere from 6-30 needles or more, depending on what illness is being treated. The needles can remain in place for 5-30 minutes, with 15 minutes being a common time. Acupuncture treatments are often prescribed in a series, based on patient need.

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