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Rancho Palos Verdes Acupuncturists

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Acupuncture Westside
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheri J.
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Amy is a gem so kind and skilled at acupuncture! She gave an outstanding treatment and was incredibly gentle!

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Maria A.
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Dr. Cho is polite and knows his profession well. He explained to me what he was going to do before he did it. He then explained each needle point as to the relation of my sciatica pain. I am feeling FANTASTIC as a result of his acupuncture treatment. I am going to recommend him to all my friends.

Flo lawrence
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie S.
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Before entering therapy with Flo Lawrence I had experienced acupuncture and massage as pleasant but temporary efforts towards health and bodily comfort. Under Flo's skilled and professional care I have experienced a lasting sense of well being due to her understanding that healing is not accomplished when only one part of the body receives attention. Her strong beliefs in the powerful healing potential of the natural world, her generous loving spirit, her profound knowledge of anatomy, and her precise focus on me as a whole person has re-energized my life. As her manipulations of my body began to ease pain and stiffness, the totality of her spirit has taught me the inseparability of my pain from my heart and mind. With pain minimized, my senses are open again to the energy of life; with that openness pain retreats even further. Flo's touch is sure, her spirit is a balm, and her attention to me as an individual is indispensable. The hours spent with Flo have given me a healthier body and made me a better person and unified my powers to face each day with hope and joy. Bonnie Siebert

Point. | Holistic Wellness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Sara C.
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I've had Tara treat me several times for various reasons - sick with the flu, extreme muscle pain/ soreness, tweaked neck, sciatica pain, etc. She has used both acupuncture and cupping. My body responds extremely well to cupping and in times where I have had severe back or neck pain cupping along with an electric stem via acupuncture had me feeling like an improved person after coming off the table. Tara is very knowledgeable and passionate and will even educate you along the way as her goal is for you to achieve optimal health by gaining a proper balance in life. She has two great locations and will even do house calls. I highly recommend her!

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.

  • 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.

Shin's Acupuncture
5.0
from 1 review
    J.F. S.
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    Dr Shin provides relief for my ongoing issues with my back. I appreciate his professionalism and caring manner. I recommend his services to all my friends, family and whoever is ready this review. Your Patient, J.F. Sanchez

    About

    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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    I have a special for skin diseases, Bell's palsy, stroke, pain management, anxiety and PMS. I provide insurance claim forms for patients.

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    I use acupuncture, chiropractic, laser therapy and kinesiology to balance muscles and relieve pain. There has been high success with difficult cases and excellent for sports injuries and peak performance and health.

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    Camarillo Spine and Sports Therapy has dealt with patients for over 25 years! There is an acupuncture and physical therapy clinic along with Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C. Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C. opened the practice in December of 1985 and has seen it expand rapidly to cover multi-facets of chiropractic. Chiropractic Care Includes: Neuropathy Treatment Sciatica Spinal Stenosis Spinal Decompression Lower Back Pain Neck Pain Degenerative Disc Functional Medicine Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain Neuro-Metabolic Therapy Thyroid

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    I have good hands that I can pinpoint your pain area that other doctors can't. Having both chiropractic and acupunture background gives me solid knowledge of the whole body. I am able to make good diagnosis and I have many therapy and treatment tools to use on different conditions to get the best results.

    • 2 years in business
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    Newport beach acupuncture center is traditional oriental medicine clinic. We specialize in pain managements which control headache, frozen shoulder, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, ankle sprain, trauma injury etc

    • 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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    Do you suffer from unbearable pains or headaches? Have other conventional treatments been ineffective? Acupuncture treatments will relieve your suffering. Our facility is American Specialty Health certified, and we are a network provider for: • Aetna • Blue Shield • Blue Cross • Cigna • Guardian • Kaiser • PacifiCare • United Healthcare and others We have experience you can trust—experience the difference! Call us for your complimentary consultation today.

    • 7 years in business
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    I will work to bring you into full recovery as efficiently as possible. I utilize natural, effective and safe acupuncture methods. While I specialize in the treatment of pain and OB/GYN problem, I regularly help patients with allergies, asthma, depression/anxiety and cosmetic enhancement. I have been an acupuncturist and herbalist for more than 20 years and I love what I do!

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    Stop suffering today. We offer pain management. Our specialties include the treatment of emotional well-being, stress, depression/anxiety, sexual dysfunction, infertility, women's health/ob-gyne, pain management, menopause, sciatica, female problems, PMS, face lift, headaches, insomnia, most of pain, stomach problems, and tummy massage for weight loss. For your convenience, to whomever has difficulty to come to the clinic, Dr. Kim is willing to treat you at your house if you are within Orange county. Most insurances and credit cards are accepted. Free consultations and first visit only discount plan are available. We also provide senior special discount plan. Auto insurance is accepted (PI, workers' compensation).

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    We offer medical services specifically tailored to meet each patient's individual needs. Nutritional, herbal, homeopathic and dietary therapies are integrated into our approach to health care, so that the full benefits of prevention, natural therapies and treatment of symptoms are naturally achieved. Services offered include acupressure, acupuncture, cupping, ear seeding, dietary therapy, herbal medicine, moxibustion, preventive care and tui na. In the Western world, Chinese medicine is called alternative, complement, comprehensive, holistic and natural medicine. Chinese medicine is different from Western medicine in terminology, treatment methods and results. Instead of using an artificial drug to replace or mimic the function of some organ or suppress certain chemicals to cover the symptoms of a disease, Chinese medicine enlists the body's own defenses to reverse underlying pathological conditions and restore the body to normal function and harmony. Acupuncture and medical herbs heal diseases rather than just treating the symptoms. Our goal is to heal any disease before it is too late. Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been practiced in China over thousands of years. We combine Chinese and Western medical knowledge together to treat diseases. No matter what disease you are diagnosed with, acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used as your main treatment method.

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    I am a Pasadena based acupuncturist and owner of Acupuncture Therapeutics. We treat musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, as well as internal medical imbalances. We do facial acupuncture as well.

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    We provide acupuncture in Northridge and San Fernando Valley. Northridge Holistic Acupuncture was founded with one goal in mind, to help residents maintain their health and feel great. Whatever your needs are, we offer a complete range of acupuncture treatments to address them. Acupuncture can be integrated into conventional medical therapy to achieve optimal physical and mental health. At Northridge Acupuncture, we provide acupuncture, herbs, and the longevity and rejuvenation exercises of Tai Chi and Qigong. You will find a caring difference with us; you will learn something valuable about yourself.

    Q & A

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    How often do you need to get acupuncture?

    How often you need acupuncture really depends on the health condition that is being treated. Acute issues such as a pulled groin or short-term digestion problems will likely require fewer treatments than a chronic disease such as some types of cancer. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, speaking with the Acupuncture Now Foundation, likens acupuncture sessions to a “dose” of medication prescribed by a doctor. If you have a condition like high blood pressure and are prescribed a medication to treat it, you wouldn’t take one dosage and be done. Likewise, for ongoing health conditions, Dr. Hullender Rubin explains that more than one session of acupuncture is likely in order. “For pain-related diseases, it seems 12 to 20 sessions is a reasonable intervention to achieve stable results,” says Dr. Hullender Rubin. For more acute (short-term) conditions, Dr. Tony Chon says that treatment might consist of two to six acupuncture sessions.

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