Find a acupuncturists in San Diego, CA

Find acupuncturists in San Diego, CA

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Top 10 acupuncturists in San Diego, CA

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Wellness On Wheels Unltd

Wellness On Wheels Unltd

2 hires on Thervo
Serves San Diego, CA
Steven M. says, "They truly understand and embody what it means to stimulate multiple senses at the same time; a calming soundtrack, intoxicating pure clean essential oils, fine soft linens, and again, that magical healing touch. It was absolutely blissful. I’m quite impressed with the way they manage to set up and truly create such a serene environment regardless of circumstances. I cannot endorse wellness on Wheels Unltd enough! Schedule a massage with Julia!" Read more
NTTP Concierge One On 1 Personal Health  Services

NTTP Concierge One On 1 Personal Health Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Having 43 years of being an Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist and 40 years as a certified Shiatsu Medical Therapist / Physiotherapist. My approach to personalized health therapy is to locate the source of the ailments or condition and address it, not just the symptoms! Conventional medicine approaches the symptoms of a problem, condition or ailment. I choose to address the source or root of the issue! My formal studies and work positions are as followed; Bachelors in Human Physiology, Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology from Cal State University Bakersfield, CA and Certified Shiatsu Medical Therapist from California Medical College of Tra...
Drug-Free... Anxiety/Depression Treatment & Care From The Doctor Who’s Been There ● Dr. Dianne Ruth, CCH, PhD

Drug-Free... Anxiety/Depression Treatment & Care From The Doctor Who’s Been There ● Dr. Dianne Ruth, CCH, PhD

Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Lani says, "ReportRespond When I began Life Coaching with Dr. Dianne Ruth, I was struggling with depression, low self-esteem and daily stress. I also had difficulty relating with my spouse, and expressing my feelings with him. I lived each day with almost constant anxiety. Dr. Ruth used hypnotherapy with me to help me find the underlying causes of my low self-esteem and anxiety. And I learned self-hypnosis to create a more relaxed state within myself. She taught me to use the One-Step Reframe or "Giving it the Finger" to solve problems that were bothering me, which is surprisingly effective. Another of the tools she taught me was EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or tapping. I have learned to use this technique to alter my emotional state and remove negative thoughts and feelings. This has allowed me to have more joy and peace. She taught me to love myself just as I am, and now I can share that love with my family and friends. I am grateful that I could learn from her through our weekly phone sessions, since we live across country from each other. If a personal crisis came up between sessions, she was always available, just a phone call away. I really appreciate her compassion and sincere willingness to help me. Dr. Ruth has been an important catalyst with my personal growth journey." Read more

Your acupuncture services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does acupuncture cost near me?

Acupuncture costs $75 to $120 per session on average. The initial evaluation typically costs $100 to $180, including the first session. The total cost depends on the specific treatment type, location, and skill level of the acupuncture practitioner. Discounts are sometimes available when booking multiple sessions.

What is acupuncture and how does it work?

Acupuncture is the process of a doctor applying tiny pre-sterilized needles into the meridians of the patient's body to trigger a natural healing response. This holistic treatment is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine that does not interfere with any medications.

Acupuncture works with the whole nervous system to promote health of the full body and mind.

What is acupuncture good for?

Acupuncture is good for treating:

  • Chronic pain of all types
  • Muscle and body tissue injuries
  • Inflammation in the joints
  • infertility and menstrual problems
  • Obesity and indigestion
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and mood swings

What to expect from an acupuncture session?

An acupuncture session typically includes a discussion of which ailments to address in the session, after which you relax on a massage table. The doctor places the tiny, single-use needles where treatment is needed, and you lie still for 20 minutes to 1 hour according to the therapy type.

You may feel a bit sore in some areas after the session, but it passes within a few days as your body clears out any blockages that were released.

How do you prepare for an acupuncture session?

To prepare for an acupuncture session, follow these tips:

  • Don't go to the session on an empty stomach, but you should allow 1 hour between your last meal and the session.
  • Avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol for at least an hour before the appointment.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing.
  • Bring a list of current medications to show the acupuncturist.
  • Take a bathroom break before you enter the treatment room.

Is it safe to use acupuncture?

Acupuncture is safe when performed by a licensed practitioner who has completed a full, multi-year course in Traditional Chinese Medicine. All acupuncture treatments are non-toxic.

Still, you should exercise caution in choosing your specialist if you have:

  • A pacemaker
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture typically doesn’t hurt or cause discomfort. Most people only experience a mild pricking sensation from the needles, after which the needles feel weightless. There is no discomfort when the specialist removes all the needles at the session's end.

You can tell the acupuncture practitioner if an area is more sensitive, and they will adjust the position or remove the needle to accommodate you.

Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

Some insurance policies do cover acupuncture. For example, Medicare began covering acupuncture visits to treat chronic lower back pain starting in 2020 as a pain-medication alternative. Contact your insurance company and ask how much your co-payment is and what they cover.

How do you find a good acupuncture specialist?

Browse through our listings on Thervo to find a good acupuncturist.

Use this helpful checklist to choose the right one for you:

  • Compare at least 3 fee schedules from practitioners with 5+ years of experience.
  • Read their reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Select insured and licensed professionals who've completed training in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Avoid the cheapest treatments that suggest low-quality standards.
  • Get a copy of the terms of service and appointment cancellation policies.
  • Avoid making the final payment before receiving the treatment.

What questions do you ask an acupuncture practitioner?

  • How long have you been treating patients with acupuncture?
  • Where were you trained?
  • Have you helped other patients with my conditions before?
  • Can you recommend any dietary supplements to help my healing process?
  • How many sessions will I need to experience results for this condition?
  • Will I need to take a nap after this session?
  • How should I alert you if I experience any discomfort after you've left the room?
  • Do you use any other acupuncture treatment enhancements like aromatherapy or sound therapy?
  • Can you perform acupuncture on my pets?

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