An acupuncturist is a healthcare provider who specializes in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves needle therapy—inserting very thin needles into the skin to promote alternative pain relief, healing and wellness. Acupuncture, or skin needling, can improve a wide range of symptoms and conditions, including pain and psychological disorders, as well as maintain health and improve energy levels.
An acupuncturist typically:
- Reviews and evaluates a patient’s health history and current conditions and symptoms
- Explains acupuncture treatments and other complementary treatments including acupressure and herbal supplements
- Determines where to insert the acupuncture needles
- Provides acupuncture and related therapies
There are 461 specialists practicing Acupuncture in Irvine, CA with an overall average rating of 4.7 stars. There are 26 hospitals near Irvine, CA with affiliated Acupuncture specialists, including Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills.