“As a teacher, I want to pass along to my students classical Chinese medicine theories and practices, starting where Chinese medicine begins: at the roots. When you go to the roots, you really understand; you have a better way to absorb the essence of our work.” Dr. Chen’s practice is, for her, a calling. “Using Chinese medicine to heal wounds, treat illness, and prevent diseases is my holy mission. My intention is to always practice with a kind heart.”
Dr. Chen earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in Acupuncture at China’s Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and teaching hospital, where she taught and practiced for many years. At NUNM, she teaches acupuncture and moxibustion, and supervises observers and interns on teaching shifts at the NUNM Clinic. Dr. Chen treats a wide variety of conditions at NUNM’s clinics and in her private practice at Kwan-Yin Healing Arts Center using acupuncture, moxibustion, herbs, diet, qigong and Chinese massage.
An award-winning researcher, Dr. Chen has written three books and published extensively in professional journals. Her research has included a case series on depression associated with menopause and an NUNM Helfgott Research Institute project on the effects of adjunctive acupuncture in the treatment of spasmodic dysphonia (a voice disorder).