The history of Chinese medicine can be traced back to 4,000 years ago. As the time progressed, Chinese medicine developed its own unique and thorough system of diagnosis and treatment. It has been practiced in Chinese societies and Asian countries long before Western medicine was introduced. Chinese medicine and Western medicine are considered to be the two most widely practiced medicines in the world today.
In ancient Chinese history, there were several outbreaks of epidemic diseases that almost killed the whole country of people – if it were not for Chinese medicine, Chinese culture would not still be around.
The main concept of Chinese medicine is balance. Any symptom that occurs is considered to be due to poor function of organs and/or systems and as a result lead to unbalance of the interaction of them. A well-trained practitioner of Chinese medicine can treat the local problem while still keep a delicate balance of the whole body.
The other major concept of Chinese medicine is the respect of nature and its relationship with creatures. We do not replace or suppress our bodies’ natural healing function. Instead we clear/open the pathways in our bodies to create an environment for our bodies to heal. This helps prevent a tremendous amount of unnecessary toxin or wound in our bodies. It certainly improves the quality of life for people and helps re-gain that peaceful and balanced state of mind that people
About My Practice
My practice of Chinese medicine is dedicated in loving memory of my father Chen, Chen-Tao. He encouraged me to study Chinese medicine to help more people. However, before this clinic was opened, he had an acute myocardial infarction and passed away in Taiwan at the age of 80. Being unable to help my own father becomes my biggest regret in life and thus the inspiration in my practice.
— Hedy Chen
About Hedy Chen
Hedy Chen, Licensed Acupuncturist (TXAC01215), MAcOM, NCCAOM
In studying Chinese medicine, I realize this ancient medicine can do so much more than what the general public knows! Being a Chinese that was born and brought up in Taiwan, I have the passion to help more people regain health by using this medicine from my culture. I recognized that if I want to learn this medicine well, I must learn from the best doctors. I am proud to say that during my academic years, I followed many world-class doctors of Chinese medicine. Their specialties include orthopedics, gynecology, oncology, and internal medicine. I have also observed and received training in Kaohsiung Municipal Chinese Medical Hospital in Taiwan and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in China.
Besides spending numerous hours learning the most effective concepts of treating pain and the associated ideas of helping people regain the balance of their body structure, I also attract many patients that benefit from my emotional support because of my understanding quality. This not only inspires my patients but also helps me to show my real essence – being a natural counselor and healer.
To see my patients get well makes me much happier than seeing them come back endlessly! So to help me look good, you will need to do your part to be compliant and take care of yourselves too!
The time when I am not at work, I like to travel, paint, spend time with my husband and cats, garden, listen to music and watch movies. Art is my passion. I actually treat every patient of mine like a piece of art – hoping to give them my best!
My specialties include, but are not limited to: Pain, Psychosomatic Disorders, Immunological Disorders and Internal Diseases.
- Doctoral Candidate – Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine: Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Tamkang University (Taiwan): Bachelor of Arts in English Literature