Chien's Acupuncture and Wellness Center 

where acupuncture is not just insertion of needles...... 

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PLEASE CALL US AT (646)391-9827 

567 3rd Ave, 4th floor 

New York, NY10016 

(between 37th and 38th street) 


 About Yi-Fang Chien L.Ac.

Yi-Fang Chien is a Licensed Acupuncturist, specializing in the Master Tung’s Acupuncture and balance method in which she effectively treats pain, industrial injuries, sports injuries, and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Yi-Fang Chien also treats a wide variety of internal diseases including insomnia, digestive problems, infertility, skin disorders, respiratory disorders, gynecological disorders and side-effects from cancer treatments.   She has studied at the Guang Zhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, as well as New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Mineola, New York.  She also practices the combination of Korean 4 needle technique and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Yi-Fang Chien is a student of Dr. Richard Tan. Dr. Tan is currently practicing in California using famous method called "Balance Method" originated from "The Book of Change".

Yi-Fang Chien is also an apprentice of Dr.Robert Chu.  Dr. Chu was formerly affiliated with the St. Vincent Medical Center, as the first fulltime Acupuncturist on staff and treated cancer patients with Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Qigong and Tai Chi. Dr. Chu is currently a faculty member of Southern California University School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture in Los Angeles.   Dr. Chu volunteers at Pasadena's Wellness Community, where he does monthly lectures for cancer patients and a weekly lifestyle/nutrition and Qi Gong/Stress reduction class.  He has also featured as a speaker for the American Cancer Society.   In July of 2004, Dr. Chu was selected as the Acupuncturist to Olympic athletes at the Olympic Trials held in Sacramento, CA.

Yi-Fang Chien is a member of the International Association of Optimal Acupuncture and Clinical Chinese Medicine which Dr. Chu founded in 2003 to spread his highly effective clinical system.  Yi-Fang Chien is also a member of ITARA - International Tung's Acupuncture Research Association, which Dr. Chu founded in 2005, to preserve, standardize, educate, and research new applications of the Tung family system of Acupuncture with integrity, open sharing, and a goal to help and to end suffering in fellow beings.

Why Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy?

Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy offer a holistic approach to health care and is a widely accepted form of treatment for those who seek a more natural method of healing, cannot tolerate the side effects of strong medications, or have problems that modern medicine cannot adequately treat.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, pain and disease is caused by the stagnation of energy and blood in the body.  Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy eradicates disease through the balancing and moving stagnant energy and blood.

Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy has been practiced for over 5000 years, and has been proven clinically as a safe and effective treatment for many diseases.

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

According to the principles of TCM,energy flows through the body via 12 primary meridians and 8 extra channels. To strengthen the flow of energy, or remove blockages in the meridians, acupuncturists insert a few disposable tiny, sterile, flexible needles just under the skin at certain specific points (called acupoints) along these channels. These acupoints are associated with specific body function, and when stimulated, they trigger the immunity system to provide almost instantaneous pain relief and cessation of symptoms ailing the patient.  For example, if you are suffering from acute pain in the lower back, a few carefully selected points might be stimulated on your ear, scalp, hands, feet, wrist or ankle.   

Recently, numerous studies have shown that acupuncture stimulates nerves, send a signal up the spinal cord to the brain, leading to the release of endorphins and monoamines, which are natural chemicals in the body that block pain signals.This may be one explanation why acupuncture is so good at stopping pain, but does not fully explain the healing response one has with other disorder. More research is needed to fully explain the acupuncture  mechanism.

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