About Our Acupuncturist
3800 Putnam Avenue West
(On the corner of 238th street)
Bronx NY 10463
About Chris C. Chen, L.Ac.,
MSTOM, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), ADS
Board Certified New York State
Chris C. Chen, L.Ac., MSTOM, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), ADS, walked away from a successful computer career in the corporate world to pursue his personal dream to become a healer, and proudly fulfilled this goal when he was able to open his own private practice, Bronx Acupuncture.
Chris dedicated himself to earn his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and became a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, one of the most prestigious Traditional Chinese Medicine colleges in the country, located in Manhattan.
He was awarded his Diplomate status, the 'gold standard' and mark of excellence for Acupuncturists, from The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as a Nationally Certified and Designated Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.
Trained at the highest levels, a National Board Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine must pass NCCAOM Certification Examinations in Foundations in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture with Point Location, Chinese Herbology, and Biomedicine.
In addition, he also became a Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, when he earned his ADS Certificate from his detox clinical work at Lincoln Hospital in New York City.
Chris has extensively trained in and taught various external and internal Chinese, Japanese and Korean martial art styles since he was 16 years old, and has won multiple Gold medals in competitions. He greatly values the physical and spiritual benefits that comes from continuing to practice martial arts regularly.
From his martial arts training he has gained the knowledge into how one’s internal energies flows and connects throughout the body. Chris uses his understanding of acupuncture’s energy meridians, into ‘reading’ and ‘balancing’ each individual patient.
Chris's life experiences bring a unique insight to his gentle acupuncture healing touch, leading his very happy patients to have nicknamed him, “The Painless One”! Patients are often amazed how effortless their acupuncture treatments feel with him, from those who experience acupuncture for the first time, to others who had been previously treated by other practitioners. If needed, he also use his knowledge of Chinese Herbs to prescribe only natural herbs to supplement a patient’s overall treatment.
Chris believes in taking the time to understand and evaluate each patient’s particular situation both physically and emotionally. He often offers no nonsense lifestyle changes advice in a surprisingly simple and direct approach that helps patients to achieve the best possible results beyond his treatments.
We welcome you to come and experience for yourself all the incredible benefits that acupuncture in the right hands can bring to you!