John Chen has provided the Philadelphia area with a distinct and effective form of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1996. John Chen is a licensed acupuncturist, board certified by the NCCAOM, and a graduate of the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine with training in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Acupuncture, Tui Na, Gua Sha, Cupping, and more. He is available by appointment only.

No appointments may be scheduled at this time as John Chen, L.Ac, is out of the office.

Treatments are always conducted in a private setting and are used as a way to facilitate a healing response from within the patient’s body, moving them closer towards their goal of recovery. Not all treatments involve the use of needles. An initial consultation and treatment costs $140. Subsequent treatments are $110 each.

Traditional Chinese Medicine



John Chen’s use of Master Tung’s complete system of acupuncture includes its own set of nerves (meridians), nerve points (meridian points), diagnostic methods, and non-localized needling techniques – requiring less needles and less time for delivering fast and lasting results.

According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture of any kind can be used to treat up to four dozen common maladies including emotional and psychological disorders, neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, gastrointestinal conditions, addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs, circulatory disorders, and respiratory disorders.


Tui Na is a form of manual therapy that employs a series of compression techniques along the body’s meridian system. It is usually applied in order to treat a specific problem and works very well for maintaining the balance of both physical and mental health.

-Treat acute or chronic pain associated with joints, muscles, or skeletal systems.

-Reduce neck, shoulder, hip, back, arm & leg pain as well as pain from ankle disorders, sciatica, arthritis and muscle spasms.

-Alleviate stress related disorders like constipation, insomnia, headaches and other maladies related to respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems.


Cupping is a localized treatment used to alleviate trauma, nourish, and restore optimal function to a particular part of the body. It does this by applying gentle “negative pressure” to a specific area.

-Alleviate localized pain, stiffness, stagnation, and trauma.
-Reduce muscular tension and stress
-Improve circulation, range of motion.

*Mild bruising is a side effect of this treatment.


Gua Sha is a hands-on press-stroking technique that is used to flush toxins from the body. These toxins are present in the deep tissue layers of the body and are removed by bringing them just under the surface of the skin where they can be metabolized by the body. This makes way for new blood cells, oxygen, and nutrients to take their place.

-Stimulate the body’s natural pain-relieving opioid systems.
-Promote blood flow (microcirculation) in soft tissue.
-Alter the course of acute infections and illnesses.
-Reduce fevers and inflammatory symptoms in chronic illnesses.

*Mild bruising is a side effect of this treatment