During 2008, I had experienced 2 separate episodes of vertigo attack where my head was constantly dizzy. One episode lasted a month and the other, a long stretch of three months. I was constantly dizzy, had very little balance and felt nauseous. If I lied on my back and stared at the ceiling, the ceiling would spin in circles. When I get up in the morning, I would stumble along the hallway to the bathroom and at times, almost falling down. Worst of all, when my one year old daughter wanted to play with me, the best I could do is to sit on a chair and talk to her. I simply could not get up and move without feeling dizzy headed. The feeling was extremely helpless and very depressing. Not to mention, the burden of taking care of the daily chores surrounding my family fell on my wife which further added pressure for me to recover.
After seeking medical advice of a neurologist, eye and throat specialist, infectious disease specialists and after a brain MRI, blood tests, the best the doctors can diagnose was, vertigo. After taking anti-vert medication & antibiotics, my dizziness continued unabated. The medications did nothing for me. After three months of my head constantly spinning, I was ready to give up. It was starting to affect my work and more importantly, my family. I knew I had to try something unconventional.
My wife did a lot of research and discovered acupuncture therapy and more importantly, Dr. Chen. I decided it was time to give acupuncture a try. After meeting with Dr. Chen, she discovered that I was experiencing high level of stress and there were extreme tension surrounding my neck and shoulder areas. The core muscles were so tight that the blood flow to my brain had been massively restricted and thus, the dizziness. The cure involved a regimen of acupuncture therapy for two weeks and more importantly, understanding that I really need to take a step back and try to relax as much as I can.
After three weeks of therapy and one session per week with Dr. Chen, my dizziness was eradicated 100%. I can not believe how effective her treatments were. While I still get aches and pains on my neck from time to time but the dizziness is no longer there. The difference is night and day. As I would tell Dr. Chen.. " Wow... I have not seen so much light and with so much clarity from my eyes for so long... until now..." Dr. Chen was able to accurately diagnose my illness and treat it effectively without any medication or harmful chemicals that may have adverse effects on my body. My family and I are forever grateful for what Dr. Chen has done for us and I would highly recommend her.
NYC Acupuncture Patient, 2009
I have seen Dr. Chen in her Greenwich, Connecticut Office at
The Center For Integrative Medicine-Division Of Greenwich
Hospital. I initially came to consult Dr. Chen to regulate my
extemely irregular and extremely heavy periods. I would also,
experience excrutiating headaches above my left eyebrow
which made it nearly impossible for me to function. No
painkiller could alleviate the headache once it began, nor
could anything prevent the headache from inevitably
occurring as a precursor to the onset of my period. Previous
to my coming to Dr. Chen, I had tried every imaginable
medical and natural remedy without lasting success. I had
even sought treatment by other accupuncturists. But
until I began treatment with Dr. Chen, I was unable to find
any relief from both my unpredictably irregular periods and
the terrible headaches which preceded them. Now,
mercifully and thanks to Dr. Chen, my periods are occuring
at regular intervals, with a normal flow and without the
agonizing headaches. Dr. Chen conducts herself and her
business in a professional, polite and compassionate
manner. She acts with assurance and confidence so patients
being treated by her never feel uncertain, worried or afraid.
Her accupuncture sessions are very reasonable, very
extensive and individually tailored to each patient's specific
ailment, affliction and/or need. I can only express my
profound gratitude for how Dr. Chen has given me a true
and final feeling of relief from my previous painful suffering.
I formerly, had resigned myself to believing I would have
to live with this ordeal for the rest of my life. Now, thanks
to Dr. Chen having normalized my periods that ordeal is
just a fading memory and I need no longer feel awful
apprehensive anxiety about when my next unbearable bout
"I asked for help with the rigidity and pain from my severe scoliosis and with the
tremors from my Parkinson’s. Both the exercises I was assigned and the acupuncture
helped me to reestablish a sense of equilibrium and increased mobility, and an overall
feeling of calm. The service is excellent. They made me feel understood and your
attention was very individualized and steady.
What is unique about Dr. Chen’s practice is the combination of carefully
individualized exercise before the acupuncture, both directed at the immediate problems
and the underlying difficulty. The acupuncture is then given several times during
the treatment, achieving an amazing degree of relief and effectiveness."
- P.P, Active Acupuncture patient
"I’ve been receiving acupuncture for my thyroid. When I was diagnosed with this
problem, my endocrinologist wanted to treat me with radiation. I then started looking
for alterative medicine. I started acupuncture with traditional medication for the
thyroid. My endocrinologist said that it probably won’t work any way. For his surprise,
after six month of receiving both treatments, I got no more problems with my thyroid.
I got cure."
- B.P, Active Acupuncture patient