Helen Hongwen Chen
Helen Hongwen Chen
- Acupuncture + Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Sports Injuries + Chronic Pain
- Digestive Health
- Immune System Weakness
- Metabolism + Weight Issues
- Anxiety, Stress, Depression + Mood Disorders
Helen Hongwen Chen joined ACNJ in 1998 and her skillful, warm and caring presence has been a vital part of our center. Helen has successfully guided thousands of patients toward wellness through acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional counseling and other holistic therapies. She has acquired many skills and a wealth of experience while treating a wide variety of painful conditions, digestive disorders, immune system weakness, and female reproductive concerns.
Born and raised in China, Helen was steeped in Chinese healing culture and witnessed her own relatives practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine in hospitals. She earned a B.A. from Fudan University in Shanghai and came to the U.S. in 1988. She earned a M.S. from Pacific College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in New York where she graduated at the head of her class. Helen was on faculty of PCOM for several years, teaching acupuncture and Chinese herbology courses. She continued her training with the renowned Dr. Huang Xianming in Queens, NY and completed an internship at Elmhurst Hospital Physical Therapy Department. Helen has returned to her hometown of Hangzhou, China for lengthy visits where she has worked at Red Cross Hospital acupuncture department under the supervision of Dr. Hu Maifeng.
As a caring and committed acupuncturist, Helen’s philosophy of healing focuses on using holistic, natural methods to stimulate and support physical and emotional well-being. Over the years many of our patients have closely bonded with Helen and they look to her with complete confidence as their wellness partner. As a balance to her devotion to the healing profession, she takes great joy in raising her family, playing the piano, traveling and gardening.