David Chen L.Ac., SME, Acupuncturist
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David Chen L.Ac., SME


14632 Whittier Boulevard Whittier CA, 90605


David Chen is an acupuncturist practicing in Whittier, CA. Dr. Chen evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Chen treats the patients condition. Many of the body's systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress. Dr. Chen has been practicing since 1978. The goal of our office is to provide the best services and the most affordable cost.

Education and Training

National Defense Medical College Field Surgeon 1968

International Acupuncture College L.Ac., DOM 1974

Provider Details

Male Mandarin Chinese, English
David Chen L.Ac., SME
David Chen L.Ac., SME's Expert Contributions
  • Why do I feel light headed after acupuncture?

    It is not often, but it's normal for some patients to feel light-headed after acupuncture treatment. But the light-headed should be gone within 8 hours. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with sweating?

    Acupuncture does help with sweating. Sweating can be caused by different diagnoses, please also ask your practitioner. READ MORE

  • Incense safety?

    Basically, it is not safe to combine drinks with incense, but depends on the chemicals or the material that is used for incense. READ MORE

  • How many acupuncture visits should I have per month?

    The most common recommendation for acupuncture treatment is twice a week, eight times a month. But it also depends on the condition and the progress of the treatment. In other words, if the patient's condition improves, you can cut it down to once a week or once a month. READ MORE

  • Leg problem after an acupuncture session?

    You did not specify out, did the doctor treat your right leg or not. We assume he did, but you did not feel any discomfort during and after the treatment. Therefore, the symptom you're experiencing, more than likely it's not from the acupuncture therapy that you received. If the treatment is performed by a licensed acupuncturist the chance of creating the symptom of what you're experiencing is extremely rare and more than likely it's impossible. The symptom you're experiencing could be something else. If the symptom persists, please counsel your physician immediately. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture increase blood flow?

    Acupuncture treatment does increase blood flow, via tonifying the chi. In some other situations, a different method is needed, it all depends on the diagnosis. Therefore, please talk to your practitioner. If you shall have any questions, please feel free to call at (562) 698-3008. READ MORE

  • How long do the effects of an acupuncture treatment last?

    The effect of acupuncture treatment will last from 1 hour to 3 days. It all depends on the chief complaint. Therefore, please talk to your acupuncture practitioner. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture cure male infertility?

    Acupuncture treatment does help male infertility. Because male infertility is caused by a couple different reasons, therefore your best bet is to talk to your acupuncturist. If you shall have any questions, please feel free to call me at (562) 698-3008. READ MORE

  • Can acupressure reduce blood pressure?

    Good afternoon, Received. Thank you. Overall speaking, acupuncture treatment can bring the blood pressure down. But there are different causes for hypertension. Therefore, please counsel your family physician before you receive acupuncture treatment. If you shall have any questions please feel free to contact me at (562)698-3008. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help kidneys?

    Acupuncture does help kidney problems, but again there are 4 differentiations in kidney problems. You can also ask your acupuncturist. If you shall have any questions please feel free to contact me at (562) 698-3008. READ MORE

  • How long does an acupuncture session last?

    Good morning, happy holiday seasons. Acupuncture session lasted from 1 to 5 days. But, it all depends on chief complaints. David READ MORE

  • Where is the pressure point for tooth pain?

    Good morning, The point for toothaches depends on upper or lower molar. The upper molar will be STO. 36 the lower molar will be LI. Talk to your practitioner. David READ MORE

  • Do laser acupuncture pens really work?

    Good afternoon, Laser acupuncture is only legal in couple states (i.e., Florida). The laser acupuncture uses cold type of laser, it works for certain kinds of problems. Please also talk to your practitioner. David READ MORE

  • Can you get acupuncture during pregnancy?

    Good morning, For your question, the answer is yes. But with restrictions, acupuncture is not recommended for the first 2 1/2 months of pregnancy as a general rule. Counsel with your practitioner is highly recommended. David READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with knee problems?

    Good afternoon, Acupuncture does help knee problems. The best solution is to talk to your acupuncturist to find out the duration and how many treatments for your problem. David READ MORE

  • Where is the pressure point for your stomach?

    Good afternoon, The most common pressure points for stomach problems are IE STO.36, STO.35, LI 10, SP 9. In Chinese medicine, stomach problems have four different diagnoses, different diagnoses use different points. The best for you is counsel your practitioner so you can get the proper point. David READ MORE

  • What pressure point relieves shoulder pain?

    Good afternoon, There are a couple different sets of pressure point to relieve shoulder pain. It all depends on the location of the pain and differentiation of the diagnosis. For example, LI 4, LI 10, SI 6, Lung 9, the best solution is to talk to your practitioner. David READ MORE

  • How long does acupressure take to work?

    Good afternoon, Regarding your question, it all depends on the problem. Some problems take a longer time, some problems take a shorter time. Most of the situation takes from 3-5 visits. David READ MORE

  • Can you do too much acupressure?

    Good afternoon, ma'am, Regarding your question we need to define what is "too much." The basic guideline for acupressure, you cannot use this technique on people unconscious, the area with open wound, infection, with or without fluid or puss coming out, black and blue, artificial joint and surgical metal that stays in the body. If you don't have all the above, then 2-3x a week for acupressure is fine. David READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help diabetic neuropathy?

    Good afternoon, Acupuncture does work for diabetic neuropathy. But if the diabetes also cause infection or lesion in upper lower extremity, then acupuncture is not recommended. Please talk to your practitioner. David READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbs, Pain control, General Physical abnormalities, Patient under chemotherapy


  • Resolution 2018 California Assembly 
  • Outstanding 40 year Service 2017 City of Whittier 
  • Volunteer Work 2017 World Journal 
  • Outstanding service as President 2017 United Acupuncture Association 
  • Outstanding teaching professor for USC residency 2017 USC PIH 
  • Certificate of recognition for contribution in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2017 California Assembly 
  • Volunteer International Buddhist Progress Society 2016 Hsi Lai Temple 
  • Patient Choice Winner 2015 Opencare 
  • Dedication in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2010 United States Congress 
  • Volunteer Award 2008 YMCA Whittier 
  • Services to the Community 2007 LA County 
  • National Leadership Award 2006 United States Congress 
  • Commencement Speaker 2006 Southern California University of Health Science 
  • Outstanding Professor 2006 Rio Honda College 
  • Outstanding Services 2003 Engineer Board, State of California 
  • Volunteer Work 2000 Norwalk High School 
  • Outstanding teaching professor for USC residency 1998 USC PIH 
  • Volunteer Work 1995 Costa Mesa Senior Center 
  • Outstanding Services as Expert Witness 1995 San Bernardino's District Attorney's Office 
  • Outstanding Service on Acupuncture Board 1994 Governor Pete Wilson 
  • Outstanding Service to the Acupuncture Board Profession and Public 1991 State of California Acupuncture Commitee 
  • Outstanding Services 1987 Who's Who Historic Society 

Professional Memberships

  • United Acupuncture Association  

David Chen L.Ac., SME's Practice location

CA Scientific Acupuncture Medical Center Inc.

14632 Whittier Boulevard -
Whittier, CA 90605
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