About Us

Meet Shirley Chen, L.Ac, MAOM

Passionately serving Pierce and King Counties: Covington, Maple Valley, Kent, Tacoma, Puyallup, and the beautiful Western Washington


Shirley Chen is a Washington and California licensed acupuncturist as well as nationally certified medicinal herbalist. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA - graduated as the Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List. Due to her outstanding herbal knowledge, technical skills, and patient care, she became the recipient of both Herbology as well as Clinical (“Hua Tuo”) Awards.

Shirley also received her extensive training from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan, Taiwan and was taught by various world-class acupuncturists and master herbalists such as Dr. Zhang Bu Tao (張步桃), Dr. Zhang Heng Hong (張恆鴻), & Dr. Gao Yi Fan (高依帆). Dr. Zhang Bu Tao (more than 40 years of experience) has numerous students shadowing him while he is treating 200 patients in 2 hours using Chinese Herbs; he was also featured on several TV shows in Taiwan; one of his many successes includes helping a leukemia patient get pregnant. Dr. Zhang Heng Hong (more than 30 years of experience) is the Dean of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital who specializes in Internal Medicine and sees more than 170 patients a day through Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Dr. Gao Yi Fan (more than 25 years of experience) specializes in Gynecology and treats more than 80 patients in about 3 hours with Chinese Herbs.

In her previous work as an acupuncturist, Shirley treated about 100 patients a week with success. The knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and skills that Shirley had learned from her brilliant mentors have inspired her to reach out and help others achieve their optimal health.

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What People Are Saying

I truly enjoy Shirley and Ed at the Acupuncture Center. They take the time to listen and I never feel rushed. They are atentative to listening to your body's imbalances and listening to feedback on follow-up visits.

Sherry B. on Google

Shirley had helped me so much in the past several months. It has been great to find someone who will find the root of the problem and not just put a bandaid on it.

Kat T. on Google

Fantastic! I've been going for over a year and Edward he is so thorough and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Tara L. on Google

Shirley and Edward have shown care and patience the first time I saw them. Never have I seen people who are so meticulous with such detail!

Theo W. on Yelp

My treatment has been with Shirley. She is a very caring professional and cares about all aspects of your life, not just the reason you came in. I have had nutritional counseling, Chinese herbs, and acupuncture with her, and I highly recommend her.

Kate H. on Yelp

My first impression was a peaceful and clean waiting area, the wait was, well there was NO wait really. Ed was awesome attentive and patient while I rambled on with my "issues". He spent a great deal of time evaluating my painful ankle, and explaining my treatment plan as well as the payment and insurance process.

Paula J. on Yelp
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