TCM & Acupuncture

About Dr. Yen Chu Chen

Dr. Yen Chu Chen is a true Chinese medical practitioner with a Traditional Chinese doctor’s qualification and practice license. She has studied acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, massage, and western medicine. She is also a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland.

Dr. Yen Chu Chen graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and worked in a first-class hospital in Shanghai. She has 8 years of clinical experience.

She frequently travels abroad for study courses with leading TCM practitioners and continually updates her knowledge base.

Dr. Yen Chu Chen is totally committed to treating her patients and solving their issues. She is enthusiastic, and makes a huge effort to communicate with patients about the treatments.

Traditional Chinese Medicine can be used for a vast array of ailments, such as: tinnitus, dizziness, insomnia, kidney stones, sciatica, migraine, anxiety, heart disease, vertigo and old age imbalance, car accident sequelae, increased immunity for cancer, constipation, diverticulitis, parkinson’s disease, knee pain, urinary problems…etc.

Chinese Medicine is focused on unblocking the stagnation in the meridians - or channels of energy. This lets your body chi repair the underlying problem that has lead to the symptom and pain.

Dr. Chen also specialises in female problems such as; menstrual disorders, pregnancy, urinary tract infection, IBS, menopausal syndrome and Erectile Dysfunction etc…


  • Bachelor of Science Shanghai University
  • Residency Program Yueyang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person's skin at specific points on the body, to various depths.

An acupuncturist will insert needles into a person's body with the aim of balancing their energy. This will help boost wellbeing and cure many different illnesses.

How does it work?

Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of "yin" and "yang" of the life force known as "qi," pronounced "chi." Illness is the consequence of an imbalance of the forces.


  • tinnitus 
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety and depression
  • kidney stones
  • scoliosis
  • sciatica
  • migraine
  • anxiety
  • heart disease
  • vertigo 
  • old age imbalance
  • car accident sequelae
  • increased immunity for cancer
  • constipation
  • diverticulitis
  • parkinson’s disease
  • knee pain
  • urinary problem
  • menstrual disorders
  • pregnancy
  • urinary tract infection, 
  • irritable Bowel Syndrome 
  • menopausal syndrome
  • erectile dysfunction 

Herbal Prescription

Like acupuncture, herbal therapy addresses unhealthy body patterns. Doing so can restore balance and strengthen your resistance to disease.


Cold and Flu

Herbal remedies can reduce runny nose and cough and build immunity.

Persistent Fatigue

They can increase energy.


They can reduce nasal congestion and improve breathing.

Diarrhea and constipation

They can improve digestion and regulate bowel movements.


Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage

As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for up to 3 minutes.

A more modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Sometimes therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect.

Cupping can be used to treat many issues and include:

Blood Disorders

(anemia and hemophilia)

Rheumatic Diseases

(arthritis and fibromyalgia)

Fertility & Gynecological Disorders
Skin Problems

(eczema and acne)

Bronchial Congestion

(allergies and asthma)

Varicose Veins

Cancer Care

How can Traditional Chinese Medicine treat Cancer?

According to traditional Chinese belief humans are interconnected with nature and affected by its forces. The human body is seen as an organic whole in which the organs, tissues, and other parts have distinct functions but are all interdependent. In this view, health and disease relate to balance or imbalance of the functions. TCM treatments aim to cure problems by restoring the balance of energies.

Chinese Herbal Medicine can be prescribed as an anti-oxidant and serve to help prevent the onset of cancer. These herbal drinks are usually taken every morning and brewed like a tea. Together with acupuncture it can help the body heal after Chemotherapy and radiotherapy which have a very aggressive effect on the rest of the body.

Post chemo and cancer therapies 

Together with acupuncture, herbal prescriptions can also help the body heal and balance the body after chemotherapy and radiotherapy which have a very aggressive effect on the rest of the body systems.


Pricing & Schedule

€60 per acupuncture treatment
€30-40 per week herbal prescription
6 session discount treatment €300

Available Thursdays 8am till 8pm in Drogheda Clinic or by appointment depending on availability. 

Healthcare Plan

Dr Chen works with the leading private healthcare insurers:

Get in touch to arrange an appointment:
083 8383 820
15 Bolton St, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92RP46