What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is among the oldest healing practices in the world. It has been practiced in different Asian cultures as traditional medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that illness was due to an imbalance of Yin and Yang in the body. Acupuncture is based on the concept of balancing opposing yin and yang forces in the body to achieve health. Specifically, two crucial concepts of acupuncture are Qi (pronounced “chee”), and the blood.

Qi can be described as the flow of “vital energy” in living things. But you can encounter problems with the Qi: emotional factors such as stress or depression, diseases, organ malfunction, bodily injury, as well as environmental factors can block the flow of Qi. There may also be a deficiency of Qi which may impede the healthy functioning of organs. Blocked and deficient Qi may result in pain, a weakened immune system, and poor health. Acupuncture’s goal is to regulate Qi and the blood flow in the body by alleviating these blockages and balance body's Yin and Yang.


There are energetic pathways, or channels, throughout the body that influence associated internal organs and structures. Energy from these pathways surfaces at various points on the body, identified as acupuncture points. Each of these acupuncture points serves as a tunnel, or access route, to the deeper circulatory channels within. Acupuncture stimulates a selection of specific points, thereby activating the body’s natural healing abilities.

Explore the Pain Management Options with acupuncture at Blitz Chiropractic Center

For thousands of years , acupuncture has been a major medical practice for those with joint, muscle, ligament or nerve pain. Often, pain management and treatment requires harmful injections and painful procedures. At Blitz Chiropractic Center, our board certified, experienced acupuncturist works with your body to pinpoint the specific pressure points attributed to your pain. He works with you to ease the discomfort you feel through non-invasive and holistic acupuncture approaches. With private consultations and most insurance plans accepted, Blitz Chiropractic Center is the perfect choice for all of your healthcare needs.

Meet our Acupuncturist

Xiaochuan (Mike) Chen, MSOM, Ph.D., L.Ac


MS degree of Oriental Medicine, New York College of Health Professions
Global Clinical Research Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Ph.D of Medical Sciences, Pharmacology Beijing Medical University
B.S., Pharmacology Shanghai Medical University


MS degree of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from New York College of Health Professions

  • NCCAOM-certified and licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. years of clinical experiences in treating a variety of patients with acupuncture and other oriental medicine modalities including herbal therapy, cupping, tuina massage, acupressure, ear seeds, electroacupuncture, moxabustion, auricular acupuncture, herbal therapy & nutrition recommendations
  • Utilize physical assessment including the use of tongue & pulse diagnosis to develop treatment strategies for musculoskeletal disorders, including motion acupuncture and trigger point acupuncture.
  • Treat a variety of disorders such as infertility, IVF failures, musculoskeletal pain, joint pain, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, depression, anxiety, diabetes, stroke- sequelae„ constipation, diarrhea, impotence, enlarged prostate, PCOS, irregular menstruation, acne, etc.


  • Shenilien Geno--Immune Medical Institute, China
  • Research and development of novel immunotherapeutic strategies (CAR-T and TCR-T) to treat leukemia and lymphoma
  • Participation in Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program
  • Participated in clinical acupuncture studies at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Scientific Medical Editor involved in the preparation of clinical and biomedical manuscripts for publications in scientific journals and participated in the preparation of manuscripts in hematology/oncology that was published in Lancet Oncology
  • Senior Research Scientist for Garden State Cancer Center performing studies involving monoclonal antibodies and non viral small pox vaccine sponsored by the Department Of Defense. 
  • Postdoctoral Research performed at Dept of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA and Gene Therapy Center, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL focusing on genetic studies for cancer immunotherapy and anti HIV cellular responses.
  • Developed a publication on genetics at the Dept of Molecular and Cell-Biology, Kyoto University Graduate-School of Medicine, Kyoto, JAPAN..
  • Awards grants and patents involving the studies of antibody- antigen cellular reactions, cancer vaccines and immunotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.

Cure Your Ailments with Non-Invasive Acupuncture Pain Management

  • Pain management
  • Joint pains
  • Arthritis
  • Headache pain
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Sport injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory problems
  • Digestive problem
  • Reproduction disorders
  • Urinary and genital problems

Hear From A Patient:

Judy M.

"I have been in severe pain for a long time with my shoulders, right arm and back. I've tried three different kinds of rehabilitation. My friend kept encouraging me to go to Blitz Chiropractic Center. I finally decided to go. On my first visit, Dr. Blitz said he could help me with my back and suggested I see his acupuncturist about by shoulders and arm. After examining my arm, I needed an MRI and the results showed a tear in my shoulder. Blitz Chiropractic Center designed a treatment plan to address my problems. I no longer have pain in my shoulders and I can lift both arms straight up over my head (something I haven't been able to do for a very long time). He also helped me with other physical limitations I've been experiencing.

Recently I had to have a CT scan requiring me to keep my arms over my head several times. I could have never done this before my treatments with Blitz Chiropractic Center. I'm happy to say I have experienced many physical improvements that have enriched my quality of life."

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