Josh Chen, Acupuncturist

About Josh Chen

Josh Chen L.Ac. holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He attended advance hospital internship in the gynecology, traumatology, and internal medicine departments in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital of Taipei, Taiwan. He was one of the two recipients of full-scholarship awarded by the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to go to China on a 3-month hospital training in Beijing, China. Upon completion of his hospital rotation, he was awarded a certificate of completion in Chinese Medicine and Clinical Acupuncture by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

Background in Massage Therapy Training

When Josh was an acupuncture student, he observed the synergy effect of massage therapy along with acupuncture. As an intern, Josh incorporated massage therapy into his daily practice in treating patients with various musculoskeletal issues. After graduating from his Masters program, Josh went on a skill-enrichment journey to Taiwan in order to advance his skill in massage therapy. That’s where he followed Master Shih. Master Shih has 25 years of experience in acupressure. He has hundreds of students all over the world including Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the USA. Combining his own knowledge in acupuncture with Master Shih’s teaching in acupressure, Josh has developed his own acupressure style that is both therapeutic and relaxing.

Josh also trained with Master Chen. She has 30 years of experience and her teaching comes from the “Wudang Mountain” Taoist priests. They are best known internationally for their “Tai Chi” exercise. Millions of people now practice Tai Chi everyday all over the world. Josh developed his own massage technique by incorporating the Tai Chi breathing and energy work. By doing so, the therapeutic effect of his techniques was greatly increased.

Josh Chen L. Ac.


Certificate of Chinese Medicine and Clinical Acupuncture……Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine……Southern California University of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Arts, Japanese Language and Literature……University of California, Irvine