Dr Yi-Hsing Chen
Reg. No.: A10135 Practice No.: 0225908
Dr Chen is a member of the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) and is registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF).
He has, by popular demand, opened a clinic for acupuncture in Port Elizabeth and Jeffrey’s Bay and is helping a great number of patients in the Eastern Cape and Kouga area. Most people haven’t got a clue how acupuncture works but Dr Chen whose sole aim in life is to alleviate pain and suffering has helped so many in the Eastern Cape.
His five-year training in medicine in Taipei, Taiwan, involved three years of general medicine then two years during which he specialized in Chinese medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic and reflexology.
He worked in the eighth army hospital for ground forces in the Department of Neurology during the years of 1989 – 1992 in Taiwan, Tainan City.
He then came to South Africa in 1995. After three years working in South Africa, he went to the UK to gain further experience then returned to South Africa in 1999.
After his return, he was a qualified doctor in SA Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, registered with Allied Health Profession Council of South Africa.
He has worked in Bloemfontein, Witbank, Johannesburg and currently practicing in Port Elizabeth and Jeffrey’s Bay.
In 2005, Dr Chen was chosen as the Eastern Cape Representative for South Africa National TCM and Acupuncture association.
During 2006, he became a member of the International Committee of The Red Cross (R.O.C).
In 2009, he completed courses of Family Nursing and Child Psychology in Home Economics Program in Taiwan, Chung Hwa Taipei University.
Throughout the years from 2006 to 2015, Dr Chen was published several times in Our Times Newspaper of the Kouga area. All certificates of his qualifications are on display at the clinic, published articles and testimonies are also available for viewing in the clinic.
During March, 2012, Dr Chen attended the first China- Africa Development Forum for Chinese Medicine in University of Western Cape and SA Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
From this course supported by World Health Organization (WHO) and World Federation of TCM societies, he gained further experiences and knowledge about the international exchange and cooperation in the Chinese Medicine Manipulations field, improving fundamental studies and clinical practices to promote human health in the world.
He says: “Acupuncture is a natural, healthy deep cure for improving people’s health and is a holistic approach. It is safe and not painful. Only sterilised and disposable acupuncture needles of varying sizes are used during treatment, the needles are so thin that you either feel nothing or just a slight tingling sensation when it’s inserted. It treats the whole person, not just the disease. I have cured many people with variety of complaints and I try my best in achieving their well being. Most of the people came by word of mouth.”