“The most important tools we use to treat our patients are our hearts.”
– Fen Xie
“The most important tools we use to treat our patients are our hearts.”
– Fen Xie
“The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.”
– Pierre Bonnard
“There is a voice that doesn’t
use words. Listen.”
For over 5,000 years, the science of acupuncture has used the body’s own wisdom to naturally and comprehensively heal even the most intractable illnesses.
Gentle, and compassionate in nature, acupuncture nurtures the steady flow of qi (pronounced chee) or “life energy” through the body’s twenty meridians (twelve standard and eight extraordinary). It can be helpful to think of these meridians as intricate networks of canals, and the qi as precious cargo that must reach ports far and wide.
When healthy, the body distributes an abundant supply of qi through its networks. However, any number of environmental and lifestyle stressors (e.g., pathogens, poor diet, overwork, emotional trauma, or physical injury) can disrupt flow by either decreasing the supply of qi or clogging channels. Congestion at any part of the pathway impedes qi from reaching its destination, leaving vital organs undernourished, systems imbalanced, and the body susceptible to disease and discomfort.
Our goal is to make your visit as relaxing and healing as possible. Ideally, you will leave your acupuncture appointment feeling rested and refreshed, the way you would following a massage or other spa treatment.
To enhance the relaxation benefits of acupuncture, it’s helpful to avoid scheduling an appointment directly before or after strenuous or stressful activities. In advance of your treatment, prepare your body for relaxation. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Commonly used acupuncture points tend to be located between the wrists and elbows and the ankles and knees, so it’s helpful to wear clothing that can be comfortably rolled up to your elbows and knees. If you’re coming from work, you can bring a change of clothes, such as athletic shorts. We recommend that you have eaten two hours prior to treatment, but not immediately before. As with any restorative therapy, you do not want to feel either overly full or hungry.
I have been a patient of Dr. Xie for approximately two years. I began seeing her because of migraines, which I no longer have since I started acupuncture treatments. She has helped me with other health issues, including hot flashes, ringing in my ears, and hip pain, all of which have greatly improved under her care. I feel so much better with acupuncture. I make sure to go every week to keep myself balanced.KathySkillman, NJ
I first met Dr. Xie nine years ago when I brought my teenage daughter to her for treatment of asthma. As a medical doctor, I was very skeptical about acupuncture. I was soon proven wrong. The acupuncture sessions clearly helped stabilize her condition and prevented recurrences of asthma episodes. Soon I started seeing Dr. Xie myself for migraines and once again found acupuncture very helpful.SunandaFranklin Park, NJ
I have been a patient of Dr. Xie since 2003. Recently, I had treatments for diabetic retinopathy and my retina specialist has been pleased with the improvement in my vision. I have had treatment for everything from severe arthritis to liver disease and weak veins and have improved my immune system many times. I trust Dr. Xie implicitly.ElaineWest Windsor, NJ
Dr. Xie was recommended to me 18 years ago when one of my children was struggling with recurrent Strep infections. Dr. Xie used great care, compassion and expertise to chart his journey to full health. Since then, she has been a major asset in all areas of our healthcare. She has worked with us in alleviating the symptoms of and speeding recovery from back and neck injuries, pregnancy and postpartum issues, viruses, broken bones and fatigue. We frequently consult Dr. Xie as a first or second opinion, and generally prefer her natural methods that are free from side effects. She has worked hard for us with sensitivity, kindness, honesty and integrity over many years and we continue to refer friends and family to her practice.KarinaNeshanic Station, NJ
I have been a patient of Dr. Xie since 1999 when I contracted late-onset asthma. Dissatisfied with other treatments, I consulted Dr. Xie. She determined that my asthma was caused by stress and other toxins, and within six months, I was completely asthma-free. When I lost partial hearing in my right ear after a severe viral infection, an ear specialist was unable to help me. Dr. Xie corrected the problem in just two treatments. To this day, my hearing is perfect. One of her patients described her as “our little healing angel” I could not imagine a more perfect description of this talented, wise and compassionate healthcare practitioner.Janice Lawrenceville, NJ
Years ago, I developed a pain in my knee and within two weeks, I was unable to bend my leg. I saw many specialists, had a wide variety tests, and was told to prepare to use a wheel chair because the pain was increasing so rapidly. I went to Dr. Xie. The pain was gone after three acupuncture treatments and never came back. Not only is Dr. Xie a skilled practitioner, but she is also compassionate and deeply concerned about the welfare of her patients and their families.ShirleyRingoes, NJ
Dr. Xie has helped me through some very tough times caused by stress and injuries. My mom went to her for over 22 years and always said what a gifted doctor she is. She helped my mother through heart surgery, shingles, lymphedema, and lung problems. I drive a 1 1/2 hours each way to see her. There are acupuncturists closer to my home, but I do not believe I will ever find anyone as knowledgeable and caring as Dr. Xie. She has changed my life physically and mentally.PhoebeHackettstown, NJ
My experience with Chinese Acupuncture Center has lasted 18 years and I love it! I have taken very little medication throughout this time and I am grateful for this. I teach children so I am exposed to all kinds of illnesses. My primary care physician prefers that I use acupuncture because I stay healthier than most of his patients.JanBordentown, NJ
I cannot overemphasize how helpful Dr. Xie has been as a partner in maintaining my good health and ability to function for more than 20 years. I have had chronic and acute issues over the years, and it is not an exaggeration when I say that I am not sure that I would be walking today without her treatments. When I have a cold or sore throat, a visit to her gives me almost immediate relief. I have referred many people to her, and they report positive experiences across many different conditions. Dr. Xie is also very willing to suggest a Western-trained physician when circumstances indicate that such a consult would be helpful.PhyllisMillstone, NJ
I have been a patient of the Chinese Acupuncture Center in Princeton for more than 18 years! I am so happy with Dr. Xie’s treatments. Her amazing insight and skill have enabled me to control Lupus and food allergies. She works with my other physicians to coordinate my care plan and provides me with additional support when needed through Chinese herbs, teas and supplements. This multi-dimensional approach keeps everything balanced. I am lucky to have a doctor who provides such well-rounded care.KateHighland Park, NJ
Dr. Xie has been my acupuncturist for 30 years. I first came to her when I had tendinitis in my elbow. After seeing an orthopedist and trying physical therapy, neither of which fully healed my problem, I went to see Dr. Xie. After three acupuncture sessions, my tendinitis was healed. This pattern was repeated over and over again for each problem I encountered, from osteoarthritis to sciatica to disk issues in my back. During each appointment, Dr. Xie asks about what is hurting and listens thoughtfully to what you tell her before she decides what treatment is needed. She is very gracious and kind. I would not see any other acupuncturist.NoraHighland Park, NJ
Several years ago, I had a cyst on my neck and was told I would need surgery to have the cyst removed. Because of the location of the cyst, the surgery was very intensive, and Bell’s palsy was a potential complication. With a combination of herbs and acupuncture treatments, Dr. Xie was able to treat the cyst so that surgery was not necessary.
VickyBasking Ridge, NJ
When I was seven months pregnant, I developed a terrible rash across my chest. My OB could only recommend a cortisol cream. After a few sessions with Dr. Xie, the rash began to clear up. As a plus, I felt very peaceful and rested after each session. Then at 37 weeks, my OB informed me that my baby was breech and I should expect to need a C-section. Although it was late in the pregnancy to work on turning the baby, I immediately made an appointment with Dr. Xie. After a few weeks of repeat visits, my daughter turned! Dr. Xie’s office was an hour away from where I lived, but well worth the travel.MarisaNew Brunswick, NJ
I’ve known Dr. Xie for more than 20 years. I had severe vertigo and was housebound for two years. 18 doctors were unable to help me. Dr. Xie’s acupuncture treatments turned out to be my salvation. Acupuncture, combined with traditional Western medicine, brought me through my bout with cancer years later. Recently, her evaluation showed that I was on the verge of having a stroke. She focused on the blockages until they were all cleared away and I was no longer in danger. I can’t say enough positive things about Dr. Xie’s abilities and her wonderful attitude toward her patients.BarbaraEast Brunswick, NJ
330 North Harrison Street, Suite 5
Princeton, NJ 08540
Monday 9:30am ~ 6:30pm
Tuesday 5:00pm ~ 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am ~ 6:30pm
Friday 9:30am ~ 6:30pm
Saturday 11:00am ~ 3:00pm
If you’re suffering from pain, discomfort or chronic disease, give us the opportunity to provide long-lasting relief. We encourage you to use acupuncture to prevent illness and maintain your good health, not as a last resort when all else fails. To request an appointment or learn more about our services, please contact us today.
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