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Acupuncture restores balance to the body.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicines are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions.  Many people turn to acupuncture and Oriental medicine as a "last resort" when complex and serious treatments do not help.  Acupuncture is also used as a preventive treatment approach for people seeking "balancing" or "tuning up" for maintaining overall well-being since it has been proven to prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality. 


Treatments & Modalities

Various pain management in back, neck, shoulder, knees: Acute and chronic pain due to auto accidents, personal injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, post procedural pains or pain related to other on-going treatments for cancer and other long-term illnesses

  • Headache, migraine, tension headache
  • Premenstrual Syndrome, fibroids, menopause, irregular and painful menstruation, endometriosis, bladder infection, infertility, morning sickness
  • Chemotherapy/radiation side effects, diabetes, dermatological disorders, facelifts, blood pressure and weight control
  • Stress, anxiety, depress, insomnia, additions
  • Smoking cessation
  • Candida, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, MS, lupus, hepatitis
  • Bronchitis, flu and colds, asthma, emphysema, sinusitis


Herbal Medicine


The use of Chinese herbs can be traced  back to 1,000 B.C. Over the past 3,000 years, this incredibly rich and powerful system of Eastern medicines and classic herbal formulas has evolved into an effective way to treat illnesses.  Chinese herbal medicine uses natural herbs, which have very low risks of adverse reactions or side effects.




Oriental Cupping  is an ancient Chinese method that uses cups from a cupping set to create a suction (or a partial vacuum) on the skin.  This helps in activating the underlying tissues.  When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed, and localized healing can take place much easier.


Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa).  Moxibustion enhances the action of the needles, stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, tonifies organ systems, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi.  This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.  It is applied in various ways and comes in various forms.  Smokeless moxa can be used for those who are sensitive to smoke.

Infrared treatment:

Infrared light therapy provides effective relief for sore, stiff muscles and joints by directing heat deep into the tissues of the body.  Light therapy produces heat both at the surface of the skin as well as deep into the tissues below.  This increases circulation and brings fresh blood to the area to nourish the tissues and flush away any toxins that may be present.  It is effective at relieving the pain and discomfort of ligament damage (sprains and strains), and muscle spasms. 



Dr. Chen is from China who was educated in Chinese Medicine in China and South Korea.  He is trilingual; speaking Chinese, Korean, and English.  Dr. Chen is a third generation acupuncturist trained in traditional oriental medicine, and is always investing time to further his skills and knowledge with different techniques.  This dedication benefits those who require his services.  He holds a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a PhD in Philosophy of Oriental Medicine.  Also, the National Certification Commission certifies Dr. Chen for Acupuncture.  Dr. Chen is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado and California.



 “I rely on acupuncture for many of my healthcare needs. For the past two years I have seen Dr. Chen for acupuncture treatments to help with stress and fatigue from travel and work, injury (hamstring tear), recovery from dental surgery, and basic immune system support. Dr. Chen is extremely conscientious, thorough, and gentle in his treatments. I always leave his office with more energy and feeling healthier. I believe acupuncture is an important — essential — part of my healthcare.”

*T.F.W. Castle Rock, CO

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Sun Acupuncture & Herbs

7007 E HAMPDEN AVE/ Denver CO 80224

Tel: (303) 756-1166 Fax: (303) 758-8077

Business Hours

Monday: 9A - 5P

Tuesday: 9A - 5P

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9A - 5P

Friday: 9A - 5P

Saturday: 9A - 12P

Sunday: Closed

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