Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Diabetes & Pain Specialist
Acupuncture & Herbs
Qingmei Chen, L. Ac., M.S.T.C.M.
Qingmei Chen, L. Ac., M.S.T.C.M.

Center of Harmony
388 2nd Avenue (between Geary & Clement Streets)
S.F. CA 94118
Ph: (415) 386-2836
Fax: (415) 386-2955
treatmentquestions@chcherb.com
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Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Monday: Closed

Welcome to the Center of Harmony! 

We provide acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxa therapy, cupping, acupressure, and acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxa therapy, cupping, acupressureother related therapies to the community around us.  Our vision is to provide natural and noninvasive healthcare services to our patients.  Our commitment and mission is to provide high quality service and care to those we serve.  

We specialize in diabetes, pain reduction, anxiety/stress, digestive issues and headaches.

We accept most insurances & payments. Walk-ins welcome!


Patient Testimonials

Fibromyalgia with Chronic Fatigue:
Hi! I am a 45 year old Hispanic woman. I have fibromyalgia and severe chronic fatigue syndrome. I was 85% in bed and I was taking six different medications. Someone had to do everything for me. My medical doctor told me there was nothing more they could do for me. I would just have to learn to live with the pain and fatigue. Needless to say, I hated life. I was desperately looking for pain relief. Acupuncture was recommended to me. I thought, "No Way!! How could someone poking needles in me, help me." I was totally against it. Well as time went on, I got desperate enough to try it. I called to make my first appointment. I told the acupuncturist I totally did not believe in acupuncture but I was in so much pain I was willing to try it. She told me I had nothing to lose, just come on in and try it. On my first appointment, I felt a slight difference, not much but my family and friends saw a difference in me. On my second visit, I was pain free. I was so excited! Had I not personally experienced it myself, I would never believe it. It was a start to regaining my life back. My first visit was March 2005. It is now May 2006 and my life has dramatically changed. I still have the sickness but I now live pain free. I only take two medications a day. I am back to living a normal life. I am no longer confined to the bed. I can basically do everything myself. I no longer need to depend on someone.to do everything for me. Acupuncture has been such a wonderful experience for me. I now tell everybody and anybody about it. I want everybody to experience it. It has made such a big difference for me. My medical doctor cannot believe how well I am doing. He tells me to keep up my acupuncture treatments. I feel like I could never repay or Thank my acupuncturist, Qingmei Chen, enough. I went from a non-believer of acupuncture to a person who loves it. It's magical. Give it a try. It'll be well worth your time and efforts.

Now, I am a firm believer in acupuncture.
Sandra S.



Diabetes Treatment:
I have been a Type 2 diabetic for 15 years and I have been taking a medication called Tolazamide for the condition, later I stared taking Metformin both twice a day.  The side effects of these medications are not good for the body but the side effects are better than not treating the diabetes. 

I was introduced to Doctor Chen’s herbal tea by a friend on January 13, 2006.  I usually test myself twice a day (fasting AM and bedtime PM) and the results were usually over my approved levels.  Fasting should be between 70 – 140 and bedtime should be between 100 – 140.  When I started the herbal formula, I noticed a drop in my bedtime range, fasting also dropped to an average 70.  My average bedtime level went down to 104 for a three month period (test results from my healthcare provider).  Test by my healthcare provider on my diabetes for a four month period after drinking the herbal formula for the same period, showed that my diabetes was under control.  I no longer take Metformin; I was taken off the medication by my healthcare provider.   

I usually drink the tea in the morning and after dinner.  The numbers are there (I keep a daily medical log) that Dr. Chen’s herbal treatment works.  My blood sugar levels (Fructosamins/Albumin) are now well below the approved levels of a diabetic and are almost normal.   

Lonnie B.


Pain & Blood Glucose Treatment:
I had gone to the doctor for my ring finger on my right hand. The doctor said I had "trigger finger and needed surgery. I decided to try acupuncture as an alternative and went to Qingmei Chen to have this done. There was no pain with acupuncture and currently I have no pain in my finger and have not had pain for some while. Qingmei Chen has given me herbs for bloating and for a rash I had on my leg. Both of these problems have much improved. I am also taking herbs for my diabetes. At this time I have seen a lowering of my blood sugar when I have been monitoring it.

Sincerely,
Sandra B.


Ear Infection & Pain:
Qingmei,
I want to personally thank you for fitting me in and helping me hear again. When I first met you I had never been to an acupuncturist. I was at my wits end. I had been to the doctor and their specialists due to partial hearing loss in one ear and full loss in the other. I felt like I was under water and my ears were completely filled with liquid. I could not work or sleep because it was worse when I laid down. On that 1st appointment I felt something draining in my ear. After 2 weeks I was back to hearing normal again. I am a huge believer in acupuncture and am so sorry to know that I have to drive all the way to San Francisco to see you. It will be well worth the drive. Thanks again and all the best in the big city.

Tina T.


Lung Issues:
I came to Dr. Qing-Mei Chen because of a persistent cough, severe nasal congestion and labored breathing. Having been a known asthmatic since I was a child, I refused to take conventional asthmatic medications anymore because their relieving effects were temporary but their side-effects were long term.

Because I have been on inhaled steroids for more than ten years, I would frequently have oral sores and have developed Osteoporosis at an early age of 34. Prolonged intake of antibiotics have also weakened my immune system tremendously. So on my first consultation with Qing-Mei, she gave me a pulse diagnosis and detected how low on energy I was. How very true that was! She gave me an acupuncture and moxibustion treatment and incredibly after 30 minutes, my nasal congestion was gone! Whereas a nasal decongestant would have had little effect or none at all on me and would just give me a bad headache afterwards. She gave me some herbal formulas to take home and after a little more than a week, all my asthmatic symptoms subsided. What conventional medicine couldn't give me in all the years I have been on them, Traditional Medicine and Dr. Qing-Mei Chen were able to treat me minus the side-effects With just a few painless, relaxing treatment sessions. I wish I had known her a long time ago.

As a medical doctor in the Philippines, I know all too well of the good effects as well as the adverse effects of conventional drugs. It’s time we consider traditional medicine As an alternative and integrate it with conventional medical management especially In chronic conditions modern science has yet to address.

Nikki V.


Shingles Prevention:
I finished the soup -- It helped to keep from getting shingles.  You remember I was very stressed about the turn of events at my work. Shingles are triggered by my nervous system that just reacts on its  own.  Drinking/eating the  the root soup and the very act of taking the time to  do  good for my health has helped me to not break out in shingles. I have to buy more roots soon.   I love the roots--it was very difficult for me to not add salt, pepper and butter (margarine) -- Now, that makes food fit for a king!!

Keep in touch--
Love Bonnie 

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