Dr. Jessica Chen

Dr. Jessica Chen, is a  Board Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine with a speciality degree in women’s health and reproduction.

Her extensive work with fertility, obstetric, and gynecology has exposed her to many patients suffering from postpartum symptoms and other fertility-related struggles.

These interactions inspired her to co-author the book, “Sitting Moon” with Dr. Daoshing Ni. The book touches on important themes relating to how a new mother must be cared for in the first month after giving birth.

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Chen grew up with a strong herbal tradition—her mother often used medicinal herbs in seasonal dishes when preparing the family’s daily meals.  As a result, Dr. Chen continued studying the healing properties of food and plants, a journey that eventually led her to devote 12 years to practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine at the prestigious Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, combining herbal medicine, nutrition and acupuncture. She is currently still practicing in Santa Monica in her own private practice.

Dr. Chen earned both her Masters and Doctoral degrees at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, and her Bachelors in Psychology from Boston University. She also completed postgraduate residency in the Chinese Orthopedics and Traumatology department at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.

Dr. Chen is certified in Chinese nutrition and provides nutritional counseling to her patients in pursuit of healthier living. She is also certified in Cosmetic Acupuncture from the Mei Zen institute and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.


“I have been seeing Dr. Chen for around 10 years now, and I can’t say enough great things about her as an acupuncturist and as an individual. She is so talented at what she does, so thorough, and I always leave there feeling better.”