Dr. Chunyan Teng

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Licensed Acupuncturist

Teacher and Researcher

With more than 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Teng specializes in cancer care, pain relief, and treating female disorders. She provides complementary treatment and management of cancer-related pain as well as chemotherapy-associated side effects, post-surgery conditions, female disorders (including infertility), chronic degenerative conditions, fatigue, and neurological damage subsequent to neck and other surgeries.


Dr. Teng has worked extensively with cancer patients, using a variety of techniques to address their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Modalities used include acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, individualized movement and exercise instructions, Qi Gong for therapeutic applications, Emotional Freedom Technique, dietary guidance, and Auricular (Ear) Therapy, as well as meditation.


Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.), 1993 (New York), 1998 (New Jersey). Doctor of Oriental Medicine (B.Sc), Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin, People's Republic of China, July, 1986. After a rigorous education in China that included five years of intensive study and training at the prestigious Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chunyan Teng received her MD (China) with special focus on the use of acupuncture in the treatment of neurological diseases.


Dr. Teng taught Traditional Chinese Medicine at U.S. colleges from 1990-2007 including at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She was an acupuncturist for pain management and rehabilitation at the Hospital for Special Surgery from 2003-2007. Dr. Teng has lectured widely and published many articles in professional journals. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Teng has worked as a clinician and researcher at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since 2004. Since coming to the United States in 1990, Dr. Teng has helped several thousand patients in her private practice, addressing a wide variety of problems. As a well-respected professor and clinician of acupuncture and herbal medicine, Dr. Teng has helped bring Traditional Chinese Medicine to the US.

Photo Gallery

Dr. Teng is shown gently applying acupuncture to patients and with some of her students at the Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine.

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