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Name: Fang-Pey Chen

Tel: (02) 28757453

Fax: (02) 2822-5044

Current position: Associate Professor, Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang-Ming University

Education: M.D., National Yang-Ming Medical University, Taiwan, R.O.C., 1976/9-1983/6

Professional Position/Experience:

Position: Associate Professor, Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang-Ming University


Rotating Internship, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 1981-1983

Resident, Acupuncture Department, VGH-TPE       1983-1987

Chief Resident, Acupuncture Department, VGH-TPE     1987-1988

Visiting Doctor, Center for Traditional Medicine,

VGH-TPE      1989-

Assistant Professor, Institute of Traditional Medicine,
National Yang-Ming University   2008-2016

Clinical Assistant Professor, National Yang-Ming University

Clinical Professor, National Defense Medical College, National Defense University

Doctor, Medical Aid Group to Liberia, Ministry of Foreign

Affairs, R.O.C.      1989-1990

Researcher, Department of Anesthesiology,

South California University, U.S.A.

(With financial assistance from

National Science Council, R.O.C.        1992-1993

Honor and Awards:

Specialty: Acupuncture: shoulder, neck, back & limbs pain, neuro symptoms and brain lesions, Family medicine and Geriatrics          

Research field:

1. Acupuncture clinical effect: Degenerative osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Immune and anti-inflammatory function of acupuncture, improving effect of peripheral microcirculation on aged patients by using a far-infrared emitter machine, and effect of HRV applied on people practicing Taijiquan, etc..

2. Analysis of database of national health insurance in Taiwan: Utilization mode of TCM in Taiwan, indications, acupuncture indications, order of the herbal prescription for chronic hepatitis, allergic rhinitis, insomnia and constipation, and Modern use of Chinese herbal formulae from Shang-Han Lun, etc.

3. Comparison of Eastern & Western Natural Philosophy: Ying-yang and five elements of Chinese medicine, the concept of meridians, the origin of qigong, comment on Hsu Lin-tai’s “The loss of acupuncture”, Chi of Chinese medicine and quantum mechanics, the origin of four elements if ancient Greece and Galen’s “Three Main Physiologic Currents, etc.

Other Information:

Research Projects:

2012-2013       Platform establishment of integrative Chinese-Western medical treatment for cancer patients (principal investigator) – funding by Committee on Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.

2012-2013      Clinical efficacy of Rong-Yang-Jyh-Gan-Tang on patients with chronic hepatitis C: a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled cross-over study (co-investigator) – funding by Committee on Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.

2014-2017      The Application of Evidence-Based Chinese Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Hospice Palliative Care in Taiwan (co-investigator) – Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C.

2015-2016       Establishment of Integrative Teaching Model of Chinese and Western Medicine in the Care of Cancer Patients (co-investigator) – Ministry of Health and Welfare, R.O.C.


1.      Hong-Jhang Chen,1 Yii-Jeng Lin,2 Pei-Chen Wu,3 Wei-Hsiang Hsu,4 Wan-Chung Hu,1 Trong-Neng Wu*,5 Fang-Pey Chen*,2,6 and Yun-Lian Lin*4,7. Study on Yang-Xu Using Body Constitution Questionnaire and Blood Variables in Healthy Volunteers. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 9437382, 7 pages.

2.     Cheng-Yun Hsieh , Ching-Mao Chang, Fang-Pey Chen , Ta-Peng Wu, Jen-Lin Yang, Yen-Ying Kung*. Raynaud's syndrome with Chinese Medical Treatment- A Case Report. Special Issue, Taipei Chinese Medical Association. March, 2016. 22(1):55-64.

3.     Cheng-Yun Hsieh , Fang-Pey Chen* , Yuan-Pu Tseng , Ta-Peng Wu, Yen-Ying Kung. The Indications of Common Elderly Disorders for Acupuncture Therapy. Journal of Taiwan Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Accepted,  March 28, 2016.

4.     Fang-Pey Chen* , Ling-Ling Tsai, Fun-Jou Chen. The origin of Fan Shih’s “Transmission of the Medicine of the Enlightenment from the West”. Journal of Chinese Medical Association of Acupuncture. March 2016. 19(1): 1-18.

5.     Jen-Lin Yang, Rong-Seng Chang, Fang-Pey Chen, Chang-Ming Chern, Jen-Hwey Chiu*. Detection of hand tremor in patients with Parkinson’s disease using a non-invasive laser line triangulation measurement method. Measurement February 2016. 79: 20–28.

6.     Cheng-Hung Tsai, Ching-Mao Chang, Yen-Ying Kung, Fang-Pey Chen, Ta-Peng Wu*. Acupuncture Alleviate Suspected Myoclonic Seizure on Child with Mitochondrial Disease: A Case Report. Taipei Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 18(2)121-130.

7.     Cheng-Hung Tsai, Ching-Mao Chang, Yen-Ying Kung, Fang-Pey Chen, Ta-Peng Wu*. Acupuncture for Infantile Brachial Plexus Palsy. Journal of National Union of Chinese Medical Doctors’ Association, R.O.C. Sept. 2015.13(2)13-24.

8.     Yi-Hsien Lin, Jing-Huei Shiu, Fang-Pey Chen*, and Jen-Hwey Chiu. Building an Integrative Outpatient Care Program for Breast Cancer Patients in Taiwan. Integrative Cancer Therapies Oct. 9, 2015. 1-6, DOI: 10.1177/1534735415607630.

9.     Fang-Pey Chen, Ching-Mao Chang, Jing-Huei Shiu, Jen-Hwey Chiu, Ta-Peng Wu, Jen-Lin Yang, Yen-Ying Kung, Fun-Jou Chen, Chang-Ming Chern and Shinn-Jang Hwang*. A Clinical Study of Integrating Acupuncture and Western Medicine in Treating Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine  May 16, 2015; 43:3, 407–423. DOI: 10.1142/S0192415X15500263.

10.   Ching-Mao Chang, Hsueh-Ting Chu, Yau-Huei Wei, Fang-Pey Chen, Shengwen Wang, Po-Chang Wu, Hung-Rong Yen, Tzeng-Ji Chen & Hen-Hong Chang. The Core Pattern Analysis on Chinese Herbal Medicine for Sjögren's syndrome: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Scientific Reports 2015.4.29; 5 : 9541 | DOI: 10.1038/srep09541.

11.   Ching-Mao Chang, Po-Hsuan Shih, Hsueh-Ting Chu, Fang-Pey Chen. How to understand “Jeng”?—the quality and quantity of modern research for Chinese medical syndrome. Clinical Medicine. 2014. 73:189-195.

12.   Fang-Pey Chen, Ching-Mao Chang, Shinn-Jang Hwangv, Yu-Chun Chen, Fun-Jou Chen. Chinese herbal prescriptions for osteoarthritis in Taiwan: analysis of national health insurance dataset. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine  Mar 7, 2014;14:91. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-91.

13.   Jen-Lin Yang, Jay S.C. Chen, Yi-Fei Yang, Jyh-Cheng Chen, Ching-Huang Lin, Rong-Seng Chang, Po-Jui Tsao, Fang-Pey Chen, Chang-Ming Chern, Tung-Hu Tsai, Jen-Hwey Chiu*. Neuroprotection effects of retained acupuncture in neurotoxin-induced Parkinson’s disease mice. Brain,  Behavior and Immunity. Oct;25, 2011 (7):1452-9. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2011.05.012.

14.   Fang-Pey Chen, Maw-Shiou Jong, Shinn-Jang Hwang. Aspects of Chinese and Western medicines’ interactions. Journal of Taiwan Association of Family Medicine. April 2011. 26(4):168-176