Liên was born in Vietnam, where her name means lotus flower. As a young child she regularly experienced the benefits of Chinese herbal medicine and gua sha, and watched with interest as her uncle Hsu used acupuncture to help his numerous patients overcome a variety of ailments. As a young woman, Liên moved to the United States and obtained a B.S. in Engineering from MIT. She then worked in various industries, including pharmaceutical, high tech, and education. While her early career followed a typically western path, her interest in Asian health and philosophy grew into a passion. Liên devoted herself to learning as much as she could about the Asian approach to holistic health, including formal training in several disciplines. She is a Shamballa Reiki Master and an Da Dao Chan Qigong Level 1 Instructor. Since energy flow in one’s environment can strongly affect one’s personal qi, she studied Feng Shui, Space Clearing, and 9 Star Ki Astrology under several experts, including William Spear, Steven Post, Karen Kingston, Jon Sandifer, Benjamin Huntington, and Alex Stark.
When her daughters reached an age where she had more free time, Liên committed herself to the study of acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest acupuncture school in the country, where she received a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She subsequently obtained additional certificates in specialized acupuncture techniques by Master Tung, Richard Tan and Shoji Kobayashi, as well as foot reflexology and tuina. Liên’s treatment style incorporates acupuncture, tuina and other adjunctive therapies, food recommendations, and Herbal medicine, depending on the patient’s condition and treatment preferences. She treats one patient at a time to give the patient optimal care. Treatment is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) root causes to enhance the body’s healing ability while dealing with symptomatic relief to provide maximum comfort.
In addition to acupuncture, Liên offers Chinese herbal consultations and feng shui consultations.
Liên is fluent in English, Vietnamese, and French.