Welcome to Boston Chinese Acupuncture

Boston Chinese Acupuncture was founded by Li Zheng and Changhong Zhou, PhD, licensed acupuncturists and herbalists. Trained in China at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine under world-renowned practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), they have over 60 years of combined experience using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat a variety of difficult and chronic diseases.  Our office in Needham is conveniently located near the commuter rail and I-95 and is easily accessible from Boston and its surrounding suburbs, including Wellesley, Dedham, Framingham, Lexington, and Newton, Acton, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Braintree, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Lincoln, Medfield, Melrose, Malden, Milton, Natick, Needham, Norwood, Quincy, Sharon, Sherborn, Somerville, Southborough, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westwood, Weston, Winchester, Woburn, and southern New Hampshire.

Li Zheng acupuncturist

  •  27 years of experience in Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine
  • Consultant for Health Grid Inc.
  • Director of Natural Medicine at American Chinese Medicine Exchange
  • Graduate of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in neuroscience from the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo)
  • Author of 2 books: Acupuncture & Hormone Balance and Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Common Diseases
  • Adjunct Faculty at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University
  • Infertility specialist featured in Channel 5 WCVB’s show, Chronicle


Dr Zhou headshot

  • Specialist in acupuncture for pain and senior issues
  • Graduate of Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Masters of Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in virology and molecular biology from the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo)
  • Faculty member of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Division of Basic Medicine at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, and the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School
  • Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Massachusetts, Florida, Maryland, and Michigan

Treatable Disorders


  • Anemia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus


  • Coronary heart disease
  • Premature ventricular contractions
  • Raynaud’s


  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hiccups
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain


Eye problems

Mental Health





  • Itchy/dry skin
  • Rosacea


  • Shingles

Boston Chinese Acupuncture Office

We also have a second location in Boca Raton, FL!

Acupuncture and Tendonitis

Mr. Steve Wein, was born in Boynton Beach in 1954. He started playing tennis when he was 5 years old when his parents took him to a tennis school in Coral Springs. He was a very serious player during high school year at the Boca Raton High school and got the tennis scholarship to attend Boston University in Massachusetts. He played 3 to 4 hours every day in Boston and continued to play when he went to MIT business School in Boston. With his tenacity, he started his career in a company in Delray Beach. As a financial planner, he started his daily routine sitting in front of computer to work on some financial issues for more than 8 hours a day. His wealth gradually increased and he bought a house in Boca Raton where his kids could go to a good school.

Everything seemed very successful for Mr. Wein until back pain struck when he turned 50. His primary care doctor recommended an MRI at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He was told that he had developed spinal stenosis and herniated discs at L4 and L5. The back pain radiated down to his left hip. Initially he had hard time sitting on a regular chair. He had to carry a special cushion with him when he was driving.

For a few months, he went to do PT, chiropractic treatment and massage therapy. He felt better for a day, then the pain would come back. He had to stop playing tennis at his club in Delray Beach, which contributed to his feeling depressed and slowly he began to gain weight. He hated the thought of acupuncture needles, but was told it might help him avoid surgery; he went to see a Chinese acupuncturist in Boca Raton, close to his home.

After the first 24 treatments, twice a week, his hip and lower back pain reduced for 5 days from level 5 to level 1. He started playing tennis in Delray Beach and was able to sit for a few hours and watch a tennis game in Pompano Beach. After playing tennis for two hours, his lower back pain came back for a few days. He had to resume the acupuncture treatments twice a week for 2 to 3 weeks.

He visited the orthopedic surgeon in Coral Spring, and was told he needed surgery to cut out part of his disc. His acupuncturist in Boca Raton recommended that he remain patient with his acupuncture treatments and also find out which positions made his back pain worse. He figured out that if he avoided bending down to pick up tennis balls and use a hand basket to pick up the ball, his back pain was reduced. Now he can play tennis for 2 to 3 hours once a week with acupuncture treatments every 2 to 3 weeks. He has no back or hip pain any more.

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