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Arch Acupuncture and Health Center

Yong Xu

931 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19107 Arch St & 10th St N home.comcast.net/~martyeisen
(215) 627-8209

Welcome to Arch Acupuncture and Health Center

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is over 5; 000 years old. More people have been treated by TCM than any other type of medicine. According to TCM a collection of symptoms indicates that the bodies internal energy (Qi) is unbalanced. By eliminating these symptoms the body's energy is brought into balance and it heals itself. By eliminating symptoms every disease can be treated; even if its cause is unknown according to western medicine or if the disease can not be treated except by radical means. For more details read the information below or contact the Institute.; Besides the clinic; the Institute has a TCM school that is not accredited.


Clinic and Fees


Nearly every disease can be treated by traditional Chinese Medicine. Side effects of western medicine can also be ameliorated - for example, nausea and other g.i. disturbances due to cancer chemotherapy or surgery. The type of treatment is determined by the Chinese diagnosis. Call for an appointment or information.


Office Hours

Mon. through Sat. - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Acupuncture: The initial consultation and treatment costs $60 and each subsequent treatment is $50. There is usually no charge to the patient for Tuina (Chinese Massage), moxibustion or cupping, if required. There is also no charge for a Herbal diagnosis, if required, but there is a charge for the herbs.


Biographies of the Staff


Yong H. Xu is a fifth generation Traditional Chinese Doctor. He began studying Chinese medicine with his father and later attended Jian Chang Traditional Medical School. After graduating, he did postgraduate work in Western medicine at the Chao Yang Medical School. He was a staff physician at the Beijing Constructional General Hospital. He is a certified acupuncturist both in Pennsylvania and nationally. Currently, he is in private practice at the clinics and also teaches in the school of the Institute.


Guo-Tai Xu is a fourth generation Traditional Chinese Doctor. He was introduced to Chinese medicine as a small boy in his family's clinic, pharmacy and herbal medicine factory. His formal studies began in 1946 with his father and brother. From 1950 until 1956 he practiced Chinese medicine in his family's clinic. In accordance with a decree by Chairman Mao, that traditional Chinese doctors should study western medicine, he attended Gong De Medical School from 1954-1956. Meanwhile, the government took over his family's health center. Upon graduation in 1956, he became a staff physician at Ling Yuan hospital. He worked there for fourteen years. In 1970 he accepted a position at Chao Yang Rehabilitation Hospital, where he practiced for eighteen years. In 1989 he immigrated to Vancouver and was a consultant in Chinese medicine. In 1990 he joined his son in Philadelphia, where he is now a consultant for the Institute.


Martin Eisen received his doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. He is a Professor of Mathematics at Temple University, specializing in constructing mathematical models in medicine. He was Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the Temple Dental School and Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Eisen is the author of many books and papers in the areas of his speciality and is listed in several Who's Whos. For over 30 years, he has studied classical Chinese Martial Arts including healing methods such as herbs and Chi Kung. He has also written articles on Kung Fu, Chinese medicine and Chi Kung. He is a graduate of the East-West Masters Course in Herbology. Dr. Eisen is the Director of Education.

Specialties: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
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