Dr. Franklyn Shi Chen

Dr. AC, Dr. TCM, PhD, Dr. NM


Dr. Chen is the Chairman of the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, medical expert at S-T Natural Medicine Centre, president of the Acupuncture and Naturopathy Association of Nova Scotia since 1993. He also serves as vice-chairman of the specialty committee of Trocar of World Federation of Chinese Medicine societies, Director of the specialty committee of medicated diet and diet-therapy of WFCMS.

Dr. Chen is proficient in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and western Naturopathic Medicine, and he is frequently interviewed and invited as a guest speaker on Canadian TV programs and newspapers to promote the culture of Chinese medicine to local community.

Dr. Chen was born into a medical family. He studied medicine with his grandfather since he was a child, and he followed the famous acupuncture Master Zhang Jin as his mentor. Dr. Chen holds a Canadian master’s degree and Natural Medicine degree. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Acupuncture from Heilongjiang University of Chinese medicine, China.

He is the founder of the Canadian College of Natural Medicine in 1998 and has trained students all across the Canada. In 2008, Dr. Chen and Dr. Diana Li decided to change the college’s name as the Canadian College of Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. The education has focused on acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Dr. Chen and Dr. Diana Li co-authored several English-language TCM textbooks for students.

Over the past 30 years in Canada, Dr. Chen devoted himself to studying various effective natural therapies and traditional Chinese medicine and has published many papers at the International Natural Medicine and World Acupuncture Conferences. Dr. Chen spent over 30 years in research and treatment of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) disease and become an expert in this field. Dr. Chen has devoted himself to the practice of natural therapies and traditional Chinese medicine to treat modern multiple chemical hypersensitivities and authored a 100,000-words book on MCS that fills a gap in Chinese medicine on this subject. Dr. Chen has received numerous awards from Lieutenant Governor, Premier of Nova Scotia and city mayor for his contribution and achievements of promoting Chinese Medicine culture.