Melody Shen, MSAOM, L.OM. L.Ac.

Psychiatrist, Traditional Chinese Medicine

Specialty Areas:

  • Acute and Chronic Back and Lower Back Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine and Insomnia
  • Stress, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Infertility in both Men and Women
  • PCOS and Menopause Symptoms
  • GI Issues and Weight Loss
  • Hair Loss
  • Facial Acupuncture
  • Herbal Remedies


  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Bryn Mawr, PA

Melody Shen is a dedicated practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

She earned her Oriental Medicine Master’s degree from the esteemed New England School of Acupuncture (NESA-MCPHS), recognized as the first acupuncture school in the United States and ranking among the top 5 acupuncture schools nationwide. Her education focused on Chinese and Japanese acupuncture as well as Chinese Herbal Medicine. Further enriching her skill set, Melody holds a massage therapy license from China, augmenting her ability to provide comprehensive care to her patients.

With expertise spanning various modalities within East Asian Medicine, Melody adopts a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. She is passionate about addressing both physical pain and internal imbalances, with a keen focus on understanding how emotional stress impacts overall health. Moreover, her certification in Chinese herbs diet therapy allows her to tailor treatments to each individual’s unique needs.

Melody firmly believes in the transformative power of integrating traditional acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with modern Western medicine in promoting well-being in the patients.

In her spare time, Melody Shen enjoys reading, listening to classical music and cooking. Melody also dedicates time to the practice of meditation.  Through these mindful activities, she nourishes her soul, maintains inner peace and  balance in both her personal and professional endeavors.

What patients say about Melody:

“Melody is such a gift to this world. She is full of endless knowledge, she listens to your feedback and is quick to adjust her technique for your comfort, and she is unbelievably kind. I’ve been seeing her for about two months and I have noticed drastic improvements in my body, even a decade old knee injury that I was told was permanent and untreatable has stopped retaining fluid and stopped hurting. My acupuncture sessions have had an impact on my mental health as well, making certain issues easier to access during psychotherapy.” ~ J.M. 

“Melody Shen is amazing!  I was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both knees and my doctor wanted to do a double knee replacement. My pain level was a 10. My daughter researched acupuncturists and found Melody. You should see how well I’m walking now…even going up steps doesn’t hurt anymore.” ~ Stephanie Williams 

“Melody there is amazing. She’s diligent and takes her time so that she can adapt her treatments to what I need in each session every week. She listens and remembers everything so well. I get immediate results with her every time  I’ve been to almost a dozen acupuncturists over the past few years and I’ve never had the results I’ve had with Melody. I highly recommend her!” ~Jones Golden

“Melody is an outstanding practitioner. I can’t say enough about how she has helped me. Melody always asks how you are feeling and strategically assesses your needs and treatment. She is always kind from beginning to end and carefully listens to my concerns. Melody is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. I always leave feeling well taken care of and relaxed. It is nice to know there is somewhere I can go that can really make a difference in helping reduce my pain. I strongly recommend this place and Melody.” ~B.F. 

“Phenomenal! I’ve worked with a few of the therapists here over the years, but my primary is Melody.She’s like the body whisperer! You tell Melody any kind of pain or injury or joint nuisance you’ve been having, and she can find out how to pinpoint the issue very quickly.
Melody takes the time to talk and listen to her patients and gives personalized service. My treatments change at each session based on what’s best for my body and what hurts that given day. Her level of professionalism and the quality of treatment provided really sets Melody apart.”  ~Jerrold T.