• * Consultation
  • * Acupuncture
  • * Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • * Medical Qigong
  • * Tai Chi
Phone: (615) 356-5201
Conditions Treated

Physical pain

  • ** Migraine
  • ** Headache
  • ** Arthritis
  • ** Joint pain
  • ** Muscle pain
  • ** TMJ
  • ** Frozen Shoulder
  • ** Tennis Elbow
  • ** Neck Pain
  • ** Back Pain
  • ** Knee Pain
  • ** Foot Pain
  • ** Menstrual Pain
  • ** Breast Pain
  • ** Stomach Pain

Emotional Stress

  • ** Anxiety
  • ** Depression
  • ** Insomnia
  • ** Palpitation
  • ** Headache
  • ** Mood Swing
  • ** Anger
  • ** Fear
  • ** Fatigue
  • ** Irritability

Featured Conditions

  • ** Infertility
  • ** Miscarriage
  • ** Anovulation
  • ** Labor Induction
  • ** Urinary Tract Infection
  • ** Painful Period
  • ** Fibromyalgia
  • ** Impotence
  • ** Sleep Disorders
  • ** Singles
  • ** Bell’s Palsy
  • ** Post-stroke Recovery
  • ** Sports Injury Recovery
  • ** Car Accident Recovery
  • ** Weight Loss
  • ** Allergies
  • ** Sinusitis
  • ** Morning Sickness
  • ** PMS
  • ** Hormonal Imbalance

Dr. Mark C. Xu

Dr. Mark C. Xu received his medical degree in medicine from Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China. He also completed his clinical fellowship in the department of general surgery and surgical urology.
In addition, Dr. Xu is well trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, Chinese medicated diet, Moving meditation and Tai Chi.
Acupuncture Anesthesia
Acupuncture Anesthesia while performing surgery on a patient by Dr. Changsheng Xu at Shanghai Hospital, China.
Dr. Xu, as a surgeon and acupuncturist, learned and developed his professional experience while working along side his father Dr. Changsheng Xu, a world-renowned professor and chief surgeon and he was the founder of acupuncture anesthesia in the department of surgery at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai China. Most significant for Dr. Mark C. Xu is his ability to combine western and eastern medical knowledge and practice WE medicine in innovative and effective ways in order to handle clinical challenges.

One of Dr. Xu’s earliest successful acupuncture experiences is after performing an abdominal surgery, he found himself dealing with a complication from the epidural anesthesia. Normally a patient’s intestines begin to move after two days, but after three days and counting, the paralysis was causing gas formation and extreme bloating in the abdominal cavity. To solve this complication, Dr. Xu performed acupuncture to promote bowel movement and after several hours this critical condition began to resolve itself as normal bowel function began to resume.

He has healed a number of chronic diseases such as: Musculoskeletal Pain, Sciatica, Men’s health & Impotence, Women’s health & Infertility, Stress, Migraine, Bell’s palsy, Anxiety & Depression and more …
Dr. Xu obtained his Master of Science degree in molecular biology from Western Kentucky University. He completed his thesis, Purification and Characterization of a Deoxyribonucleas which relates to DNA replication, fidelity, and repair.

As a Biomedical scientist, Dr. Xu carried on research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that resulted in a number of paper publications. His work included studying and evaluating newly developed antagonists for both acute and chronic chemical intoxication, which results in liver, kidney, and urenogenital organ damages.
One of Dr. Xu’s most impressive accomplishments is the finding of biochemical evidence of a cadmium-induced apoptosis in testicular tissue (programmed cell death evidenced by DNA fragmentation). This work is published in the Journal of Toxicology.
Dr. Xu is intelligent and compassionate and he is skilled and scholarly. He is a medical doctor in China, a biomedical scientist, and a licensed Acupuncturist in Tennessee. He is also a Diplomat in the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Today, Dr. Xu brings together more than 20 years of expertise in incorporating both western and eastern traditional Chinese medicine, as well as medical research knowledge to help others maximize their body’s natural healing system for better health and to enjoy a better quality of life. His unique 21st century scientific approach will brighten the future of those who seek his help.

To make an appointment, please call (615) 356-5201.
Mark C. Xu, M.D., M.S., L.Ac.


Dr. Xu is a licensed acupuncturist with a medical research doctor’s background using innovative and effective methods to handle clinical challenges for improving the quality of your life.

Please call Dr.Xu
(615) 356-5201

I have neck pain, shoulder pain, and lower back pain. I had shoulder replacement surgeries in 2007 and 2009. MRI was performed that indicated neck and lower back osteoarthritis and disc degeneration. I went to the pain care center and they gave me several cortisone shorts and pain medicine, but the pain was still there. Today I see Dr. Xu and under his acupuncture care I feel much better and I can play golf with my husband and friends. -- G

Thank you Dr. Xu for your professional acupuncture service and loving care. I feel much better. -- I

Dr. Xu is informative, caring and helpful. His clinic is clean and comfortable. I do believe his acupuncture treatment is relaxing and effective. -- A

I feel very comfortable and confident when I come to see you as always. Thank you Dr. Xu. -- K

After an acupuncture treatment course, I feel less stress, better sleep and more energy. I have definitely had an improved quality of my life. -- C

I want to say thank you Dr. Xu and I appreciate your great care and pay detailed attention to me. -- M

After acupuncture treatments, I feel so relaxed, comfortable and I am very happy. -- J

My chronic lower back pain is relieved and functioning is recovered by acupuncture treatment. I am happy with the results because I have an overall improved quality of my life. I would refer others; also I would come back, if something else comes up. -- M

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