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 Dr.Zhang, Zhang Clinic and the Protocols


Developing an Integrative Approach to Patient Care and Wellness Maintenance

Upon graduation from Shanghai Second Medical University in 1962, Dr.Zhang worked as a physician at The Reijing Hospital of Shanghai Second Medical University. His clinical work and research focused on combining the most effective parts of TCM and modern medicine to maximize clinical efficacy and quality of life for the patient. 

In 1980, he was awarded a World Health Organization scholarship which resulted in a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Zhang Clinic

In 1991, Dr.Zhang founded the Zhang Clinic in NYC. At that time, he was primarily focused on using Allitridi, the chemical pre-cursor to Allicin, and other anti-microbial compounds to combat difficult-to-treat infections.

Garlic, Allicin and Allitridi:

Allicin is the major anti-microbial compound found in garlic.  Allitridi, the more chemically stable pre-cursor, metabolizes into allicin after ingestion. Dr. Zhang discovered that using Allitridi was the key to realizing the full anti-microbial potential of Allicin. Allicin in its pure form was found to exhibit i) antibacterial activity against a wide range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, including multidrug-resistant enterotoxicogenic strains of Escherichia coli; ii) antifungal activity, particularly against Candida albicans; iii) antiparasitic activity, including some major human intestinal protozoan parasites such as Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia; and iv) antiviral activity. The main antimicrobial effect of allicin is due to its chemical reaction with thiol groups of various enzymes, e.g. alcohol dehydrogenase, thioredoxin reductase, and RNA polymerase, which can affect essential metabolism of cysteine proteinase activity involved in the virulence of E. histolytica.


Allitridi, Allicin and Early Work with HIV/AIDS Patients:
Allitridi, a proprietary garlic derivative, has been successfully used to treat both systemic fungal and bacterial infections in China for decades.

During the late 1980s and early 90s, Dr.Zhang discovered that allitridi was also quite effective against many of the common opportunistic infections that threaten late-stage HIV/AIDS patients. 

Transition to Lyme and Co-infections

With the fast growing rate of Lyme infections across the U.S., many patients are left with few options besides long-term use of antibiotics against this difficult-to-treat infection. 


Dr.Zhang's LD Blog

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 Dr. QingCai Zhang (Author/Developer of Zhang Protocols), Yale Zhang (Co-Author/Editor/Research Analysis)


"From what I have read to date, the authors have done an outstanding job with combining traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine together."
Scott Mulliken, N.D.

From her own experiences, Dr. Virginia Sherr, M.D. wrote: 
"Tell your colleagues that Chinese medicine might be one way to help enhance the clinical outcomes of Lyme treatment."

"This is a comprehensive book on the cause and treatment of Lyme disease using modern Chinese medicine, which I have found to be a better option than Western medicine for this difficult infection. Lyme disease is becoming more frequent in many parts of the world, is frequently misdiagnosed, and often resists treatment with antibiotics alone. Here is a new and hopeful way of looking at the disease and its management."
Dr. Andrew Weil, Harvard Medical School graduate and a leading figure in the field of alternative medicines


Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease and it is now epidemical in the Northeast, Middle West, and Northwest regions of the United States. The number of reported cases has doubled in last decade and the infection scale has become larger than HIV. Aside from hepatitis C, Lyme Disease may be the second largest infectious disease in this country. Worldwide, it is also rapidly spreading in Canada, Europe, and Asia. There is great controversy concerning the diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of Lyme disease, especially regarding the chronic and persistent form. This controversy has often left chronically infected patients without adequate medical care. Due to the special features of the Lyme spirochete and its multiple co-infections, conventional Western antibiotics treatments have not proven to be very effective. Stand-alone antibiotics treatment has become less effective overtime due to increased resistance and adaptation of germs. The Western medical approach to this infectious disease is to focus only on killing the pathogen. It does not address the complexities of the Lyme pathogenesis and various associated complications in chronic infections. Modern Chinese medicine is an integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. We use this integrative system for the treatment of chronic Lyme disease. With over a decade of practical clinical experience, we have found that modern Chinese herbal treatment with supplemental acupuncture applied to Lyme disease (especially its auto-immunity and immune complex related complications) yields a much better clinical outcome than the conventional stand-alone antibiotics approach. What is modern Chinese herbology and how does its phytopharmacology match with the pathophysiology of Lyme disease? What are the shortcomings of conventional Western approach in treating chronic Lyme disease? How does MCM treat Lyme disease with herbal remedies and what are the phytopharmacology of these herbal remedies? This book is a comprehensive discussion about traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine and aims to answer these questions in detail.

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