We are now open for acupuncture/in-person appointments on a limited schedule basis.
In order to maintain the health and safety of our patients and staff, the following procedures will be in place until furthur notice:
• Any patients coming into Zhang Clinic for acupuncture treatment will need an appointment.
• Commonplace/waiting areas will not be used. We ask that no guests accompany patients to their appointments, except in the case of parents attending their child to the child’s appointment. • All patients will need to complete a COVID symptom checklist before treatment, and temperatures will be taken at the door before entry. If you meet any of the criteria or your temperature reads 100.4 or above, we will have to cancel your appointment.
• Patients will be asked to wash their hands (hand sanitizer is acceptable) at the door upon arriving and before leaving the office.
• All patients will be required to wear a face mask, except during their treatment.
• Please wear loose clothing so that the practitioners may access your arms and legs above elbows and knees.
• The initial consultation requires more time so that we can get a more comprehensive background of your condition and concerns. Please allow up to 60 min, depending on the complexity of your health condition(s). If you prefer, you can choose to have the consultation virtually on a HIPPA compliant video link or over the phone.
• All staff will be required to sign a health declaration before their shift, wear a face mask, follow new cleaning and safety guidelines.
• We will have enhanced cleaning throughout the day.
• Treatment rooms will be thoroughly disinfected, sheets will be changed, and all hard surfaces will be cleaned between a treatment.
• Air purifiers with HEPA filters are placed in each room.
• All sheets/pillowcases/blankets/exam gowns are now paper and will be disposed of after each patient.
• Acupuncturists have passed an exam in Clean Needle Technique. All needles are sterile, single-use, and disposed of after treatment.
• Appointments times will be spaced out to minimize person to person contact
• Accepting an appointment at our clinic implies that you agree to the above guidelines. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Zhang Protocol Formulas
Dr. Richard I. Horowitz
Dr. Shelese Pratt
Dr Mark Hyman
Dr. Ellen Antoine
Dr. Jeff Greenfield
Dr. Andy Rajeckas
Dr. Erica Lehman
Dr. Laura Sleggs
Dr. Teresa Caprio
Dr. Becky Campbell
Dr. Cheryl Burdette
Dr. Leo Galland
Dr. Ron Schmid
Dr. Ernest Visconti
Front Desk: (914) 259-0346
(Voice or Text)
Clinic Supervisor: Phyllis Lam
(914) 259- 0566
20 E. 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
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.
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
LYME DISEASE AND MODERN CHINESE MEDICINE
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."