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
"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."