Zhihong Shang, L.Ac.
is Licensed Acupuncturist in Connecticut and she
is nationally board certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by
the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She is specializes in acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and a variety of
other Chinese medical modalities geared towards promoting patients'
optimal physical and emotional health.
Zhihong was born and grew up in China. She earned her
Bachelor's degree in Chinese Medicine at the Henan University of
Traditional Chinese Medicine. After she came to the United
States, she received her Master of Science degree in Oriental
Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. Her
training encompassed over 3,000 hours of class work in areas including
acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, western pathology and
pharmacology, oriental physical therapy and nutrition, and clinical
internships. Her background enables her to tailor Chinese medical
wisdom to the needs of American patients.
"As an acupuncturist, my goal is to help as many people
as possible by providing affordable, effective treatment, as well as to
educate the general public on the benefit of Chinese medicine. The idea
of prevention of disease and early treatment to prevent
deterioration is the basic treatment principle in Chinese medicine. In
diseases should be prevented before they occur or try best to shorten
the course of diseased if we get sickness. This is in stark contrast to
the western medicine system, which treat ailments after they occur or
wait some systems go worse then to attempt to treat.
It is my vision
to help patients be aware of their own health condition, to get
health problems treated at the beginning in a natural way, and to
prevent disease by changing diet and life style, rather than let
unsolved problems accumulate and then run for heavy pills."