Hongji Zhang, L. Ac., MD (China)
Dr. Zhang has nearly 30 years of experience in traditional Chinese medicine and integrated medicine. Graduated from the prestigious Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM, MD degree) and China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences (CACMS, MS degree and PhD program), Dr. Zhang trained and accomplished the combination of Chinese and western medicine clinical practice, teaching and research as a chief physician and associate professor in areas of internal medicine, gynecology, neurology, and ear, nose and throat medicine for over 15 years before beginning her journey in the United States. With her background in neurology and Chinese scalp acupuncture, Dr. Zhang intensively studied neuro acupuncture at the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute (NAI) and successfully applied the method into her practice.
Dr. Zhang is a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certified and state licensed acupuncturist in Illinois. She provides patients with warm, careful, and detailed consultation and customized and effective treatments of many conditions. Dr. Zhang’s services include neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, paralysis, post stroke recover, muscle weakness, aphasia, difficult swallowing, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, ADHD, autism, Parkinson’s disease, neuro pain, sensation disorders, and other neuropathy disorders), women’s conditions (infertility, menstruation disorders, PMS, PCOS, menopause syndromes, etc.), ear, nose, throat conditions (nasal allergy, rhinitis, sinusitis, dysphonia, sore throat, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, dry eyes, etc.), internal medicine disorders (common cold, insomnia, anxiety, stress, depression, fatigue, headache, fibromyalgia, geriatrics disorders, arthritis, diabetes, digestive disorders, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation, urological problems, etc.), and more.
Dr. Zhang authored and co-authored books of “Geriatrics Clinical Research in Chinese Medicine”, “Pattern Diagnosis Standard for Chinese Medicine”, “Advance in Diagnosis and Treatment of Tinnitus”, and “Prevent and Treat Throat Diseases with Chinese Medicine.” She has published papers in esteemed Chinese and western medicine magazines. Her papers include “Menstruation Regulation with Traditional Chinese Gynecology Medicine”, “Clinical and experimental study on treatment of Otitis Media with Chinese Medicine”, “Clinical Study of Sinusitis with 87 Case Report”, “Yin-Yang and Zheng: Exported from Chinese Medicine”, and “Use of Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells For Creation of Laryngeal Cartilage”.
Dr. Zhang is an active member of the American Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (ATCMA), and she is affiliated with the Department of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. These roles give her access to the most novel and advanced information in both the areas of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and modern medicine.