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Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center

4 Sheffield St Portland, ME 04102

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Acupuncture Treatment in Portland, Maine

natural remedies Portland, Maine Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center provides acupuncture treatment, natural remedies and Chinese herbs, based on the principles and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with its unique theories and diagnostic techniques.  At this clinic, one or more of the treatment natural remedies listed may be used to facilitate an effective healing process.

Acupuncture tretament is becoming increasingly more popular for the great benefits that a patient can receive from it.  Acupuncture can be a very effective combination treatment for those who may not respond well to their primary pain treatment.  Call Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center today to setup your appointment.

The Western explanation of acupuncture incorporates modern concepts of neuroscience.  According to the National Institute of Health, researchers are studying at least three possible explanations for how acupuncture treatment works: 

  1. During acupuncture, endorphins are released into your central nervous system.  This reduces pain like taking a pain medication.
  2. Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in your spinal cord to release pain-suppressing neurotransmitters.
  3. Acupuncture needles increase the amount of blood flow in the area around the needle, supplying additional nutrients and removing toxic substances, promoting healing.   

chinese herbs Portland, Maine Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center has been a family-run local business serving the Greater Portland, Maine area for eighteen years, being founded in 1996.  They boast over a combined 50 years experience; Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center has served and helped over 3,000 patients on record.  With their specialized techniques, they have proven that 65% of patients have had good results, 15% had excellent results, and 15% had fair results.

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Renchi Zhang, L.Ac (NCCAOM); M.D. (China) 

Dr. Zhang has over 40 years of experience studying medicine all over the world.  Renchi graduated from the Medical School of Beijing University in 1969, was a physician for 20 years in China, then furthered his medical expertise in West Berlin, Germany from 1989 to 1990.  See his Curriculum Vitae for details. Renchi moved to the United States in late 1990. 

He practiced at the office of C.M. Husted, M.D. for three years before opening the Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center.  Renchi specializes in muscular-skeletal injuries and disorders; including neck, shoulder, elbow, knee and lower back pain, bulging discs with sciatica, arthritis and TMJ pain, especially neck pain, sciatica, arthritis of knee and hip joints, perimenopause and menopause syndromes.

acupuncture treatment Portland, Maine

Weiland Zhang, L.Ac. MAC. Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM)

Has over nine years experience working with patients, healing all kinds of pain and disorders.  Weiland graduated from the South Baylor University, CA in 2004.  He spent over a year studying in China before joining his father Renchi.  Weiland has special interest in headache relief as well as curbing high cholesterol.

To find out more about Chinese herbs and other natural remedies in Portland, Maine, call Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center today. Start reaping the benefits of acupuncture treatment and make an appointment today.

Products & Services

TCM employs a variety of treatment modalities, including:

  • Acupuncture & Acupressure
  • Tui-Na (Chinese Body Work)
  • Custom-made Chinese Herbal

Herbal/Dietary Therapy

  • Moxibustion (Heat application on points)
  • Cupping
  • Gua-Sha (Scraping certain skin areas)
  • Diet & Exercise Counseling
  • Headaches & Cholesterol Management
Custom-made Chinese Herbal:   Patent Formulas; Crude Herb Materials (made into decoctions); Herb Granules

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Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Center

4 Sheffield St
Portland , ME 04102

I heard that acupuncture could be effective for pain relief and asthma. Renchi has been able to significantly reduce the pain I had in my neck and shoulders as well as offer advice on things I can do at home in between treatments. We are now working on asthma and I already notice a huge improvement. He explains everything as he is doing it and listens to what I have to say. I feel totally comfortable and safe in his hands! I am convinced acupuncture has been working to reduce inflammation in my body as a whole.

Pros: Friendly, clean and family owned. They answer the phone themselves during hours they are open and return calls promptly. They are able to fit you in as often as you need to get better as soon as possible. When you begin to improve, they will reduce your visit frequency.

Cons: I can't think of a thing to improve this practice.

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July 30, 1996

I have worked with Renchi Zhang between 1993 and 1996. During this time he was referred patients that were very difficult cases in terms of chronic neurogenic pain, neuropathic pain, chronic cervical and lumbar disorders, and chronic pain of all types. Many of the patients had been to multiple practitioners of standard western medicine techniques and still had disabling levels of pain and the majority of the cases responded well to Renchi’s techniques. He had good results in 65%, excellent results in 15%, fair results in 15% and no change in 5%.

He has very detailed knowledge of oriental medicine and acupuncture. He is very successful in relieving acute exacerbations of chronic pain. Overall, he has excellent performance in his field.

C. M. Husted, M.D.

December 04, 2012

I have been a patient of Renchi Zhang for over 10 years. He has been very helpful in treating me a large variety of problems, including psoriasis on my leg and keeps it under control.

I am very impressed with his huge medical knowledge. Because he was a M.D. in China, he understands how to look at medical problems with the knowledge of both East and West and can do a well rounded job treating with Chinese Medicine.

I would recommend this fine Chinese Medicine Doctor to everyone.

Nancy W.

November 19, 2012

I have been seeing Renchi Zhang since 07/17/2001. The primary reason for treatment has been for severe Irritable Bowel Syndromes; however he has also treated me for menopause syndromes, sinusitis, TMJ, sleep problems and arthritis.

I currently see him every three weeks. I travel an hour and forty five minutes each way to this appointment. I have not had any insurance coverage, all the treatment has been paid for by me.

I consider Mr. Zhnag very personable and knowledgeable. I believe his acupuncture treatment to be the best in the state. I highly recommended him.

Dorothy S.

December, 2012

I have been a patient of DR Renchi Zhang since 2005 for arthritis pain in knees.

Dr Zhang’s treatment over the years have kept me comfortable pain-wise, mentally positive, and out of both the wheel-chair and the operation to replace both knees.

Surprise added bonuses were the disappearance of my asthma, and improvement in my high blood pressure and some edema of my ankles.

Kessandra B.

November, 2012

My thanks to you is endless. You were such a pivotal role in helping us to conceive. I will never be able to thank you but can tell you, you will never be forgotten. Luke was born on October 6, 2012 by c-section because he was just too big.…… You really are a healer and the world is better for having you in it.

Erika R.

August 19, 2013

I seam to be cured. I just want to thank you for your kind and gentle treatment. We are very fortunate to have, such as you, experts in a different way. You came highly recommended and we certainly will continue to do that.

Audrey F.

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