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Dr. Brian Chang, DAc, DiplAc, LAc

Dr. Chang has an exceptional background in Chinese Medicine, a synergy of intricate knowledge and extensive experience. With over 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. Chang is one of a handful of acupuncturists in the United States with a Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture. Dr. Chang holds a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University in New York City, a Master of Science from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and a Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Most acupuncturists trained only in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which utilizes 12 meridians, whereas with Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) one utilizes all 74 pathways of the body. Having this knowledge and experience of all 74 pathways allows Dr. Chang to choose the most appropriate pathways to provide healing for the patient.

Dr. Chang had the privilege of learning Classical Chinese Medicine from his mentor and teacher Master Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th Generation Taoist Monk and Lineage Holder of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity Yellow Emperor Lao Zi School). He is also trained in other Classical Chinese Medical modalities such as fire cupping, emotional releases, detoxification, dietary nutrition, and essential oils blends for adults and children. Dr. Chang has also studied with Dr. Zhu MD (scalp/cranial neurological acupuncture) and with Dr. Susan Johnson (Tung Acupuncture) among many others.

Dr. Chang strives to honor, uphold and cultivate himself as one of the members of the 89th Generation of Classical Chinese Medicine practitioners.

Dr. Chang's Inspirational Journey

“Before I pursued medicine, I embarked on a much more “traditional” career path. After graduating from Columbia University in New York City with a B.S. in Engineering and Management Systems, I worked for Ernst & Young, Thomson Financial, and other Wall Street firms as a strategy consultant and pharmaceutical compliance analyst. My previous work experience has been highly beneficial as it has helped me to understand the unique pressures and stresses that many of my patients experience.

Then one day, I was involved in a horrific car accident that left me in a coma. Doctors informed my family that I had less than a 10% chance to survive. While I did eventually awaken, I was left utterly immobile for three months and incurred severe injuries, including 70% hearing loss in my right ear, loss of smell, severe migraines, and vertigo. Eventually, the doctors here in the States said they’ve exhausted their options and could not help me anymore.

Undeterred, I flew to Asia, where I was treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine for several months. The results were nothing short of miraculous: my 70% hearing loss improved to a 15-20% loss (which eliminated the need for surgery), acupuncture eliminated my migraines and vertigo, and I could even jog again. So if you saw me today, your immediate thought would probably be, “Uh…What accident?”

After my recovery, I returned to the daily grind of Wall Street but was soon restless about my life. Surviving death was, quite literally, a “life-changing” experience, and my goals and desires had changed. After much prayer and reflection, I decided to take a leap of faith and leave my business career to pursue a career in acupuncture and herbal medicine to help people in the same way I was relieved at my lowest point in life. I have not regretted the decision for a single day and am thankful that I am doing work that I know and love.”

Degrees & Licenses

  • DAC – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • MS – Swedish Institute of College Health Sciences
  • BS – Columbia University
  • DAc – Doctor of Acupuncture (RI)
  • LAc – Licensed Acupuncturist (NJ, NY)

Board Certifications

  • Acupuncture Orthopedics
  • Fertility, Pregnancy Care, and Post-Partum Care
  • Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient (MSKCC)
  • Spinal Cord & Brain Injuries
  • Pain Management & Neurological Disorders
  • Functional Motor & Sensory Issues
  • Anxiety & Emotional Releases
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Advanced Masters in Micro Acupuncture (Eye Diseases)
  • Advanced Acupuncture Techniques
  • Essential Oils application in Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Qi Gong / Breathing Meditation
  • Classical Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
  • Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas
  • Clean Needle Technique Certified

They Trust Dr. Chang...

Professional Athletes

These are the professional teams and collegiate teams that Dr. Chang’s clients played for:

  • NFL: NY Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NHL: New York Rangers MLS: Red Bulls Soccer
  • MLR: Rugby New York
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball: Villanova, Seton Hall, St. Johns
  • NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Syracuse, Rutgers, Fairfield University
  • NCAA Men’s Football: Michigan
  • NCAA Men’s Soccer: Virginia Tech
  • NCAA Women’s Soccer: Columbia University

Government Clients

Some of Dr. Chang’s clients serve or work for: 

  • Secret Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Central Intelligence Agency, (CIA) 
  • United States Marines
  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • United States Airforce

Broadway Clients

These are the Broadway shows Dr. Chang’s clients starred in:

  • Hamilton
  • Kinky Boots
  • Chicago
  • Aladdin
  • Cats
  • Monty Python
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