Credentials

Dr. Chang is a Doctor of Acupuncture (D.Ac.) in Rhode Island and a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Chang holds a B.S. from Columbia University in New York City and a M.S. from the Swedish Institue College of Health Sciences. He is also currently pursuing his PhD in Classical Chinese 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 Daoist Preist 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 strives to honor, uphold and cultivate himself as one of the members of the 89th Generation of Classical Chinese Medicine practitioners.

Degrees & Licenses
  • D.Ac. - Doctor of Acupuncture
  • L.Ac. - Licensed Acupuncturist
  • M.S. - Swedish Institute of College Health Sciences
  • B.S. - Columbia University
Certifications
  • Acupuncture Orthopedics
    Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation and Weight Loss Management
    Beijing, China
  • Fertility, Pregnancy Care, and Post-Partum Care
    Daoist Healing Arts
  • Advanced Acupuncture Techniques
    Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Essential Oils application in Classical Chinese Medicine
    Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Qi Gong / Breathing Meditation
    Emei Mountain, China
  • Classical Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
    Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas
    Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Clean Needle Technique Certified
    Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

This is the chinese character for "warmth" that my mentor Jeffrey Yuen chose and calligraphed (painted) for me at my graduation as a blessing/transference from mentor to student.

He mentioned that every now and then there is a student (me) who really likes to use moxa (a slow burning herb used to bring warmth to an acupuncture point). He felt this character was appropriate for me because I like to bring "warmth" to people and patients. Jeffrey further described that the "warmth" is not just physical, but has an emotional and spiritual aspect as well. He then said to me,

"As you move forward in life, may you continue bringing 'warmth' into people's lives... physically, emotionally, and spiritually."