Zhang is a licensed acupuncturist in New York State. He was a Western Medical Doctor in Shanghai of China.
Min Zhang graduated form Shanghai Medical College in 1985. He studied
Western Medicine for 5 years and studied Chinese Medicine for 3 years. Min Zhang has been a M.D. since
1985, practicing both Western Medicine and Acupuncture in Shanghai China.
Min Zhang was a Founder and a President of the New York Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in U.S.A.
He was a teacher and a clinic supervisor in New York City.
Welcome to the Sunshine
Acupuncture Clinic. We specialize in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our primary goal is to restore your
health as quickly as possible through sensitive, non-invasive therapies. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer many different
services to meet your healthcare needs, which emphasize your body's own restorative and recuperative powers.
you visit us in illness or in health, our trained professional staff offers evaluation and diagnosis in accordance with TCM
philosophy and principles. We examine each patient's constitution to determine their overall state of health and identify
disharmonies in the body. For new patients, we offer a TCM diagnostic consultation so that we can assess appropriate ways
for you to achieve healthy energetic balance.
For patients who want to begin a program of preventive care, we offer
healthcare services that place emphasis on maintaining balance and preventing diseases from occurring. When there are signs
and symptoms of illness, the Chinese medicine practitioner will diagnose the basic disharmony and correct the imbalance.
Our clinic offers different treatment therapies according to the different conditions and body constitutions. It also
provides an alphabetized list of conditions and disorders that are treated by Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Location and Office Hour
247 West, 35th Street, 10th Floor
York, NY 10001
11:00 am -- 8:00 pm, From Monday to Friday
11:00 am -- 6:00 pm, Saturday
Closed, on Sunday
We Accept Medical Insurance
Cigna (HMO, OAP, OAPC, PPO);
Empire BlueCross Blueshield (EPO, PPO);
Health Allies; EnhancedcareMD; Medical Resource,
LLC; Premera Blue Cross, QualCare.
For Our Member
A class membership: $200 annual fee.
The allows patient for one or two treatments per week at $40.
B class membership:
$300 annual fee. The allows patient for three or more treatments per week at $40.
Family class membership:
$400 annual fee. For each treatment, visit fee is $40 only. The family including: father, mother, wife, husband,
brother, sister, son and daughter. Photo ID is necessary when you come to the cilnic.
No refunds are offered and your membership card should be available during
For the New Patient
The first 4 times treatment visits are offered at a 50% reduction in fees. The standerd $60 visit
is only $30 for the new patients initial four visits. The 5th visit and beyond returns to the usual $60 fee unless
an annual membership is purchased. Our membership still pay $30 visit fee.
Pricing Structure and Payment Policy
Visit ( From September 1st, 2015)
Acupuncture (Initial) $80.00
Tui-na / Acupressure $40.00 and Up
Acupuncture Facial $40.00 and Up
Reflexology $30.00 and Up
Initial Charge $150.00 and Up*
Tui-na/Acupressure Varies according to
the working hours.
* Based on time spent on traveling
Forms of payments
accepted at this office are cash only.
To make an appointment for a consultation or treatment,
please call 212-244-3919 to schedule your first visit at the Manhattan office. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled
appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork. If possible, please bring any medical records pertaining to your existing
condition when you come in for your first visit.
Preparation for Treatment
Please do not have arrive
on an empty stomach before your treatment as it may affect your body's condition. Please wear loose clothing for your treatment.
For handicapped patients or patients requiring special care, please inform the front desk of your needs before the treatment.
For cancellation of an appointment, we request a minimum of 24-hours notice before the time
of your appointment.
Follow-up Phone Call
Within a week of your initial treatment, you are likely to
receive a phone call from a staff practitioner at Min Zhang, Acupuncturist to answer any questions or concerns you may have
about your treatment.
For people who have problems such as pain, muscle
spasm and tightness, stress, anxiety, and tension, symptoms will improve after several treatments. However, due to an individual's
lifestyle and work conditions, these problems may persist and become chronic if proper maintenance care is not taken. Traditional
Chinese Medicine advocates maintenance care to prevent those symptoms from becoming chronic medical problems. It is recommended
to continue treatment once a week, once every two weeks, or once every month according to your health condition. Consult the
doctor to find out how frequently you need treatment and derive an appropriate treatment plan for yourself.
A Chinese medical proverb states, "The best doctor treats the problem before the onset
of disease." This explains the importance of preventive care in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Please determine which
of the following conditions is related to your current health condition and discuss with the doctor a preventive care plan
that best fits you.
The following list is a few examples of many of the services we provide:
People who suffer
from hay fever or allergy, preventive care should start one month before the allergy season.
1. People who have family
history of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), myopia,
obesity, allergy or hepatitis, should receive preventive care treatment once a month.
2. Personal health problems such
as substance abuse, past medication overdose, or smoking, alcoholism, miscarriage, as well as job-related illnesses, an individual
preventive care plan should be taken.
3. Special preventive care plan should be made for different age groups to prevent
hormonal change, teenage emotional instability, premature sexual activities, side effects from birth control pills, problem
pregnancy and breast feeding, low libido, impotence, menopause and other degenerative problems.
4. Preventive care plan
is also used for weight control, face beautification, natural skin care, energy boost, and stress relief. Anti-aging and cancer
prevention is especially important to receive treatment once every two months.
Treatment Information and
Acupuncture is performed by the insertion of pre-sterilized, disposable acupuncture needles through
the skin, and/or the application of heat or electrical stimulation to certain points on the body. Your acupuncture treatment
may be combined with Tui-Na/acupressure, Chinese herbs, moxibustion, cupping, electric or magnetic stimulation, derma-friction
(Gua-sha), infra-red heat lamp, seven-star needling, therapeutic exercises, and dietary recommendations based on the fundamentals
of Chinese Medicine. Your practitioner will explain the nature of each type of treatment as needed.
is generally very safe. Although rare, certain side effects may result from acupuncture and each procedure or treatment has
specific risks and benefits. These potential risks may include, but are not limited to:
1. Discomfort or minor pain at
the site of needle insertion during treatment.
2. Localized, minor bleeding, bruising, or swelling.
3. Minor burns
with the use of moxa.
4. Possible, temporary aggravation of symptoms that existed prior to treatment, then rapid recovery
(known as a "healing crisis").
5. Infection and the risks from needling in the vicinity of an infection. To
reduce the possibility of infection from acupuncture, all needles are pre-sterilized, single-use, disposable needles made
of surgical stainless steel. After each treatment they are disposed of as medical waste; needles are never reused.
"Needle sickness" (Dizziness, fainting, or nausea).
7. Broken needles (Rare with the use of disposable needles).
8. Cupping therapy and derma-friction (Gua-sha) may produce petechia (red/purplish marks) as part of the healing process,
which will disappear in a few days.
9. Seven star needling is used to detoxify the body and causes stimulation of the
Please notify your practitioner if you have any adverse effect from treatment.
Some herbs and acupuncture
points are contraindicated for certain conditions. Please inform your practitioner if you have any of the following conditions:
1. If you are pregnant.
2. If you are breast feeding.
3. If you have ever experienced fits, faints, or panic attacks.
4. If you have a pacemaker or any other electrical implants.
5. If you have HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, or a sexually transmitted
Your practitioner is unable to anticipate or explain all risks and complications that may occur during
or after treatment. However, he or she will exercise judgment based upon the determination of your best interests.