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Dr. Na Zhai PhD, OMD, LAc

Education & US Professional License

Post-Doc. Nov. 1992 - April 1994,  Allied Health Science, Kitasato University,     Kanagawa 228, Japan                                                                                            

Ph.D. Sep.1989 - Oct.1992  Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Tianjin Second Medical University, Tianjin, China                                                

M.S. Sep.1986 - Sep.1989  Guiyang Medical University, Guiyang, China & Beijing. Acupuncture Research Institute, Beijing, China                                                      

B.S.   Feb.1978 - Feb.1983  Shanxi Medical University, Shanxi, China        

Diplomat in Chinese Herbology, NCCAOM, US                                                 Diplomat in Acupuncture from NCCAOM, US                                                       Illinois Acupuncture License                                                                                     New York Acupuncture License                                                                                                                                                 

Major Significant Awards, Grants Received (Original Certificates)

  • US Permanent Resident as Outstanding Professor and Researcher, awarded by Immigration of The United States of America 1997
  • Tianjin Science & Technology Progress Award, Awarded by Government of Tianjin, China 1996
  • National Outstanding Youth Award, Awarded by the National Nature Science Fund  Council, China 1995                                                                          
  • National Science and Technology Achievement Award, Awarded by National Science & Technology Council, China 1995
  • Tianjin Science & Technology Progress Award Awarded by Government of Tianjin, China 1995
  • Outstanding Century Leader Award, Awarded by Government of Tianjin, China 1994
  • Tianjin Science & Technology Progress Award, Awarded by Government of Tianjin, China 1993

Academic History and responsibilities

  • August 1997- present   Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Springfield IL. More than seven thousand Americans in Illinois, St Louis, Iowa, and surrounding areas, who had been suffering from long-term chronic, refractory conditions, and had failed numerous doctors and hospitals but regained their health through Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • July 1996 came to the United States
  • Oct 1994 to June 1996 Associate Professor and Associate Chief Physician, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine   Duties: 1. Patient care. 2. Lab research. 3. Class teaching. 4. Supervise Master's and Ph.D. research projects.
  • Nov 1992 - April 1994 Post-Doc. Allied Health Science, Kitasato University, Kanagawa 228, Japan
  • Sep 1989- Oct 1992 Ph.D. Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Sep 1986 - Sep 1989 Master Guiyang Medical University 
  • March 1983 - Sep 1986 Physician Taiyuan Railway General Hospital, Shanxi, 
  • Feb 1978 - Feb 1983 Bachelor Shanxi Medical University 

Professional Summary

Senior clinician: Have created a series of effective Chinese herbal formulas and a unique acupuncture technique for long-term chronic patients. Have successfully treated over 7000 Americans who had failed with modern medicine. Significantly improved patients satisfaction and patients' return.
Senior scientist:   The first showed morphological evidence of acupuncture's effects on acute ischemic stroke in rats by electrophysiology, cerebrovascular perfusion, histochemistry, microscope and electron-microscope, micro-spectrophotometer quantitative analysis.   Provided evidence of the early signs of multiple organ damages caused by an acute cerebral stroke in rats. Through autoradiography and electron-microscope, demonstrated cerebral responses of stimulating different acupoints.

Future Career Interests

1.Establish TCM practice in modern hospitals, so to effectively and safely help millions of chronic patients.

2. Teaching young doctors and medical students the simplest yet effective ways to help their despaired chronic patients.

3. Explore the science behind TCM in well equipped Lab. 

Publications

Na Zhai, Xuemin Shi, and Jizheng Zhou.1996. A review of clinical experience and experimental research in the treatment of acute cardio- cerebrovascular diseases for the last twenty years. Proceedings of the First Mainland and Taiwan Conference of Acupuncture Treatment. Beijing, China. P 49-54. 

Na Zhai, Zhuoyou Liu and Chen, Wen. 1996. The histochemistry and ultra-structure observation of acupuncture effects on microangium and energy metabolism in rabbits with acute myocardial ischemia. Proceedings of the Tianjin Fourth International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 343-348. 

Na Zhai, Zhihong Meng and Tan Li.1996. The Research with electron microscopy in acupuncture effects on multiorgan damage caused by acute cerebral infarction.
Proceedings of the Tianjin Fourth International Acupuncture Conference.Tianjin, China. P 349-353. 

Yuanhao Du, Na Zhai, and Li, Tan.1996. The acupuncture effect on microangium autonomous rhythmic movement of cerebral pia-mater in rats with acute cerebral infarction. Proceedings of the Tianjin Fourth International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 354-359. 

Zhihong Meng, Na Zhai, and Haifeng Yang.1996. The acupuncture effect on ATP, ADT and AMP of multi-organ in MCAo rats. Proceedings of the Tianjin Fourth International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 365-369. 

Zhihong Meng, Na Zhai, and Min Fang.1996. The acupuncture effect on LDH and its isoenzyme of multi-organ in MCAo rats. Proceedings of the Tianjin Fourth International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 370-375. 

Na Zhai, Yutaka Futaesaku, and Li, Li. 1995. The mechanism of acupuncture in the brain--- cerebral response to needling different acupuncture points derived from [H} 2-DG autoradiography, Part l. results of S-36, S-25 and PC-6 . Proceedings of the Second National Youth S&T Conference. Beijing, China. P 88-93. 

Na Zhai, Yutaka Futaesaku, and Li, Li.1995. The mechanism of acupuncture in the brain; cerebral response to needling different acupuncture points derived from {H} 2-DG autoradiography, Part 2. Results of H-7, GV-26, K-1. Proceeding of the Second National S & T Youth Conference.Beijing, China. P 94-96. 

Yutaka Futaesaku, Na Zhai, Michiko, 1995. Brain activity of a rat reflects apparently the stimulation of acupuncture. Cellular and Molecular Biology.41(1): 161-170 

Na Zhai, Yuanhao Du, and Xuemin Shi.1995. The important actions of micro-vascular system in the pathogenesis of acute ischemic stroke. Proceeding of the Second Asia Congress for Microcirculation. Beijing, China. p24. 

Yuanhao Du, Na Zhai, and Xuemin Shi.1995. Morphological studies in acupuncture effect on cerebral microvascular system in MCAo rats. Proceeding of the Second Asia Congress for Microcirculation. Beijing, China. P 53. 

Na Zhai, Tan Li, and Xuemin Shi. 1994. Effect of electron-acupuncture on ATPase of microvascular wall in rabbits with acute myocardial ischemia.  Proceedings of the First National Conference on Microcirculation. Beijing, China. P 159. 

Na Zhai, Haifeng Yang, and Xuemin Shi. 1994. Effect of acupuncture on arterial network of cerebral pai-mater in acute cerebral infarct in rats. Proceedings of the First National conference on Microcirculation. Beijing, China. P 160. 

Na Zhai, and Yuanhao Du.1993. Morphological studies on acupuncture in interfering experimental cerebral infarction in rats. Part I. Compensation of cerebral pia- mater artery in the ischemic area on cerebral surface. Acupuncture Research, 18(1): 8-13. 

Na Zhai, Xiufen Lu, and Xuemine Shi.1993. Morphological studies on acupuncture in interfering experimental cerebral infarction in rat. Part II. Change of ischemic area in cerebral interior. Acupuncture Research, 18(3): 209-212. 

Chen Wen, Qingshu Chao, and Na Zhai.1993. Effect of electron- acupuncture on ATPase and CA fluorescence of microvascular walls in rabbits with acute myocardial ischemia. Acupuncture Research, 18(3): 223-227. 

Xuemin Shi, Na Zhai, and Jizheng Zhou.1993. Influence of Xinnao- Kaiqiao acupuncture method on acute cerebral infarction. Abstract of the 6th World Congress on Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, Madrid, Spain. P 286b. 

Yutaka Ftaesaku, Na Zhai, and Xuemin Shi. 1993. The Brain Activity Responded to Stimulation of Acupuncture derived from 2-DG Autoradiography. The 25th Conference of Japanese Clinical Electron Microscope Technique, Matsumoto, Japan. 

Yutaka Futaesake, Na Zhai, and Xuemin Shi. 1993. [H] 2-DG in rat brain: respondent to stimulation of puncturing different acupoint derived from autoradiography. The 3rd International Meeting of Clinic Acupuncture Science, Jingdu, Japan. P 213-226. 

Yutaka Futaesaku, Na Zhai. 1993. A Brain as a Conducting Center of Acupuncture in Radioautography Using 2-DG in rats. Radioautography in Medicine Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on Radioautography. Matsmoto, Japan, P 233-237.

Na Zhai, XuXin Liu, and Xuemin Shi.1992. Effects of Xinnao-Kaiqiao acupuncture on cerebrocellular RNA in rats with acute cerebral infarction. Journal of Shanghai Acupuncture, 7(4): 17-19. 

Na Zhai, Shipeng Yuan, and Xuemin Shi. 1992. Quantitative observation of compensation of vessels in rat with experimental cerebral infarction. Proceedings of the Tianjin Second International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 188-199. 

Na Zhai and Ping Wang. 1992. Quantitative analysis of ischemic region in rat with acute cerebral infarction. Proceedings of the Tianjin Second International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 200-207. 

Na Zhai, and Mingchun Li. 1992. Effect of acupuncture on calcium content of ischemic tis- sue in rat with acute cerebral infarction. Proceedings of the Tianjin Second International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 208-213. 

Na Zhai, and Xiaodi Zhu.1992. Effects of acupuncture on cerebrocellular ultra-structure of acute ischemic area in rats. Proceedings of the Tianjin Second International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 216-224. 

Lixin Fu, and Na Zhai, and Xuemin Shi.1992. Protect action of acupuncture to myocardial ultrastructure injured caused by acute cerebral ischemia in rats. Proceedings of the Tianjin Second International Acupuncture Conference. Tianjin, China. P 242-247. 

Na Zhai, Zhuoyou Liu. 1988. Histophysiological research between the mastocyte and meridian. Chinese Acupuncture. (5): 50-52