Practitioners

Dr. Zhang Zhi Wen, Dan Poreda

Dan Poreda, L.Ac

Dan Poreda is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, and licensed in New York state. He completed a 5 year masters program in Oriental Medicine at Touro College, Manhattan NYC. During his clinical training at the Touro College Acupuncture Clinic, he treated many patients suffering a wide variety of conditions with acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na massage, cupping, gua sha, dietetics, and Qi Gong exercise consultation. As an acupuncture intern at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn NYC, he treated patients in physical rehabilitation, labor and delivery, and oncology departments.

Post graduation, Dan traveled to Chengdu, China to continue his studies and deepen his clinical expertise at the Chengdu University of traditional Chinese Medicine. He completed rounds in the acupuncture departments and in herbal medicine departments for digestive disorders, diabetes, neurology, oncology, gynecology, cardiology, respiratory disease, and dermatology. The focus of his residency was with Dr. Zhang Zhi Wen, internationally recognized master Wen Bing practitioner; Wen Bing , ”warm disease”, is a specialty practice that tends to treat a range of upper respiratory illness and febrile (fever) disease. People would come to Dr. Zhang Zhi Wen for herbal prescriptions to treat conditions from the common cold to advanced pulmonary fibrosis.  “Observing the practice of Dr. Zhang profoundly influenced my

Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital

understanding and formulation of Chinese herbal medicine. I have adopted his approach for my patients in the United States.” Daniel also served as a guest lecturer for Chinese graduate students in a Chinese-English medical translation course.

After returning to the States, Dan founded Center Acupuncture as a place to provide traditional Chinese medicine as personalized health care in New York City. His specialty is upper respiratory and digestive illness, as well as pain and stress management. He is also an associate professor in the herbal medicine department at the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Montclair, NJ.

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Perry, L.Ac

Laura Perry is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and is board certified by the NCCAOM. Laura earned a Master of Science degree in acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York.  Her clinical training included the study of Japanese acupuncture (Meridian and Kiiko Matsumoto styles), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM).  APM is the fusion of Classical Chinese, French and Japanese meridian styles of acupuncture with the western approach of myofascial trigger point release which is effective in reducing pain and releasing held-tension in the body. Additionally, Laura studied at the Beijing Traditional Medicine Training Center and the Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Center in China. She studied Master Tung’s clinical method with Susan Johnson, and Esoteric Acupuncture with Mikio Sankey. Laura treats a wide variety of patients’ concerns, but especially enjoys working with mental/emotional issues, musculoskeletal conditions, and working with women to support fertility, through all stages of pregnancy, and labor induction. Prior to her work with acupuncture, Laura earned her MFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston