I visited with Zhihong and
found her offices to be in no way intimidating or commercially
aggressive. The consult included a full initial evaluation of
symptoms, and she carefully elicited a correct and relevant history.
My treatment plan included acupuncture as well as other Asian
techniques for neck and upper back pain and stiffness as well as right
shoulder pain. I had dramatic improvement in shoulder symptoms
immediately, and gradual significant reduction of the neck and back
pain. I found Zhihong to be a thorough, thoughtful, and gentle
practitioner, and would not hesitate in recommending her practice.
Thank you so much for my first acupuncture treatment. I did not know what to expect, but here it is 5 days later and the chronic pain in my neck and shoulder is still almost completely eliminated. In addition, my sleep patterns are much improved and I feel better, in general, than I have for a very long time. I look forward to my next treatment.
Hong is an amazing, caring practitioner who is very knowledgeable about the science of acupuncture. I am a performing musician who has had recurring tendonitis in my thumb, and she was able to clear it up in just a few sessions. She followed up with me between sessions, and gave me herbal treatments to do at home. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for high-quality acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She's even made a convert out of my fiance who had never had acupuncture before. He was skeptical before going, but was so impressed with his first session with Hong, that he just booked his second treatment. We love her! :o)
This place is great! I love Dr. Shang! I have been having terrible hip pain for YEARS and feel so much better after only two treatments. The office is convenient and the atmosphere is so comfortable. I really like the pay-what-you-can system. You pay by putting money in a box, so the whole money thing is totally private and low-stress. You will feel so grateful to Dr. Shang that you will want to pay her as much as you can afford!
Sharon R. 3/14/2012
I got Lyme Disease about 2 1/2 years ago and since then my immune system has been on a huge downward spiral...I went to every doctor possible but all the meds they put me on just seemed to make everything worse. Some days I couldn't even get out of bed. Since I started acupuncture I'm finally starting to feel better, it's not immediate but over time I feel my body getting stronger. So I'm definitely a big supporter!!
I began looking into acupuncture a couple of months ago when my chronic foot pain (arthritis, compressed nerves, bones growing wrong, etc) started getting really bad to the point where I was limping all day long. Initially I thought I would have to give up on the idea of acupuncture and go the typical medical route because my insurance didn't cover acupuncture and I couldn't afford the fees I was being quoted by other practitioners. I luckily came across the Clovetree Acupuncture site, where there is a sliding scale, and it was definitely affordable for me. I was even happier after I met Zhihong and found her to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, and so very warm and nice. After the second treatment I noticed a difference. The pain fluctuated for several treatments, but then began to get better and better after each treatment (and I've had this pain on and off for at least 7 years). It has now been days since I've had the pain, and believe me, I am not very nice to my feet. I do intense exercise 5 days a week at a "boot camp", and walk several hours per week as well. I am VERY pleased with this success.
I went to Zhihong Shang with a skin condition. The skin on my legs and arms was terribly itchy and it was thickening. I had seen my primary care physician who prescribed creams and treatments that did not help. Finally I went to see Hong and after the very first appointment my symptoms subsided. Hong used a combination of acupuncture and cupping. After three appointments, my skin condition was cleared up completely and I felt so good. Hong is a remarkable practitioner. She listens deeply and compassionately and helped my body regain full health. I recommend Hong very highly.
A.L., graduate student at the Yale Divinity School
Another highly effective treatment
All of my treatments at Clove Tree have been highly effective, but this one stands out for the amazing relief it gave me. The entire right side of my face was in severe pain due to my need for a root canal, and the discomfort had been steadily increasing for about two weeks. After I described my situation (waiting for insurance, like so many of us these days) Zhihong asked a few questions about the location of my discomfort and went to work. It has been two weeks now, and while I still need the root canal, I have been pain free right up until today.
Acupuncture helped me with lack of energy and sleepless nights.
It did wonders to me. I'm off all my prescribed medications and feel wonderful!
I adore Zhihong! She was the first person to ask me so many details about my heath.
After 3 sessions I slept like a baby and my energy level went up.
She treats people with so many different conditions.
Everyone should try acupuncture at least once in their life to believe in what's been known for centuries.
I have been receiving acupuncture from Hong for the past 6 months for back pain and digestion issues.She is a compastionist and knowledgeable healer. After 1 1/2 years with continual back pain and countless visits to doctors, she has completely stopped the back discomfort and has improved my digestion greatly. I continue to go for weekly visits for other issues. I feel refreshed, relaxed, more focused and at peace. I highly recommend this type of treatment. You won't be disappointed.
After only two sessions I felt the benefits of acupuncture. I am trying to quit smoking and I went from 15 cigarettes a day to 2. I also feel considerably more energetic and I am craving less cigarettes. The doctor is very professional and I feel I am in good hands when I go. I would definitely recommend it!
i have been suffering with severe joint problems. the doctor gave me a treatment and i am very happily relieved of 95 percent of the pain i was feeling- in just one treatment. fantastic! i highly recommend this clinic, they are knowledgeable and very nice as well.
II had been diagnosed 3 years ago with painful osteoarthritis in the thumb joints . I am 57 years old and practice T’ai Chi Ch'uan, Tui Shou, Lau Ch’uan Shu, Wu Chun, sword form and Emei Qigong. The chronic pain was making it difficult for me to properly utilize my hands in these forms. After just one acupuncture session with you, when I left the office I had a good range of motion in both thumbs and am pain free for the first time in 3 years. I am very pleased with the results .