by Charles Lewis
Dr. Zhanping Lu, owner of New Star Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Wellness Center, in Plano, offers a world of natural healing modalities to help his patients reduce pain, inflammation and allergy symptoms, balance hormones, improve weight and avoid spinal surgery.
“I grew up in China and completed my medical education and training at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences at Shandong University Medical College,” says Lu. “In 1991, after years of practice in China, I was invited to be a visiting professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and participate in research programs funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
In the U.S., Lu focused his study on microcirculation, and then decided to bring Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Western culture, so he enrolled at Parker College of Chiropractic, in Dallas, and become a doctor of chiropractic. A short time later, he became a board-certified acupuncturist and Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) practitioner and instructor, and began his practice in Dallas. Lu shares, “My passion is to help people get back to the healthy life track. My joyfulness is to see miracles for patients and enable them walk freely, without the walker, wheelchair or cane, which many initially use when coming to my clinic.”
Lu says “As a chiropractor, I believe the spine is very important to our health because the spine works as a bridge between the brain and the body. Any trauma or stress causes vertebra misalignment [subluxation] and can interfere with the communication between the body and brain and interrupt our normal function. This can ultimately cause us to have pain or internal organ dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustment can remove subluxation and restore the normal function of the spine, allowing the whole body to function normally.”
About another modality Lu employs to help his patients that suffer with allergies, he says, “NAET is very exciting and gets great results. It non-invasive and painless, and can be used safely on anyone from infants to the elderly. During the treatment, we employ standard medical, computerized and kinesiological Muscle Response Testing. After that, mild stimulation is applied to the central nervous system while in the presence of each allergen, which reprograms the brain so it no longer interprets the presence of the allergen as a threat.” “I have studied both Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, including modern medical technology, acupuncture and medicinal herbs, and specialize in neurology,” says Lu. “In my practice, I take the best from each and combine them to best suit the unique needs of each patient.”
Lu’s wife and partner, Jing Su, a physics Ph.D., runs the business and is a frequent lecturer at their public workshops and both are volunteer speakers for the Foundation of Wellness Professionals. Following in the family tradition, their daughter and son-in-law are both anesthesiologists.
“There are many common ailments and life-threatening conditions that can be healed and treated with completely natural techniques,” says Lu. “It has been my life purpose to be able to help people seeking these natural healing modalities. When you feel healthy, you feel great. When you feel great, you are happy, kind, joyous and loving. That is my goal is for my patients.”
New Star Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Wellness Center is located at 425 Maplelawn Dr., Ste. 101, in Plano. To schedule a consultation, call 972-519-8488, or visit DFWAcupuncture.net.