YEMENG CHEN, O.M.D. (China), Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), L.Ac., graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985. After that, he worked as an instructor in the former Shanghai Medical University — now known as Fudan University — and practiced as a physician in the affiliated Huashan Hospital, becoming the Director of the Acupuncture Department in 1989. Working in the hospital, he received extensive clinical experience through his mentor, the well-known Prof. You-An Fang, and did intensive research on acupuncture applied to different neurological diseases through integrated traditional and western medicine. He was appointed as the Secretary of the Acupuncture Profession, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Science & Technology, Branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1988 – 1991), by the Shanghai Municipal Government.
Dr. Chen has more than 30 research papers published in various medical journals in different countries, two of which were cited in Current Bibliographies in Medicine: Acupuncture (1970 -1997) by the National Library of Medicine. He has also published eight acupuncture books, such as The Effectiveness of Acupuncture Treatment on Various Diseases (1990) and Guide of Consulting Acupuncture (1994) and in 1992 he participated in writing two large-scale reference works: New Edition of Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Complete Works of Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion.
He has been the Academic Dean at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1996, and was appointed President of the school in 2006. He is a Fellow of the International College of Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics (F.I.C.A.E.) and was a Fellow of International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture (F.I.A.C.A.). Ha has been a member of the New York State Board for Acupuncture, appointed by the New York State Education Department, since 2000, and was elected Vice-Chair of the Board in 2007. He enthusiastically participates in numerous nationwide activities in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine profession. He has been a member of the Core Curriculum Committee of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) since 2000 and has participated in the ACAOM Doctoral Task Force as one of four CCAOM representatives from 2004 to 2007. Since March 2008, he has been elected as an At-Large Member of the Executive Committee of the CCAOM. He served as a guest member of the Exam Development Committee of NCCAOM in 2006. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1999 to 2006 and currently is a member of the Editorial Board of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics, the International Journal. Source : New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine .
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[THE EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE ON HYPOTHALAMUS-HYPOPHYSIS-ADRENAL CORTEX SYSTEM]. CHEN YEMENG. chinese acupuncture and moxibustion. 1988;8(3):51-5 (chi*).
L’analyse des travaux parus dans la presse médicale permet de penser que l’acupuncture influence l’axe hypothalamo hypophyso surrénalien de façon très large. L’effet morphologique sur les surrénales de la stimulation par acupuncture a été prouvé, mais cela ne veut pas dire que cet effet positif se produise systématiquement. Il existe des cas où au contraire l’acupuncture entraîne un feet-back négatif maintenant ainsi l’axe hypothalamo- hypophyso-surrénalien dans un état d’équilibre.
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[CLINICAL OBSERVATION AND ANALYSIS OF TONGUE PICTURE IN 358 PERSONS WITH NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES]. CHEN YEMENG ET AL. acta medica sinica. 1988;3(6):15 (chi*).
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ON CLINICAL RESEARCH DESIGN OF ACUPUNCTURE AND MOXIBUSTION. CHEN YEMENG. chinese journal of acupuncture and moxibustion. 1990;3(4):300-04 (eng).
This paper covers some viewpoints for clinical research on acupuncture and moxibustion. At present too many papers concerning acupuncture treatment were published in journals and bulletins in China. In some of the individual reports, the therapeutic effects are present with problems. Therefore, the control, option and viewpoints should be mastered in clinical acupuncture design, and precise design plan should be made according to the clinical acupuncture characteristics, and follows strictly the requirement. Try to minimize the prejudice to raise the accuracy of the study result. How to further make the acupuncture and moxibustion become scientific and objective is a urgent problem to be solved by clinical acupuncture-moxibustion professioners. This paper will go further into clinical research design of acupuncture and moxibustion. and the author hopes that medical workers wiIl point out
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[TRADITIONAL CHINESE THERAPIES FOR SENILE DEMENTIA]. CHEN YEMENG ET AL. shanghai journal of traditional chinese medicine. 1990;6:13-4 (chi).
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[PRELIMINARY CLINICAL STUDY ON TREATMENT OF SENILE DEMENTIA WITH ACUPUNCTURE IN COMBINATION WITH ACU-POINT INJECTION]. CHEN YEMENG ET AL. chinese acupuncture and moxibustion. 1991;11(4):20 (chi*).
The article presents the treatment of senile dementia with acupuncture. In light of the understanding of traditional chinese medicine on this disease, acupuncture was performed in Baihui (GV 20), Qiangjian (GV 18), Naohu (GV 17) etc. in combination with injection of acetyl-glutamine in acupoints, and all together 38 cases of senile dementia and vascular dementia were treated. Prior to and after the treatment, indices of many examinations were tested. Among 17 cases of senile dementia, 7 obtained the effect and 10 were unchanged ; and in 21 cases of vascular dementia 2 were improved by and large, and the total effective rate was 85.71%. So the authors hold that vascular dementia is the indication of this therapy