Chen Zuolin, a native of Wujin County, Jiangsu Province, was born in August, 1925 into the family of a Chinese medical practitioner in Shanghai. He graduated from Shanghai Chinese Medical College in 1944 and afterwards he practised Chinese internal medicine under his father’s instruction for six years. In 1950, he opened an independent clinic. Mr. Chen studied acupuncture by himself at an early age and afterwards lie was apprenticed to Dr. Guo Jiugao in acupuncture therapy. In 1956, he started to practise in acupuncture and moxibustion in the Central Hospital of the Shanghai Railway Administration. Mr. Chen emphasized the combination of syndrome-differentiation and meridian identification. He published about twenty academic papers, among which are: Clinical Observation of Sixty-one Cases with Hypertension Treated with Moxibustion, Experience in Acupoint Selection with Syndrome-Differentiation by Theories of Zang-fu Organs and Meridians, The Application of Theories of Spleen and Stomach in Acupuncture Clinic. At present he is the director and deputy chief-doctor in the acupuncture department in the Central Hospital of the Shanghai Railway Administration, councillor of the China Acupuncture-Moxibustion Association and deputy director of the Shanghai Acupuncture-Moxibustion Association. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)
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[OBSERVATIONS CLINIQUES SUR 129 CAS DE PSH TRAITES PAR ACUPUNCTURE]. CHEN ZUOLIN ET AL. shanghai journal of acupuncture and moxibustion. 1983;3:27 (chi).
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[EFFETS DE L’ACUPUNCTURE SUR LE LUMBAGO AIGU, ANALYSE DE 300 CAS]. CHEN ZUOLIN ET AL. journal of tcm. 1983;9:53 (chi).
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THE EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE IN 300 CASES OF ACUTE LUMBAR PAIN. CHEN ZUOLIN. journal of tcm. 1984;4(2):93-5 (eng).
Our clinical practica has shown three acupuncture points to be effective in the treatment of lumbar sprain. These are the Huoxi (SI 3) point on the Small Itestine Channel of Hand-Taiyang, Renzhong (DU 26) and the experimental lumbago point (located on the back of the hand on either side of musculi extensor digitorum communis and about 2 cm below the wrist back striae, two points on each hand). The effect of stimulating different acupuncture points on pain at different sites varies. Best results may be obtained by acupuncture of the Houxi point in disorders of the Foot-Taiyang Channel, Renzhong point when the Du Channel is affected, and the lumbago point for disorders of the Foot-Taiyang Channel when the Foot-Shaoyang Channel is also involved. Etude de 3 points : 26VG, 3IG, et points lumbago de la main dans 3 formes cliniques : attente du Taiyang du pied (douleur et contracture cato vertebrale ) attente du VG (douleur médiane) et attente du Taiyang et shao yang du pied (douleur lombo-fessière). Le 26VG est indiqué en cas d’atteinte médiane, le 3IG en cas d’atteinte catero médiane, et le point lumbago de la main en cas d’atteinte lombo-fessier.