He Huiwu (1900-1979)
He Huiwu (1900-1979) was a native of Weixian County, Shandong Province. He began studying the medical classics in childhood and obtained his medical training in the apprenticeship system. He started his medical career in his native town when he was 18 years old. In 1927 he went to Japan and learned acupuncture techniques from two established Japanese acupuncturists. From 1932 to 1936 he studied at an acupunc­ture college in Japan. When he returned to China he settled down in Beijing. In 1939 and 1950 he passed twice the examination for a licence to practise Western medicine. He had not only knew ancient Chinese, but also had a good command of English and Japanese, a solid grounding with which to inherit and develop acupuncture therapy. Since 1964 he served as the Deputy Director of the Acupuncture Department, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His works included New Understanding of Acupuncture, Two Newly Found Meridians, Note on Acupuncture, Explanation of How to Treat Ten Kinds of Diseases and My Understanding of Meridians. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)