Jiang Shuming (1927-)
Jiang Shuming was born in Tianjin in 1927. In 1940 when she was thirteen years old, she started her apprenticeship of acupuncture with Wang Jiaxiang, who was then working at the Dachengxiang Acupuncture Clinic. Three years later, she finished her apprenticeship and started working at the same clinic. In 1948, she studied in the Harbin Training Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1951, she received further training in the Harbin Traditional Chinese Medical School. The next year she was appointed director of the Dachengxiang Acupuncture Clinic. In 1956 she was trans­ferred to the Harbin Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She treated liver diseases with point injection therapy and acupuncture in the early 1960s. She stressed the importance of gentle and swift insertion of the needle in combination with pressure of the skin with the fingers in order to reduce pain for the patient. She obtained marked therapeutic results.Now she is an-associate-research-fellow of the Heilongpang Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, deputy director of Harbin Institute of Paralysis, member of the Standing Committee of Heilongjiang Acupuncture Association, deputy director of Harbin Acupuncture Association and a member of Council of Harbin Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)