Lu Shouyan (1909-1969), a native of Kunshan County, Jiangsu Province, learned medicine from his family at an early age. In 1927, he started practising medicine and published Medical Words from Lu’s House recommending acupuncture therapy. In 1948, he and his wife, Dr. Zhu Rugong, jointly established the New China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Research Society, the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Correspondence Class and the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Training Class. In 1958, he created the first electric glass manikin of meridians and acupoints in China coordinated by the former Shanghai Teaching Model Factory, which was rewarded with the second prize of national industrial product. His major works are Orthodox School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Pictorial Book of Meridians, Acupoint Concept, Collection of Techniques in Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Acupuncture Atlas, etc. During his lifetime, he had successively held the posts of TCM advisor in the Second Military Medical University, director of the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department in Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, director of the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Clinic of the Affiliated Longhua Hospital, president of the Shanghai Acupuncture and Moxibustion-Research-InstituteTmember-of the National-Scientific-Committee, vice chairman of the Shanghai Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Chairman of the Shanghai Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989).
Lu Shou-yan (1909-1969), a famous acupuncturist in China and overseas, from Kunshan, Jiangsu province, started to learn medicine from his father LI Pei-qing (a distinguished acupuncturist) at the age of 16, and started to practice medicine in Shanghai when he was 18, followed by amazing effects in treating patients. Later on, he created the « New-China Acupuncture Research Association » and acupuncture correspondence course. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, he hosted positions including director of acupuncture department, Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, director of acupuncture department, Longhua Hospital, director of Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian, and director of Shanghai Municipal Acupuncture Association. His works included Illustrated Meridians, Overview of Acupuncture Points, Collections of Needling Techniques, and Illustrations of Acupuncture Points, along with 22 papers. In addition, he developed an adult-sized motor-operated glass model containing meridians and points in collaboration with Shanghai Instructional Model Factory, coupled with recording explanations to provide a direct view of running course of meridians and meridian-qi flow. (source : Lu Yan-Yao. Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science. 2009;7(1):16-20).
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