Peng Jingshan (1909-)
Peng Jingshan was born in Kaiyuan County, Liaoning Province, in 1909. He began to devote himself to the study of traditional Chinese medicine when he was sixteen. He learned the essential knowledge from Professor Ma Erqin, a famous TCM physician, and Dr. Tang Yunge, a well-known acupuncturist. Later on, he studied Western medicine for one year in the Manzhou Medical University. Now, it is fifty-six years since he hung, out his shingle at the age of twenty-two. He has written twelve books and more than fifty articles, of which Simplified Acupuncture Therapy, published in 1954, played an active role in popularizing acupuncture. In 1971, the Hong Kong Yimei Publishing House reprinted this book, and in 1986, another reprint in the American Acupuncture Journal aroused the interest of acupuncturists in Europe and America. His application of acupuncture to the ophthalmic micro-system won the third prize award of the Important Scientific Outcomes and Creations in Liaoning Province. Presently, he is a professor and director of the Research Section of Meridians and Collaterals and the Research section of Ophthalmic Diseases in the Liaoning College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member of the directors of Liaoning Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a member of Liaoning Association of Acupuncture. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)