Qu Zuyi (1914-)

Qu. Zuyi, born in Beijing in 1914, started to learn traditional Chinese medicine in his childhood, because his mother had suffered from many kinds of diseases. He learned the internal medicine, acupuncture, surgery, and pediatric massage from the famous traditional Chinese medical doctors Wang Mingrui, Zhang Jiantang, and Qi Futing. In 1930, he learned Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold from a famous doctor Zhang Xichun, and joined the Chinese Acupuncture Research Association for further study of acupuncture from a famous doctor, Chen Dan’an. In 1933, he passed the examination as a qualified acupuncturist and in 1936, he passed the examination as a TCM doctor. In 1950, after he graduated from the First Course of Traditional Chinese Medicine Postgraduated School sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health of the Central Government, he worked in the Acupuncture Research Department of the Central Health Academy. In 1954, he transferred to work in the Academy of Tradi­tional Chinese Medicine, and in 1956, he was engaged in teaching in the Acupuncture Department of the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1974, he transferred to Lanzhou City, where he was the chief editor of Acupuncturist Huang Fuyi of the Jin Dynasty, and he also published some papers on acupuncture and moxibustion, external treatment, massage, breathing exercise, food therapy, etc Now, he is the chief and associate professor and associate research fellow of the Acupuncture Office of the Institute of New Medicine and Pharmacology of Gansu Province. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)