Xu Shiqian (1921-)
Xu Shiqian was born in Shexian County, Hebei Province, in 1921. He learned traditional Chinese medicine from his father when he was young. In 1964, he studied at the Shanxi-Hebei-Shandong-Henan Border Region Health School, where he learned acupuncture from a famous acupuncturist, Zhu Lian. From 1960 to 1962, he attended the "Course of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Western Medical Doctors" in Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. At the end of 1962, he was appointed as the deputy director of the Acupuncture Department of Friendship Hospital in the People’s Republic of Mongolia. He directed the research on "Clinical Observation of the Therapeutic Effects on Fifty Cases of Coronary Heart Disease Treated by Acupunc­ture, and the Observation of the Difference of Main Acupoints for Treating Coronary Heart Disease," "Clinical Observation of the Therapeutic Effects on Fifty-one Cases of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hyperlipoidemia Treated by Acupuncture," "Observation of the Influence on the Left Heart Function in 106 Normal Subjects and A Hundred Heart Disease Patients After the Needling of Hegu Point." Now he is an associate professor and director of the Nanning Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Guangxi Zhuang Nationality Autonomous Regions, the member of Chinese Acupunc­ture Association, and the member of the standing committee of the Guangxi Branch of Chinese Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)