Yu Zhongquan (1912-)
Yu Zhongquan was born in 1912 in Wanxian County, Sichuan Province. As a young boy, he was influenced by his grandfather and father in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. In 1941 he graduated from Sichuan National University of Medi­cine. Upon the invitation of Chengdu College of TCM, he lectured there on acupunc­ture and did research and clinical work.Dr. Yu had thorough knowledge of Chinese medical classics and the achievements of modern research in addition to extensive clinical experience. He realized that we should learn from the ancients, but not simply imitate them. He also stresses careful differentiation of symptoms and signs and proper selection of points. Dr. Yu is for needling according to time, but simplified the needling technique of Mid-night Ebb-flow Method. He developed new methods of treatment, especially new acupuncture implements, such as retaining small pills on the ear points, applying a rolling needle on the skin and using a spring needle device in puncturing. These implements are effective for the treatment of windstroke, pain, laryngospasm and stranguria.Now Yu Zhongquan is a professor and academic committee member of Chengdu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also the advisor of Sichuan Acupunc­ture Society and editor of TCM teaching material for national colleges. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)