Zhao Yuqing (1918-)

Zhao Yuqing, a native of Daixian County of Shanxi Province, was born on March 11, 1918. Zhao Han, her father, was a renowned traditional practitioner in Shanxi and she learnt traditional Chinese medicine from him. Afterwards Huang Zhuzai, an established traditional practitioner in Shanxi Province, was her teacher. Between the late 1930s and eddy 1940s, she was appointed as an acupuncturist by the Central Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1947 she was appointed professor of the North-China Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, teaching acupuncture and traditional medical history. She was admitted to the school of extensive studies of Chinese medicine, run by the Ministry of Public Health in 1950. In 1951 she began to work at the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Central Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, researching on acupuncture and medical history. Later she was transferred to work at the Beijing Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her works include Essentials of Acupuncture and Essentials of Acupuncture and Ten Manipulations of Massage. Now she is a member of the Acu­puncture Commission, All-China Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine, mem­ber of Medical History Society, Chinese Medical Association, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)