Zheng Kuishang (1918-)
Zheng Kuishan, a native of Anguo County, Hebei Province, was born in December of 1918. He started to learn acupuncture from his father Zheng Yulin at the age of sixteen. In 1942, together with his father, he came to Beijing to practise medicine, and in 1947 he became a qualified doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. In 1951, together with Dr. Gao Fengtong, et al, he sponsored the acupuncture research course for the Beijing Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and in July 1952, he established the Guanganmen United Clinic in Beijing. In March 1953, he assisted the Beijing Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine set up an acupuncture clinic and one year later he became an attending doctor of acupuncture in the North China Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. From 1955 to 1969, he worked as an attending doctor and the chief of the Third Research Office in the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to the Ministry of Public Health. In January of 1970, he was shifted to Gansu Province and has been working there up to now. He has published seven treatises and compiled two books, Collection of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Mid-night Ebb-Flow and Eight Methods of Magic Tortoise. At present, he is the honorary dean and vice-chief­physician of-Traditional-Chinese Medicine M Gansu Province, a member of-the council of the China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and the vice president of the Acupuncture Society of Gansu Province. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)