Lu Shouyan (1909-1969)

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Lu Shouyan (1909-1969)

Lu Shouyan (1909-1969)

Lu Shouyan (1909-1969), a native of Kunshan County, Jiangsu Province, learned medicine from his family at an early age. In 1927, he started practising medicine and published Medical Words from Lu’s House recommending acupuncture therapy. In 1948, he and his wife, Dr. Zhu Rugong, jointly established the New China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Research Society, the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Correspondence Class and the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Training Class. In 1958, he created the first electric glass manikin of meridians and acupoints in China coordinated by the former Shanghai Teaching Model Factory, which was rewarded with the second prize of national industrial product. His major works are Orthodox School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Pictorial Book of Meridians, Acupoint Concept, Collection of Tech­niques in Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Acupuncture Atlas, etc. During his lifetime, he had successively held the posts of TCM advisor in the Second Military Medical University, director of the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department in Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, director of the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Clinic of the Affiliated Longhua Hospital, president of the Shanghai Acupuncture and Moxibustion-Research-InstituteTmember-of the National-Scientific-Committee, vice chairman of the Shanghai Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Chairman of the Shanghai Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)