Xue Chongcheng (1919-)
Professor Xue Chong-cheng devotes himself in clinical and research of integrative works of TCM, acupuncture, neuropsychiatry, neurosurgery and medicopsychology for more than 70 years. He firstly confirmed acupoints are identical with nerve and motor points, found propagating meridian sensation on phantom limbs of acquired and congenital amputates. The sensation can pass over fresh incision wound and it exits and disappears with the cortical sensation. He proposed a central theory that a meridians model is present in the brain. He suggested examination of general afferent system, cortical sensation and deep pain of syringomyelia with acupuncture as they are absent in routine methods but still present during needling. He firstly reported meridian type of sensory epilepsy and it was recognized by the Epilepsy Center of the USA. He treated psychosis with electroacupuncture convulsive therapy, the dosage of current used was less than 4% of the conventional method. The Journal of Psychiatry of USA recognized it is a dramatic progress for more than 40 years. He compiled first integrative medical questionnaire for assessment of pain. According to TCM theories and modern method of standardization he established inventories and national norms of personality and constitution for the corresponding examinations. They fulfill the gap of China. He firstly proposed the model of TCM is temporo-spatio-socio-psycho-biological. Now he is nearly ninety years old but is still struggling on the first line.
Contributions of professor Xue Chong-cheng in acupuncture and neuropsychiatry]. Yang QL, Liu WT, Xu R. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 2008 Jul;28(7):535-9.