Legacy Of Guan Acupuncture
Guan Special Acupuncture Techniques developed through five generations are renowned in China and included in many Acupuncture Textbooks. Doctors Guan have published more than 15 acupuncture books with China's most prominent medical publishers.
See the picture above for the official publication of China’s National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Nov. 11, 2014. It named China’s Top Ten Acupuncture Families whose heritages were to be preserved and promoted with public funding. Guan Family with Special Acupuncture Techniques is ranked 3rd. (Update in 2019: only seven out of the original ten families met the national standards and will be kept on the list.)
Dr. Zunhui Guan
The fourth-generation physician of the Guan family
One of the most influential acupuncturists in China.
Dr. Zunhui Guan is one of the most influential Chinese medicine physicians specializing in acupuncture. He was an orthopedic physician in training and learned acupuncture from his father. he was the founding chief of Department of Acupuncture at Kunming Hospital of TCM, a large hospital with 1,700 beds, and a full professor at Yunnan University of TCM, an university with more than 10,000 currently enrolled students. He has authored more than 14 acupuncture books and traveled the world to teach classes to acupuncturists in China, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and the US. His students are practicing Guan Special Acupuncture Techniques at more than 50 clinics in eight countries.
As a prominent physician, he has been reported regularly by media and appeared on TV as a guest. The nationally popular Beijing TV’s Health Channel (养生堂) dedicated an one-hour episode to him on July 01, 2013. (Click here to watch the video.)
Dr. Zunhui Guan appeared as the guest expert on Beijing TV’s Popular “Health Channel” (养生堂）on July 1st, 2013
Dr. Zunhui Guan has published many acupuncture books. Weiwei co-authored some of them . Below is a list of the books. The more recent one are available for purchasing on line.
Dr. Zhengzhai Guan(1901-1980)
The third-generation physician of the Guan family
One of the most famous acupuncture practitioners of his generation.
After graduating from Peking University and studing in Japan, Dr. Zhengzhai Guan retruned to China to practice medicine. He co-founded China’s very first national acupuncture association in the 1930 and was one of the founding editors of China’s first acupuncture journal that was published in 1933.
When Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine was established in 1960, he was the founding chair of the Department of Acupuncture and wrote the acupuncture textbooks. Today the university has more than 10,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff members.
Among other seminal developments to acupuncture, he invented the tongue acupuncture techniques that are widely used to treat brain diseases.
Dr. Qingxin Guan(1864-1939)
The second-generation physician of the Guan family
Well-known in Shangdong Province for his achievement in using acupuncture to treat women’s health problems.
Guan Family Motto: Hand-written by Dr. Qingxin Guan in 1910.
It says that all physicians in the Guan family should strive to become great doctors with excellent skills and always be humble, honest, ethical, and diligent. To achieve this goal, they should be studious, curious and hard working.
Dr. Jiadai Guan (1864-1939)
The first-generation physician of the Guan family
Founder of Guan Special Acupuncture.