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.

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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.)

《中国中医药报》2014年11月21日第3版确认中医针灸十大学术流派,管氏针灸名列第三。

Dr. Zunhui Guan

Dr. Zunhui Guan

Weiwei’s father
The fourth-generation physician of the Guan family
One of the most influential acupuncturists in China.

管遵惠教授
管氏针灸第四代传人

1992年享受国务院政府特殊津贴;1994年获“云南省有突出贡献优秀专业人才”称号;1996年云南省人民政府授予“云南省名中医”;1997年评为全国第二批老中医药专家学术经验继承工作指导老师。;2002年被确定为云南省首批中医师带徒指导老师;2003年遴选为全国第三批老中医药专家学术经验继承工作指导老师;2011年国家中医药管理局确定为全国名老中医传承工作室建设项目专家。2012年确定为第一批全国中医学术流派“管氏特殊针法学术流派传承工作室”项目负责人。

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.)

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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.

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Dr. Zunhui Guan

Dr. Zhengzhai Guan(1901-1980) 

管正斋教授

管氏针灸第三代传人

Weiwei’s grandfather
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.

管氏针灸第三代传人管正斋(1901-1980),主任医师,教授,著名针灸学家。出身中医世家,北京大学毕业,官费留学日本。20世纪30年代曾为“中国针灸学研究社”创建人之一。中华人民共和国成立后,先后担任云南中医进修学校、云南省“西医学习中医研究班”、云南省中医研究班教师。 受聘于云南中医学院,担任《内经》、《针灸学》教学。对经络辨证,针刺手法,舌针,耳针,过梁针,子午流注,灵龟八法等均有创新和发展,奠定了管氏针灸学术流派的理论基础

Dr. Zhengzhai Guan Book 1
China’s first Acupuncture Journal that Dr. Zhengzhai Guan Edited in 1933
Dr. Zhengzhai Guan Book 2
Acupuncture Textbook that Dr. Zhengzhai Guan Authored in 1960
Dr. Zhengzhai Guan Book 3
The Book that Dr. Zunhui Guan Wrote to document Dr. Zhengzhai Guan’s academic and clinical experience

Dr. Zunhui Guan

Dr. Qingxin Guan(1864-1939)

管庆鑫大夫
管氏针灸第二代传人
Weiwei’s great-grandfather
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.

管庆鑫(1864-1939),字同山。山东高密人。生于清·穆宗同治三年。自幼随父学医,齠龀时,聪慧敏捷,11岁入庠,14岁中秀才。秉承祖业,19岁随父辈悬壶济南,而立之年,即为齐鲁名医。山东名流病患,题词赠匾誉称:“华扁再世”,“妙手神针”。擅长针灸、中外、妇儿科,主要在高密,济南等地行医。管氏多才多艺,善于诗词书画。著作主要有:《杏苑医经》,《同山诗词墨韵拾隅》等。管庆鑫的主要学术传人有:管正斋,管谨譩,管耕汶,王之升等

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)

管家岱大夫
管氏针灸开创人
Weiwei’s great-great-grandfather
The first-generation physician of the Guan family
Founder of Guan Special Acupuncture.

管氏针灸五代相传。第一代管家岱(1844-1912),山东省高密县人,生于清·道光二十四年。师承山东昌邑黄氏中医世家。擅长针灸医学,管氏针灸开山鼻祖。学术传承人主要有:管庆鑫,管庆森,管庆淼,等