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Famous TCM Doctors

Bianque (B.C. 407-B.C.310) -- Ancient Chinese Medical Scientist

Bianque, whose surname is Qin and original given name is Yueren, is a medical scientist lived in the Warring States of China at the beginning of the 4th century B.C. As his medical knowledge was brilliant and he cured many diseases for the common people, he was conferred the title of "Bianque", which is the name of a legendary well-known doctor in ancient times. Bianque opposed to use wizardry to treat diseases. Summing up the experience of predecessors, he founded the Four Diagnostic Methods, namely looking, listening, asking and pulse-feeling, which laid a foundation for the diagnoses of traditional Chinese Medicine. He was skillful in observing the complex countenance of the patient to diagnose diseases and estimate the disease evolvement. For thousands of years, numerous magnificent temples have been built in honor of Bianque, these relics show people’s reverence to the originator of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Huatuo (A.D. 110 – 207 )--Ancient Chinese Medical Scientist

Huatuo was a famous ancient Chinese medical scientist, best remembered for his creative discoverys and high sense of morality. During the late Han dynasty (202 B.C.~A.D. 220), Huatuo created Ma-fei-san (麻沸散), which was the ancestor of modern anesthesia. He is also considered to be the first surgeon in China, because he was the first doctor who cut people open to save lives. Furthermore, Huatuo was also known for inventing Wu-qin-xi (五禽戏), in which one imitates the actions of tigers, deer, bears, apes and birds. Doing this improves people’s immune systems, which in turn helps to prevent illness. In addition to his innovative medical skills, Huatuo’s medical morality has been respected for generations. He always treated poor people without receiving a single coin and he also was a person who indulged himself into medical scientific study with no expectation for fame. China’s ancient physician Huatuo possessed the spirit of morality and creativity, and through new practices like anesthesia and surgery he saved many lives and set an example for doctors throughout the ages.

Sun Simiao (541 A.D.-682 A.D.)- --The King of Medicine

was a famous traditional Chinese medicine doctor who is known as the father of prescription science because he wrote 《千金方》(Qian Jin Fang) after studying the basic components of medicine. Sun is also called “Yao Wang” (the king of medicine) in China. His biggest contribution was to develop the method of using medicine. His research is reported in many books (he wrote almost 80 books), but 《千金方》(Qian Jin Fang) is his mostremarkable work. The work contains about 8000 prescriptions to tell other physicians how to use herbs for medicinal purposes. It also teaches about how to have a healthy life style, because bad behaviour can not only lead to illness, but is also a main reason for recurrence (复发). Sun worked to develop medicine from the parts of plants and animals. From gathering herbs to curing people, Sun did everything on his own. Full of ethical compassion, Sun believed that people’s lives are more important than gold. Sun Simiao was a great Chinese medicine doctor whose herb research and influential book 《千金方》(Qian Jin Fang) helped prescription science become more professional and systematic.

Zhang Zhongjing (A.D. 150-219) -- Ancient Chinese Medical Scientist

Zhang Zhongjing was a famous medical scientist in Nanyang during the Eastern Han Dynasty. He enjoys a high reputation at home and abroad in the medical profession. He has been called "Medical Sage" by the Chinese people. Zhang Zhongjing read a lot of books about traditional Chinese medicine, which systematically summed up the essence of medicine before the Han dynasty. According to his own rich experience in medical practice, he wrote the book "Shang Han Za Bing Lun" (伤寒杂病论: The Treatments for Typhoid and other Complicated Diseases), which has 16 volumes in total. The book "Pills of Six Drugs including Rehmannia" is modified from "Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan," which was also written by Zhang Zhongjing. It includes the formulas for six drugs and has become a classical treatment for kidney problems. Zhang Zhongjing was really a great, kind-hearted doctor; his work is very important to Chinese medicine, and it is still helping many patients.

Li Shizhen (A.D. 1518-1593) --A Famous Pharmacologist

Li Shizhen was a famous medical author and pharmacologist in ancient China, and he remains a role model for medical students today. He was born in an old and well-known medical family in the Ming dynasty. For 10 years, he read widely and practiced diligently. Through hard work, he became a famous doctor. Meanwhile, he noticed many mistakes in previous medical books, so he made up his mind to correct those false theories. During 27 years, by practicing medicine in many mountain villages and trying various experiments, he made innumerable observations and collected a large number of different plants, minerals and animals, and finally finished his pharmacology masterpiece 《本草纲目》(Ben Cao Gang Mu). Later on, it was his critical thinking skills, creativity and strong will power that encouraged doctors to dedicate themselves to medical science. Li Shizhen is regarded as the most influential pharmacologist in ancient China; his book《本草纲目》(Ben Cao Gang Mu) and his arduous experiences have inspired doctors to be objective and analytical, and are great treasures in the field of medicine.

Fushan (A.D. 1607-1684)-- Reputed doctor

Fu Qing Zhu better know as Fu Shan, a native of Yangqu in Shanxi, was a reputed doctor with great medical ethics, profound medical knowledge, and remarkable medical skills. Fushan was also well versed in poetry, literature, calligraphy and painting, wushu. He was unparalleled among the scholars in the early Qing Dynasty in terms of the broadness and achievement of his knowledge. He is the author of the famous traditional Chinese medical books ‘Nv Ke’(Gynaecology), ‘Nan Ke’(Andrology).

TCM Dr. Fu jianguo in Weimin Herbs is the successor of Fushan, he has developed Fushan’s medical knowledge and helped hundreds of patients with his profession in Traditioanl Chinese Medicine.