Dr. Young and Tung's Acupuncture
Dr. Young and Master Tung's Acupuncture
Dr. Young and Tung's Acupuncture
Dr. Young and Master Tung's Acupuncture
Left: Dr. Young
Middle: Master Tung
(the man in the suit)
Dr. Wei-Chieh Young
was assigned to tutor Ms. Lee in the evenings on behalf of Master Tung
With Master Tung's
permission, Dr. Young
began to teach Master Tung's Acupuncture formally.
1975 Completed Zhen Jiao Jing Wei (The Longitude and Latitude of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), documenting Dr. Young's
first venture into expanding on Master Tung's
highly commended the work and gave his
This book has been ranking as the most popular acupuncture book for 30 years in Taiwan since published.
So far, 15 editions have been published.
It is translated into Korean.
Korean acupuncture circle praised it as the best acupuncture book in the twentieth century.
The book's main contents and those relating to Tung's Acupuncture are as follows:
personal insights of applying "Zang-Fu Bei Tong" to acupuncture were made public for the first time.
"Zang-Fu Bei Tong" is that Liver communicates with Large Intestines; Heart communicates with Gall Bladder; Spleen communicates with Small Intestines; Lung communicates with Bladder; Kidney communicates with San Jiao; and Pericardium communicates with Stomach.
"Dong Qi (Activating Qi) Needling Method" and "Dao Ma (Serial Needles) Needling Method" plus Dr. Young's
application experiences were presented to the public for the first time.
Detailed information on "Chien-Yin Needling Method".
also brought forth the term of "Balance Needling Method" as to "needle the lower if the disease is at upper; needle the right if the disease is at left", an idea originated from Nei Jing.
In the section of "Skeletal & Muscular System Diseases", "Xiao Jie (Small Segment)" point and "Ci Bai (Second White or the Next White)" point discovered by Dr. Young
were made public for the first time.
"Shun Jing (Along the Meridians)", "Biao Li Jing (Paired Meridians)", and "Shou Zhu Tong Ming Jing or Tong Jing (Hand-Foot Same Name Meridians)", their fundamental theories, applications and Dr. Young's
personal insights were covered in detail in the book.
not only applies Corresponding Methods to Master Tung's
Acupuncture but also to Traditional Acupuncture.
"Dui Ying Zhen Fa (Corresponding Needling Method)" includes "Same Level Correspondence", "Hand [upper extremity] Along Foot [lower extremity] Correspondence", " Hand [upper extremity] Against Foot [lower extremity] Correspondence ", " Hand [upper extremity] Along Torso Correspondence ", "Hand [upper extremity] Against Torso Correspondence ", "Foot [lower extremity] Along Torso Correspondence ", "Foot [lower extremity] Against Torso Correspondence" and "Upper Lower Correspondence (with three Sub- Correspondences: Head-Throat, Head-Sacral, and Head-Feet)", totaling 9 of them.
1976 Completed Interpretations of Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen and Interpretations of Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu.
The books are popular in Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan; and have been used as teaching material in many TCM schools.
Up to date, more than 20 editions have been published.
By compiling the above books, Dr. Young gained solid foundation on Nei Jing, which later served as a fundamental background for developing the theories for Master Tung's Acupuncture.
For many acupoints, Dr.Young also shared his
usage experience and compared those points with the Master Tung's
So far, 20 editions have been published.
It has been used as teaching material by many institutes.
Most points were appended with Dr. Young's
personal usage experience, which expanded the treatment scope of Master Tung's
The appended chapter "Therapeutics" covered abundant information on treatments of varies diseases.
1980 Dr. Young
was invited to Tongji Hospital
, the most famous hospital (with more than a century of history) in Singapore, to teach Master Tung's
This was the first time Dr. Young
formally taught Tung's Acupuncture in a foreign country.
1981 In Summer, Dr. Young
was invited by Tri-Service General Hospital
, Taiwan to teach Master Tung's
Acupuncture for two months.
In this course, Dr. Young
first time revealed his
in-depth study in the lecture, "An Exploration into Tung's Extra Points and His
covered the point distributions/locations, the point nomenclature, and doctrines that Master Tung's
Acupuncture is based on, such as: Five elements Theory, Zhang Xiang Doctrine, Spleen and Stomach Theory, and Invigorate Blood to Remove Stasis Doctrine, and Chronobiological Method.
The above contents have been appended into the revised version (1982) of Dr. Young's
book of Master Tung's
1981 The end of this year, Dr. Young
completed the book Zhen Jiao Wu Shu Xue Ying Yong (The Applications of Five Shu Points).
In this book, he
covered detailed information on various usages of Five Shu points, circadian acupuncture, and instant calculation of Gan Zhi (Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches).
"Tong Qi Xiang Qio  Method" was especially covered with abundance information.
The theories in this book also served as a foundation for his
later published book, Tung's Acupuncture.
1983 Dr. Young
was invited to Tokyo, Japan to instruct on Master Tung's
1984 Dr. Young
taught Master Tung's
Acupuncture in Chinese Medical University, the exclusive Chinese Medicine School in Taiwan at that time.
The course was taught once a month for a year.
1984 In December, Dr. Young
gave a two-day seminar on Master Tung's
Acupuncture for the doctoral students at Samra University
, Los Angeles, California.
1984 Also in December, Dr. Young
gave a one-day seminar on Master Tung's
Acupuncture at San Francisco's College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
1987-1988 From September 1987 to September 1988, Dr. Young taught Chinese Medicine at American Acupuncture Association in Palo Alto.
The course covered Master Tung's
Acupuncture and its point locations, needling methods, and treatments.
also made public of his
new discoveries on the academic theories of Master Tung's
The course was lectured every two weeks.
referenced two passages from Ling Shu and concluded that it takes average 28 minutes and 48 seconds for energy to circle meridians.
1989 Dr. Young's
article "Young Wei-Chieh on the Essentials of Tung's Extra Points" was published in Strait Traditional Chinese Medicine Journal
, first volume, 1990.
In the article, points like Chongzi (Double Sons), Shenguan (Kidney Gate), Muxue (Wood Point), Fuke (Female Point), Wuhu (Five Tigers), Linggu (Magic Pivot), Dabai (Big White), and Xiaojie (Small Segment) were introduced.
1992 In March of this year, Dr. Young was invited by Shih Qi, Director of the Shanghai Department of Health to lecture on Master Tung's Acupuncture at the Chinese Medicine Association, the Acupuncture Association, as well as Shuguang Hospital and Putuo Hospital affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This was the first time Master Tung's
Acupuncture was introduced in China.
1993 In March, Dr. Young
lectured on Treating Pain with Master Tung's
Acupuncture at Shanghai Chinese Medical Hospital
also lectured on Master Tung's
Acupuncture in Huang Shi city in Wu Han, China.
1994 Dr. Young'sTung's Acupuncture in simplified Chinese was formally published in China.
Up to date, five editions have been published.
1998 In Summer, Dr. Young
went to Tibet to give charity treatments.
used Tung's Acupuncture to serve the Tibetans living in a mountain area 4000 meters in altitude.
In November, Dr. Young
gave charity treatments in a rainforest in Myanmar, and taught local doctors Master Tung's
1999 As the Chairman of the Chinese Medical Theory Association of R.O.C.
, Dr. Young
hosted "The First National Symposium on Master Tung's
Acupuncture", which attracted more than four hundred attendants.
2000 In September, Dr. Young
was invited to lecture on Master Tung's
Acupuncture at Semyung University
was surprised to learn that his
book on Master Tung's
Acupuncture had been popular for almost 20 years.
Almost every Korean TCM doctor is familiar with Master Tung's
2000 In Winter, Beijing Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
established the "Master Tung's
Acupuncture Study Program".
Dr. Chang-Pao Zou, a direct disciple of Dr. Young
, was appointed and authorized to teach, research, and develop Master Tung's
Acupuncture in China.
introduced personal application insights on the Five Shu Points and the close relationship between the application of Master Tung's
Acupuncture and Wu Xing (Five Elements).
2003 In August,