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Ming Dynasty (1368AD~1644AD): Period of the Great Grab Bag of Acupuncture

 In the Ming dynasty most of the previous literature of acupuncture and moxibustion were systematized, based on which four great acupuncture monographs—Zhen Jiu Da Quan (Complete Works of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), Zhen Jiu Ju Ying(A Collection of Gems of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), Zhen Jiu Da Cheng( Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) and Lei Jing Tu Yi(Illustrated Supplementary to the Classified Canon) were compiled.

Gao Wu and Zhen Jiu Ju Ying(A Collection of Gems of Acupuncture and Moxibustion)

Gao Wu lived in the Ming Dynasty(1368~1644). He compiled two acupuncture books—Zhen Jiu Jie Yao(A Selected Collection of the Essence of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) and Zhen Jiu Ju Ying ( A Collection of Gems of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), and made three bronze figures, which were of great medical value.

 
Zhen Jiu Jie Yao Ju Ying(A Selected Collection of the Essence of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), published in the reign of Emperor Jia Jing of the Ming Dynasty (1368~1644), kept in the Library of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
 

Yang Jizhou and Zhen Jiu Da Cheng(Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion)

Yang Jizhou (about 1522~1620) lived in the Ming Dynasty (1368~1644).  He compiled Zhen Jiu Da Cheng(Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) , which was Gnothe summarization of the previous experience of acupuncture, and it has been a best-seller in the past three hundred years and considered the most popular monograph on acupuncture and moxibustion. 

 
 
Portrait of Yang Jizhou, from Zhong Guo Li Dai Ming Yi Tu Zhuan (Chinese Noted Physicians’ Portrait and Bibiography throughout Ages), kept in the Library of the Peking Union Medical Collage, China
Zhen Jiu Da Cheng(Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) , a copy reprinted in the reign of Emperor Shun Zhi, Qing Dynasty (1644~-1911) based on the original text published in the Ming Dynasty (1368~1644) 
 
 
Zhen Jiu Da Chen (Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), areprinted by Zhang Tinggui, in the reign of Emperor Qian Long, Qing Dynasty (1644~1911), kept in the Chinese Acupuncture Museum 

 

 
 
 

 



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