Acupuncture Practice in Treating Depression
Prof. HE Shuhuai's Seminar at Italian TCM Academic Conference 2022
Oct. 9. 2022. Prof. HE Shuhuai, the honorary Dean of Singularity Academy's TCM college, joined the Italian Academic TCM Conference in Rome and offered a seminar on the theme of “acupuncture practice in treating depression and the application of the Huatuo Jiaji approach". The conference had participants of medical doctors from both Italy and China. Prof. HE Shuhai, as the most senior TCM professor and TCM acupuncture guru, has been setting a role model for all the following TCM academic generations in dedicating TCM study, research, practice, and education.
Prof. HE Shuhuai's academic research and seminars on Huatuo Jiaji Approach are one of his important academic works in our TCM library. His teaching record can be requested from our Singularity Academy.
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About Prof. HE Shuhuai
Prof. HE Shuhuai (born in 1937), who graduated from Peking University of TCM in 1957, has been a very well-known TCM professor/doctor worldwide. He worked in the Bejing Dong Zhimen hospital - acupuncture department and has been very active in TCM research, teaching, and practice.
Prof. HE’s academic opinions:
1. Emphasizing acupuncture and moxibustion based on differentiation of symptoms and signs, in the order of five steps: ① Positioning of Zang-Fu-Organs and meridians. ② Qualitative according to the characteristics of symptoms, pulse, and tongue. ③Positioning in qualitative combination. ④
Discussing the specimen. ⑤ Determine the treatment method.
2. The etiology, pathogenesis, and syndrome differentiation of the disease should be based on the disease's location, according to the meridians as the outline, using acupoints as the target, acupuncture, and applying moxibustion as the means, with the purpose of regulating yin and yang.
3. Applying traditional Chinese medicine theories to explain the main functions of acupuncture and moxibustion meridian points so that the main tasks of acupoints can be freed from the "empirical theory."
4. Making good use of the shallow needling method, arguing that the shallow needling method is suitable for treating superficial diseases and ideal for deficiency syndrome and visceral disorders.
5. Be good at applying Huatuo Jiaji acupoints, believing that Jiaji points can treat visceral diseases and brain diseases related to internal organs, limbs, hands, and feet.
6. Applying "the method of selecting acupoints corresponding to dysmenorrhea," which significantly affects muscle pain. Medical expertise: Good at treating muscle and bone pain, headache, dizziness, depression, anxiety, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and various gynecological diseases.
Prof. HE had been a former Professor at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dean of the North School of Acupuncture and Tuina, Director of the North Traditional Chinese Medicine Teaching and Research Office of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Member of the North Traditional Chinese Medicine Committee, Member of North Traditional Chinese Medicine Textbook Committee, Standing Director of China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association, Director of Acupoint Research Council of China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association, Member of the National Higher Medical College Textbook Editing Committee, Dean of the Italian Villa jianda College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Honorary Dean of the Italian Qihuang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Honorary Chairman of the World Floating Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society, Executive Director of the World Central Committee Education Steering Committee, and the core of the World Central Committee of Traditional
Chinese Medicine Deputy Director of the Course Material Compilation Steering Committee.
Prof. HE has been the author(s) of numerous books, including:
o "Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapeutics" published by Shanghai Science and Technology Press
o "Acupuncture and Moxibustion Studies" published by Ancient Books Publishing House
o "Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion" published by People's Medical Publishing House.
o "Contemporary Chinese Clinical Essentials" published by Tianjin Science and Technology Press
o "Acupuncture and Moxibustion Science" published by People Medical Publishing House
o "Practical Acupuncture Dictionary" published by Knowledge Publishing House
o "Selected Essences of Single Acupoint Treatment," published by People's Medical Publishing House
o "Acupuncture Treatment of Muscle Pain" published by People's Medical Publishing House
o "Acupuncture and Medicine for Headache," published by China Traditional Chinese Medicine Publishing House.
o Also, Prof. He has published more than 50 papers in professional magazines and newspapers