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Master Tung Acupuncture

tǔng shì zhēn jiǔ zhèng jīng qí xuè [董氏針灸正經奇穴]

tǔng chǐng chāng [董景昌] who knows as Master Tung was born in 1916 in Ping Du County, Shan Dong Province, China to an acupuncture family. later at a young age he joined the military service in the KMT army where he treated a large number of his fellow soldiers and with the end of China-Japan war, he returned to Shan Dong Province and opened an acupuncture clinic in Qing Dao City. In 1949, he followed 蔣中正 [Jiǎng zhōng zhèng] the general of the army and later on the first president of The Republic of China (Taiwan) and emigrated to Taiwan. Master Tung lived in Taipei City, where he opened his third acupuncture clinic. In 1962 Master Tung decided to reveals his family’s acupuncture lineage and accepted students to his clinic and teach them. A total of 73 students have studied with him:

Dr. Lee Kuo Cheng in Tung tomb where the names of the 73 disciples are engraved
The Names of the 73 Disciples are Engraved on his Tomb, Yang Ming Mountain, Taipei Taiwan

According to Master Tung’s textbook, there are 740 points located in the body, However, in his original book there are only 208 points which were published. Later on Dr. Hu Wen-Zhi [胡文智 hú wén zhì] one of his oldest and first generation apprentice, disclosed 440 points and up until now, more points are being disclosed by him and by second generation apprentices of Dr. Hu, which include Dr. Lee Kuo-Cheng [李國政 lǐ guō zhèng].

The channel system used by my ancestors is different from 14 channels system. The location of Tung’s points are different from the 365 points of traditional acupuncture. It focuses on the acupuncture more than the moxibustion. The technique of Tung’s acupuncture is very simple and very effective. A lot of difficult diseases were cured very quickly by my family’s system of acupuncture. Tung’s family acupuncture as its own origin and has its own tradition.”

Introduction to Tung’s Acupuncture by Chuan-Min Wang
Translate from Tung’s original book in Chinese by Chuan-Min Wang, first generation apprentice of master Tung.

Master Tung divided his points into 10 areas plus the dorsal and ventral trunk, similar to the earliest Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion [針灸甲已經 zhēn jiǔ jiǎ yǐ jīng written between 256-260 AD] in which all the points were located within areas in the body and not according to the 14 channels. This may suggest that Tung’s family tradition of acupuncture has a very long history and goes way back in time.
Tung’s acupuncture points are different from the traditional 14 channels acupuncture points because first, they are not located in the same anatomical location and second, the points are organize in a different system of channels, which have different treatment principles and diagnosis methods.

tǔng chǐng chāng [董景昌]
Acupunctuur Amsterdam
Tung’s Acupuncture and Moxibustion Extraordinary Points of the Straight Channels. 1973, Taiwan [董氏針灸正經奇穴學 tung shì zhēn jiǔ zhèng jīng qí xuè xuē] .

1-1 Zone; Finger

2-2 zone (palm)

3-3 (forearm)

4-4 zone (arm)

5-5 zone (foot- sole)

6-6 zone ( foot- dorsal)

7-7 zone (lower leg)

8-8 zone (thigh)

9-9 zone (ear)

10-10 zone (head)

VT zone (front trunk)

DT zone (back trunk)

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