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James Tin Yau So

Dr. James Tin Yau So, N.D., LAc., also known as Dr. So, was one of the most influential individuals of the 20th Century in bringing acupuncture to the United States.

Dr. So’s teacher was Tsang Tien Chi who studied under Ching Tan An. He graduated from Dr. Tsang’s College of Scientific Acupuncture in , China, in 1939. During the same year Dr. So opened his medical office in Hong Kong. In 1941 he opened his own school, The Hong Kong College Acupuncture. For the next thirty years, Dr. So established himself as one of the most successful and well-respected acupuncturists throughout Asia. Practitioner came from all over Asia and Europe to study at his college.

Several acupuncturists from the National Acupuncture Association sought Dr. So’s assistance in 1972. At the time the NAA offered Dr. So a position as acupuncturist at the UCLA Acupuncture Pain Clinic, the only legal acupuncture clinic in California at that time. Dr. So accepted and joined the NAA staff of acupuncturists and the UCLA Acupuncture Pain Clinic in 1973.

In 1974, Dr. So was part of the NAA group that traveled to Massachusetts and opened the first acupuncture clinic in Boston and a second clinic in Worcester. In the fall of 1974, Dr. So founded the New England School of Acupuncture. Karen Freede and John V. Braga assisted Dr. So in the translation of his three books on the points of acupuncture, the techniques acupuncture and treatment of disease by acupuncture. . Dr. So, with the help of his students Arnie Freiman and Steven Breeker, founded the first school of acupuncture in the US, the New England School of Acupuncture , in 1974 With his approval Dr. Gene Bruno and Dr. Steven Rosenblatt founded a second school in the US, which became the California Acupuncture College, located in West Los Angeles.

A majority of the acupuncture schools in the U.S. were founded by students of Dr. So. This legacy of acupuncture in North America is unparalleled.

Dr. So was awarded the Acupuncturist of the Year in 2001 by the American Association of Oriental Medicine. In 2007, Dr. So Tin Yau was among the first four acupuncturists to be inscribed on the Founders of the Profession Honor Roll by the American Association of Oriental Medicine.

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Born in the year of the Metal Pig, in Dinging County(Arthur Fan notes:阳江县), Guangdong, southern China on July 14, 1911, Dr. Tin Yau So was a Chinese Christian minister and an accomplished acupuncture master who is known as the Father of Acupuncture in America.

Determined to help as many people as he could, Dr. Tin Yau So spent years traveling to villages near his home in southern China to treat thousands of patients in their local hospitals and meeting halls. After World War II, he spent approximately ten years traveling, preaching, and offering medical treatment, in addition to educating students in acupuncture in many countries and regions in Asia. As a result of this work, he trained many highly qualified acupuncturists.

Forever grateful for the gift of Christianity, he was determined to repay the West. He decided the best way to do this was to share the wealth of his experience and wisdom as a master of Traditional Chinese Medicine. President Nixon’s visit to China in 1971 sparked a new found interest in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.  With the help of two of his American students who had studied with him in Hong Kong,  he came to the USA  in 1973 and worked with UCLA in establising a clinic there.  Since there was no legal vehicle allowing acupuncture to be practiced outside of a research setting, Dr. So and the same two students who were sponsoring him decided to move to Boston in 1975. Together, they created the first licensed acupuncture school in the U.S.A. in Watertown, Massachusetts: The New England School of Acupuncture.

Many of his students in America have started some of the most well-known acupuncture schools (all still in operation);  became involved and/or engaged in the governing of acupuncture in the country; introduced legislation; have taught or are teaching in some of the top educational facilities and hospitals; and continue to participate in groundbreaking research.

Enrolling in one of the first classes at NESA, Marsha Woolf  is one of Dr.Tin Yau So’s senior students, and continued to apprentice with him for many years.  In the 1990s, they worked together on developing a ‘barefoot doctors’ course in keeping with Dr. Tin Yau So’s treatment techniques to teach the Tibetan refugee health workers living in refugee camps in India.

Leaving a legacy of wisdom that spans the world, and continues on through his devoted students, he died in August, 2001 at 90 years of age.

His legacy lives on through his students. He always said to us, ‘I teach you everything”.  And he really, really, tried.

Dr. James Tin Yau So, N.D., LAc., (1911–2001) also known as Dr. So, was an acupuncturist.  http://www.enotes.com/topic/James_Tin_Yau_So

Dr. So’s teacher was Tsang Tien Chi who studied under Ching Tan An. He graduated from Dr. Tsang’s College of Scientific Acupuncture in CantonChina, in 1939. During the same year Dr. So opened his medical office in Hong Kong. In 1941 he opened his own school, The Hong Kong College Acupuncture.

In 1974, Dr. So was part of the NAA group that traveled to Massachusetts and opened the first acupuncture clinic in Boston and a second clinic in Worcester. Dr. Steven Rosenblatt and Dr.Gene Bruno assisted Dr. So in the translation of his three books on the points of acupuncture, the techniques acupuncture and treatment of disease by acupuncture. Dr. So, with the help of Dr. Rosenblatt and Dr. Bruno founded the first school of acupuncture in the US in 1974.[1]

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苏天佑,是近代承淡安针灸大师的第三代传人,作为澄江『1』针灸学派传人,苏天佑(以下简称苏老)曾师从承公的弟子曾天治学习针灸,并于1939年创办“香港针灸医学院”,后因战乱复辗转多地,在极端困难的条件下坚持针灸济世。到抗战胜利1946年返回香港时已累计办学21期。

1962年苏老开始到日、韩、菲、新、马、文莱、泰、越、缅、印尼、美、加及台湾地区施诊、讲学,又培养了众多新生力量。马来西亚吡叻州的著名中医幸镜清『2』、招知行、丘荣清就是苏老的亲传弟子。苏老在马期间,于吡叻州怡保市仁和堂药行开班授课业医,幸、招、丘和已故李绍彬、刘庆忠都在其门下。1973年苏老到美国政府批准的第一家位于华盛顿的针灸治疗所任针灸治疗主持人,并开班传播澄江针灸医术。1975年3月和美国弟子合作开办“纽英伦针灸学校”,后来出版了第一本英文针灸书《经穴学》,此书广泛成为后来开办的针灸学校的教科书。在1986年麻省针灸学会举行第6届会员大会上,苏老获颁“美国针灸之父”,作为其在美国多年办学、培养针灸人才、对当时美国替代医学有巨大贡献的表彰。2001年8月28日,苏老先生病逝。

注1:“澄江”为中国江苏省江阴市古称,澄江针灸学派指的是以近代针灸大师承淡安为代表的精英及其传人几十年努力形成的学术体系。承淡安原籍江阴,为南京中医学院首任校长,在医、教、研方面卓有功绩,系近代杰出的医学家、教育家,他的中医教育思想和针灸学说随其弟子广播四方。澄江针灸学派的学术体系及思想正得到进一步的研究,丰富的针灸经验也为其传人在临床广泛应用。

注2:幸镜清,吡叻州名老中医,已届83高龄,近期曾获颁大马国际名医贡献奖,表彰其43年献身中医药事业和对大马医药保健作出的贡献。

参考文献:张永树·澄江针灸学派传人苏天佑海外医教史迹·中国针灸·2005,25(6):443-444

James Tin Yau So

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dr. James Tin Yau So, N.D., LAc., (1911–2000) also known as Dr. So, was an acupuncturist.

Dr. So’s teacher was Tsang Tien Chi who studied under Ching Tan An. He graduated from Dr. Tsang’s College of Scientific Acupuncture in Canton, China, in 1939. During the same year Dr. So opened his medical office in Hong Kong. In 1941 he opened his own school, The Hong Kong College Acupuncture.

In 1974, Dr. So was part of the NAA group that traveled to Massachusetts and opened the first acupuncture clinic in Boston and a second clinic in Worcester. Dr. Steven Rosenblatt and Dr. Gene Bruno assisted Dr. So in the translation of his three books on the points of acupuncture, the techniques acupuncture and treatment of disease by acupuncture. Dr. So, with the help of Dr. Rosenblatt and Dr. Bruno founded the first school of acupuncture in the US in 1974.[1]

尼克松总统访华与美国的“针灸热”

2010-11-16 15:04:43

孟庆云

针灸在美国的流行是20世纪70年代。此前在美国华盛顿、洛杉矶、旧金山等地虽然有不少中医,但精通针灸者未曾有闻。文献记载,早在30年代,有无钖中国针灸研究社社员方复兴移民美国,在罗州开展针灸活动。1947年美国医学界曾在学术讨论中论及中国的针灸术。1955年斯坦福大学曾邀请日本针灸专家赴美讲稿,但尚无针灸研究。

1997年2月21日至28日,美国总统尼克松访华,随行记者500名。记者中詹姆斯.罗斯顿(Jame reston)患阑尾炎,在北京协和医院做阑尾切除术,应用针灸疗法消除术后疼痛,取得成功。在华期间詹姆斯还参观了针刺麻醉,回国后即在7月2日《纽约时报》撰写有关报道,以大副醒目标题刊于头版,在美引起了轰动效应,从而促使国立卫生院(NIH)注意到中国的针灸疗法。

美国政府批准的第一个针灸诊所于1973年7月在华盛顿特区正式成立,由格里戈里奥.柯斯医生当主任,澄江学派传人苏天佑被聘为这家诊所针灸治疗的主持人。苏天佑原名苏佐仁,1911年生于广东阳江县,幼年随父到香港受教育,后来受业于曾天治学习针灸。曾天治是澄江学派创始人承淡安的高足。苏天佑除行医外,还开办学习班,培训针灸人员。1975年3月,苏天佑和美国弟子在波士顿创办“纽英伦针灸学校”(new England school  of Acupuncture)用英语教学,学制初为一年,后为三年。其第一本英文针灸著作是《经穴学》,其门人为此书学序文,文中称苏天佑为“美国针灸之父”。到20世纪末,全美国已有2万余人从事针灸业务,苏天佑首当其功。1997年,美国成立了替代疗法办公室。1998年,美国有高等医学院开设传统医学课程,有20余种针灸期刊,有100余所针灸院校。在美国,针灸主要用于治疗常见病及戒毒,也有报道用于宇航员的训练和治疗航天综合症。可见,针灸学传到美国以后,又与美国的科学文化相结合而有所创新。

摘自《中国中医药报》 2003年3月10日 星期一

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Dr James Tin Yau So, ND LAc (1911 – 2000) also known as Dr. So, was one of the most influential individuals of the 29th Century in bringing acupuncture to the United States

Dr So’s teacher was Tsang Tien Chi who studied under Ching Tan An. He graduated from Dr. Tsang’s College of Scientific Acupuncture in Canton China in 1939 During the same year Dr. So opened his medical office in Hong Kong In 1941 he opened his own school The Hong Kong College Acupuncture For the next thirty years Dr. So established himself as one of the most successful and well-respected acupuncturists throughout Asia Practitioner came from all over Asia and Europe to study at his college
Several acupuncturists from the National Acupuncture Association (NAA) sought Dr. So’s assistance in 1972 At the time the NAA offered Dr. So a position as acupuncturist at the UCLA Acupuncture Pain Clinic the only legal acupuncture clinic in California at that time Dr. So accepted and joined the NAA staff of acupuncturists and the UCLA Acupuncture Pain Clinic in 1973
In 1974 Dr. So was part of the NAA group that traveled to Massachusetts and opened the first acupuncture clinic in Boston and a second clinic in Worcester In the fall of 1974 Dr. So founded the New England School of Acupuncture Dr. Rosenblatt and Dr. Bruno assisted Dr. So in the translation of his three books on the points of acupuncture the techniques acupuncture and treatment of diseaseby acupuncture . Dr. So, with the help of his students Dr. Steven Rosenblatt and Dr. Gene Bruno founded the first school of acupuncture in the US, the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 1974 With his approval Dr. Bruno and Dr. Rosenblatt founded the second school in the US, which became the California Acupuncture College located in West Los Angeles
majority of the acupuncture schools in the US were founded by students of Dr. So. This legacy of acupuncture in North America is unparalleled.

 

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James Tin Yau So

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Tin_Yau_So

Dr. James Tin Yau So, N.D., LAc., (1911–2000) also known as Dr. So, was one of the most influential individuals of the 20th Century in bringing acupuncture to the United States.[citation needed]

Dr. So’s teacher was Tsang Tien Chi who studied under Ching Tan An. He graduated from Dr. Tsang’s College of Scientific Acupuncture inCantonChina, in 1939. During the same year Dr. So opened his medical office in Hong Kong. In 1941 he opened his own school, The Hong Kong College Acupuncture. For the next thirty years, Dr. So established himself as one of the most successful and well-respected acupuncturists throughout Asia.[citation needed]

Several acupuncturists from the National Acupuncture Association (NAA) sought Dr. So’s assistance in 1972.[citation needed] At the time the NAA offered Dr. So a position as acupuncturist at the UCLA Acupuncture Pain Clinic, the only legal acupuncture clinic in California at that time. Dr. So accepted and joined the NAA staff of acupuncturists and the UCLA Acupuncture Pain Clinic in 1973.[1]

In 1974, Dr. So was part of the NAA group that traveled to Massachusetts and opened the first acupuncture clinic in Boston and a second clinic in Worcester. Dr. Steven Rosenblatt and Dr. Gene Bruno assisted Dr. So in the translation of his three books on the points of acupuncture, the techniques acupuncture and treatment of disease by acupuncture. Dr. So, with the help of Dr. Rosenblatt and Dr. Bruno founded the first school of acupuncture in the US in 1974.[citation needed] Dr. So, with the help of his students Arnie Freiman and Steven Breeker registered this school the next year and changed the name to the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), in 1975.[2] With his approval Dr. Gene Bruno and Dr. Steven Rosenblatt founded a second school in the US, which became the California Acupuncture College, located in West Los Angeles.

Dr. So was posthumously awarded the Acupuncturist of the Year award in 2001 by the American Association of Oriental Medicine at their national conference in Hawaii. In 2007, Dr. So Tin Yau was among the first four acupuncturists to be inscribed on the Founders of the Profession Honor Roll by the American Association of Oriental Medicine.[citation needed]

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