The Physician Biography
Lǚ Chengquan
The Physician Biography
Lǚ Chengquan, whose second name is Jiwu, was born in 1917 in Kaifeng, Henan Province and died in 1997. He was the chief physician and professor in the First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of TCM during his lifetime. Mr Lǚ grew up in a Chinese Physician Family, inheriting separately. Studying TCM began in his fourteen year-old from his father. He attended to the Kaifeng Medicine Institute in 1935 and graduated in correspondence class in Tianjin School of TCM. Some famous Chinese medicine physicians, for instance Lu Zihan, Wang Hesan, Xu Gongyan, taught him in ophthalmology and physician of TCM. He got the subsidy of government of the State Council and selected the guider for the famous nation experts of TCM listed in the first group by State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
He had written some monographs such as The Special Therapy to All Difficulties and Complicated Cases in TCM and published over 20 academic dissertations. These works obtained the third division of Science and Progress Prize of Henan Province and the second division of Science and Progress Prize of Henan Adiministration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Once he served as an advisor in the Renopathy Commission of the First China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nanyang Zhang Zhongjing Study Group. He also was elected as the third and fourth of the CPPCC's Henan Committee and standing member of the fifth and sixth Henan CCPCC.
Academic Characteristics
Mr Lǚ began to be a real doctor in Kaifeng in 1947. His career was over 50 years until he passed away for illness. He excelled in the treatment of medicine, surgical, gynecological, pediatrics, especially disease in liver and kidney. Mr Lǚ took into account the innate and acquired foundation--protecting healthy qi of spleen and kidney,being good at using cathartic, activation blood and resolving stasis, eliminating phlegm and opening orifices and relieving exterior and facilitating lung in clinical diagnosis and treatment. Pattern identification was accurate and academic was innovative. For example, common unknown cases of idiopathic edema affecting women was due to the kidney deficiency and liver-qi stagnation, named depression with stasis and swollen and established the therapy of expelling stagnation and relieving swollen. For fungal infection, he firstly established warming yang for diuresis to treat.
Translated by Cai Yunman