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Dedicated to the teachings of Dr. Wang Ju-Yi


Dr. Wang Ju Yi


Dr. Wang Ju-yi graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1962 and has been practicing Chinese medicine for nearly 50 years. Former posts held by Dr. Wang included: chief physician of the Acupuncture Department of Beijing Hospital of Chinese Medicine, the director of the Xuanwu Hospital of Chinese Medicine, the director of the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and Editor-in-chief of the journal Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. He is the founder of the Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel Theory Research Center in Beijing.

Dr. Wang has also lived and taught in Greece, Mexico, Columbia, the United States, and Australia for extended periods. In addition to teaching visiting students and practitioners from all around the world at his research center in Beijing, Dr. Wang periodically travels, upon request, to give workshops in various overseas venues. Recent destinations include Germany (Frankfurt, Munich) and France (Paris) in 2010.

A true scholar and devotee of classical Chinese medical theory, Dr. Wang continues to research and explore the application of wisdom extracted from the classics to the modern practice of acupuncture. His book, Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine, co-authored by his American apprentice, Jason D. Robertson, has become one of the most popular texts on channel studies worldwide, and is being translated into German, French, and Spanish.

Dr. Wang’s humility, as well as his generosity in sharing his extensive knowledge and experience with the global TCM community, has gained him the love, respect, and gratitude of all who have been graced with his teaching and inspiration. His closest apprentices are Jason Robertson, Yefim Gamgoneishvili, Nyssa Tang, Shelley Ochs, Jonathan Chang, and Mei Li.


Applied Channel Theory

Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學 jīng luò yī xué) is an approach to acupuncture rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application.  Developed by Dr. Wang Juyi over 50 years in Beijing clinics, hospitals and research institutes, it involves the rigorous combination of theory and diagnostic technique.