Brief Introduction

Acupotomology, a fusion of the basic theories of traditional Chinese and modern western medicine, has formed a complete system of medical science. This is a revolution in the medical field. Moreover, it symbolizes a new era in the medical science.
Acupotomology and acupotomy were awarded a gold medal at 37th Brussels Eureka World Fair for Invention (research and industrial innovation ).The inventor and founder, Professor Zhu Hanzhang won the Officer Medal, also he was awarded a domestic reward of a HuaTuo Gold Statue.
Based on the completely new theory and outstanding curative effect, acupotomology and acupotomy have extensively been accepted by numerous patients . Medical workers have the? greatest esteem for the research .Acupotomology and acupotomy have been proved to be highly important by the national health departments. Many medical experts, domestic or overseas, have paid much attention to them.
Great Wall Hospital, located in BeiJing, authorized by the National Aadministration Bereau of Traditional Chinese Medicine, bases on traditional Chinese medicine and specializes in acupotomy.

Through two decades of arduous work and research, acupotomology was founded by the chief doctor, prof. Zhu Hanzhang , the president of the Great Wall Hostipal organized by the Acadamy of Chinese Traditional Medicine. Based on the invention of small needle-scalpel therapy, acupotomology has been founded as a new medicine style. It combines traditional Chinese medicine with modern western medicine. Under the guidance of dialectical materialism and philosophical thinking, acupotomology breaks through the opposite patterns of the abstract thinking formula of Chinese medicine and the figurative formula of moderm western medicine. Using creative and distinctive pattern of thinking, acupotomology fuses together with the two basic theories of traditional Chinese medicine and modern western. It has gradually established a new and quite complete theory system of medical science. And the fundamental conceptions, basic contents and treatment principles have been established completely.
The basic theory can be divided into four parts:

  1. the theory concerning the etiology and pathology of chronic to soft tissues;
  2. the theory concerning the etiology and pathology of abnormal bony growths;
  3. the theory concerning the essence of channels and collaterals of traditional Chinese medicine;
  4. the theory concerning closed surgery;

???? These theories are related to the basic categories of traditional Chinese and modern western medicine, and have been proved by the clinical practice and millions of cured patients during last two decades. (for details, see ACUPOTOMOLOGY, written by Zhu Han zhang). Shang Tianyu , a famous Chinese osteotraumatic expert expressed warmly admiration,¡± Based on the development of acupotomy, acupotomology is a new style of medical science. It has developed from traditional medicine, with the characteristics of modern science and technique.¡± Professor Wang Xuetai, an eminent acupuncturist and former president of the Word Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies has predicted,¡± If traditional Chinese medicine wants to take steps to the word, acupotomolomy has the best prospect to turn it into reality.¡±
Acupotomolopy carries out both the advantages of traditional Chinese medicine and modern western medicine simultaneously. It utilizes the most up-to-date achievements in modern natural scientific research. Acupotomology makes an essential leap to the recognition of diseases, to the research methods of etiology and pathology, as well as to the diagnosis and the therapeutic methods. As a great value to etiology and pathology, acupotomology has rectified some mistakes in the past views, rediscovered and redefined some obscure views. Thus surgeons can substantially understand human physiology and pathology, precisely determine the locations of the pathological changes, and carefully and exactly manipulate the therapy technique. Consequently five great changes have been brought out in therapeutic methods and cure effects.

  1. change a great number of untreatable diseases into rapidly treatable diseases;
  2. change a great number of incurable diseases into curable diseases;
  3. change open surgery into closed surgery without breakage of the skin or bleeding;
  4. change complicated treatments into simple treatments;
  5. change traumatic, painful treatments into almost nontraumatic painless treatments.

As the practical basis and concrete manipulation technique of acupomology, acupotomy is an organic combination of the traditional Chinese acupuncture and modern western surgery. Moreover, it is a development and a successful example of a fusion with traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine. Small needle-scalpel (or acupotomy) is a miniature surgical instrument. It combines a ¡°needle¡± for acupuncture with a ¡°scalpel¡± for surgery (the shape looks like a needle for acupuncture, 0.8mm in diameter, with a sharp bladed tip). The needle-scalpel has obtained and combined the therapeutic advantages of both two instruments. It has solved many difficult problems that could not be settled by past therapeutic techniques. Thus, many kinds of intractable diseases that could not be treated by routine treatments can be cured now. Such as:

    1. aseptic necrosis femoris;
    2. severe cervical spondylopathy (eg, hyperosteogeny of cervical vertebra);
    3. severe lumbar spondylopathy (eg, sciatica due to prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc, paralysis of lower limbs due to dislocation of lumbar vertebra, etc.);
    4. all kinds of limb joints diseases (eg, scapulohumeral periarthritis , ankylosis, etc.);
    5. severe hyperosteogeny and all kinds of ailments result from spurs;
    6. severe rheumatoid arthritis;
    7. severe limb deformity (eg, hump back, child ¡°o¡±-shaped leg);

It can be assured that every cured case using acupotomy is a miracle. The small needle-scalpel has aroused highly eulogy throughout China. It is called ¡°Chinese magical scalpel .¡±
To treat difficult and complicate cases, acupotomy has remarkable advantages as following:

  1. wide-range treatment;

Not only has it accurate curative effects on all kinds of diseases of vertebral column joints and other limbs joints, on lesions in soft tissues, on all kinds of abnormal bony growths and deformities, but also it has quite satisfied effects on many difficult diseases of internal medicine, such as sequelae of cerebral thrombosis, cholelithiasis,
cholecystitis, functional heart diseases, intractable asthma, incurable chronic hepatitis after long time medical therapy, diabetes mellitus, prostatic hypertrophy, mastadenitis, pancreatitis, chronic nephritis, chronic gastric ulcer, chronic colitis, etc.;

  1. simple and easy treatment;

All manipulations need only a small needle-scapel, sterilized gloves, gauze masks, sterilized drape with an opening. After routine sterilization of skin, the treatment many begin. All the process last only ten more minutes, or even a few minutes.

  1. rapidly therapeutic effects but radical;

Generally, once treatment becomes effective, three times treatments are enough to cure a case and some cases can even be cued only once for all.

  1. no incision, no bleeding and less pain;
  2. no sequelae, complication and side effect;
  3. less expenditure on therapy;

Zhu Hanzhang himself and his students all over the country have tested thousands of treated cases and concluded that the curative effect rate is 88.3%, and total effective rate is beyond 98.8%.
Acupotomology and acupotomy are welcomed by large numbers of patients and appreciated by doctors for its new theory and transcendent curative effect. It has been highly regarded by national sanitary section and has gained broad attention in the both domestic and foreign medical fields. This achievement won a Gold Medal at the 37th Brussels Eureka Word Fair for Invention (research and industrial innovation )in 1988. The founder, prof. Zhu Hanzhang was awarded an Officer Medal and several national medals in domestic medical field, such as Huatuo Gold Statue reward. He was called ¡°the first highly-skilled doctor in
China .¡±Acupotomy has started to spread since 1987. 165 national-wide training classes and more than 200 local classes have been hold until now. More than twenty thousand doctors have studied systemically and mastered primarily this theory and therapy, including 2500 doctors superior to associate professor, co-chief doctor. Many doctors were praised by patients for its supernatural effects which were attained by acupotomy. Their leechcrafts have been reported by newspaper, broadcast and TV, so the have eventually become famous doctors in local places. Some of them were elected as work models, delegates attended in local government, and also recovered the vitality in the elementary hospitals facing difficulties. In 1992, authorized by the Institution of Chinese Science and Technology and the Academy of Chinese Traditional Medicine, the Branch Association of Acutomolomy of Chinese Traditional Medical Academy was founded, Zhu Hanzhang was elected as the council director. With wide spread in the air, through information and by scholarly communications, the influence on Acupotomology and acupotomy has been more and more immense, and popularization has been widely raised throughout China. Special hospitals and therapy centers on acupotomy have been founded in many provinces, cities and even counties. 43 countries in the world have established acupotomy constitutions, The governmental hygiene departments and research organizations of many countries have warmly invited professor Zhu Hanzhang to give lectures on acupotomology and acupotomy.
In March 1994, the
Great Wall Hospital of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Acadamy was founded, authorized by the National Aadministration Bereau of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This hospital is a large hospital, based on traditional Chinese medicine, characterized by acupotomology and fusing Western medicine with traditional medicine, Meanwhile, the Academy of Acupotomogy and the Acupotomy Training Center were also founded, which directly belong to the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have been founded to be the bases of treatment, teaching and research of acupotomology , and are the highest schools of acupotomology in our country. The Great Wall Hospital accumulated the most outstanding talents with ample knowledge of acupotomology from all over the country. They possess not only good theory of acupotomology and rich clinical experience, but also high medical morality.
Welcome the patients with difficult diseases to come to our hospital. We will cure your diseases, relieve your pain and recover your health through our zest, distinguished cure effect and excellent service.
To conveniently recognize the theory and clinical application clearly, we list a brief table as following:

Brief summary of acupotomology system

Content 1

Theory concerning closed surgery

New theory and concept

  1. micromic anatomy;
  2. steoroanatomy;

3.? dynamic anatomy;
4. ?body surface location;
5.? four-step manipulation;
6.? 8 methods of closed surgery;
7.? 11 kinds of enter way of closed surgery;
8. scapels used in closed surgery ----miniature surgery instrument(small needle-scapel)

Academic values

Realize the transformation from open surgery to closed surgery, make closed surgery popularizable, realize the expectation of human that need closed surgery and solve all kinds of problems meet in closed surgery.


Make surgery with no trauma and avoid the complication and sequelae after surgery; less pain, less expenditure , shorter period of therapy and better recovery of function; promote surgery into a new era


All kinds of surgery and some internal medical diseases

Clinical indications

Under the guidance of this new theory, we have achieved satisfactory effects after treated with the closed surgery by using small needle-scalpel. It includes tens of kinds of disease.1,014,000 cases have been treated. The curative rate and notable effective rate reach 89.1% and the effective rate exceeds 98%(counted in 1991)

Content 2

Theory concerning the essence of channels and collaterals science

New theory and concept

A united system consists of synthetic effects of neural reflex system, electrophysical conduction system and body fluid conduction system-body information reactive system.

Academic values

Objectively elucidate the essential meaning existing in channels and collaterals science, scientifically explain the principle of acupuncture therapy and small needle-scapel therapy to difficult diseases; therefore modernize the traditional channels and collaterals theory. Meanwhile overcome the difficult situation met in the past research on the channels and collaterals theory.


Improve the effects of acupuncture and lead the acupuncture therapy into a new stage as for theory and method, prevent most patients from chemical drugs, side effects, shorten the period of therapy, and find a new way to cure many difficult diseases.


Difficult internal medical diseases and dermatology, pediatrics, gynecology, etc.

Clinical Application

Under the guidance of this theory, at least more than 80 kinds of internal diseases or 186,000 cases obtained fairly satisfied effects. The curative rate and notable effective rate are up to 92.4%, and effective rate exceeds 98.3%. (counted in 1991)

Content 3

Theory concerning the etiology and pathology of chronic soft tissue lesions.

New theory and concept

Imbalance of dynamic equilibrium, the root cause of chronic soft-tissue lesions

Academic values

Chronic soft-tissue lesions are regarded as a big clinical problem difficult to solve for ages. It is mainly because the etiology and pathology are unclear. There were many theories in the past, but none is the basic reason for these kinds of disease, only indicated a kind of pathological phenomenon during the pathological process. If we discover the real etiology and pathology of this kind of disease, we can thoroughly resolve the treatment problem. The theory concerning imbalance of dynamic equilibrium, in a word, solves this difficult problem of research.


According to the theory of imbalance of dynamic equilibrium, the chronic soft-tissue lesion, regarded as a big clinical problem difficult to resolve for ages, can be easy to cure now, with little pain, little cost, rapid effect, and with well functional recovery. The treatment has simple, easy, low-price and testable characteristics.


All kinds of chronic soft-tissue lesions.

Clinical Application

Under the guidance of this theory, during nearly two decades, doctors around China have treated more than a million cases with remarkable effects. The curative rate and notable effective rate are up to 92%, and effective rate is beyond 98%(counted in 1991)

Content 4

Theory concerning the etiology of hyperosteogeny

New theory concept

Imbalance of dynamic equilibrium is the root cause of abnormal bony growths. Although the inner body stresses are complicate, three main states may be summarized as: traction, pressure and inflation. Where there occurs an imbalance of these three stress factors, the compensatory mechanism of the inner body stresses will give the action, so calcification, ossification, then hyperosteogeny may occur, which indicates the site of the higher inner stress.

Academic values

The hyperosteogenic diseases have a quite high incidence. The etiology is still to be unknown. Generally it was thought that the etiology was due to retrograde degeneration (for aging). But this theory could not explain the objective clinical phenomenon (because many people in the middle age or even young people were suffered from the disease ); more over, it made the clinical doctors cannot find a thorough way to cure it. They felt quite helpless to a large part of the patients suffering from long time pain. With the foundation of the new etiological theory of overgrowth and protuberance of bony tissure, it has now solved the treatment problem and made rapid recovery of the most part of the patients. It has also solved the difficult theoretical problem in the medical field simultaneously.


The foundation of the new etiological theory of overgrowth and protuberance of bony tissue has enlighted the etiology of a great deal of intricate hyperosteogeny diseases, thus an effective therapeutic method has been found. It has soon removed the pain of many patients, and recovered their health.


All kinds of abnormal bony growths, spurs, ossification, sclerosis diseases.

Clinical Applications

Using this theory, acupotomy surgeons around China has treated 2,260,000 cases of this kind of diseases nearly two decades. The effects are perfect. Curative rate and notable rate are up to 80%, effective rate is up to 98% ( counted in 1991)

Six main parts

  1. physiopathology of acupotomology ,
  2. manipulation of acupotomology ,
  3. imageology of acupotomology,
  4. diagnostics of acupotomology,
  5. therapeutics of acupotomology,
  6. Nursing Science of acupotomology,

These have been tested by millons of clinical cases.


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