[ZHANG Ren's experiences in treatment of diabetic retinopathy with acupuncture]

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2021 Jun 12;41(6):659-62. doi: 10.13703/j.0255-2930.20200603-k0001.
[Article in Chinese]


ZHANG Ren, the chief physician, believes that diabetic retinopathy is located at eye and closely related to qi and yin. He proposes the treatment principle of this disease, i.e. combination of the primary and the secondary, in which, taking the eye as the treatment target and focusing on the symptoms. Acupuncture is provided for activating blood circulation and resolving stasis at the extra points, e.g. Xinming and Shangjianming, and also meridian points, e.g. Cuanzhu (BL 2) and Tongziliao (GB 1). The comprehensive application is emphasized with filiform needle, dermal needle and acupoint injection. Moreover, the mental and physical conditions are treated simultaneously to regulate emotions and the preventive idea is suggested on early treatment and persistent treatment.


Keywords: ZHANG Ren; acupuncture; comprehensive therapy; diabetic retinopathy; famous doctor's experience; stroke.

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Points
  • Acupuncture Therapy*
  • Acupuncture*
  • Diabetes Mellitus*
  • Diabetic Retinopathy* / therapy
  • Emotions
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meridians*