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Acupotomy is a new type of non-invasive surgery using a small needle-scalpel invented by Professor Zhu Hanzhang around 30 years ago. The name comes from first five letters in "acupoint" and the last four in "anatomy".  This new technique is used to treat chronic injuries, as well soft tissue disorders and the abnormal bony growths that cause acute pain. Combining techniques from acupuncture and surgery, acupotomy demands an extraordinarily perceptive three-dimensional understanding of human anatomy from its practitioners.

As a new system of medical science, acupotomology bridges the basic theories of traditional Chinese and modern Western medicine. A modern theory of channels and collaterals is a major part of acupotomology philosophy. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body contains a series of channels and collaterals, also called the "the third conductive passage" because it exists independent of the nervous and circulatory systems.

With acupomotology, modern science has finally found the three conductive systems exist.

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1)Acupotomy in modern TCM research.


1.The Effect of Acupotomy on Lumbar and Cervical Spine Combined with Oriental Medical Treatment: Report of Five Cases

So Yun Kim , Hyun Ji Kim , Young Seung Ji , Seung Min Lee and Young Il Kim*

Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daejeon Universit


2.Clinical Study of Lumbar Spine Stenosis Treated by Using Acupotomy Combined with Oriental Medical Treatments

Dong-il Yuk 1, In-su Sung 1, Da-hyung Song 1, Min-jung Kim 1, Kown-eui Hong *1 Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Hospital of Daejeon University, Daejeon, Korea* Kwon-eui Hong. Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Hospital of Daejeon University, #22-5 Daeheong-dong, Jong-gu, Daejeon 301-724, Korea. Tel: +82-42-229-6816 Fax: +82-42-254-3403 E-mail :


3.Clinical observation on acupotomy for treatment of simple obesity

Chen M1, Shi XY, Xu B, Gu YH, Dong Q, Xu LF, Li KP, Zhang JB, Mu YY.


4.Observation on therapeutic effect of the third lumbar transverse process syndrome treated with acupotomy and blood pricking therapy'

Wen YL1, He C, Huang M, Liang XS.


Acupotomology Founder--Zhu hangzhang

Acupotomy treatment of frozen shoulder by Dr. Steven Woo 

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