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Prof. Sun Jie Guang

In his early years, Prof. Sun Jie Guang first received training in western medicine in a medical school in northern China. He then took up further studies in a college of traditional Chinese medicine. After graduating from the Liaoning University, he worked as a clinician and was engaged in medical research. In the early 1980’s, Sun dedicated himself to the study of tongue acupuncture treatment and discovered over 40 acupoints on the tongue. Over the years, he has treated neurological, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases through tongue acupuncture for several hundred-thousand person-times and achieved considerable success in improving such obstinate diseases as infant cerebral palsy, mental retardation, infant autism, cerebellar atrophy, senile dementia, pseudobulbar palsy(dysphagia and dysphasia), brain trauma, Parkinson’s disease, obstinate stroke, apoplectic coma, sequela due to a car accident, visual impairment and so on.

Sun’s achievements of his three projects in medical research have been proved successful by the Provincial Committee on Achievements in Scientific Research. He was also awarded a first-class prize for scientific

`invention by the people’s government of Liaoning Province. Some celebrated specialists believe that tongue acupuncture is an efficient and reliable pioneering invention that produces a good curative effect in the long run. In recent years, Sun has successively conducted research on the effect of tongue acupuncture on cardiopulmonary function, functional MRI, PET and evoked potential, the results of which are encouraging.


From 1996 to 1998, Sun Jie Guang was invited to give lectures and perform research on tongue acupuncture in the United States of America. In January 1999, he took up an appointment as Research Officer in The Jockey Club Magnetic Resonance Imaging Engineering Centre of The University of Hong Kong. His appointment was subsequently approved by the Hong Kong Government as employment under the Talents Scheme. Sun was also appointed as Professor by the China Acupuncture Moxibustion Professor Association and New York China Traditional Medical Centre. He is currently the team leader of a national scientific research project on traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology, the subject of which comprises the principles of tongue acupuncture in treating brain diseases in children as well as the correlation between tongue acupoints and corresponding areas of the brain. Sun works presently for Hong Kong International Tongue Acupuncture Research Clinic as Research Director.


Sun Jie Guang has participated in the compilation of a series of books on orthopaedic traumatology, among which he is the chief editor of Necrosis of Head of Femur. He is also one of the compilers of A Guide to Pain Medicine published by the Hong Kong University Press. In the past years, Sun has successively presented over 20 scientific papers in such international journals and conferences as the Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine, the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology as well as the 4th and 5th World Conference on Acupuncture. The manuscript of his monograph The Study of Tongue Acupuncture has been completed.  It will be published in due course.


In 1996, Sun delivered a speech on the impact of tongue acupuncture on the well being of mankind and its significant application in modern medicine at the United Nations Building on invitation of the Chinese Traditional Medicine and Health Society of the United Nations. A plaque of honour was awarded to him subsequently in recognition of his work.


In 2001, Sun obtained a patent for his development of a desensitizing chewing gum. His declaration for seven other patents has also been registered.

Sun’s invention and research on tongue acupuncture treatment have been followed with interest and extensively reported by mass media of the world. Among these media are Reuters, Reuters Media and The Times of the UK, CNN, National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel of the US, Xin Hua News Agency and the People’s Daily of the Mainland China and many other local media in Hong Kong.

Director Sun Xue Ran

Mr. Sun Xue Ran primarily studied in Medical Department, Labout Medical School (Western Medicine) of Liaoning Province in China. He then pursued the further education in Liaoning Traditional Chinese Medicine College. In his early years, he had started learning Tongue Acupuncture from his father, Prof. Sun Jie Guang, as well as being one of the team members of a national scientific research project and founding the first Tongue Acupuncture Research Clinic in Liaonig, China.


Xue Ran has been the co-author of many research articles,such as Clinical Research on Treating Pseudo-Bulbar Paralysis with Tongue Puncturing, Clinical Study of Tongue-Acupuncture Therapy of Paralysis Agitans, and so on.  They have been announced at different international academic conferences.  He and his father’s effort into Tongue Acupuncture has been affirmed by the Provincial Committee on Achievements in Scientific Research, and awarded the first-class prize for scientific invention by the Liaoning Provincial Government.  Their latest co-work is the unique medical book about tongue acupuncture, Practical Tongue Acupuncture.

`Xue Ran has used to be invited to Japan, Vietnam and the U.S.A. for practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tongue Acupuncture.  In 2001, he has been appointed as a research assistant by The Jockey Club MRI Engineering Centre, The University of Hong Kong, joining the study projects in Stroke respectively collaborated with Zhong Shan University(Guang Zhou, China) and Overseas Chinese Hospital of Ji Nan University (Guang Zhou, China).  In 2010, he again has been summoned to attend a project in Cerebral Palsy with People’s hospital of Hai Nan (Hai Nan Province, China), as well as in Autism with Da Xing Centre for Autism (Beijing, China) last year.


In addition, Xue Ran and Prof. Sun have also co-explored and registered a few invention patents on Chinese medicine, Western medicine and electric medical device for tongue acupuncture.

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