Качан Александр Трофимович

KACHAN Aleksandr Trofimovich (1935-2013)

Aleksandr KACHAN is one of the founders of acupuncture in the USSR and Russia. Perfectly mastered the Chinese language, he studied Chinese acupuncture, founded a school for Russian doctors taught the names of the acupuncture points in Chinese. He said about acupoints “by name and patronymic”, thus emphasizing that the meaning of hieroglyphs has been laid in terms of therapeutic action. For the first time in Russia he introduced in the teaching of the concept of “Meridian” as an integral part of the theory of acupuncture. He worked during the difficult time of skepticism and political changes. He was a great scholar and devoted his life to the development of new knowledge.