Min-Yi (the "Civil Doctor or People's Doctor"), in contrast to Yu-Yi (the "Imperial Doctor"), was commonly referred to as Min-Jian-Yi (the Civil doctor) or Zou-Fun-Yi (the doctor that travels far) in ancient times. Virtually all of the famous traditional Chinese doctors from eras passed emerged out of the civilian. The "legendary" Chinese doctors such as Bian-Que and Hua-Tuo are the most well-known examples. The ancient Chinese did not have official medical training back then, though tests and exams for becoming official doctors did exist. The practitioners mainly rooted themselves with their teachers, who again got his wisdom from his teacher. The medical knowledge passed on for generations through apprenticeship. Students or apprentices were required to follow their teachers wherever they went to witness how the teachers dealt with complicated and even bizarre diseases. In this way, the students learned the principles and skills of treatments. Because the civil Chinese doctors contacted mostly the ordinary people, diseases varied in an extreme range; hence they practiced very frequently and their practicing advanced with great speed. At times, after a civil Chinese doctor became famous, the official would invite the doctor to become an imperial doctor. The official might have had occasional practicing opportunities for the doctor, but because the official had very little change getting diseases due to their lifestyle, the practicing varied little.
Ancient Chinese doctors might also have had contacted with Martial Arts, Qi-Gong, or physical/mental training in general. If a doctor could make use of all he has learned, his practices can be very astonishing. Currently Taiwan's medical system categorize Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and such into different subjects. Scraping, cupping, massage, nei-gong, qi-gong, dispelling fears, magic figures, herbs...etc., are in the category of traditional therapies. However, in "Robin's Clinic of TCM", we will promote the original skills of traditional Chinese medicine and provide people with integral treatments and courses which contain pulse diagnosis, acupuncture, skin scraping, cupping therapy, Chinese bone-setting and tui-na(massage), medical qi-gong, medical magic figures (not religious), tai-chi and "light body" potential empowerment. We hope to keep in tune with the ancients, using organized techniques to make the most out of therapies.
About Dr. Wu (Biography of Institute President)
- Joined the Nova Scotia Acupuncturists Association and became a registered acupuncturist.
- Passed the International Acupuncturist Qualification Examination sponsored by the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.
- Received graduation certificate from Thailand Royal Wat Po Traditional Medical School.
- Received certificate from the Japan Comprehensive Medical Association's Special Research Presentation.
- Became the 13th Vice-President of Ancient Acupuncture in the China Society for Acupuncture.
- Received certificate of the Exploit Meddle from China Traditional Therapy Practitioner Association.
- Became a member of the China Society for Acupuncture.
- Received certificate of the Member of Taipei City Massage & Traditional Therapy Service Professional Union.
- Received Ph.D degree for Traditional Medicine from the Open International University for Complementary Medicines and Medicina Alternativa Institute and the World Health Organization and was authorized to use the suffix M. D. (T. M.).
- Received graduation certificate for the Supernatural Ability Dian-Qi-Gong Training.
- Received certificate for Traditional Rehabilitist of the China Traditional Therapy Practitioner Association.
- Became a permanent member of the China Traditional Therapy Practitioner Association.
- Received graduation certificate and member qualification from the Research Institute of the New Otopuncture Electricity Treatment Society of R.O.C.
- Received Master's degree of Oriental Medicine at the Chinese Medical Research Institute of Hong Kong Chinese Herbalists Association.
- Became a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
- Received certificate of American Vermont State Acupuncture Practitioner.
- Received degree in Bachelor of Oriental Medicine at the Chinese Medical Research Institute of Hong Kong Chinese Herbalists Association. Became a permanent member of Hong Kong Chinese Herbalists Association.
- Became a lecturer of both the Shu-Ching-Gong Research Association of R.O.C and the China Cupping Association.
- Graduated from Professor Lu's Prevention Medicine Scraping Practitioner Qualification Class. Became a researcher of the China Scraping Therapy Department.
- Born in Yun-Lin, Taiwan.