Professor Ge Changhai

Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics

  • (4 December 1927 – 10 January 2005)
  • Third generation of practitioner of the Ge School tuina therapy method, recognized by the Ministry of Culture as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of China
  • Chinese Ministry of Railways Beijing Railway General Hospital (now Shijitan Hospital) orthopedic specialist
  • State Council of China honorary award inaugural winner
  • Central Health Care Bureau of China Central Health Consultant
  • Former professor at the Institute of Orthopaedics, Beijing Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Former visiting professor at Tongji Research Institute, Singapore
  • Former visiting professor at the Hong Kong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Professor Ge Changhai was born in Penglai County, Shandong Province, to a martial arts family. His grandfather Ge Xianbao and father Ge Zhanqi were practitioners of Chinese medicine. At the age of 7, Ge Changhai studied Shaolin boxing with his father. At the age of 13, he went to practice in his father’s family clinic. At the same time, he studied the ancestral Ge School tuina therapy method and became the heir to his father’s teachings.
  • Professor Ge Changhai not only treated the people in the railway general hospital, but also served Chinese leaders such as Dong Biwu, He Long, Hua Guofeng, Hu Yaobang, Zhao Ziyang, Lu Zhengcao, Wan Li, Wang Renzhong, Xi Zhongxun, Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Hu Qili. The Chinese state attaches great importance to the health of the leaders, and often sent comrades from the Central Guard Bureau to the hospital to learn from Professor Ge Changhai. Many students sojourned to learn from him.
  • Ge Changhai followed the Chinese leadership in their visits to more than 30 countries and led treatment for many ministers.
  • In 1994 and 1999, he was invited to treat the periarthritis of Mr Lee Kuan Yew for many years. He was also invited to lecture at the Tongji Hospital in Singapore.