China: Xinzhi Guo

We must solve the problems faced by the Party, government, patients and families, and improve the lives of Chinese people and the well-being of the human species. I have no regrets or grudges.

— Xinzhi Guo

Guo Xinzhi (46) is the chief medical officer and director of the Shanxi Poliomyelitis Rehabilitation Hospital, and a State Council subsidized specialist and pioneer in the recovery, prevention and study of poliomyelitis and senile dementia. Through various tests, Guo has achieved many breakthroughs in the treatment of these diseases using a combination of Chinese and Western medicine.

Guo Xinzhi has developed treatments for poliomyelitis and senile dementia by means of various tests, including continuous testing of the impact of acupuncture and medicine on her own body, for example important acupoints such as fengfu and yamen. Guo often contacted abandoned children with poliomyelitis. She could not accept such tragedies and felt a strong sense of responsibility for overcoming the disease. After 20 years intensive research and exploration, she found over ten new effective acupoint areas in the head, eye, neck, hands, waist, and belly, and so introducing new rehabilitation theory and experience to the treatment of these diseases. This represents a great leap forward in medicine as poliomyelitis and senile dementia were previously considered incurable. Despite her extraordinary achievements, Guo is indifferent to fame. She gave the medicine formula freely to the provincial research institute rather than selling it to a pharmaceutical factory in Henan Province that had offered a price of 100,000 yuan. She declined many good offers to give lectures or practice medicine in Europe and America. Moreover, she has donated tens of thousand of yuan that she had received in bonuses from the government in recognition of her scientific research contribution to social welfare agencies. She has said that her roots are in Shanxi Province and her career in China. It is Guo's oath and goal in life to help resolve the problems faced by the Party, the government, and by patients and their families, in order to improve the lives of Chinese people and the general well-being of the human species.