Prof. Zhu was born in Shanghai, China in 1940. After graduating in 1964 from the first acupuncture class at the Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine, Prof. Zhu was sent to work in Guizhou. In no time, he earned the reputation of a seasoned doctor because of the remarkable results of his works.
On November 24, 1987, he demonstrated an innovative acupuncture technique on a hemiplegic stroke patient at the 1st International Conference of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, where the patient stood up and ambulated without support. He has continued to garner international recognition since then.
Prof. Zhu is the original founder of Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture, one of four scalp acupuncture systems known in China. He is also a major contributor to the International Standardization of Scalp Acupuncture, published in 1984.
From 1964-1987, Prof. Zhu served as Director or Assistant Director at the following institutions:
- Physician-in-charge, Guiyang Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Hospital
- Assistant Professor, Guiyang TCM College
- Acupuncture Anesthesia Office of Lishui District, Zhejiang
- Acupuncture Department, Lishui Hospital
- Educational and Research Office of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Zhejiang TCM University
- Research Institute of Acupuncture and Traumatology, Beijing
- Scalp Points Research Group of the Chinese National Acupuncture Association
Prof. Zhu has authored more than 15 articles, professional papers and books on acupuncture. Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture was published in Chinese, English and Japanese.
In 1987, Prof. Zhu was invited and honored by the Red Cross and the Academy of Chinese Medicine in Taiwan as the Outstanding Individual from Mainland China. This was the first formal invitation bestowed upon a Chinese medical professional in 40 years. The sensational response to his visit in Taiwan was described by the media as the "Whirlwind of Zhu's Magic Needles." Prof. Zhu was also presented with the 1990 Acupuncturist of the Year Award by the International Congress of Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong. He was listed in the 1996 issue of the Who's Who of Chinese and Foreign Celebrities.
Throughout his 50-year career in TCM, Prof Zhu has never stopped teaching and treating patients, and is sought after from every corner of the world. Since 1989, Prof. Zhu has been lecturing throughout Asia, North and South America, and Europe. He serves as an advisor to several Acupuncture associations, and is currently a faculty member of the Doctorate program of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, the President of Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture Research & Education Foundation (ZSAREF), and the Director of Zhu's Acupuncture Medical & Neurology Center.