Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese
About the Author
Shudo Denmei was born in Ohita, Japan in 1932. As a child he contracted pulmonary tuberculosis, but recovered through acupuncture and moxibustion treatments. He subsequently apprenticed to Miura Nagahiko (the acupuncturist who saved his life) and was trained in the Sawada style of acupuncture. He opened his own practice in 1959.
Mr. Shudo began studying and applying the concepts of meridian therapy in his practice in 1968, and is now a senior instructor at the annual summer seminars of the Japan Meridian Therapy Association. He presently serves as an officer of the Kyushu Meridian Therapy Association, as a board member of the Japan Meridian Therapy Association, and chairman of the Ohita Prefecture Acupuncture Association.
Steven Brown was born in Japan where he lived until the age of fourteen. In 1979 he returned from the United States to Tokyo to study Oriental medicine, and in 1983 graduated from the Japan Central Acupuncture College, after which he was licensed as an acupuncturist and shiatsu practitioner. Mr. Brown continued his study of acupuncture with such renowned teachers as Manaka Yoshio and Serizawa Katsusuke. He also lectured at the Tokyo Acupuncture and Moxibustion College.