I’ve created an online school at peterdeadman.teachable.com

You can buy individual courses or subscribe for a small monthly fee (plus there’s a growing amount of free content)

• taichi shibashi (18) qigong course – 30 videos, 10 hours

• baduanjin (eight silken movements) course- 30 videos, 8hours

• qigong for the five principle organs (zang) – 6 videos, 3 hours

• wrapping and spiralling course – 5 videos, 3 hours

• Live Well Live Long e-book

• Video lectures on health cultivation

• articles and blogs




  1. Hi Peter, I was excited when I came across the picture of you juggling on your website. I’ve been studying for my boards over the summer and juggling has been a great way for me to take a break from the books. Since acupuncture has been on my brain, I’ve been thinking about similarities of the skills required to juggle and practice acupuncture. The sense that I have of stillness while giving (and receiving) an acupuncture treatment is so similar to that which I experience while juggling. I feel like learning to juggle could have a lot of benefits to practitioners of acupuncture. I’m interested to know if you have any thoughts on this subject.

    Cheers, Jon

    • Hi Jon. My juggling days were mostly a long time ago but I do/did feel it’s good for hand/eye/brain co-ordination, left/right balance and fun. Plus it keeps teaching you that every next step which seems impossible gives way to practice. I juggled with Mazin Al-Khafaji – my co-author – and we both gave up when we reached the seeming brick wall of trying to pass clubs (to each other). It needed way more practice than we had time to give. best wishes Peter

  2. Good day sir. My name is Larry Ward, I am a Chiropractic Physician in Tulsa, Oklahoma/USA. I have been perfoming AcP since 2007, and took a certification course in St. Louis Mo. in which they recommended your co-authored text: “A Manual of Acupuncture”. I have poured over your text for several years now, and am thankful to have it as a reference. It is a truely amazing work- Thank you, and your co-authors for its applicable utilization.
    As I am researching an applicable use for a malady, I am remembered of a question I have had for a very long time, without an answer… I pose to you now.
    When listing points as you do in the reference manual, a picture of that “point” is shown to illustrate it. Is that considered unilateral utilization for the result listed as shown, or lateral to the side of responsiveness, or bilateral usage as noted for the condition…
    I would appreciate your clarity..
    Dr. L

    • Hi Larry. A common rule is needle the same side for unilateral disorders and bilateral for systemic disorders. However there are many occasions when contralateral needling is used, not least when the diseased area is too painful/inflamed etc. to needle.

  3. Jonathan

    I am a student @ AIMC in Berkeley. I am working on a tv show called Du20. I am working with Dennis von Elgg and David Curso and many others. Would you be interested in being interviewed about your fabulous book? Please email me.

  4. Rodrigo Lucero

    Hi Peter, I´m MD from Argentina, first i wanna give you -and your co-author- the thanks for your marvelous book, is a huge work, inspiratng and useful, and i wanna consult you if your editorial is gonna translate to the spanish language, im so grateful to your work that i really like to participate in translating, if you agree.
    Its such an honor can write in your page.!

    • Hi Rodrigo. No we have never been able to interest a publisher in a Spanish edition though the book is now in Portuguese. However we are (slowly) working on developing a Spanish version of the Manual iphone app. Peter

  5. Hi Peter,
    My name’s Tara and I currently practice in Kenya. I was wondering if you are ever going to be bringing out an android app for A Manual of Acu’ for us non Apple users. I find it such an invaluable reference tool but I work in various clinics around town and lugging the book all over the place is playing havoc with my back 🙂
    P.S. my five year old son is a huge fan – our standard bedtime routine consists of him selecting various exciting looking points from the text and me reading about them…..and what tantrums if, heaven forbid, I suggest a storybook instead.

    • Hi Tara. Great news about you son … I think quite few students find the book sends them to sleep too. The digital world is changing so fast I can’t keep up with what our developers are telling me so at the moment I’m not sure about the app, but I can say that the full digital Manual content (what is currently on the Manual DVDRom) is being revised and upgraded and from June (fingers crossed) will be available as a web-based application which means it will be accessible on any device which can go online (as long as broadband is available of course). Out of interest, the places you work – do you have broadband access? best wishes Peter

      • Hi Peter. Really pleased to hear you will be making the content available online. Apart from the JCM there are so few reliable Acu resources out there. There is broadband access available at one of the more swanky clinics where I practice but most of the time I have to use my phone as a portable hotspot and connect my laptop / tablet that way which works though download speeds are incredibly slow. Is the content going to be available through a subscription or a one off fee?

  6. Olaf Wiechmann

    Hi Peter, my Name is Olaf from Germany. I am studying Chinese medicine in a school of the AGTCM, which organize this big congress in Rothenburg every year. In school every teacher uses your book, so they tell us to do it too, because it should be the best one. So i tried it out and it is unbeliebable good! Thank you for your great work. But allow me one question. More and more students in our class are using ipads. I know there is an App, but do you plan to offer it in german language soon?i and all the others hope so. Thank you in advance for your great work.

    • Hi Olaf. Yes we are working on a German version of the app. If you’ve seen the English version you’ll know it’s a stripped-down version of the book … it has all the basic info, including images and point location videos, but does not include the commentaries. best wishes. Peter

  7. Amazingly, while I was still in high school I used to buy Infinity health products at Greenberg’s grocers on the lower east side of Manhattan (late 60’s). It was one of the only places to get macrobiotic products in those days, and Infinity was one of the major brands along with Lima. There were no US companies yet selling organics. I remember Infinity tahini as being excellent. I’ve kept up the macrobiotics until today. .

    • Well, here’s a confession. It must have been 1971 when a few of us went off for a weekend in the countryside, partly with the mission of finding a name for our upcoming retail business. We went through hundreds of possibilities but in the end Infinity Foods was the winner – even though we knew there was a business called that in the US. So I guess we plagiarised the name. Not sure if the USA Infinity still exists but here Infinity – as befits its name – seems to grow and grow.

      • No, the American Infinity didn’t last long at all. . .the owners discovered Scientology and that was the end of it. . around the time The Incredible String Band got into it. .

  8. Louisa Manchuk

    Hi Peter,
    I have heard so many wonderful things about you from my acupuncturist here in Alberta, Canada. I will be moving to London in September and asked her if she could recommend a good acupuncturist to me – she of-course mentioned you immediately; I am wondering if you still practise and if you do how I would go about making an appointment to see you and if not, if you could please recommend someone to me?
    Thank you very much for your time,

  9. Ioonah Woods

    Dear Peter,
    Many thanks for your book ‘Manual of Acupuncture’ … oh and infinity foods. Grateful for your influence. Thank you.

    I am a student at ICOM and heard your lecture at the conference last autumn, just a question relevant to my dissertation, which translation of the Guanzi Neiye 49 do you reccommend? My dissertation topic is on Jing.


      • Ioonah Woods

        Many thanks, It is a fabulous text, very enjoyable to read. Meditating on this quality of vital essence and how this can be translated and understood in our culture, it is a very broad subject. I first found a different translation at SOAS library. Roth is a good one. Thank you


  10. Hi there Peter. I would just like to say that my boyfriend picked up a copy of your book ‘Nature’s foods’ in a charity shop and I’ve just been reading it and could not resist finding out more about you and really wanted to just let you know how truly amazing I think this book is. It’s so simple, natural, to the point, and has given me lots of fantastic ideas regarding food. It’s a shame this book is out of print in some ways… I really think more people should be able to read it! Will this be possible? I’m only 27 years old and can see that you wrote the book in the 70s, but it seems so ahead of its time I guess, in some ways. I absolutely love it! And I guess my point in this message is just to thank you for writing such a beautiful book! Mia 🙂

    • Dear Mia
      You’ll think it strange getting a reply from me after all this time but I’ve only recently discovered that my website messages have not been getting through to me. I’m really pleased you like Nature’s Foods. In some ways it’s very dated but in others – as you say – ahead of its time. It has been reprinted recently and is available at https://www.jcm.co.uk/natures-foods.html
      best wishes, Peter

  11. Enrique Rodriguez M.D.

    HI Peter, I bought your acupuncture manual for my cell phone in february 2016. It was working fine until 2 weeks ago start with problems. I could not see the videos especially the ones concerning the stomach channels. Please help me.

  12. Sarah Schwartz

    Hi Peter,

    I’m currently doing a research project on Chinese Medicine. Would you mind sharing your credentials with me? I am supposed to critically evaluate my sources, one being The Journal of Chinese Medicine.


  13. Tammy Shaw

    Hello Peter and Blessings.
    I came across an original 1973 copy of your book ,’Nature’s Food’, all hand bound.
    I’ve been reading with great interest.

    Kindest Regards


    • Hi Tammy. Well it’s very much of its time but its heart is in the right place.

      That’s one of the original ones – published by our local beatnik bookshop Unicorn Books.

      best wishes

  14. Jenna

    Hope you are well
    I purchased the point location flashcards but my Lung meridian cards recently became damaged. I was wondering if it is possible to purchase a new set of cards for the individual meridian or would I have to purchase the whole set again?
    Thank you for your time

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Jenna. Apologies for the slow response. I think we might have some old sets here. Give us your email address and Susan can email you direct. Peter

  15. Karen Crowe

    Hello Peter, I have been given your name to contact to see if you can recommend an acupuncture clinic in Norwich Norfolk England to help me with a persistent cough. Acupuncture and reflexology have been suggested by my hospital consultant as an alternative medicine as they are unable to find a reason for the cough which I have had for a number of years now. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks Karen

  16. Dear Peter Deadman, after more searches I finally found a site willing and able to ship to me. I am looking forward to receiving you rwonderful book. Thank you for writing it. At least the difficulties in ordering your book helped me find your personal site. Greetings from Denmark

  17. Deni Cudic

    Hello Peter
    I’ve bought the App “A manual of Acupuncure”!
    I’m Austrian but got it in English few years ago.
    Is it possible to get it in German too ?
    Greets Deni

  18. Meagan Welch

    Hi Peter,

    I am an acupuncture student and purchased your app for my iPhone and found it extremely useful. I have recently switched phones to an android. Is there a way to get my already paid for app to download on my android without having to pay for the app again?

  19. Hi, i purchased yr app for my laptop and enjoying it a lot as am a second year student of classical chinese medicine. How can i download it to my cellphone,android version?

  20. Helen

    Hello Peter – I hope you are well.

    I just bought your udemy course on qi gong – I think you said to put questions here you on your website?

    I have a question about something you said which I don’t understand – you said something like when doing qi gong that deep breaths should be encouraged but not forced and that forcing deep breaths can be dangerous. I don’t understand why this is? Should the qi gong movements just be done in time with my normal breath – which is quite quick. Normally I think I deliberately slow my breath somewhat and make myself breath deeper on purpose. Thanks in advance for explaining what you meant in a bit more detail.


    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Helen. Slow breathing is what we are aiming for but it’s a question of how we get there that is important. The main thing is not to use force. You can purposely slow your breathing but only to a degree that is still within your comfort zone and don’t take it to the point where you are struggling for breath. Does that make it clearer? best, Peter

  21. Casey

    I am an American acupuncturist and my wife is Chinese. She loves reading your Manual of Acupuncture with me. Is this book by any chance available in Mandarin? or any other language? We have fun trying to translate from English to Chinese but the concepts would be easier for her if she could read it in her native Mandarin tongue. She also gives me new insights, being from China. So your book is a very fun part of our marriage! Bet you didn’t think this book would be a romantic influence on a couple when you wrote it 🙂

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Casimir. Yes this is definitely a first but it’s great to hear. The book has been translated in part of fully into German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian, with Polish and Dutch translations underway. Unfortunately it’s not been translated into mandarin. It would be great if it was but when we last checked the cost would have been too high, especially since every classical quote and reference would have to have been located. best wishes, Peter

  22. Dinesh anand

    Hello peter
    I am from India and I am looking to buy your book manual of acupuncture and its like 142$ (14000 rupees) so is it this much costly or I am looking at a wrong store. Can you please recommend where to buy the book. Thank you

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Wendy. No but I have heard it said about Renzhong DU-26 (Man’s Middle) as it’s said to be where Heaven and Earth meet. This roughly corresponds to where the tip of the tongue is held in qigong/meditation practice – supposedly to connect yin res Mai with Yang Du Mai. Peter

  23. Henrique A Pasquini

    Dear Deadman,
    My name is Adam, I am an acupuncturist and professor of Acupuncture in Brazil (Brazilian College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine). I use your wonderful book (along with Al-Khafaji and Baker) MANUAL OF ACUPUNCTURE. However I have a question regarding the location of point GB39. In all the books I have had the opportunity to study, this point is located tangentiating the anterior margin of the fibula and my students always question me because in your book it is located in the posterior margin. Could you elaborate on this?
    Thank you for your attention and thank you for this important contribution to Acupuncture in the world.

    Sorry for my poor English.


    Henrique Adam Pasquini
    Physiotherapist specializing in Acupuncture
    International Acupuncture Doctor Accreditation (WFAS / WHO)
    Master and Doctorate in Health Psychology
    Professor of the Brazilian College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – São Paulo / Brazil

    • Peter Deadman

      Dear Henrique.
      Good to ‘meet’ you … and thanks for the kind comments.

      Two observations …
      1. Needling posterior to the fibula is a bit more difficult and could be called a more advanced technique with the advantage of inducing powerful deqi. The needle has to pass between bone and tendon (angled posteriorly to miss the bone) and then straightened. If the patient moves their foot, the needle can bend dramatically. Needling anterior is more straightforward.
      2. At the deep level, the tips of both needles could end up close to each other – if the point is needled anterior to the bone but the needle is then directed posteriorly.
      best wishes


  24. Hi Peter! I am a TCM practitioner in Toronto, Canada. I am writing a graduate thesis on the multi-bed clinic model. An article you wrote for the JCM in June 2012 about community acupuncture (in response to Lisa Rohleder) made a strong impression on me.

    I would be honored to interview you for my thesis. I am particularly interested in your experience with different clinic models, your thoughts on the forms of study and practice that our field benefits best from, and what you called the challenge to combine the practical benefits of community models with the time and focus needed to foster an enriching practice of Chinese medicine.

    Thank you and I hope to hear from you.

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi henry
      Happy to answer your questions. Let’s do it by email. You can contact me at: peter@jcm.co.uk
      PS: have you read the article in the last issue of the JCM on the Source Point clinic?

  25. Dear Mr. Deadman,
    Your acupuncture book got me through acupuncture school and is still my go-to reference as an acupuncturist, now in my 11th year of practice. So thank you for your time, energy and devotion to our profession, in all the many ways thats been evident.
    I’m writing because I am making a presentation on acupuncture for women’s health at the upcoming (Sept. 23rd) Tristate Conference for Nurse Midwives. My hope is that I might have your permission to use the images from your book/app during my power point presentation that illustrate the location of about 5-10 acupuncture points to be used during childbirth. I feel that the illustrations in your book/app are far superior to those others I could find and would help to solidify and clarify their locations to people unfamiliar with acupuncture.

    I appreciate your consideration!


    • Peter Deadman

      Dear Hope
      Thanks for the email. You are welcome to use the images for this purpose.
      Thanks for asking.
      hope it goes well

  26. It’s my immense pleasure to go through your profile.
    We organize an International Conference on Alternative Medicine which is to be held on February 26-28, 2018 at London, UK. The conference highlights the theme “Emerging the power of nature”.
    We officially invite you to be a part of the conference, for more details check on http://alternativemedicine.euroscicon.com/
    Thank you
    Johncy Johny
    Alternative Medicine Congress 2018
    40 Bloomsbury Way
    Lower Ground Floor
    London, United Kingdom
    WC1A 2SE
    Tel: (+44) 020 3807 3712

  27. Love your acupuncture book and now your website.
    I am an acupuncturist and psychologist.
    I have an interest in writing a book on the use of essential oils on acupuncture points.
    Would like to use your point drawings for my writing and interested in the correct procedure to request permission to use your drawings.
    Appreciate your help.

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Brenda
      Thanks for the contract. We receive very many requests to use our illustrations so the principle we follow is that we allow use of specific images for non-profit projects but not for any work that is to be sold. So for that reason I’m afraid we cannot give permission in this case. thanks Peter

  28. Marina García

    Dear Peter, I’m a huge fan or your work, your manual is a basic of my clases of Points and Meridians (I´m a TCM teacher in Buenos Aires). Recently I brough a licence of the version online, love the videos!!!!
    I would like to help an spanish translation, is my natural language. Many people in Latin America can not access their material due to language difficulties. Would be a pleasure to do that contribution.
    Waiting for your answer and thank fot all your knowlege dear master!

    • Peter Deadman

      Dear Marina. Yes of course we’d love a Spanish translation and we have tried but the main problem is not the translation (although that is challenging in itself) but finding a publisher. We have so far failed and clearly there is no value in translating something that no publisher is interested in. best wishes, Peter

  29. tena

    I am looking to purchase the Acupuncture DVD someone told me it has great learning tools on it

    where can i get it I’m in canada

  30. Anna B

    Hi Peter, I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis (spine and right hip). Is Qigong a suitable exercise to support this condition?

    Thanks, Anna

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Anna
      Most qigong is sensitive to the body so yes. Ultimately though, as with any exercise, you have to adapt what to do to the degree of pain. So ease off if you feel it’s putting too much strain and work harder if it’s OK. Peter

  31. I just saw your response about no longer practicing chinese medicine. So we got to you too late!!! How can we be in touch to get references for others in England who are practicing, specifically in London (Stamford Hill, Golder’s Green, Hendon, Manchester….) for patients of ours?

    My husband gifted me your latest book and it’s one of our favorites.

    All the best,

  32. Hi Peter
    I’m a content writer at the University of Sussex. I’m writing a feature for the university’s alumni magazine, Falmer, about various ‘Sussex firsts’, and I’m keen to include a little of the history of Biting Through/Infinity Foods. It’s a very Sussex story!
    Could you please message me direct so that I can ask you a few more questions?
    Many thanks

    • Peter Deadman

      Dear Jacqui Just discovered your request after so many months. Sorry for the delay but there seems to have been a glitch on my website and I’ve not been getting notified when messages come in. So if you are still interested I’d be happy to chat. best to email me: peter@jcm.co.uk

  33. Anthony Bailes

    Hello Mr. Deadman,

    First off, I wanted to let you know that I have fond memories of many a late night with your book next to a pot of coffee! Between your books and flashcards, I never would have made it through Acupuncture school…so thank you!

    I am an acupuncturist with the VA Health Care system and during the current Covid restrictions, we of course have not been permitted to see patients face to face. We would love to provide acupressure education to our veterans. As we develop the materials, the most effective and concise images we have found are yours.

    I was wondering what permissions we need to use your images? We will not be profiting form the images and feel that these images are the best visual we can provide our patients.

    Thank you so much for your consideration! I look forward to hearing from you.


    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Anthony
      Just discovered your request. Sorry for the delay (!) but there seems to have been a glitch on my website and I’ve not been getting notified when messages come in. We do allow the use of a small number of previously agreed images for non-profitbuse. If you are still interested, please email me direct at peter@jcm.co.uk

  34. Esther

    I’d like to know where y
    I can get that cool black shirt with the beautiful blue circle that you wear on your Udemy courses. Thank you.

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Esther. Just discovered your request. Sorry for the delay but there seems to have been a glitch on my website and I’ve not been getting notified when messages come in. I bought it at Tee Pony in Brighton. Peter

  35. Robert

    I purchased the manual for accupuncture hoping it would give me advice on needling. It was £80. I then purchased the app, which was £33. I have my own reasons why I want to self administer needles, based on my sexuality and not wanting to go out, as well as long standing deep-seated abuse and negative emotional impressions that feel trapped in my body. I would like to know if there is a resource that gives information on the types of treatments (not just what each point means and does, but how they work in relationship through needling) and the steps to take. I have spent a substantial amount of money, but I would be happy to spend more finding the resource I need, knowing that it will save me more than booking appointments (and the deathly awkwardness of seeing the practioner). I know it might feel dodgy to want to share this type of information with someone who is not qualified, but please understand that my intentions are pure, my money is where my mouth is, and that maybe I would with this next component, take more interest in the depth of your book, and in chinese medicine in general, for my own deeper cleansing, and perhaps even to benefit people who know me. Sorry for the shpeal, but I do mean every word.

    Admiration for the spiritual balance you have found and sewn into your lifestyle,

    Looking forward to your reply,

    Robert Goldman

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Robert. Thanks for getting in touch. That’s a really difficult – even impossible – question to answer. I would never normally recommend self treatment by an unqualified person. There is a risk of injury from the wrong depth and angle of needling. Also apart from the combinations given at the end of each point, the choice of which points are used depends primarily on the disorder involved and its Chinese medicine diagnosis – which you are not trained to do. I am sure that if you search, you will find a practitioner sympathetic to your needs. There are a number of acupuncturist Facebook pages and if you were willing to tell me where you live and what your concerns are, I could (anonymously as far as you are concerned) post a query, for example if you want to find someone informed and sympathetic about gender and sexuality issues. You can contact me privately at peter@jcm.co.uk

  36. Tom

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for your book, Live Long, Live Well. It feels as though your compilation of thousands of years of wisdom are helping me gain a better understanding of health and wellbeing and gently guiding me towards a healthier and more balanced way of living.

    It would be unreasonable to expect all of your views or selections of scientific studies to stand up to rigorous scrutiny, but it feels important to flag your suggestion that “In light of the available evidence it may be wise for (many) males to limit their consumption of soy in all forms” – I have attached a link to a meta analysis of over 40 studies which emphatically dismisses the concerns around soy and male hormones. Interestingly, from your notes at least, it does’t appear that the Chinese medical texts were concerned with the consumption of soy in males, makes me think its just another reminder for us all to bare in mind traditional wisdom when confronted with questionable modern day health claims.

    Best Wishes



    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Tom. Thanks for the comment. Yes I’m aware that the thinking around soy has changed in recent years. That’s the problem with books – they are set in stone. However, I’m not sure I agree with your comment about traditional Chinese texts. My guess is that even the most soy-heavy East Asian diets never consumed soy on a level found in modern diets – when you tot up consumption by vegans, vegetarians and junk food addicts. I think this is one case where we do have to rely on modern research to clarify questions about modern diets. best, Peter

  37. sally

    Dear Peter, I am a teacher and a Qigong instructor in an International School. Would you share any protocols or information on how to help hyperactive children with TCM or any other method. would be grateful.
    Sally Nahapetian

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Sally. If you email me direct (peter@jcm.co.uk) I can send you a couple of articles from The Journal of Chinese Medicine. Peter

  38. Chris Curley

    Hi Peter,

    I was recently reading your guest editorial in the Journal of Acupuncture. Can I ask you a question? Do you know what the phrase Event 201 means?

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Chris. I just looked it up. It seems to have been a preparedness study for a global epidemic. It’s been known forever – and certainly since the great flu epidemic of 1918, right through to MERS and SARS – that epidemics threaten global health. After all, historically they’ve been the single greatest cause of death. Thanks goodness preparedness studies have been done, although it seems that in some countries – the USA and UK is particular – the warnings went unheeded and we found ourselves unprepared. best, Peter

  39. Peter

    I would like to use the illustrations/diagrams from your texts in my workshops and seminars including virtual distance learning.

    Have a you a licensing program?

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Chris. I’m sure you will realise that we get many requests like this so we have developed a clear policy. We allow the free use of a small and specifically agreed in advance number of illustrations for strictly non-profit projects. thanks, Peter

  40. Hi Peter, I am an acupuncturist and TCM instructor in Toronto, Canada. I have two questions that my students have raised this year: (1) For Back Shu points, your book states that the needles should be directed towards the spine. My students interpret that as directing the needle 90 degrees in relation to the direction of the Bladder channel. I have suggested to the students that it is better (at least from a channel theory point of view) to direct the needles downwards along the direction of the Bladder channel. Can you clarify why oblique or transverse-oblique insertion following the direction of the Bladder channel is omitted as a suggestion for needling many Back Shu points in your book? (2) Why is the TCM Spleen referred to as Spleen when it seems to correspond much more closely to the Pancreas rather than Spleen? Is Spleen a mis-translation? Thank you, Ori

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Ori. Actually I agree that back-shu points can be needled downwards (or upwards) along the channel – especially if one wants to treat back pain or connect two back-shu points. Needles are more traditionally needled towards the spine because there is less risk of penetrating the lung in the upper back, allowing deeper and more potent needling. ‘Pi’ is always translated as Spleen in English language texts. best, Peter

  41. Marcelo Codino

    Hi Peter I’m from Buenos Aires (Argentina) I’ve recently bought your book. I’m an advanced student of MTC and I your book is a State-of-the-art of books , is a jewel.

    Do you teach advanced courses of MTC?

    Thanks .

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Marcelo. I guess you are referring to A Manual of Acupuncture – not my other book Live Well Live Long. Thanks for the praise – as Mark Twain said, ‘I can live for a month on a good compliment’. I’m afraid I no longer teach acupuncture/Chinese medicine but have moved my efforts to teaching the Chinese yangsheng (nourishment of life) tradition and especially qigong. I have created an online school (peterdeadman.teachable.com) with lots of free and paid content on Chinese medicine, lifestyle and qigong. Take a look. Best wishes, Peter

  42. Hi Peter, a great honor to converse with you. I am a nurse practitioner working in heart transplant with a special interest in Integrative medicine. I am also co-president of a nonprofit, Soul Lightening International that focuses specifically on acupressure education. We use A Manual of Acupuncture as a reference text for all of our certification courses. I am wondering if you allow the use of your images of acupuncture point locations for educational courses or academic presentations for medical conferences. If permissible, all images would be appropriately referenced. Thank you for your guidance on this matter!

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Elizabeth. We are always happy to allow moderate use of our images for strictly non-profit activities, though we do ask you do provide us with a list of the required images (you can email me direct peter@jcm.co.uk). Good luck with your work. Peter

  43. Pei-Shan VAN ZOEREN

    I’m sorry to trouble you with this. I purchased your book years ago on my iPad. My iPad finally gave up the ghost. I just purchased a new iPad but I can’t find any trace of my purchase of my beloved copy of Acupuncture: A comprehensive guide. I’m a retired NCCAOM Dr. Of TCM. I reference your book all the time. Is there anyway that I can download a copy of the book for my iPad.

    Thank you very much. Pei-Shan Van Zoeren


    Hello Peter,

    I would like to attend your classes but unfortunately, I do not live close to Brighton. I understand you do video classes however attending a class would be better for me. Could you recommend anyone in or around the following areas. Hastings, Battle, Heathfield, Hailsham, Tunbridge Wells?
    Thank you


    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Jane. Just to confirm, my Thursday class can be accessed live in the studio or live on zoom. Unfortunately I don’t know many other teachers and definitely not in those areas. The best thing is to go along to a class (I’m sure you’ll find one or more) and see whether you like and value it. Good luck, Peter

  45. Els Bosmans

    Dear Mr Deadman,

    My name is Els Bosmans and I am a student at OTCG in Antwerp. I am in my senior year of acupuncture. For my thesis ‘How acupuncture makes a difference in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome’, I have often come across your name. My question for you: What is your current vision of premenstrual syndrome?


    Els Bosmans

  46. Mike Sigman

    Hi Peter:

    I’ve done various Asian martial arts since the 1960s and my education was in engineering. As a hobby, starting in the 1970s, I began investigating and chasing down the unusual type of strength I encountered in some of the higher level Asian martial arts experts, first in Japanese martial arts and then in Chinese martial arts, focusing finally on the Chen-style Taijiquan. So, basically, I was approaching the qi-paradigm from a different direction than TCM; however, your book has been a mainstay for the times when I wanted extra information and cross-referencing to see potentially larger inferences.

    I think I understand the qi-paradigm fairly well and can demonstrate a number of unusual artifacts of the qi-paradigm. My comment would be that maybe I can clarify some of the origin information about the Jingluo, how they evolved, etc., but mostly I think I can raise some questions about the western perspective of “qi” as an etheric substance. My caveat is that I see TCM as a secondary development of the original qi-paradigm; sort of a meta theory that is based on a very old and not too scientifically informed theory of how life and movement work.

    Anyway, I’d be happy to chat, if you ever have the time. The Jingluo perspective is actually simpler than it appears. All the Best.

  47. Alastair Friend

    Just checking that I can view the videos again and again with no time limit or are they restricted! I have already started a video course it this would be good to clarify to manage course!

  48. Hi Peter.. I was looking for the energetic way of the TENDON kidney. Meridian.. And several autors (Van Nghi, auteroche, Yamamura) says that it goes up through the anterior side of the vertebral spine.. Van Nghi says anterior (internal face)… And my Mtc School director told me that you say that this Tendon meridian of Kindey goes up inside de vertebral spine, not at the anterior face…
    Could you give me a clear answer about this?

    • Peter Deadman

      Actually you have valuably pointed out that the ulli=ustrayion in A Manual of Acupuncture is wrong. The text says ‘inner aspect’ = anterior, but the illustration shows it running through the centre of the spine which is obviously impossible.


  49. Rajesh Dubal

    Dear Sir,

    I was seeking to do online taichi shibashi qigong course from udemy. I have a question that how will I recieve a certificate of completion after the course.

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Rajesh

      There is no official certificate of completion but I can write something to confirm that you took all the lessons.


  50. Angela Scott

    Hi Peter,
    I’m keen to start learning Tai chi, and would like to do an in person class/course however I do not live in Brighton so I cannot attend yours. I was wondering if you knew if any teachers that work in london? Or any recommendations for which type of tai chi to start with.
    Thank you!

    • Peter Deadman

      Hi Angela. I wish I could help but I just don’t know teachers in London. I guess you just have to try a few different classes and see what clicks for you. Peter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *