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Shudo Denmei

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 one of the leading instructors of the Japan Meridian Therapy Association, and a permanent member of its board. He is also president of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Society. His first book, Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy, has become a best seller in Japan and abroad.

In 2010, Dr. Shudo was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, by the Emperor of Japan. This award is presented to a select group of people who have distinguished themselves in service to their country and community.

Finding Effective Acupuncture Points

Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy