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David F Mayor

Editor of Electroacupuncture: A practical manual and resource (Churchill Livingstone 2007).

David Mayor has had a long-term interest in energy-based medicine, including acupuncture. This led him to train first in biodynamic massage/psychotherapy and radionics in London, and then in Five Element acupuncture at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington (1980-82). Further Five Element study followed, as well as TCM with John and Angela Hicks of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, and auricular acupuncture with the Association of Auriculotherapy.

In 1988 started using electroacupuncture (EA) and associated methods in his practice after a brief apprenticeship with Roger Rose and taking the home study course organised by Equinox (the Society for Biophysical Medicine). He has also read voraciously on the subject. In 1996, at the invitation of John and Angela Hicks, started teaching EA at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, then at other acupuncture colleges in the UK. A member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), is also proud to be an honorary member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Currently runs an acupuncture practice in Hertfordshire, integrating different strands of traditional and modern acupuncture with other skills learned over the years, and works as a research supervisor at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. While working on this website and the associated textbook, he also acted as technical editor to Donica Publishing for their 2007 textbook Clinical Application of Commonly Used Acupuncture Points by Li Shizhen. Married, with one son. Would describe himself as a lapsed Buddhist.

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