Peter Deadman has been involved in the so-called 'alternative health' field for 45 years. In 1971 he co-founded Infinity Foods - a natural, organic and macrobiotic food store - in Brighton, England. He then trained in Chinese medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine) and practised for 30 years. He founded The Journal of Chinese Medicine in 1979 and has had a long career writing about and teaching Chinese medicine all over the world. He is co-author of the best-selling A Manual of Acupuncture and author of Live Well Live Long : Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition. He has practised qigong and other forms of the Chinese internal arts tradition regularly sine 1993 and has taught qigong for many years.