Nigel has been involved in the field of East Asian Medicine for almost 30 years. Beginning with a trip to Japan in the early 1980’s following a first degree in comparative literature, his education has included Acupuncture School in Tokyo where he lived for 5 years before leaving to pursue residencies in China in 1987. After 6 years back in his native London, he moved to New York in 1993 where he currently has a full-time practice and is on the faculty of both Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Tristate College of Acupuncture. Nigel is known for his work in the field of Zen Shiatsu, founding and directing the London College of Shiatsu, lecturing internationally and publishing 2 books on the subject. He has also contributed widely to academic administration in the field serving as Dean of the Oriental Medicine department of a NY College for 8 years and on several professional boards and committees nationally. In recent years he has dedicated his teaching and practice to Kampo, Sino-Japanese Herbal Medicine, and has lectured widely on the subject, publishing numerous journal articles and a translation of a modern classic: Kampo: A Clinical Guide to Theory and Practice, Churchill Livingstone, July 2010. He is recognized in particular for his teaching related to Fukushin, Abdominal Diagnosis in the Kampo tradition, and is acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this area in the West. Nigel lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, a clinical psychologist, and their 2 children, Ruby and Jasper.