In 1996 there wasn’t much research on acupuncture, so within a year John had a plane ticket to Singapore followed by China and Japan. He spent the next 10 years finding every excuse to live and work in Asia so that he could learn more as a student, apprentice, and intern. He visited and studied with acupuncturists, martial arts masters, yogis, monks, sufis, meditation masters, massage and body workers, herbalists, healers from many traditions, biofield-energy workers, and executive coaches. During those 10 years John also worked as a science writer, bar tender, environmental consultant, public school teacher in Japan, construction worker, Laboratory manager, gardener, research biologist and author. John has worked for Universities, Government Agencies, NGOs, as well as in the private sector including one the world’s largest environmental consultancies.