Simon Fielding qualified in acupuncture from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1991 and in Chinese herbal medicine from the London Academy of Oriental Medicine in 1995. He runs a practice in Leicester, where he lives. He has taught acupuncture quite extensively, most recently at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture in London. He has been a member of the Editorial Team of EJOM since 1995, as well as being its Book Review Editor. He has a great belief in EJOM as being one of the important ways by which our understanding and practice of acupuncture is communicated and developed.