J. R. Worsley

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J. R. Worsley (14 September 1923 – 2 June 2003) is credited with bringing five element acupuncture, also known as 'classical acupuncture' or 'traditional acupuncture' (to distinguish it from the more widely known Traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") style of acupuncture), to the West.[1] For many years he resided in the UK, where he opened the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, which trained many of the leading five element practitioners practising today, including Dianne Connelly and Bob Duggan, who founded the Tai Sophia Institute (formerly The Traditional Acupuncture Institute) in Laurel, Maryland, USA. Tai Sophia has gained University status and is now named the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Worsley was also responsible for starting the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture ("AFEA") in Gainesville, Florida, USA, and had ties to the acupuncture training school in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Today, his wife, Judy Becker Worsley, carries on the five element acupuncture tradition, training and certifying practitioners in schools she endorses. J. R. Worsley's influence was widely cited by others within the five element tradition, including Peter Eckman, author of In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor.

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  1. ^ Eckmann, Peter, In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor