Peter van Kervel was born in 1956 and has been working for over 35 years in the field of health care, mostly as an acupuncturist. Peter has been trained by Dr. J.D. van Buren, the founder of I.C.O.M. England, and the one who introduced the knowledge of the Stems & Branches into the western world. Peter van Kervel is affiliated with, and teaches at acupuncture colleges in Holland, Sweden, Finland, England, Italy, and Israel, where he is a founder of a 4-year program of acupuncture and herbal medicine, in co-operation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.