Dr. Pierce Salguero is a researcher of Asian medical traditions specializing in Buddhist healing and Traditional Thai Medicine. He studied Thai massage and herbal traditions in Thailand from 1997 to 2001, and since that time has been one of the most active authors and teachers in introducing these traditions to the West. He has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and teaches history of Asian religion and medicine at the college level. He is also a senior instructor and director of research at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts in Arlington, VA (see www.Thai-Institute.com). His books on Thai healing arts have been published in Spanish, Chinese, Czech, and English-Thai bilingual editions.