Peter Deadman spent several years travelling before settling down to hard work, founding Infinity Foods natural food shop, bakery and warehouse in 1969. He studied acupuncture at The International College of Oriental Medicine in East Grinstead, England, from 1975-1978, graduating as a Bachelor of Acupuncture, and was in practice in Brighton for 25 years.
In 1979 he founded The Journal of Chinese Medicine which he publishes, edits and contributes to. The Journal of Chinese Medicine is one of the principal international English language journals of Chinese medicine (www.jcm.co.uk).
In the winter of 1981-82 he attended for three months the First International Course for Further Studies in Acupuncture and Moxibustion at the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. This was the first advanced acupuncture course to be held in China and involved clinical practice in local hospitals as well as lectures by various doctors and professors of Chinese medicine.
In 1991 he qualified at The London School of Chinese Herbal Medicine and in 1992 he visited Nanjing, China, for five weeks of clinical studies in herbal medicine at the Affiliated Hospital to the Nanjing College of TCM, specialising in gynaecology.
In 1998 he co-authored and published the major acupuncture textbook A Manual of Acupuncture. This is now the primary acupuncture points text throughout the English-speaking world and its locations form the basis of examinations in most schools.
He has taught Chinese medicine and acupuncture since 1979, and has been the principal lecturer at the Skolen for Traditionel Kinesisk Medicine, Denmark, and guest lecturer at dozens of venues.