British acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China, and Japan. In continuous practice since 1987, he specialised in Japanese methods. He studied Manaka System Acupuncture with Stephen Birch in 1997 and in 1999, was a founder member of Toyohari UK, the British branch of the Toyohari Association of Japan. He was trained in modern teaching methods at the University of Westminster in London, where he started teaching acupuncture in 1994. In 2004, he left the UK to move to East Asia.
Oran is the author of five books about Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, including the popular Moxa in Motion with the Ontake Method and Hirata Zone Therapy with the Ontake Method. Passionate about acupuncture and learning, he teaches the Ontake Method and Manaka System Acupuncture internationally. He has crossed the world with workshops in Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, East Asia and most recently, Australia. His workshops are lively, clear and informative, focusing on hands-on practice. Beyond his role as an educator, Oran also runs a successful online habit coaching practice, working with practitioners all over the world to develop their skills and professional practices.
Now based in Taiwan, he practises, writes, coaches and teaches from the picturesque southern port town of Kaohsiung, where he lives happily by a river, near a lake and close to the sea.