Many students at SWAC have taken an interest in Japanese acupuncture, including a style called Meridian Therapy. Meridian Therapy is rooted the Nan Jing, or Classic of Difficulties, which expounds that deficiency and excess are tonified and reduced from a Five Element perspective to bring the body into balance.

The High Desert Hari Society is a non-profit in Santa Fe whose mission is the preservation and transmission of traditional medicine worldwide. Founded by Dr. Ehrland Truitt, DOM, the organization’s original affiliation is with Sensei Koei Kuwahara, a student of the late master Fukushima Kodo, but promotes the study of diverse lineages of acupuncture, herbalism, and healing touch.