Hans-Ulrich Hecker, M.D., is an internationally known expert in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In his numerous publications (translated into many languages), Dr. Hecker helped make traditional Chinese medicine popular and helped to establish the acceptance of its methods for use alongside conventional medical practice in the doctor’s office. Since 1990, he has been a medical specialist in general practice, homeopathy, naturopathic treatment, acupuncture, and medical quality management, and he shares his knowledge with interested colleagues. This “master of the delicate pinpricks” is the head of advanced training for acupuncture and naturopathic treatment of the Medical Association of Schleswig-Holstein. Since 1993, he has held a position as a lecturer for acupuncture and naturopathic treatment at the University Clinic, Schleswig-Holstein Campus in Kiel, Germany. Together with Dr. Kay Liebchen, he developed acutaping.