Dr. Nakagawa, who conceived and developed Tapping Touch, was born in the historic city of Kyoto, Japan. He traveled to the United States in 1977 as a university student, and after graduating from University of California at Berkeley in 1984, obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from Rochester University in New York in 1990. He worked as a clinical (licensed) psychologist in the San Francisco Bay area for a number of years, and then returned to Japan where he continued his research and practice in holistic psychology. He is currently the director of Institute of Holistic Psychology & Education and a guest professor at Mie University in Japan.
Published books include: "Tapping Touch - Holistic care for body, mind & planet" Tokishobo Books, 2004; "Body-mind approaches to clinical psychology" Tokishobo Books, 2006; "The "serotonin brain" Health method: Amazing effects of breath, sunlight & Tapping Touch" Koudansha Press, 2009.