Are Thoresen (1952-Present) is a doctor of veterinary medicine in Norway, and has also studied anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, osteopathy, and agriculture. Since 1981, he has had a private holistic practice in Sandefjord, Norway, for healing small animals and horses, as well as people. He has lectured widely, specializing in veterinary acupuncture, and has published dozens of scholarly articles. In 1984, he started to treat cancer patients, both human and animal, which has been the focus of much of his recent research. He is the author of several books on complementary medicine that have been published in various languages.