Raman Kapur
Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
OccupationMedical acupuncturist
Known forAcupuncture
SpouseSunita Kapur
AwardsPadma Shri
Medicina Alternativa Gold Medal
Rattan Shiromani Award

Raman Kapur is an Indian medical acupuncturist, author and the president of the Indian Society of Medical Acupuncture.[1] He heads the Department of Acupuncture at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi and chairs the Institute of Acupuncture and Natural Medicines, an institution which runs acupuncture courses in affiliation with the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.[2] He is the author of three books on acupuncture; A Guide to Acupuncture and Tissue Cleansing System, Soft Lasers in Medical Practice and Acupuncture — Cure for Common Diseases and is a collaborator of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for a postgraduate diploma course in acupuncture (PGDACP).

Kapur obtained a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the University of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1979.[3] He started his own practice in New Delhi in 1982 and later joined Sir Ganga Ram Hospital as a consultant,[citation needed] eventually becoming the chairman of the Department of Acupuncture.[2] In 1987, Medicina Alternativa conferred the degree of MD (acupuncture) on him.[citation needed]

Kapur went to the Salwan Public School, New Delhi. Besides the three books, Kapur has also written several articles on acupuncture therapy. He is a recipient of the Gold Medal from Medicina Alternativa and Rattan Shiromani Award of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and is a visiting professor at the International University of Alternate Medicines.[citation needed] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2008, for his contributions to medicine,[4] making him the first acupuncturist to receive the award. He is married to Sunita Kapur, a medical doctor, acupuncturist and the co-author of his books.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Governing body". Indian Society of Medical Acupuncture. 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Under pressure". The Hindu. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Dr. Raman Kapoor vs State". India Kanoon. 31 August 2000. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  5. ^ The Authors. JayPee Brothers. 2016. ISBN 9788122202328. Retrieved 25 January 2016.