John Alton is a wellness entrepreneur and the founder of Pulsatile International (PI), LLC, which works to enhance global awareness of "Autonomic Intelligence" (AuI): the ability to create and stockpile health through awareness and activation of the autonomic nervous system. In addition to Autonomic Intelligence: Pathway to the Pulsatile Self and Sustainable Health, he has written two previous books on self-healing (Living Qigong and Unified Fitness) and is a Lecturer in the University of Virginia School of Nursing's Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CSCAT). John founded PI to promote AuI through text and digital products and services, including the streaming instructional video Reflective Exercise in 8 Sessions: Discovering and Cultivating the Pulsatile Self. The video teaches "Reflective Exercise" (RE), an easily learned routine that produces the "Reflective Response" (RfR), a pulsatile sensation that gives the practitioner the ability to feel and control the autonomic cardiovascular and immune systems." PI also offers a smartphone app that can capture and gauge the RfR as a cardiovascular signal associated with robust immune function. John's long-term plan for PI is to generate grass-roots "pulsatile communities" that can come together to form a global social network for the study and cultivation of the "pulsatile self," a state of being suffused with awareness of and control over the primary drivers of health.