Dr. Seung Min Kathy Lee, L.Ac, KMD, PhD
Doctor of Korean Medicine (KMD)
Board Certified Specialist in Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine (Korea)
PhD, Clinical Korean Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist (State of New Jersey & New York, USA)
Lead Instructor for Saam Acupuncture at Donguibogam Academy USA
Dr. Seung Min Kathy Lee was raised in Portugal, Singapore, Korea, and the US. In high school, she became fascinated with acupuncture and decided to go back to Korea to study this field of medicine in more depth. She gained admittance to the most prestigious school of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Korean Medicine and obtained her medical license to practice Korean Medicine. She then continued her education as a clinical intern and resident at the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, the biggest department at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital. After four years of intensive clinical training, she became a Board certified specialist in Acupuncture and Moxibustion and further obtained her PhD in the same field.
Other than teaching and research, she regularly treats patients at several different private clinics. Her main clinical interests focus on the integration of acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping into modern healthcare, particularly, using Korean-style Saam acupuncture. Dr. Lee co-authored a book chapter entitled “Obesity and Acupuncture” in Integrative Weight Management – A Guide for Clinicians, and another chapter, “The History and Development of Korean Acupuncture” in the Handbook of Korean Acupuncture. She has also published more than twenty SCI, SCI(E) level scientific research papers on acupuncture. Her other contributions include serving as an on-site medical advisor for various international conferences, and a guest speaker for the Arirang International TV and community healthcare centers.
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Dr. Seung Min Kathy Lee
From Bench to Bedside
and across Borders
“Integrative Medicine emphasizes preventative and personalized treatment. In a society where people have become wholly dependent on over-the-counter medicine and steroids for health, it is a field of medicine that teaches us how to take care of ourselves before our body loses control. With medical expenditures at all-time highs, integrative medicine may improve our quality of life on a lower budget. I see limitless possibilities in this field – provided it continuously develops substantial evidence to support its practices. This belief is what has kept me resolute in my commitment to devote my life to learning and advancing the science behind it. Two years of pre-med, four years of medical school, four years of hospital shifts, ten years of research and clinical experience have only made my determination even stronger.”
- Seung Min Kathy Lee -
CLASSICAL / MEDICAL
We use sterilized, single-use, disposable acupuncture needles that are as thin as your hair. Classical or medical acupuncture is used accordingly.
KOREAN 4-NEEDLE ACUPUNCTURE
Saam acupuncture uses only 4~8 points that are located below the elbow and knee joints. The points are meticulously chosen to treat the root cause of the health problem.
Some specific health conditions can get an additional boost from acupuncture when small electric currents are passed along the needles. Yes, electricity, no, you will not feel them.
Glass fire cups/
Modernized single-use sterile cups
Cupping works by stretching and warming those tense muscles. Even more exciting, a recent study showed that it increases blood volume and tissue oxygenation at the site of pain as well (this explains a lot of the treatment benefits that cupping was already known to have!) You can choose to use single-use, disposable cups.
Stone Moxa / Electric Moxa
Classical moxibustion is the use of dried mugwort plants to heat acupuncture points thereby increasing treatment effects. These days, modernized versions of moxibustion are available with electric moxa devices. How are they different from simple hot packs? Come and experience for yourself!
If acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion could treat everything ... I prescribe herbal teas for conditions where the aforementioned treatment modalities have its limits.