Undergraduate and Graduate School

 

 

 

         

                                Bachelors in Korean Medicine                         Masters in Clinical Korean Medicine                   PhD in Clinical Korean Medicine 

K.M.D., Kyung Hee University School of Korean Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

M.Sc. Clinical Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Korean Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

PhD. Clinical Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Korean Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Current Licensure & Certifications

 

 

 

                                    Korean Medicine License                                 Specialist License (Korea)                                           Diplomate of Acupuncture (USA)                        

                                 (Personal identification numbers have been erased from view.)

 

Korean Medicine License (#20688), National Health Personnel Licensing Examination Board, Ministry of Health and Welfare, South Korea

Specialist License in Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine (#521), National Health Personnel Licensing Examination Board,

Ministry of Health and Welfare, South Korea

Acupuncture License, The National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, USA. (registered in New Jersey and New York)

 

Published Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                            Ch. 29 Acupuncture and Obesity                                            Ch.1 Korean Acupuncture                            

1. Lee SM, Lee SH. Ch. 29 Acupuncture and Obesity. In: G.E. Mullin et al. (eds.), Integrative Weight Management: A Guide for Clinicians, Nutrition and Health, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-0548-5_29, Springer Science + Business Media New York 2014. p.423-35.

 

2. Lee SMK, Lee SH. Ch. 1 The History and Development of Korean Acupuncture.. In: Handbook of Korean Acupuncture, Nutrition and Health, Korean Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society,  Seoul, 2017. p.10-17.

 

Clinical Experiences (Full-time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  Fellow at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital                                Facial Palsy Center                           With Vicky Hurst (professional golf player)  

                                                             Inpatient treatment                                                                                     Acupuncture treatment during a seminar in Abu Dabi 

Intern, Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Clinical Resident, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Fellow, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine,  Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea 

International Healthcare Center, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

How do you become a 'Board Certified Specialist in Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine'? 

The Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine is the biggest department at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital with integrative & specialized treatment centers for facial palsy, weight management, musculoskeletal pain management, and neurological diseases. Clinicians see thousands of patients per year, need to publish at least 3 clinical papers per year, and need to pass the national specialist examination to meet minimum government requirements and become registered as a Board Certified Specialist in Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine. In Korea, only 30 doctors get certified per year and in total there are only 600 specialists in Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine nationwide (as of 2019). 

Clinical Experiences (Part-time)

(Conmaul) Mediflower Hospital of Korean Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (2 years)

 - Korea's leading integrative hospital in infertility treatment 

Yein Bubu Korean Medicine Clinic, Seoul, South Korea

Balgeun Haetsal Korean Medicine Clinic, Seoul, South Korea

Malgeun Soop Korean Medicine Clinic, Seoul, South Korea

Gangwon Korean Medicine Clinic, Seoul, South Korea

Myungpoom Korean Medicine Clinic, Seoul, South Korea

Academic Experiences

Researcher, East-West Medical Research Institute, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine

Research Professor, Korean Medicine Science Research Center,  Pusan National University Graduate School of Korean Medicine, Pusan, South Korea

Lecturer, Virginia University of Integrative Medicine, New Jersey, USA

Honors and Prizes

1. College of Korean Medicine Alumni Scholarship

2. Honor Student (Superiority Scholarship) of Kyung Hee University School of Korean Medicine

3. Textbook Scholarship of Kyung Hee University School of Korean Medicine

4. Bright Society Scholarship (International Training Program) of Kyung Hee University School of Korean Medicine

5. Honor Student (Exemplary Scholarship) of Kyung Hee University School of Korean Medicine

6. Dean’s Scholarship Award for Aspiring Medical Student Researcher

7.  Award of Appreciation, Kyung Hee University Alumni Association

8. Award of Appreciation, Seoul Police, Public Security Force Command

9. Best Resident Research Award, Kyung Hee University Medical Center

10. Award of Commendation for Outstanding Work and Contribution, Seoul Korean Medicine Association

11. Scholarship Award for SCI level Journal Publication, Kyung Hee University

12. Young Investigator’s Award, The Global University Network of Traditional Medicine

13. Scholarship Award for multiple SCI level Journal Publication, Kyung Hee University

14. Scholarship Award for multiple SCI level Journal Publication, Kyung Hee University

Publication of Scientific Papers

1. Lee SMK, Jo J. Acupuncture for improving infertility in Chinese polycystic ovary syndrome patients: what was lost? Acupunct Med. 2018;0:1. doi:10.1136/acupmed-2017-011580

 

2. Leem J, Lee SMK, Park JH, Lee S, Chung H, Lee JM, Kim W, Lee S, Woo JS. Efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture in acute decompensated heart failure: a study protocol for a randomized, patient- and assessor-blinded, sham controlled trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017;17:361.

 

3. Lee SMK, Kim HS, Park J, Leem J, Park JH, Lee S, Chung H, Lee JM, Kim JB, Kim WS, Kim KS, Kim W. Electroacupuncture prevents endothelial dysfunction induced by ischemia-reperfusion injury via a cyclooxygenase-2-dependent mechanism : a randomized controlled crossover trial. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(6): e0178838

 

4. Kim YK, Park JY, Kim SN, Yeom M, Lee SM, Oh JY, Lee HS, Chae YB, Hahm DH, Park HJ. What intrinsic factors influence responsiveness to acupuncture in pain? a review of pre-clinical studies that used responder analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017;17:281.

 

5. Soliman RS, Lee S, Eun S, Mohamed AZ, Lee J, Lee E, Makary MM, Lee SMK, Lee HJ, Choi WS, Park K. Brain correlates to facial motor imagery and its somatotopy in the primary motor cortex. Neuroreport. 2017:28(5):285-291.

 

6. Lee SMK, Leem J, Park JH, Yoon KH, Woo JS, Lee JM, Kim JB, Kim W, Lee SH. Close look at the experiences of patients enrolled in a clinical trial of acupuncture treatment for atrial fibrillation in Korea: a qualitative study nested within a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2017;7:e013180.  

7. Lee SMK, Lee S, Park JH, Park J, Lee SH. A close look at an integrative treatment package for Bell’s palsy in Korea. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2017;26:76-83.

 

8. Im SH, Lee SH, Lee SM, Nam DW, Kim YS. A qualitative study on the treatment process experiences of patients with whiplash associated disorder treated with traditional Korean medicine – based on grounded theory approach. J Kor Acup Mox. 2016;33(4):73-92.

 

9. Kim SY, Park JH, Ahn JH, Jo JJ, Lee SM, Kang JW, Nam DW. A case report of a right-sided hemichorea patient diagnosed with chorea hyperglycemia basal ganglia syndrome : a combined western-Korean medicine approach. J Kor Acup Mox. 2016;33(1):117-125.

 

10. Yoon KH, Lee SM, Park JM, Leem JT, Woo JS, Lee SR, Lee KH, Lee SH, Kim W. Comment on "Comparison of electroacupuncture in restrained and unrestrained rat models". Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:2157158.

 

11. Lee SM, Yoon KH, Park JM, Kim HS, Woo JS, Lee SR, Lee KH, Jang HH, Kim JB, Kim WS, Lee SH, Kim W. Additional effects of back-shu electroacupuncture and moxibustion in cardioprotection of rat ischemia-reperfusion injury. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:625645.

 

12. Lee SH, Kim W, Park JM, Jang HH, Lee SM, Woo JS, Kim HS, Lee KH, Kwon YJ, Lee UI, Kim JB, Kim WS, Kim KS. Effects of electroacupuncture on endothelial function and circulating endothelial progenitor cells in patients with cerebral infarction. Clin Exp Pharmcol Physiol. 2015;42:822-7.

 

13. Park JM, Kim HS, Lee SM, Yoon KH, Kim WS, Woo JS, Lee SH, Kim JB, Kim W. Acupuncture antiarrhythmic effects on drug refractory persistent atrial fibrillation: study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:613970.

 

14. Kwon MS, Kim JH, Jo DH, Choi JE, Han JS, Lee SM, Nam DW, Choi DY. A retrospective clinical analysis of 1,458 patients who visited the emergency room of Korean medical hospital with musculskeletal disorders. J Kor Acup Mox. 2015;32(3):95-105.

 

15. Lee MJ, Im SH, Lee SM, Kim ES, Lee SH, Kang JW, Lee JD. Safety of acupuncture therapy for patients undergoing anticoagulatns / antiplatelet Hwalhyeolgeoeo herbal medication: retrospective case control study. J Kor Acup Mox. 2014;31(4):71-79.

 

16. Im SH, Lee MJ, Lee SM, Kim ES, Lee SH, Kang JW, Kim YS. A comparative study of the effects of Jungsongouhyul pharmacopuncture treatment and bee venom pharmacopuncture treatment on peripheral facial paralysis. J Kor Acup Mox. 2014;31(2):135-144.

 

17. Lee SM, Lim JW, Lee JD, Choi DY, Lee SH. Bee Venom treatment for refractory postherpetic neuralgia: a case report. J Alt Comp Med. 2014;20(3):212-4.

 

18. Lee SM, Yang SP, Kim ES, Lee MJ, Park JM, Nam DW, Kang JW, Lee SH. Admission care for Bell’s palsy patients : A qualitative report on patient experiences. J Kor Acup Mox. 2013;30(5):11-23.

 

19. Kim JH, Yoo JH, Park JM, Lee SM, Lim SH, Lee SH, Lee JD, Nam DW. Treatment of CRPS Type-1 with fire and water acupoints: a case report. J Kor Acup Mox. 2013;30(3):165-71.

 

20. Kim KW, Chung IT, Lee MJ, Lee SM, Yoo JH, Lee SH. Effects of pyung-hyung acupuncture on low back pain patients in a Korean Medicine hospital emergency room. J Spine Joint Kor Med. 2012;9(1):65-73.

 

21. Oh HW, Lee SM, Lim SH, Park JM, Choi DY. A Case of otalgia in patient with HNP of C-spine treated with acupuncture. J Spine Joint Kor Med. 2012;9(1):23-31.

 

22. Kim SY, Chae YB, Lee SM, Lee HJ, Park HJ. The Effectiveness of Moxibustion: An Overview During 10 Years. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:306515.

 

23. Lee SM, Chae YB, Kim SN, Kim SY, Park JY, Kwark YR, Kang OS, Lee HJ, Yin CS, Park HJ. Short term Effects by Acupuncture to SP3 on the Autonomic Blood Flow Control. Neurol Res. 2010 Feb;32 Suppl 1:37-42.