Lee lives with his wife and children in Devon, UK and has been practicing complementary therapies for over 30 years (21 years as a full-time acupuncturist).
Originally trained in massage and reflexology, Lee went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and graduated in 2002 when he founded the The Jade Pathway Centre in Cambridge. He later returned to the college to further his study, receiving a first class honours degree and was a Regional Support Tutor for the college for four years. Lee has also completed the foundation and advanced training in Shen-Hammer pulse diagnosis as well as a six month postgraduate course in classical/Daoist acupuncture with Roisin Golding.
Lee is also qualified in Chinese Herbal Medicine following completion of a two-year apprentiship in the Jing Fang system of Herbal Medicine at the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism in Oxford. He also regularly attends continuing professional development courses, which has included instruction from respected teachers such as Dr Teh-Fu Tan, Dr Volker Scheid, Professor Vivienne Lo and Joan Duveen. Originally self-taught in translating classical Chinese, Lee regularly attends Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée’s translation study group to deepen his understanding of the ancient Chinese classics. He is the author of The Yellow Emperor’s Toad Classic (A translation of the Huangdi Hama Jing 黃帝蝦蟆 – A Classical Chinese Medicine Prohibition Text).
Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Lee began training in Wado-Ryu Karate at the age of eight which continued for around twenty years, followed by Iwama Aikido and later the Chinese martial arts. This early interest in Eastern practices led Lee to meditation at the age of ten, and at fourteen he was introduced to several different systems – providing his first contact with the Daoist philosophy (the same source of wisdom that underpins classical Chinese medicine).