Dr. Yao Wu Lee

O.M.D., Ph.D., A.P.lee

Dr. Lee is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine licensed by the National Health Administration of the Republic of China and a Certified Acupuncturist in Florida. He earned his B.S. Degree from Chung-Cheng University, China. He earned his Masters degree and completed his Ph.D. studies in medical electronics and control science at TECHNION -Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, and received his Ph.D., in acupuncture from the School of Chinese Medicine at the University of Oriental Studies, California.

The Republic of China awarded Dr. Lee several national awards and medals for his development of acupuncture and medical instruments. From 1958 to 1968, he taught and researched at the Chinese Naval Academy and the Naval Post Graduate School where he received an award for “Outstanding Professor”. He was also honored by being chosen to appear in the Chinese Who’s Who Yearbook in 1965.


First in the U.S.

In 1972, Dr. Lee opened the first U.S. acupuncture clinic known as the “Washington Acupuncture Center” in Washington, D.C., and has practiced in and directed three clinics now located on the east coast of Florida since 1976.

From 1973 to 1975, he sponsored and conducted acupuncture research for rheumatoid arthritis jointly with the George Washington University Medical School. Also in 1973, he opened and taught an intensive acupuncture training program for the nations M.D.’s and D.O.’s at his clinic.

Through the years, Dr. Lee has been in frequent demand as a lecturer for medical organizations, schools, associations and clubs, and has made numerous national and local radio and T.V. talk show appearances.

Acupuncturist of the Year.

In appreciation for his contributions to acupuncture in the United States, he received the first national “Acupuncturist of the Year” Award for 1983-1984 from the Center of Chinese Medicine in California.

Dr. Lee served three terms as a Florida Acupuncture License Examiner and two years as Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee of the Florida State Acupuncture Association. He is past President of the Florida Acupuncture Association.