In 1972, Dr. Lee opened the first recognized acupuncture center in the United States – Whiplash Fort Lauderdale. Officially bringing this age-old medical treatment to this country. And igniting an interest in acupuncture for American patients, physicians, and researchers.
First in the U.S. – Whiplash Fort Lauderdale
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. He has made numerous national and local radio and T.V. talk show appearances.
Whiplash Fort Lauderdale – Acupuncture treatment
Acupuncture treatment can be more effective when combined with herbal therapy. There are many herbs and classical patent herbal formulas. Which have been passed down through the centuries in China for specific disorders of women and men. Other herbs hasten the healing of numerous conditions. Chinese Medicine Coral Springs Ancient herbal tonics are especially popular. And commonly used to promote general health and well being, build energy and endurance, increase mental capacity, strengthen immunity and heart function, and enrich sexual function.
Herbs help to promote the healing process without side effects. Acupuncture treatment in combination with the appropriate herbal therapy will aid healing to take place at an accelerated pace.
SHOULD HEALTH INSURANCE PAY FOR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS?
Yes, because in many instances, acupuncture is the only treatment, or the safest and most effective treatment for many disorders. Acupuncture on an out patient basis is much less expensive than most medical or surgical treatment. It can remove disabilities for which people are now receiving compensation payments and can make it possible for some severely disabled persons to take care of themselves instead of requiring nursing care.
Can Whiplash benefits?
It would be economically beneficial to insurance carriers, as well as to patients, for all health insurance to pay for acupuncture treatments. Many insurance companies already do pay for acupuncture. And as the benefits and effectiveness of acupuncture are increasingly demonstrated. More and more companies will include acupuncture in their coverage. We are fortunate in Florida to have a progressive legislature which passed a law in 1988 requiring insurance companies in Florida to pay for acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncturist of the Year – Whiplash Fort Lauderdale
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.
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