Edward Lee was born and raised in
Sonoma County. His younger years were
spent living at Sonoma Mountain Zen
Center while his parents studied Buddhist
He attended University of California, San
Diego to study Biology with the intention of
going into medicine.
During college, Edward had his own
struggle for health when he tested positive
on a pre-employment tuberculosis test and
was advised to undergo at least six months
of the antibiotic INH (Isoniazid), which
resulted in numerous health problems.
(Many people will test positive for TB
without actually having an active infection).
Upon research, Edward discovered the true dangers of INH and he knew
something had to change if he was ever going to really recover from the
effects of the drug.
At that time, a family friend was interning at the Pacific College of Oriental
Medicine in San Diego and suggested acupuncture to Edward. After a few
treatments, he felt so much better that he decided to look into Chinese
Medicine as a career. He enrolled in Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and
four years later graduated with a Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine. In
1999, Edward passed the California State Board and subsequently opened
his practice in Santa Rosa.
In the first few years of practice, he noticed that there was something unique
about each patient, something that made each person different but also kept
them from reaching their fullest potential. His patients felt like the treatments
were working, but Edward felt like there was something missing. At that time,
the same old family friend who had first sparked his interest in acupuncture
told him about Five Element Acupuncture. After just fifteen minutes into the
conversation Edward knew this was exactly what he had been seeking to
bring that depth he felt was missing from his treatments.
So, Edward found the local Five Element Acupuncture Training program. This
course was taught by Khosrow Khalighi, who had studied under the founder of
westernized Five Element Acupuncture, Professor J. R.
Worsley, at the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture in the UK. After two
years, Edward completed his Five Element training.
Today, Edward continues to study under Khosrow Khalighi and is now
assisting Khosrow in teaching that very two-year program he once took.
©2012 Edward Lee, L.Ac Five Element Acupuncture
Edward Lee, L.Ac
Five Element Acupuncture