Hon K. Lee, DAOM, L.Ac

Hon graduated from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, had clinical training at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, studied Chinese herbal medicine at the TAI Sophia Institute, learned Medical Qigong at the International Medical Qigong College, and completed a DAOM program at the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM). He’s owner of the Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic, and an adjunct instructor at VUIM.

Hon first learned Saam Acupuncture from Dr. Tae Chong Choo, his DAOM advisor. Dr. Choo is founder of the Association of International Saam Acupuncture (AISA). During quarterly AISA Zoom meetings, Dr. Choo lectured on Saam as well as on Korean Constitutional Medicine. Hon continues studying with Dr. Choo and has taken Toby Daly’s online classes. Saam has become an integral part of his clinical practice.


Saam Acupuncture, Korean Acupuncture: History, Theory & Techniques

My presentation will include a brief history, theory, and techniques of Saam acupuncture.  The PowerPoint slides I’ll share with you belong to my teacher, Dr. Tae Cheong Choo.

My talk will highlight Dr. Choo's teachings on the “Comprehensive Method” of needling, the Mindpath theory, the 6 Qi and 5-element Physical Building Analogy, and the Three Levels of Human Needs (Mindpath Meridianology) with examples of clinical examples from my own practice

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Learn how to use a special needling method unique to Saam acupuncture. 
  • Understand the 6 Qi and 5 Element Physical Building Analogy
  • Know what the three levels of human needs, and their clinical applications.