Andy Lee is a licensed Acupuncturist and Alumni of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine Columbus Ohio School of Acupuncture Therapy

Andy Lee

RN, CA, LAc, Dipl. Ac. NCCAOM

Date of graduation: Andy Lee is a June 2013 graduate of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, a CCAOM member institution.

Full-time or part-time practice: Full-time

Current practice setting: Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a private family practice

Areas of practice specialization:

Type of patients: At the hospital, the pediatric patients range in age from school age to early 20s. In my private practice, I treat patients from birth to 90s.

Type of therapy used: I use traditional acupuncture, acupressure, electro-acupuncture, tuina, KHT, auriculotherapy, NRT, and essential oils. I do take insurance, workers compensation, Veterans Choice Program, and this October Medicaid in Ohio!

Principal conditions treated: I treat a wide variety of health issues at the hospital and in my private practice.

Postgraduate Education: After graduation, I became certified in aromatherapy and then assisted in starting an aromatherapy program at the hospital. I am also planning on further education–doctoral studies in acupuncture to begin later this year. I was also a member of a task force for hospital-based practice with NCCAOM. I have presented at two national conferences and given many local talks, for both community and other health care professionals. I have also written community newspaper articles, participated in a panel discussion of health care providers, and written an article for our hospital based magazine. I have a goal to assist our hospital in getting an inpatient acupuncture/CAM program started.

Most rewarding aspect of practice: It is impossible for me to select just one rewarding aspect of practice; however, I do love to see the look on the faces of patients when they experience how good acupuncture feels.

Most rewarding aspect of practice: It is impossible for me to select just one rewarding aspect of practice; however, I do love to see the look on the faces of patients when they experience how good acupuncture feels.

Most essential tips for other graduates desiring to establish a successful practice: Remember to take care of your own Qi. Your patients will look to you to set a benchmark of TCM. Stay open to opportunities, whether it is a talk or an article, and spend time reviewing current literature and studies being done on acupuncture.

Licensed Acupuncturist Andy Lee performing Acupuncture on a patient

Andy is an AOM graduate featured this month on the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) website. Each member college of CCAOM will have one of its graduates featured. Visit CCAOM Website