Dr. Miriam Lee
by Lisa Hanfileti, LAc
(Vancouver, Washington USA)
Dr. Miriam Lee (left) with her student, Susan Johnson LAc
(Photo reprinted with permission)
Dr. Miriam Lee is my hero.
Her book, Insights of a Senior Acupuncturist, overwhelmed me when I first read it as a student. For such a little book, it had so much information. Once I got started in my acupuncture career I re-read her book looking for point combinations and a deeper understanding of TCM theory to help me provide better treatments for my patients.
Now when I re-read Insights of a Senior Acupuncturist, I am not looking for anything. I read with a sense of awe and gratitude for what she went through, her clarity of thought, and her spirit of helping others. She could have given in to the burdens and pressures so easily. So when the (relatively minor) business challenges of running a practice seem difficult, I am reminded of how she faced far greater obstacles with “a prayerful heart”.
To me, Miriam Lee is the essence of dedication, perseverance, commitment, caring, and integrity. The name of this website is in part in honor of her. Thank you, Miriam!