About Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Dr. Donghwan Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He is a New York–licensed acupuncturist and is nationally board-certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Lee is also a licensed practitioner in China.

He has a five-year bachelor’s degree and a three-year master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the top TCM collage in China. He practiced for over 11 years at Dongzhimen Hospital and Guoyitang Hospital, which are both affiliated with the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. The strong academic background and intensive clinical trainings set him apart as one of the city’s most skilled experts in herb and acupuncture.

He has completed in-depth studies on constitutional medicine and the treatment of chronic disease under the instruction of Professor Wang Qi, one of the top "TCM Masters" nominated by the Chinese government. His master’s thesis, written on the efficacy of Chinese herbs to treat erectile dysfunction, was published in top Chinese journals.

He received intensive acupuncture training from Professor Huang Jianjun, a well-known Chinese acupuncturist and professor. Deep understanding of TCM theories enables him to select acu points and apply needles from a holistic approach and further ensure more effective treatments. He is highly adept at treating chronic pain, anxiety, migraine, fertility, and digestive issues.

Same symptoms do not always have the same causes. Dr Donghwan Lee has a wealth of experience of identifying the root causes of symptoms and customizing treatments accordingly. He is committed to creating a healing protocol that serves your total body wellness and your healthiest, happiest life.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "DHACU is my New York body care people. I have been going there twice a week, and there have been significant improvements in my physical conditions​."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Anyone in pain, I really recommend Dr. DH Lee. He knows the meridian points and he's honest!"

    Regina K.
  • Yelp

    "My first time trying acupuncture and I went based on the recommendation from a good friend, but it certainly helped with my back issues!"

    Jon S.
  • Yelp

    "I really enjoyed the session and I would highly recommend it for anybody having sleeping problems."

    Ksenia M.
  • Groupon

    The session went great! The acupuncture really hit my tense spots. I def felt it. And the massage was really thorough.

    Eva L.
  • Groupon

    Best experience ever!

  • Groupon

    It was a great experience. The doctor is very thorough with his consultation. I felt immediate relief afterward. I’ll definitely be going back.

    Fairley M.
  • Yelp

    Having been to 5-6 different places over 8 years, its the best acupuncture I've had.

    Paul P.
  • Google

    For years I have had bouts of sciatic pain... After the first session I had significant relief immediately. After 3 sessions I’m having long-lasting relief.

    Syr A.
  • Google

    I'd suffered from seasonal allergy since 2010. My typical allergy symptoms, especially the severe congestion, went away rather quickly within a few days of treatment.

    Sangwook L.
  • Google

    I highly recommend Dr. Lee... After just one treatment I can definitely feel the difference, it is as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

    Mike C.
  • Google

    I had a severe psoriasis. After 2 weeks of herbal medicine, my overall health got much better in addition to my psoriasis. I highly recommend Dr.Lee.

    Clara L.H.
  • Google

    Dr. Lee was very kind, informative and most importantly very effective with his treatment. My mom was suffering from back pain...now she’s back to her usual self.

    Jeff R.
  • Groupon

    Really loved the service and attention here and felt immediate relief from issues that had been bothering me for some time. Can’t wait to return.

    Bianca B.
  • Groupon

    In addition to treatment for back pain, I asked Dr Lee for targeted treatment to aid my recent onset of stress and anxiety. Could not be happier with results.

    Michele R.
  • Groupon

    Dr. Lee took the time to understand my needs and personalize my treatment. He was extremely gentle, thorough and patient.

    Amy R.
  • Yelp

    I went to Dr. Lee when menopause symptoms of hot flashes & night sweats were out of control. After one visit, symptoms improved by 80% and are now almost completely gone.

    Donna C.
  • Yelp

    A sufferer of chronic pain for many years, Dr. Lee exceeded my expectations and gave me my life back by eliminating many of my health problems one by one.

    Ivy D.
  • Yelp

    High stress levels caused a pounding noise in my left ear. The prescribed Oriental medicine, along with Dr. Lee's other advice, significantly reduced the noise.

  • Yelp

    The best acupuncturist I have been to in New York. Dr Lee was so incredibly thorough in his treatment. I will be back soon!

    Lydia M
  • Groupon

    This is by far the best acupuncture treatment I have gotten and trust me I have been to 3 different ones in the city. Dr. Lee clearly knows his craft.



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